Opinion by George McClellan:
How do we put the awful legacy of the past eight years of Obama behind us? How do we disengage from the imposed, stupefying social forces of top down management over our lives, and return to a proven form of successful government by the people, from the bottom up, that provides dignity in labor and wealth creation through personal sacrifice and hard work by a work ethic of self-determination like our Constitution promised?
Governments role is to protect and encourage us, not inhibit us by picking winners and losers through policies that have failed time and again throughout history, the world over. Government should not stop us, as individuals, from pursuing our dreams and goals, nor force us to pay for the wants and demands of the losers. Ted Cruz got this far.
Trump has said that American interests lie in production not ideological hopes. America’s foreign policy should be conducted in America’s interests, not in the interests of world banks or trade organizations.“America First will be the major and overriding theme of my administration.”
Trump repudiates isolationism by seeking to develop an American-focused internationalism which marks a major difference with what our governments foreign policy has been for the past couple of generations. “We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism.” Those important goals cannot be achieved while Americans retain no confidence in their country’s leadership, especially the GOP’s.
Trump said that no country ever prospered when it failed to put its own interests first.
America’s policies, especially under Obama, have been directed to trying to achieve impossible goals in foreign lands, where the denizens who live there don’t want them. Fascist Islam will always trump democracy when given the opportunity. Trump see’s this and asks why?
An “America First“ policy necessarily must look to protecting its borders. Americans are shocked that our politicians are less interested in defending our borders then those of foreign countries. To succeed, Americans must truly believe that their government is once again putting the American people first especially on the issues of trade, immigration, foreign policy, jobs, and restoring the personal incomes potentials of genuine American workers, not foreigners.
Trump has said: “we will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism. That the nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony.” Trump continued he was: “skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down, and (he) will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs, and that “no American citizen will ever again feel that their needs come second to the citizens of foreign countries.” Now, why didn’t Ted Cruz say it that way?
And, best of all, Trump said: “We will not apologize for becoming successful again, but will instead embrace the unique heritage that makes us who we are. The world is most peaceful, and most prosperous, when America is strongest. America will continually play the role of peacemaker. We will always help to save lives and, indeed, humanity itself. But to play that role, we must make America strong again. We must make America respected again. And we must make America great again. If we do that, perhaps this century can be the most peaceful and prosperous the world has ever known.” I see a path forward, don’t you?
Remember, freedom is the goal, the constitution is the way,. Now, go get ‘em! (01 May 2016)