Where to Begin?
May 17, 2018
The negative coverage of President Trump seems never ending. You can’t pick up a paper, watch a news show, or log onto a computer without hearing from a pundit, reporter, or thumb sucker about what’s wrong with our president.
In many cases it goes way beyond “fake news” and falls into the category of blatant lies.
From what I see, the complaints generally fall into one of four broad categories:
1. “Trump is dividing our country.”
This is the rallying cry of the left wing, and it's utter nonsense.
I implore my liberal friends to consider the 8 years of the Obama Presidency. Dividing one American against another was literally the central political strategy of his administration. Black against white. Liberal against conservative. Young against old. The poor against everyone else. Obama defined nearly every question in the American conscience by which group should win and which should lose.
Not so Donald Trump. Instead of dividing a shrinking pie between favored groups, Trump is working to grow the pie so everyone has a place.
The truth is Trump is bringing our country together.
2. “Trump is breaking his campaign promises.”
This really is laughable.
Liberal thug Chuck Schumer and his merry band of leftist goons are doing everything they can to tie the hands of the Trump Administration.
Just consider the number of Trump appointments Senate Democrats have refused to confirm or are slow-walking through the process. By this time in Obama’s presidency, two-thirds of his appointees had been confirmed. For the two Bush’s and Clinton it was more than three-quarters by now. But today, only about half of Trump’s appointments have been confirmed.
Hundreds of key positions in the government sit empty. Instead of leadership with a vision for real reform, government bureaucrats hired under previous presidents are running things with little or no accountability. The deep state thrives and Trump’s agenda suffers.
Lets say you borrowed money from friends to start a new business and your plan calls for hiring 20 key people to help you build and run your business. But the local government won’t give you the permits you need to get your business up and running so you can’t hire the right people.
Six months go by and you still don’t have the right people because the government won’t give you what you need. So what happens? Your investors pull their funds, and the government takes you to court for not keeping your promises.
3. “Trump is just like Hitler.”
What? Really? I’m not sure where this comes from, but it’s obviously fueled by people who have no historical knowledge of the Third Reich and its heinous leader.
I suppose it stems at least partly from Trump’s legal authority to execute certain policies and procedures. But wait, that’s the very same authority Obama used to create and enforce thousands of anti-business regulations, to throw open our southern border, to suspend due process in colleges, to expand government control over nearly every aspect of our lives.
Funny, I don’t recall people calling Obama “Hitler” when he decided to give Iran, the number one state sponsor of terrorism in the world, 180 billion dollars in CASH. And all without approval from Congress or a single hearing for the American people.
4. “Trump is a foreign policy disaster.” Again, all I can ask is, “really?” For the first time in forever it seems, we’re actually seeing real progress toward peace in nearly every of the world’s hotspots.
Peace is breaking out on the Korean Peninsula for the first time in decades. ISIS is still a huge problem, but they’re clearly losing territory. For the first time in my life time, a number of Arab states are finally talking with Israelis rather than shooting them. And both Russia and Iran — the world’s two biggest bullies — are facing real penalties for their bad behavior.
Yes, the world is a mess. But let’s not overlook the fact that most of these problems have defied the best efforts of multiple presidents to find resolution. Trump has been president for less than 2 years, and finally progress looks possible on a number of fronts.
Listen, the left is nuts. They’re hell bent on stopping EVERY Trump policy. They’ve shown they could not care less that in November, 2016, the American people said, “yep, this is what we want.”
November this year seems light years away, but it will be here before we know it. And even though someone somewhere always says, “this election will be the most important ever,” this one really might be.
Just think about it. If the left gets control of the House or Senate this year, the paralysis will be complete. They’ll stop every bit of progress. They’ll use every means. They’ll hinder, block, investigate, sue, and even impeach. Their goal will be to make Trump look so bad that in the elections of 2020, they can say, “see, we told you he didn’t accomplish anything.”
Our Stars and Stripes Forever PAC is working hard to make damn sure that doesn’t happen….BUT to accomplish this all important goal we need the support and prayers of every American who cares about the future of our country and its people.
Fortunately, there are a great many people who see what’s happening. They see the lies for what they are … the only means left to a corrupt leftist gang desperately trying to undermine our best chance to restore hope, growth, and freedom.
Will the truth — and those Americans who still recognize it — be enough? November will tell.
John Philip Sousa IV is an entrepreneur, political activist, author and accomplished business person. John has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years, built a highly successful marketing company, ran for congress at age 24, and in 2016 created and led the successful movement to draft Dr Ben Carson into his candidacy for President of the United States. John is author of John Philip Sousa, A Patriot’s Life in Words and Pictures and Ben Carson, RX for America.