Monday, July 20, 2015

Donald Trump Needs to Become a Serious Candidate for President

Load mouth showman, Donald Trump needs to recognize that he is running for President of the United States, not another season on The Apprentice.   Certainly, Trump is a smart guy; but he cannot seem to control his mouth.  While there is substance to many of the things Trump is saying, he always seems to go the next step making his remarks incendiary rather than constructive.   Trump has brought attention to the illegal alien issue.  It is absolutely true that there are criminals and drug pushers illegally entering the United States.  It is also true that 25% of the people in American prisons are illegal aliens.  No doubt, some of them have committed murder or rape, or certainly drug crimes. 

It is true that our border is not secure and that the local and federal immigration enforcement has broken down, so much so, that an illegal alien that has been deported five times for various crimes can come back into our country and murder a young woman just going for a walk in San Francisco.  It is also true that this notion of Sanctuary Cities in the United States, where local government has enacted ordinances in violation of federal immigration law, is just plain crazy.  What is not true is that most illegal immigrants are murderers or rapists. Yes, they have entered our country illegally, which is a crime; but they are coming to work in America, not to commit crimes.  If Donald Trump would just stick with the facts, he would be doing our country and himself a huge favor because he has a loud microphone to get out the truth if it be told. 

Trump's latest episode in denying that Senator John McCain, who spent almost six years in a North Vietnamese Prison and was nearly tortured to death is not a war hero because he referred to followers of Trump as "crazies", is ridiculous.   Certainly, in response Trump could and should have criticized Establishment Republican McCain for accomplishing little while serving in Congress for decades and for being a RINO, which is fair game.  Most Republicans would have agreed and applauded; but once again, Trump put both feet in his mouth by going too far.   

Donald Trump has surged in Republican Party polls because the Conservatives base of the Republican Party is absolutely disgusted with Establishment Republicans in Congress (RINOS) and often at the state level that have accomplished nothing important once elected to office.  They just don't have the guts to fight for Republican core principles of limited government, lower taxes, less regulations, balancing the federal budget by eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, corruption and redundancy in government, a strong national defense, securing our border, protecting our 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendment rights, enacting Balanced Budget and Term Limits Constitutional Amendments, Entitlement Reform and limiting abortions.   We also want to see ObamaCare and Planned Parenthood defunded.  Further, we are waiting for Republicans in Congress to cut spending for Obama's Gestapos, the EPA, the IRA, the NSA and the Justice Department as punishment for their over reach and violation of our rights.   We don't care if these actions result in a government shut down because government is the problem, not the solution. 

Donald Trump could bring voice to all these issues; but not by throwing out one liners that have no substance.  It is time for Trump to get serious if he wants to be President of the United States.  It will not happen any other way.   Otherwise, though Trump could be a Spoiler if he runs as an Independent, the Trump candidacy is just a side show that the media loves on a slow news day. 

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