Despite the news media’s indisputable and incessant anti-Trump bias and its efforts to bury Hillary Clinton’s crimes and corruption, Donald Trump’s campaign is gaining momentum. In the past three weeks, Trump has refined his message, reached out to minority communities and pounded the current administration, Hillary Clinton and the Washington culture for their many failures. While appealing to minorities may be a winning strategy for the Trump campaign, Democrat recklessness and Washington’s complicity have failed the majority of Americans.
There is a palpable excitement and enthusiasm within the Trump campaign, and Donald Trump has a real opportunity to win the November election. But the changes that Trump proposes–changes that will benefit all Americans, cannot be implemented without the help of the American people, now and over the next four years.
The Obama administration may well be the most anti-Christian government in American history, but it has also been the most anti-American. More American citizens have suffered losses over the past seven years than in any period since World War II. Fortunately, the people of the United States still maintain the ability to demand a national course correction every four years. How bad is the need for a correction?
According to a report by the United States Conference of Mayors, real wages for American workers have dropped 23% since 2008. Fewer Americans are working and we are all paying more for health care thanks to the fallaciously named “Affordable Care Act.” The average American will pay over $10,000 per year for health care in 2017.
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The United States Navy has only 276 deployable ships–the lowest number since 1916, even though the world is more dangerous due to ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism. The U.S. Army has gotten smaller every year over the past five years. In 2015, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff said that the Army was only at 33% readiness regarding its 32 Brigade Combat Teams, and should be at 70%.
Illegal immigration coupled with Congressional neglect are costing Americans billions of dollars in lost revenues and in the drain of public resources. The Obama administration is resettling 10,000 Syrian “refugees” in America every month who have not been screened to determine is ISIS terrorists are among them. The American people need to take back their government, but many disbelieve that they have lost it.
The United States faces many urgent problems, and while a change in leadership will begin to turn the country around, that alone will not be sufficient. Unless they are preempted quickly, the next series of abuses of an ultra-liberal Democrat president will certainly exceed those of the Clinton and Obama administrations. Unchecked evil never stagnates; it always continues to grow when not confronted.
Since the primary responsibility of the federal government is to provide for the common defense, Congress should enact legislation that prevents any future U.S. president from gutting the military in order to fund wasteful programs like Obamacare. Congress must establish a minimum funding level that will prevent a recurrence of the present dilapidated state of the armed forces. Naturally, Democrats in Congress will resist this initiative. Therefore, the American people will have to demand that they do so.
President Ronald Reagan was able to revive the military services after years of neglect by the Carter administration, even with Democrats in control of both houses of Congress. He did so by appealing directly to the American people. Donald Trump will have to employ this method if he expects to enact his ambitious agenda.
The federal government is also responsible to protect our Constitutional rights–an obligation that all three branches of our government have betrayed. The U.S. Senate must refuse to confirm to the U.S. Supreme Court, any jurist who lacks a demonstrated history of upholding and validating the Constitution. The oath to “protect and defend the Constitution” is sworn by all members of Congress, the armed forces and the president, and it’s the primary role of the Supreme Court. It’s time the people hold all government officials to that oath. After all, the Constitution is our only safeguard against another tyrannical and lawless federal administration.
Obama’s transgender bathroom policy and defiling of the White House with rainbow lights following the Supreme Court’s egregious same-sex marriage decision, are ample evidence that America is losing the culture to wickedness and depravity. The Church in America is a needed ally in this battle, but it has been sidelined by a previous devious Democrat.
The IRS provision that allows churches to be stripped of their tax-exempt status, which Donald Trump calls the “Johnson Amendment,” must be abolished. This law has had a chilling effect on local pastors for far too long, and like all sinister acts, it was committed in the dark. LBJ inserted this provision into the defense appropriations bill in 1954, rather than openly introduce it to the full senate and risk its defeat and embarrassment to himself.
Democrat policies are becoming increasingly anti-American and evil. Sadly, too many of our fellow citizens are ignorant about the corrupt and criminal history of Hillary Clinton and her absolute unworthiness for the office of president. Many people still get their information solely from the mainstream media which has become an unofficial agent of the Democrat party. Those of us who know the truth must inform others.
The differences between the candidates for president could not be more stark. Americans can either choose freedom, prosperity and safety, or we will have corruption, tyranny and an explosion of lawlessness. While every presidential election is a referendum on the previous administration, each is also a barometer of the character of the people. We shall soon prove whether freedom is still important to us and if we are worthy of the sacrifices made by our forebears who left unto us, this great nation.
Electing Donald Trump to be our next president will be a good beginning, but we must then work to support his agenda if America is going to reclaim its position as the shining city on a hill.
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