Why All Americans Need President Trump To Succeed
For the first time in modern history, America elected a President that had no previous political experience. His predecessor had very little, but Mr. Trump brought nothing to Washington except his personal experiences, his business background, and his willingness to serve the country. To many Americans, this was a true demonstration of Democracy in action; a Democracy where anyone could become President as long as they had the skill and determination… and of course loads and loads of money. Others saw the election of Trump as the worst possible outcome and cited many reasons why he would fail; in fact it was expected that he would fail. Some of these reasons included not having the experience needed to handle the responsibility of the highest office in the nation, of his blunt, non-diplomatic approach to things, or his tendency to speak his mind outside of the normal channels. His use of social media instead of the traditional press to speak directly to the American people has enraged the mainstream media. This change alone demonstrated that things would be different in a Trump administration; just how different is still being seen.
Let's Get This Out Now, Before You Read Any Further
This article is not about cheerleading for President Trump, nor is it about choosing sides on the political spectrum. It is however an "us versus them" approach, but the us represents the average American and the them represents the wealthy entrenched political class. Whether you are a Democrat, a Republican, Independent, or affiliated with another Party, everyone should be rooting for President Trump to succeed; if he fails then the "Washington Way" wins again, and maybe for good. Wanting his to succeed doesn’t mean you have to agree with his agenda, or like the color of his hair, or support the fact that he is a white male, or anything else he's been identified as. You are welcome to hate the man and his approach to running America as much as you want to. In fact, you can write nasty articles, publish social media posts with photo-shopped pictures, and even hold rallies showing everyone how much you dislike him. But what you can’t do, under no circumstances, is root for him to fail as President; our nation and the power of the people are depending on him succeeding.
The Two-Party System and the Entrenched Political Class
Taking sides on agenda items is a normal part of American politics; it’s been going on since the final shots of the Revolutionary War and isn’t likely to end anytime soon. The current Two-Party system we have gravitated to in America almost demands opposition to the agenda of the other side. Political leaders often believe that “you are with us, or against us.” They demand a strange loyalty from their membership, which seems to include fitting a square peg into a round hole. The irony of this approach is that most Americans don’t think, live, or act in a black and white world. There are Republicans who embrace abortion and detest guns. Likewise, there are Democrats who think traditional marriage is sacred and that a large standing army is absolutely critical to our survival. Both examples go in direct disagreement with their respective Party platforms. People usually agree to disagree when they have ideological differences. Yet, our elected leaders seem to ignore human nature and instead try to force the agenda of the Party down everyone's throats; often reaching a point where the membership starts to lose interest. Yet with the American system, where "winner takes all" is the one and only way to achieve power, many people sacrifice their beliefs or choose to stand with a Party they only support partially.
Consequences For Failure
Think about this for a few minutes; if President Trump fails, then America fails with him, however, if he succeeds, then America succeeds with him. This may sound like a novel concept to many people, but not so long ago, it was standard practice; America first, Political Parties or personal achievements second. Now, that's no longer the case. Many Congress members are household names and they use the recognition to push their personal agenda. What's best for the nation often gets sidelined for the benefit of the donor class; the shadowy collection of uber-wealthy moguls who fill the campaign chests of the entrenched political class. A quick history lesson will demonstrate that many political elites will gladly sell out their country to make a personal gain; think about the Roman Empire and it's demise and you'll get an understanding of how quickly this kind of behavior can destroy a nation.
But, back to President Trump. Do many people think he is in way over his head? Yes, they do, quite like it happened when Barack Obama was elected. But this concept isn't new either. Looking back to our Founding Fathers, it’s easy to say that many of them were looked at in a similar manner; over their heads or worse. America survived and even prospered in some of those Presidencies. And Trump, despite his lack of political experience, is still an American and still our legally elected President. The opposition Party will try and derail his agenda, embarrass him, and try to hang him out to dry on some of the issues. Nothing that would surprise anyone, since that's the way politics seem to work. Yet in Trump's case, he's also being obstructed by members of his own Party. Some are bitter over losing to him in the Primaries, others don't like him personally, and some are only members of the GOP on paper; these politicians are referred to as RINOs; and it isn't a term of endearment.
Examining The Entrenched Political Class
Serving America has always been considered a great honor and privilege among most people. Yet, it was never intended to be a lifetime job, regardless of being reelected. There are currently 15 members of Congress who have been in office for over 36 years each and over the last few decades America has seen many members with over 20 years of service. Our nation has also seen a clearer and clearer separation between these politicians and regular Americans over the last few decades, with little the former having little oversight.
Today the evidence demonstrating the entrenched political class in Washington DC is totally out of control is staggering. Regulations are strangling the economy to the point that small business, once the backbone of the nation, are unable to make ends meet. Wall Street, Big Pharma, and the Internet Giants are doing fine thanks to their near-monopolies and government protection, but everyone else is struggling. Lawmakers and Federally appointed Judges have taken bolder and bolder steps to consolidate their power and then wield it like the sword of a monarch. Personal debt was rising while savings, home-ownership, and job prospects were falling. Instead of taking care of all Americans, the elected officials spend the last few decades chasing special interest dollars to line their campaign pockets. Politicians were growing richer and richer while working as public servants. Let that sink in for a minute; public SERVANTS; not kings or queens, not dictators, not the final supreme decision-makers, but servants of We The People. Millions, and sometimes billions of taxpayer dollars were wasted or went missing. Accountability was next to nothing and in the rare chance someone actually did get caught in the act, they received a slap on the wrist, or sometimes nothing at all. Laws meant to protect everyday citizens were being ignored to appease the donor class and their demand for cheap labor. Entire industries were being gobbled up by a bloated bureaucracy, and nearly destroyed in the process. And throughout all the chaos and turmoil regular Americans were living though, the entrenched political class kept getting wealthier and more powerful.
But, Aren't The Parties Keeping Each Other In Line?
Party lines are put on the back burner when it comes to making money and keeping power. Lawmakers may disagree on ideology, but as a group, they never do anything that could hurt their way of life. Both sides have seen the enormous benefits that comes with a Congressional or Senate seat. Once in office, most tend to remain in office for as long as possible, milking every dime from the people as possible. If you disagree, then ask yourself why there are no Term Limits for Congress. Looking back in history, the Supreme Court said that in order to have Congressional Term Limits we'd need a Constitutional Amendment (1995) and since a supermajority of Congress plus support of the states is required, it seems unlikely to happen.
Nevertheless, President Trump has pledged to “drain the swamp;” a catchphrase that many people seem to find common ground with. Yet, once he started down that path, America has seen resistance to such an action on a level previously unheard of. Rioting (funded by shadowy organizations possibly,) obstructionism, mountains of negative press, and daily accusations of inappropriate behavior seem to surface daily. Party leaders on both sides of the fence regularly condemn his actions, call for his impeachment, and even threaten his life. Why? Because he is exposing them for who they truly are. Complicit members of the media regularly slander the President using unsubstantiated information from "anonymous" sources. It's basically a full court press from multiple angles to demoralize and destroy him both politically and personally.
The Regular American
It's gotten so obvious that most regular Americans see straight through it. Even some of the most loyal members to the major Parties are questioning the motives of their leadership. The "drain the swamp" movement continues to be strong across the nation. President Trump continues to show government for what it is; bloated, poorly managed, incompetent, and in many cases dotted with a series of illegal activities. You may hate the man, but you have to admire his willingness to be verbally destroyed day after day to make American better again. He’s challenged Congress on healthcare, immigration, and several other major topics, only to have both sides unite against him. Regular Americans who spent many years scratching their heads, asking themselves why our elected leaders ignore our laws, are the reason why he was elected in the first place. Too many years of watching common sense being thrown out the window and illegal actions go unpunished have a tendency to change how people vote. Only by returning power back to the people do we have any hope as a nation to continue our dominance in the world.
Our nation is at a crossroads. One that has a path leading to a prosperous future and the other that follows Rome and so many other great failed civilizations We simply cannot idly stand by and let a group of power-hungry politicians hijack this great nation any more than they already have. We need to root out those who put their best interests ahead of the nation and remove them from office. We need to follow existing law or change it to something that a majority can agree to. The people deserve better. As for President Trump, he needs our support. If his policies aren't sound, then let them be voted on pass or fail, that's the American way. Washington DC is in need of a serious housecleaning and likely a larger prison. So the next time you're about to attack him, stop and think about what it is he's trying to accomplish. Is it good for America or not?