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Trump: A ‘man of action’ … to our detriment

 

Well, I guess the gloves are off, so here we go.

Last week’s GOP debate further convinced me that Donald Trump is a “man of action” and as such will be the embodiment of all out-of-control executives, believing, like Obama, that he has far more authority than the Constitution authorizes. He, like Obama, will follow in the footsteps of our history’s other out-of-control “men of action” like Andrew Jackson, both Roosevelts, Woodrow Wilson, Lyndon Johnson and others.

It’s the difference between a Washington, Madison or Jefferson, who were driven by Divine Providence, and the aforementioned disasters driven by Manifest Destiny. These progressive disasters were/are convinced that they knew better than everyone and everything, including the Constitution, and that all must step aside and allow them to lead.

Trump is obsessed with winning and appears to have no humility. And frankly, I’m tired of hearing that we need a tough guy – that we need a fighter, not a wimp. That’s bull crap. You can be humble and tough. The two are not mutually exclusive. I could never picture Donald Trump falling to his knees, as did George Washington (definitely not a wimp), asking God for guidance or help. That’s humility. Maybe he does – I don’t know. What I do picture is him staring admiringly at a portrait of himself.

Trump strikes me as an executive who recognizes no higher authority, or even any equal, as in the other two branches of government.

That’s fine for business, but government isn’t like business – it’s not about winning. Government has but a few main constitutional functions. Protecting the homeland and keeping the states and the people from dominating one another. Other than that, staying the heck out of our way.

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Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

3 comments on “My Weekly Exclusive WND Column

  1. Absolutely dead on, Mr. Smith.

    The really disappointing part of this whole Trump phenomenon is the lack of anything resembling discernment by so many of my fellow Americans. I’ve come to expect it from democrats, but I truly thought most rank and file republicans and others on the right were much smarter.

    Obviously, I was wrong, and that is truly sad. Many on the right are buying the same load of hooey that the left bought in ’08 and amazingly again in ’12, just from the other side. I’ve always been able to dismiss the asinine behavior of lefties, because they were just too dumb and blind to see. What do I say now about my own side?

    The reality of who Donald Trump is is abundantly clear, as you have described. You don’t have to pay very much attention for very long before you see him for the narcissistic and progressive bully that he is and has been for many years, You don’t have to be super smart or particularly insightful. All you have to do is look at his very public record. See what he has done for years and years, listen to what he has said for all those years. Then compare that to what he says now when he wants your vote. Heck, much of the stuff he says now isn’t good at all either. (or Constitutional) We don’t need another dictator. You don’t have to be brilliant to see all of this.

    But you do have to be honest about the obvious. For some reason, Trump loyalists absolutely refuse to assign to Trump what they would readily dump all over anybody else.

    Just for the heck of it I looked up the definition of a cult. We may be in deep trouble.

  2. “That’s fine for business, but government isn’t like business – it’s not about winning. Government has but a few main constitutional functions. Protecting the homeland and keeping the states and the people from dominating one another. Other than that, staying the heck out of our way.”

    Excellent article, Brent but that quote is the heart of it.

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