Now that the 2022 elections are over, or almost over, the 2024 election campaign has begun, mainly with Donald Trump teasing another run for President. And I don’t think he should run again. Here are some reasons.
1. “Operation Warp Speed”
So the first reason is Trump’s Operation Warped Speed, his inflicting the new, experimental untested mRNA snake oil a.k.a. “vaccine” that’s not a vaccine onto the world, a murderous fraud on a grand scale. (Even though in the past he has rightfully shown skepticism of vaccines including the flu shot!)
Pfizer a.k.a. Pfraudzer donated $1 million to Trump’s inauguration, by the way.
And at the beginning of the scamdemic, Trump himself correctly said the virus was not much worse or more dangerous than seasonal flu. He already knew that at the beginning. But he is so dumb and malleable that his handlers psy-opped him with the panic and hysteria at the moment, so he gullibly and stupidly went right along with the scam.
2. “Drain the Swamp”?
And during his 2015-2016 presidential run, he promised to “Drain the Swamp”! But did he “drain the swamp”? Nope. He brought Swamp creatures into his administration, including H.R. McMaster, James Mattis, Jeff Sessions, Bill disBarr, Christopher Fay Wray, Mike Pence, Mike Bombpeo, Steve Mnuchin-Goldman Sachs, Nikki Haley, Reince Priebus, Elaine Chao, Alex Azar, Rick Perry, “Bloody Gina” Haspel, Dan Coats, and on and on and on. So Trump himself is a Swamp creature as far as I’m concerned, and he will never “Drain the Swamp”!
3. Statist Swamp Creature Supreme Court Picks
The conservatives thought that Trump’s three Supreme Court appointments were wonderful. But they are all Swamp creatures, too. Perhaps Gorsuch is the favorable one of the three, given his at least some understanding of civil liberties and the Bill of Rights.
And we see in these past 4 years now that Brett Kavanaugh’s decisions on the High Court mainly suck. But he does like beer. As a lower court judge, Kavanaugh read things into the Fourth Amendment that were just not there, like a drunk sees pink elephants. He just made stuff up, in other words. For example, Kavanaugh wrote:
“The Fourth Amendment allows governmental searches and seizures without individualized suspicion when the Government demonstrates a sufficient “special need” – that is, a need beyond the normal need for law enforcement – that outweighs the intrusion on individual liberty”…
And as I wrote in response to all that,
“I don’t know if Kavanaugh has studied or learned anything from the Soviet Union or similar societies. But when you allow government rulers the kind of access into the people’s private lives, their persons, property, homes, cars, papers, and effects, especially without any actual reason to suspect someone of something criminal against others, you will get more than just intrusions. You will get the kind of abuses that we have seen from the U.S. government goons in their going after the Trump campaign and Trump as president, and in their and other federal and local agencies’ infiltration and/or persecution of activist groups such as Occupy Wall Street, Tea Party groups, antiwar activists, critics of the police state, gamers, Microsoft users, high school students, innocent homeowners, shoppers, school kids, minorities, airline travelers, journalists, videographers, Twitter users…The list of government’s victims is endless!”
So, when seeing Kavanaugh’s earlier decisions, there should have been no consideration of him for the Supremes, whatsoever.
Kavanaugh is also a rubber-stamper for the national security state and CIA, and a social justice warrior with no real understanding of Title IX at all. As Wendy McElroy wrote in her book, Rape Culture Hysteria: Fixing the Damage Done to Men and Women, Title IX should be repealed.
And looking at Amy Coney Barrett’s previous decisions, just the fact that she had sided with Big Government and its police state, and with Illinois Gov. Prickster’s Covid lockdowns, tells us all we needed to know.
4. The Trump “Tax Cuts” And Spending
The Trump tax cuts were a mixed bag. The corporate tax cuts were good especially because they were made permanent. But the individual tax cuts were NOT permanent, and were made to expire by 2025. For some people the temporary individual tax cuts expired in 2021, and then for everyone by 2025. That’s a SCAM, in my view. (So everyone’s taxes will automatically go up by 2025, in addition to the current presidential thief Biden’s tax hike-thefts.)
And Trump is a spend-like-a-drunken-sailor socialist, and refused to cut spending in any meaningful way!
And regarding Republicans in general on taxes, as I have written previously,
“Laurence Vance has many terrific articles online on tax policy. As Vance says, there is not much difference between most Republicans in Congress and the Bernie Sanders socialists. Vance explains the Republicans’ cluelessness on taxes, their love of government control of healthcare, and their low ranking in the Freedom Index. In 2013 Vance detailed the Republicans’ bloated budgets and their lies.
“In 2018 after Republicans lost their majority in the House, Vance discussed what the Republicans could have done when they had majorities. Vance also noted how the Republicans make America socialist again, and tells us who the efficiency experts for the welfare state are: Republicans and conservatives, of course.”
5. Immigration Policy
Trump doesn’t get what a free society is all about. His police state on the government border and the socialist scheme of government central planning in immigration will never work. Bureaucrats in Washington will never control the movements of millions of people. It’s just not possible.
Executive Orders to ban people from Muslim-majority countries, building a government wall on the government border to reinforce our growing USSA status. Fascist much?
And really, a “border czar“?
6. Other Executive Orders
Other Trump EOs include pushing Keystone and Dakota pipelines. Not good, not when the government is stealing property from the people. Energy production needs to be decentralized, in my view, and the states need to seize federal lands and let the oil and gas companies explore, drill, produce more oil and gas, and tell the feds to get lost!
And an Executive Order to ban “hate speech” i.e. antisemitism? This means that critics of Israeli government policies will be criminalized. Not good. Trump is not a fan of freedom of speech, sadly.
Trump increased the drone strikes that mainly murder innocent civilians in foreign countries. And then having the relatives of Islamic “militants” killed? Why didn’t he end the Iraq and Afghanistan wars that George W. Bush started for no good reason, and bring the troops home? What’s wrong with him?
8. Drug warrior and Police Statist
Trump stated that he wants to militarize the war on drugs, and militarize the police.
The U.S. government’s war on drugs, and any drug laws really, imply that the government owns “your” body and that the government has the authority to tell you what you may or may not put into “your” body.
However, if YOU own your body, then YOU have the authority to decide what you will or will not put into your body, as long as you take responsibility for the consequences of your decisions. In a free society, that is.
Like other statists, The Donald does not believe in a free society.
Trump loves asset forfeiture, in which government law enforcement steal money and property from people, regardless of their being charged with actual crimes or not.
And sadly, regardless of the FBI and “national security” apparatus going after him with false “Russia collusions” accusations with no real evidence, Trump is nevertheless an authoritarian who obviously loves “law enforcement,” including the FBI and he will not go after the FBI in any meaningful way. And neither will the Republicans in CONgress, in my view.
9. Authoritarian Solutions to Mass Shootings
Trump’s solutions to mass shootings are to address the video games that shooters might have seen, and impose more gun regulations, terrorize innocent people with “red flag” laws, and essentially disarming the “mentally ill.” But who will decide who is “mentally ill”? Government bureaucrats? I’ll bet at least half of CONgress is mentally ill! (It’s probably more than half, no?)
Any Reasons Why Trump Should Run for President Again?
Okay, are there any reasons why Trump should run for President again?
Well yes, there is one reason: for the entertainment value.
In 2016 the depressing prospect of seeing Hillary Rotten Clinton become president of the United State was made less depressing with Trump’s goofiness and his humorous remarks.
Besides Trump’s criticism of “Crooked Hillary,” he made us laugh as he mocked his Republican opponents, “Little Marco,” “Lyin’ Ted,” and “Low Energy Jeb.” He really cracked me up.
And now we’re already hearing a reference to “Ron DeSanctimonious” that refers to a potential 2024 Trump Republican opponent, Ron DeSantis.
And don’t forget “Lyin’ Liz” Cheney.
And Larry Hogan? I can imagine the conversation: “Are you sure you’re Hogan, not Klink? Or Schultz?”
But at the end of the day, it would be better to see Trump just retire. He’s not a big freedom promoter, and that’s an important qualification, in my view.