Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Why Donald Trump appeals to ordinary Americans

There is a winning coalition in America: one which Donald Trump represents, one inclusive of all Americans, and one for all those who believe in a simple proposition — honest, representative and effective government.
There are many important issues facing voters in the 2016 election: the threat of radical Islam, a weak economy, skyrocketing national debt, unchecked illegal immigration and a dying middle Class.
Yet, none of the problems can be solved without first recognizing a far greater danger to the survival of the country.
The federal government and the media are, as institutions, hopelessly corrupt and, although we have elections, we no longer have representative government.
This election is not simply a contest between the Democrat and Republican ideologies, but a battle between the entrenched power of the bipartisan political establishment versus the freedom and well-being of the American people.
It is a conflict between those who want to adhere to the Constitution and the rule of law and those who wish to continue the practices of political expediency and crony capitalism.
It is a choice between a government of the people, by the people and for the people or “elective despotism” when lies, corruption and tyranny are embraced by the political-media establishment.
Americans now believe that we are no longer citizens of a republic, but subjects of an elected aristocracy, composed of a self-absorbed permanent political class, which serves the interests of international financiers at the expense of the American people. They maintain their authority by an ever-expanding and increasingly intrusive government and use a compliant media to manipulate public opinion in order to maintain the illusion of democracy.
From the perspective of the ruling class, elections have become little more than occasions to redistribute power between select political elites. For the international financiers, who fund the politicians, it does not matter who wins the election as long as they can continue to influence policy through lobbies and political donations.
To maintain control, both Democrats and Republicans have fostered a culture of dependency. Democrats create dependency by expanding federal mandates and increasing entitlements. Republicans promote dependency by limiting voter choice and co-opting or crushing independent candidates and grassroots political movements.
The federal government is now an industry competing with the private sector, but unconstrained by regulation and the rule of law, which has inevitably led to massive and widespread corruption.
Our political-media establishment is now characterized by executive overreach, legislative complicity, judicial partisanship and journalistic decadence.
It is a fundamental principle of democracy that the efficiency and effectiveness of government are directly dependent upon the trustworthiness of government officials as representatives and executors of the views and desires of the people.
It is time to take America back.
When the history of the Obama Administration is written, the epitaph will read, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, “Never in the course of American history, has so much harm, been done to so many, by so few.”
It is not by accident.
What we are witnessing is the product of eight years of Barack Obama and his divisive rhetoric and destructive policies.
Obama's "transformation" is a euphemism for the deliberate crippling and humbling of a great nation he fraudulently considers racist, oppressive, venal and dysfunctional.
It is not the imagination of conspiracy theorists and none of it is “home grown.”
There is an unholy alliance between the global political left and radical Islam, two totalitarian philosophies that have a shared hatred of Western civilization and Judeo-Christian democracy; and both are determined to extinguish liberty and subjugate the individual, either to Sharia or the state.
They cannot achieve global subjugation without first destroying the United States.
It can happen because America’s domestic enemies promulgate notions that attack the basis of our constitutional republic, which emphasizes the uniqueness and sacredness of the individual. They also promote policies that weaken our ability to transmit to the next generation the values and traditions upon which the United States was built.
Political correctness is part of that effort. Its aim is to narrow the range of thought in order to make independent thinking literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express those thoughts. It is accomplished through the systematic destruction of language as “microaggressions” or simply making statements that are patently untrue.
Anti-American, messianic political movements can only succeed when the individual believes that his or her actions are determined, not by personal freedom endowed by the Creator, but by the destiny of the community, controlled by a ruling elite of commissars or mullahs.
Most of the social chaos and extremism we are currently witnessing in our country is the product of a well-funded and well-organized anti-American, radical Islamo-leftist agenda — and an administration that enables rather than opposes the aims of our enemies.
I will not mince words.
To many Americans, the Democratic Party appears to be sympathetic to that agenda and promotes policies that undermine, not just the United States the sovereign nation, but our Constitution, our culture, our traditions, all of what "America" has come to mean.
Likewise, the Republican Party is dominated by globalists, obsessed with the acquisition of personal power and profit, uninterested and unwilling to defend the rights, liberties and well-being of American citizens. The GOP leadership has solidified its choice to no longer represent what had been its constituency, but to adopt the identity of junior partners in the ruling class.
Three years before the start of the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln said a government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free — that a house divided against itself cannot stand.
Likewise, a government separated from the people cannot stand.
It is time to take America back.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of, Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution.

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