Throughout the election, Mr. Trump was very vocal concerning his dislike for the current path American finds itself on, the need for a course correction, and that he was the best candidate to lead us down that now path. He promised to make America great again, but honestly he was not big on specifics. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t disagree with his assessment. However, I would have been a little more optimistic is there had been a few more details. But with the inauguration less than a month away, it appears we are finally getting a glimpse of what that future looks like.
Trump the candidate was excellent at pointing out what is wrong with the current administration and how Hillary Clinton was only going to hasten the destruction of America. He was also very good at pointing out what he would not do – continue the status quo, reward illegal behavior, make it impossible for the working man to get ahead or tolerate those who threatened America. These were all things the American people wanted and even needed to hear, but they were an end goal an objective and not a means of getting there. But in the month since the election, Trump the President-Elect has begun putting together a cabinet and list of advisors and in doing so has laid the ground work for how he will achieve those goals.
One of the areas candidate Trump was lacking in detail was Defense. Of course this is not surprising, as he had no military background himself and was without a regular, readily identified advisor on the subject. Supporters repeatedly claimed that if elected he would make up for that lack of experience by surrounding himself with those who did possess the knowledge, strong military minds who could advise him accordingly. Soon after being elected that is exactly what he did, selecting retired generals and well respected former military leaders for key positions throughout his cabinet and the White House. With these experienced warriors at his side, I envision an administration which will know the horrors of war, do what it takes to avoid it when possible, but be prepared to take the fight to our enemies when necessary. Reminds me of Teddy Roosevelt’s theory of “Carry a Big Stick”- something which helped establish America as a respected world power and can do so again.
Law and Order
Another often repeated message from Trump the candidate was one of both support for law enforcement and disdain for those who break the law by entering the country illegally, preying on American citizens or thumbing their noses at the rule of law. As President Trump enters office, he will be faced with two very serious problems which have plagued the current administration from the beginning – a lack of trust in law enforcement and what appears at times to be a daily attack on the men and women who protect our nation. I envision both being addressed almost immediately. First, I expect Trump to select an Attorney General who will cease the current practice of treating police officers as if they are the criminals – looking at department after department for any sign of political incorrectness. Next, the new administration will stop questioning every move law enforcement makes in the public forum – realizing that local and state law enforcement is outside the purview of the Federal government and should not be subject to the President’s daily second guessing. Finally, by doing both of the aforementioned actions, the new administration will not only build a stronger foundation for future trust, it will stop tearing down whatever trust may exist. Over time the lack of biased interference will allow the pendulum to once again swing towards a more moderate attitude as it always does.
Making Big Brother Smaller
After protecting the nation from its enemies and its citizens from crime, comes protecting those same citizens from the government itself. Under the current administration, the citizens have been subjected to increasing control over everything from oil exploration to the sale of ammunition. Over the past eight years, we have seen American businesses driven from our shores and dollars plucked from our pockets one executive order at a time. The same cabinet that will protect our borders, interests abroad and streets at home will also rein in the agencies the current administration has used as a means to furthering its own interests, rather than those supported by the people. Americans can expect to see increased oil & gas exploration here at home – the coal mines of the Northeast free to operate at peak performance – factories no longer hampered by crippling regulation & taxation and an end to trade deals which favor cheap overseas competitors, rather than the blue collar workers who elected Trump to begin with.
Do I think that President Trump will be the savior of American capable of righting all the wrongs that have ever befallen us? No, it will take more than a single administration to correct decades of putting America second. But it will be a start. Do I believe that Trump has all the answers, that he knows what is best for America in every instance? Again no, but I do believe he is surrounding himself with advisers who do possess the wisdom and experience necessary to decide what is best when the time comes. More importantly, I believe that the next four years will be one of an administration making decisions based on what is thought to be best for America, what will make America great again rather than what will leave behind the most impressive legacy.
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