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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Asking Reader Guy Faulkes How Trump is Doing

 
Guy Faulkes, In November 2016, a couple of days after President Trump won, you published this very thoughtful thread on the blog. You were challenging the claim by many Republicans that Trump would be the death of the party.


  So, now after a couple of years, I was wondering how you feel about what you wrote and how Trump is doing. 


You wrote:
"For this country to recover from the accumulative damage that has been done to it, many painful measures will have to be taken. For instance, the illegal immigration problem will have to be solved. A work ethic is going to have to replace the gimme gimme ethic that liberals of both parties established in order to by votes. The cost of health care will have to be addressed and lessened through competition among providers. Over-restrictive regulations will need to be eliminated and government agencies will have to be reduced in size or eliminated. Taxes will have to be reduced and investment in business to create jobs and the economy. The social security problem will have to be addressed as there is a moral obligation to provide for those forced to participate in it for their entire working lives. Individual civil rights such as those confirmed in the Bill of Rights will need constant protection. Then there are socially moral issues such as abortion that will come into play.


I would like to see if we could have an adult discussions about the result that will come about when Trump tries to address some of them. Will the result be that the "progressives" will be able to overcome reform and return to the same old same old or will those that actually produce be able to hold the course? It took decades to reduce the country to its present condition. How long, if it can ever be done, will it take to make it recover? Is this a chance for recovery or is it a bump in the road on the path to having to come back out of the ashes? Will people be willing to make the needed sacrifices or will it have to be forced on them? After all, the direction we were headed in was doomed to fail so change would have eventually had occurred in any case. Do enough people realize this fact?


If my liberal friends respond with the same ideology they always use, please tell me why it will work now after failing for years.


Is Rico finally going to be able to see the conservatives "DO SOMETHING"?"


Guy, if you had time, you could take it point by point and say what you think. No hurry. We have until Nov. 2020.

3 comments:

guy faulkes said...

For this country to recover from the accumulative damage that has been done to it, many painful measures will have to be taken. – This has started in many respects, but I have to wonder if people will stay the course.

For instance, the illegal immigration problem will have to be solved. – Trump has directed ICE to start deportations, but I have to wonder if this is any more than they used to do. We have to drastically increase the number that is being deported. We need to build the wall and at the same time revise the laws concerning legal immigration. This is not to say we should weaken them. One off the changes should be that if you entered the country illegally, you go to the back of the line. Anchor babies are something else that will have to b dealt with. Giving sanctuary will have to be tightened up. However, Trump is trying and is doing more than I thought he could.

. A work ethic is going to have to replace the gimme gimme ethic that liberals of both parties established in order to by votes. – This has progressed beyond my hopes as witnessed by the economy and the creation of jobs. I give Trump the credit for this as Congress did little to nothing to help.

The cost of health care will have to be addressed and lessened through competition among providers. – I see little change in this.
Over-restrictive regulations will need to be eliminated and government agencies will have to be reduced in size or eliminated – Trump has been very successful in accomplishing this. Much more needs to be done.
Taxes will have to be reduced and investment in business to create jobs and the economy. - Trump has done very well in doing this on a federal basis. Can’t say the same for the states. That will be up to us and our votes.
The social security problem will have to be addressed as there is a moral obligation to provide for those forced to participate in it for their entire working lives. – There is little change on this issue. We have to stop thinking of this as a matter of being an entitlement. People paid into this and deserve a return on their forced investments. The fund should be repaid the amount the government took from it plus interest. Cuts should be made in other programs to accomplish this. The funding for Planned Parenthood would be a good place to start. Trump will have a difficult time doing this as the baby murderers are adamant in support of it.

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guy faulkes said...

Individual civil rights such as those confirmed in the Bill of Rights will need constant protection. Then there are socially moral issues such as abortion that will come into play. - I combined these two as Trump’s appointments of conservative judges are a great help in both. We have to stop thinking of the not yet born as not being people. As a, matter of fact, they are citizens when their heart starts beating (if applicable due to immigration law).

Will the result be that the "progressives" will be able to overcome reform and return to the same old same old or will those that actually produce be able to hold the course? It took decades to reduce the country to its present condition. How long, if it can ever be done, will it take to make it recover? Is this a chance for recovery or is it a bump in the road on the path to having to come back out of the ashes? Will people be willing to make the needed sacrifices or will it have to be forced on them? After all, the direction we were headed in was doomed to fail so change would have eventually had occurred in any case. Do enough people realize this fact? – These questions remain unanswered.

If my liberal friends respond with the same ideology they always use, please tell me why it will work now after failing for years. – I would still like an answer to this question.

Is Rico finally going to be able to see the conservatives "DO SOMETHING"?" – I think Rico has a partial answer. Trump has worked miracles. He has had help from some conservatives, but the establishment Republicans has done more to actually hurt him than have the Democrats.
The country is divided. If the liberals win the presidency and control of both houses, the country is done for. (Notice I said liberals not Republican. Liberal Republicans need to be removed in the primaries.) As a matter of fact, I predict a civil war due to liberal’s stances on gun control, over regulation, and polices that will destroy this country. People will starve to death due to these policies. It will be a war of survival as well as ideology. 2020 and every election thereafter will be the determining factor on the survival of the country and many thousands of people. This will continue to be the case until the liberals back off on their present lunacy. As I said before, do people have the courage to stay the course? God help us. I fear for the Republic.

I give Trump an A- and feel he is the best President of the modern era.


Blogger said...

WOW! Guy , this is so good I am speechless! Perfect pitch—every point.