Tuesday 6 September 2016

Is Donald Trump a Conservative?

The short answer is no, he's a Classical Liberal. But even so it seems that he is the best candidate a Conservative could vote for in some time. Quite some time. So whats so good about him and why should Conservatives vote for him?

First lets deal with the bad stuff, Mr. Trump is not a Social Conservative. We cannot expect him to do much in this regard. Some Conservatives say that alone should rule him out, I do not agree at all. We need to fight on so many fronts and this is just one, an important one to be sure but while we won't win here we might on other fronts.

He has said basically nothing about reining in America's outrageous Government debt. I hope he has a secret plan, but of course I simply do not know. It is amazing to me that America can be so much in debt and it is barely mentioned, by anyone.

But something that Mr. Trump can be given credit for is for bringing real Immigration issues to this election. His ten point plan is amongst the best I have seen in a long time.

♦ One: We will build a wall along the Southern Border.
♦ Two: End Catch-And-Release
♦ Three: Zero tolerance for criminal aliens.
♦ Four: Block Funding For Sanctuary Cities
♦ Five: Cancel Unconstitutional Executive Orders & Enforce All Immigration Laws
♦ Six: We Are Going To Suspend The Issuance Of Visas To Any Place Where Adequate Screening Cannot Occur
♦ Seven: We will ensure that other countries take their people back when we order them deported.
♦ Eight: We will finally complete the biometric entry-exit visa tracking system.
♦ Nine: We will turn off the jobs and benefits magnet [E-Verify].
♦ Ten: We will reform legal immigration to serve the best interests of America and its workers.

I accept it could be better, it could deal more with legal Immigration and it could have a remigration policy, but in our current climate of endless Immigration, legal and illegal into the Western World anything that strikes back is to be celebrated.

The second reason to support Mr. Trump is for his trade policies. He has always been critical of Free Trade, remember seeing a clip of him on The Oprah Winfrey Show from the 1980's, maybe early 1990's saying pretty much the same things he is saying now. Every country has to look after it's own people first and that is his policy.

The third reason I would vote for him if I could is a personal observation. It seems to me as if he has shared an experience that you and I have experienced. Were you once thought "hey maybe we don't agree but we're still on the same side", now you know they are not on your side, that they lie and that your sick of hearing their lies. When I hear him speak it seems quite clear to me that he is sick of the lies.

There are those who argue that Mr. Trump is a fraud, that he is doing this for his ego. I hope he is doing this for his ego, in fact I'm counting on it. How can he go back on his promises if his ego is so important?

I don't think he is a fraud, nor do I think he is a savour. He is only a man, but one who has been saying and doing the right things for quite some time now. He hasn't backed down when he has been attacked, he keeps fighting and it's great to see. I'm sick of Conservatives being too nice to win.

Now as President Mr. Trump may fail, he certainly will disappoint, that is inevitable, but I really cannot see him being worse than Mrs. Clinton. And let us be very honest that is the only alternative.

If Mrs. Clinton wins everything gets worse, there is no question of that. If Mr. Trump wins maybe things will get better. I know who I would vote for, to be honest I'm quite jealous of you Americans getting a real choice, one day I'd like one of them myself!

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  1. Mark, your thoughts on Trump pretty much align with mine, although I'm a little bit more suspicious of his intentions in regard to immigration.

    I think your best point is his distrust of free trade. And that's a vital issue since free trade and immigration are intimately connected - they're both part of the "no borders" madness.

    What surprises me is that so few people have realised that the free trade issue is what is driving the anti-Trump hysteria of the globalists. The real opposition to Trump (in other words the money to fund the anti-Trump campaign) is coming from Big Business and Wall Street.

    I'd certainly vote for him.

  2. That was a very good post, I agree. I find all this conservative hand-wringing about Mr Trump nauseating. Fiddling while Rome burns...

  3. All the American people want from immigration is orderly, peaceful, legal. Is that too much to ask?

  4. Trump is a man who by his own efforts in business has done a lot. He is not the professional politician reading script written for him by someone he does not even know.

  5. When it is all put in an orderly form on paper it is astounding such a situation actually exists. We normally hear only bits and pieces of the illegal alien crisis and not the whole thing in the nutshell. Well, there it is.