“You always say ‘not defending Trump’ and yet you always are. There’s plenty of proof on each charge. If only one or two of the charges are correct, that’s very damning. He will go down as the most corrupt president ever.” –Nate on Facebook
I want to respond publicly to my friend Nate. It is rare to persuade anyone who is convinced of a political position, but it is worth a try. Especially when that person is your good friend. Nate forwarded a post that listed twenty felonies Trump has allegedly committed in office. I declined the prospect, and Nate’s reply is quoted above.
Nate is in many ways just like me yet in some ways my polar opposite. He is a dedicated, hardworking blue-collar entrepreneur. He runs a family business that has been a cornerstone of Utah County for decades. We served as successive Club Presidents in Rotary. I love Nate. I love his family. I love all he gives to our community. Nate is a staunch Democrat. He believes Trump is the devil and Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez and their ilk will change the world for the better. That is problematic.
So…to my Friend Nate:
It is concerning that you so condemn President Trump for being such a corrupt actor. I do not defend Trump per se, but I DO defend the tenets of our Constitutional Republic. Trump is one of the few left in the power structures of Washington looking to support those principles, though he is still feeling his way and is greatly outnumbered. The “fundamental transformation” that Obama touted was not his original idea. It has been underway for decades. The Bushes and Clintons were equal parts of that transformation. Trump wants to reverse that transformation, thus the unceasing acrimony against him.
First the claim he is corrupt and a criminal. If there were actual proof the Democrats under Pelosi would have marched the evidence out front and center in the shameful House impeachment proceedings. They had nothing. So they concocted charges based on hearsay, revved up the lapdog press and sent it to the Senate.
Nothing the Democrats could conjure even remotely meets any test of evidence and the bogus charges they have forwarded do not rise to the level of a crime, even if they were true. It is all a show to distract the public and attempt to paint Trump in exactly the terms you perceive him.
If you read Bill O’Reilly’s book, “The United States of Trump”, you will get a clear picture of exactly how Trump views America. To make it simple, Trump likes a strong, independent America run by Americans of all stripes. But that is not the America being forwarded by modern Progressives, like Pelosi, Schiff or Ocasio-Cortez.
If you look up the definition of Fascism Dictionary.com offers: “a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism.”
America is entering a phase of neo-Fascism. This has been happening for decades and Trump is one of the few trying to check this decline. In the American system, dictatorship arises not from an individual but from a bought-out Congress and immovable bureaucracy almost completely beholden to big business and special interests. That would be Big Ag, Big Pharma, Big Banks, the military-industrial complex, overreaching intelligence agencies and so many more. And many of these entities no longer see themselves as exclusively U.S. interests but as variated multi-nationals.
In essence, there has been a huge drain and redistribution of wealth and power from America. Once enough wealth has been sifted out, the plan is to reduce the sovereignty of the United States into a region of a larger global oligarchy. This structure, well underway in its conception and execution, would have large multi-national corporations owning everything in league with politicians and unaccountable, unelected faceless bureaucrats dictating every aspect of our personal lives. That is by definition Fascism.
This is how liberty dies. Trump hates this stuff, and so do classic constitutionalists. It is a transformation from Natural Rights to State Granted Rights, and it is sweeping the planet. At least until the coming of Trump. Emboldened by Trump, many other countries endeavor to reverse this trend, thus Trump must be vilified and silenced.
Trump is nothing but a giant mirror. Look into it and you will see what you want to see. He is neither the problem nor the solution. But he usually stands for solid principle. The ongoing impeachment is not a case against Trump, but against anyone who seeks to loosen the grip of the professional politicization, bureaucratization, and globalization of our country. If Trump’s adversaries prevail, many of the Natural Rights our Constitution once guaranteed us will soon fade into the pages of history. And that should concern everyone, regardless of party.