American conservatives met last week in Washington, D.C., to discuss the “future of conservatism in America” (Jarrett Stepman at The Daily Signal). There were scholars, thinkers, and at least one each television personality, technology entrepreneur, and Senator. They gathered at the National Conservatism Conference and focused on “the future of America and conservatism in the age of Trump.”
The speakers spoke about nationalism and policies, and they centered around three main themes: national sovereignty is growing in importance worldwide, identity politics destroys national unity, and issues about culture are growing. One of the highlights of the conference was discussion about “how both major parties failed to address the concerns of a huge swath of voters, which le to the election of Donald Trump.”
In other words, there were millions of Americans who were tired of having our duly elected representatives paying no attention to our needs and desires. We were tired of hearing politicians make promises and never carry through on those promises. We are tired of politicians who care more about illegal aliens than they do Americans. Yet politicians in both parties, lamestream media, and the Americans who consider themselves to be royalty cannot see that there is a problem.
What did the common American have to lose by electing a businessman – even if he does not speak or act like a politician? I do not know who wrote the following analogy, but it describes exactly why I voted for Donald Trump and why I still support him.
Imagine… You have been on vacation for two weeks. You come home and your basement is infested with raccoons: Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement.
You want them gone immediately so you hire a guy: A pro. You don’t care if the guy smells, you need those raccoons gone pronto and he’s the guy to do it! You don’t care if the guy swears; you don’t care if he’s an alcoholic; you don’t care how many times he’s been married; you don’t care if he voted for Obama; you don’t care if he has plumber’s crack. You simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He’s the guy. He’s the best. Period.
That’s why Trump [was elected].
Yes he’s an a__ and an egomaniac. But you don’t care. The country is a mess because politicians suck. The Republican Party is two-faced & gutless. And illegal aliens are everywhere. You want it all fixed!
You don’t care that Trump is crude. You don’t care that he insults people or that he had been friendly with Hillary, that he has changed positions, has been married 3 times, fights with [many people], or doesn’t know the name of some Muslim terrorist. This country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegal aliens, becoming a nation of victims. Now every Tom, Richardo and Hamid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don’t even recognize the country we were born and raised in. WE JUST WANT IT FIXED!
Americans wanted to clear out the swamp creatures that had taken up residence in our nation’s capital. We hired a man who we hoped could do the task, and he took the job without the pay. “What happened in 2016, Donald Trump did not cause. He is the result of it.” This is a statement that Stepman attributes to Salena Zito, a columnist at The Washington Examiner.
Zito’s statement supports a similar statement that is attributed to Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821), a French political philosopher. The statement has several variations, including “Every country has the government it deserves” and “In a democracy people get the leaders they deserve.” Jon N. Hall says that this is particularly true in a democracy because the people vote for their representatives in a democracy.
Americans tried several different times to straighten out Washington, D.C., but the swamp creatures refused to leave. We needed a street fighter, even a bully, who would not back down from the bullies. We needed someone that was not obligated to anyone financially. We needed someone who would stand between us and the people are trying to fundamentally change our government and do away with our constitutional way of life. We found that fighter in Donald Trump, and we like what he is doing – even if he is not politically correct.
Trump has kept promise after promise. He cut regulations and brought our economy alive. He moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the city that the people of Israel consider as their capital. He trying to do something about the illegal alien problem, but liberals on both sides of the aisle keep throwing up roadblocks.
Meanwhile, Trump has placed two conservatives on the Supreme Court and flipped the Ninth Circuit Court from liberal to conservative. The result is that Trump is beginning to win in the courts. He recently won a big fight about using leftover funds from the Department of Defense to build a wall along the southern border. He can build 100 miles of wall/fence/barrier with these funds. In my opinion, Americans got the best of the deal when we elected Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton.