October 31, 2016
Our political system has given us two flawed presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. To not vote is an abrogation of civic duty. To vote third party or write in another candidate is a cop out. One must choose.
Donald Trump has more than his fair share of flaws. Don Rickles must envy him. Trump has managed to insult large portions of the population –Hispanics, veterans, and Muslims. He made disgusting and vulgar comments about women. I am embarrassed to tell my twenty-something daughters that I am voting for this man.
But Hillary Clinton is nothing to write home about either. Her main claim to fame is that she attached herself to one of the most gifted politicians in a generation and enabled his infidelities and abuse of women in return for political power. Her entire career is predicated on the notion that the rules do not apply to her – from trading cattle futures on inside information, Travelgate, stealing White House furniture, destroying e-mail evidence of her malfeasance along with manipulating the hopelessly corrupt Clinton foundation to enrich herself.
Most reasonable people would agree that when looking at the character flaws of these candidates, it’s a push. So why choose Trump?
The answer is that we must look at the forces behind each candidate. Donald Trump, for all his flaws, is fighting for the Rule of Law. Over the past decades, a new ruling class has emerged that believes the hoi polloi is incapable of self-government. A cognitive elite has taken over our judiciary, Federal Reserve and bureaucracy and rules by fiat. Interest rates are set at artificially low rates decimating savers. Trade agreements are passed in lame duck sessions enriching the ruling class while our poor must compete with Third World workers and illegal immigrants for jobs.Our judicial system allowed abortion, prohibited prayer in our schools and allowed pornography to proliferate. Conjugal relations became a recreational sport rather than an act of love. This destroyed the family structure. The opiate of the masses is now opiates.
Meanwhile, a new plutocracy arose that made the robber barons of yore look like pikers. Our professional politicians are now dancing bears for internet billionaires, corporate chieftains and financial speculators. As was demonstrated in the financial crisis of 2008, these people never lose. The Dodd-Frank bill passed under President Obama allows further bail outs without Congressional approval.
Our ruling class was chugging along and enjoying its perks when two men emerged – Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. The undemocratic rules of the Democratic Party checkmated Sanders, but Donald Trump was not to be denied. He has unleashed a populist fury that our mendacious media is working overtime to quash.
There is an element of the Republican Party that finds Trump so repulsive they refuse to support him, even though they agree with him on 80% of the issues. These people believe they can live to fight another day. They are delusional.
Our ruling class lead by Hillary Clinton has seen the belly of the beast. Clinton said as much when she characterized half of Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables.” A cautious politician like Clinton does not make a statement like this out of the blue. She has every intention of driving these people into political Neverland if she wins by taking away their guns, First Amendment rights and jobs. Pardons will be issued to all involved in any Clinton scandals. Judges will rule that illegals can vote and taxpayer money will fund liberal grass root operatives. Meanwhile, voting will switch to the internet, making fraud impossible to prove. The media will stand on the sidelines waving Pom- Poms. The opinions of the masses will become even more irrelevant.
Only one man can stop this: Donald Trump. That’s just the way the cards fell. Should he decide to rule in a dictatorial fashion or renege on his promises, he will be immediately thwarted, either by the judiciary or his supporters. Clinton will have no such constraints. As one Republican Party insider told me, “Trump is all that we have.” Deal with it or get used to democracy being destroyed for at least a generation.