The title is a quote from John Adams, 2nd president of the US. It is an admonishment which the people of the US have totally disregarded in recent past and the present. Sadly, many of them actually believe they are studying, but, they’re not …..
So, today from Breitbart we see this.
Quinnipiac Poll: Photo-Finish Between Trump and Cruz in Iowa
Well, I’ve made it no secret as to who I would prefer, and, today, I’ll detail some more. It seems I’ve, once again, misjudged the American people. Like many, I supposed that Trump would fade, he hasn’t.
Now, the reasons why I supposed he would fade differ from most others. Many thought the American people would reject him based on his own crassness. It seems to be endearing to many. Many thought he would utter something senseless and cause a minor scandal to cause him to fade. I thought the would-be voters would actually look at the man’s actions and advocacy that would cause him to fade.
Sure, I get the initial attraction …. the in your face, I’m going to say what I want and to hell with political correctness, I get that. But, that’s personality, not policy.
Over the course of the last several months people should have tried to dig beneath the surface. Perhaps some have and simply embrace the things he’s done and his advocacy.
It is true that I believe the border to be the biggest issue facing the American people today. But, I also believe there’s more to cover, and more to look at other than a promise to close the border (as we’ve been lied to several times before on this issue). There are others running in the race who promise to do the same.
I find it fascinating that people believe he’s a Washington outsider, he isn’t. He’s the embodiment and epitome of crony politics. He literally brags about how many politicians he’s donated to, he brags about how much influence this has bought him. I would note that before, during and after the brags he never promises to change that culture in Washington. It’s just that he brags about advantaging said culture.
Over the course of the last several months, he’s demonstrated a woeful ignorance and lack of ability to grasp the foreign policy issues we face today. I seriously and literally doubt that he knows the difference between a Sunni and a Shia.
Trump has, many times, throughout his career, has used an overgrown powerful government to make his fortune.
Of course, none of this disqualifies him to run for president, and there’s nothing wrong with citizens supporting such. It isn’t as if Trump and his supporters are like Hillary and hers. That’s an entirely different subject of someone embracing lawlessness and their supporters being intentionally blind to it. And, it isn’t like Sanders and his supporters, with the unicorns and rainbows for everyone mindset with no desire to address reality. These are different dynamics and not the point of the post.
What has me baffled are the conservatives. In many times in the past, I’ve noted two very different types of conservatives; that being fiscal conservatives and moral conservatives. Both have me very confused. I happen to be a bit of both, a fiscal and moral conservative.
I believe the POTUS should be a Christian. I cannot and will not vote for a person who isn’t Christian. I understand many don’t feel that way, but, I can’t understand how a moral conservative would lend their support to a person who has stated publically and on more than one occasion that he’s never asked God for forgiveness. That statement is wholly incompatible with the state of being a Christian. I cannot and will not support Trump.
One of the biggest reoccurring and rallying themes of fiscal conservatives is a call for a much more limited government. Our overgrown government has led to a severely bloated budget causing a crippling national debt in which there is no view on ending. It has also empowered the government so much that nearly every branch and agency seems to be in a competition to see which one is best at stomping the individual and his rights. From the BLM to the IRS to the EPA and everything else in between seems hell bent on spending our money in a united effort to destroy the individual American.
And yet, conservatives? both fiscal and moral are flocking to and supporting Trump, a man who has literally used government power to strip people of their homes. A man who says he’s never occasioned to ask God for forgiveness. ——- I can’t explain this. I’m not sure I want to know why or how this is happening.
People better start studying their politics and their politicians. We’re already going through 8 years of some idiot in the office because he was different. Are Repubs simply going to return the favor?