Rick William Elkin was born in Pasadena, California,
It is becoming more and more obvious to me that only Donald Trump will end the assault on the sovereignty of America. By that I mean, no other candidate has made the same unilateral commitment to 'build a wall' along the Southern border, and to stop illegal immigration altogether. To start vetting legal immigrants to determine their reasons for wanting or needing to come to America. To have the backs of our Immigration and Naturalization employees. To stop feeding the need for cheap and unaccountable labor that is killing our middle class. To reverse the transnational corporate trend to incorporate in foreign tax havens.
Only Trump has the opportunity, and the huevos, to take on the fascism of political correctness, the destruction of our patriotic pride by an academic army of leftist professors and the mainstream media. Only Trump can fight back for truth and fairness in news reporting, for fair trade practices that disenfranchise small business and the value of the dollar. He is standing out in the rarified air the other candidates must breathe to survive.
As much as I like and appreciate Ted Cruz, he is just too close to the monied corporate interests that have been running this country into the ground. His advisors are many of the pointy headed intellectuals who have mismanaged our country into the mess we find ourselves in today. He has Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush on board, so what did he have to promise for their support?
John Kasich is an avowed open borders advocate and his empathy with troubled families is something he uses to please the corporate backers who no longer have a puppet to manipulate, so they will find the weakest link. Those same powerful self interested consortiums are kicking themselves now, because they didn't see this dilemma coming, thinking their man, Jeb Bush was a shoe in.
Just look at the latest Wikileaks release that exposes hundreds, if not thousands of mainstream political and business leaders around the world who are scamming the system to enrich themselves and their friends and relatives. Unfortunately, the truth is, this kind of corruption and greed is probably more the norm than the exception. And unless a tornado-like administration lead by an independent like Trump manages to come to power, not much will come of this latest diabolical disclosure.
No Democrat is even seriously talking about these issues, because their very survival depends on bringing new voters into their tent, and driving business into retreat so government can come in and act like a white knight, offering more services and dependency. When times are tough, the democrats recruit, so they perpetuate problems rather than solve them.
Immigration may seem like a tangential issue, but along with extreme tax reform, I believe it is the single most important platform on which America can recover its financial footing and build a new legacy of world leadership and stability. Stability can only exist where a country can identify, support and promote it's most valuable assets, its people. The human resources that once powered this country have been diminished by an unrelenting redistribution of functions our middle class used to perform. We are rapidly approaching a point that eerily mirrors the events that triggered the tax revolt that lead to the Boston Tea Party.
If there is anyone in the race for Chief Executive who can do something about this, it is Trump. He will be beholden to no powerful interests. Billionaires can buy just about anything, but they can't buy another billionaire.
Will he? That, my friends is the $64K question….
Mainstream economists will say, if Trumps protectionist policies ever come to fruition,wait until Americans have to pay $3K for their cellphones, then what will happen?
It may be true that our costs will go up if we bring manufacturing jobs home, but it is also possible that when the balance of trade is restored, when nations stop revaluing their money, when major employers can no longer enact corporate inversions and when Americans are earning good wages again, we may be happy to pay $3K for our fancy phones! At that point, maybe we won't have to.
It is all relative.
What is important is to recognize the pain and suffering our people are living with, how most people have enormous debt service, unpaid medical needs and unfunded retirements, and little or no discretionary savings. You wouldn't know it if all you ever visit are major cities in large metropolitan areas, because so many residents are receiving enormous government subsidies and the intellectual class is raking in millions from high tech industries, but once you venture into the heartland, there is a pall of sadness and despair that is as thick as a morning fog on the Monterey Peninsula.
If you are paying attention to the nomination race, all of the mainstream Republicans are screaming bloody murder! They act as if they haven't been given any credit for doing such a good job for the past forty years. They cannot believe that anyone would suggest that a boorish, rude and crude billionaire would get any votes, especially since the Republican establishment is so trustworthy and proven!
Establishment Republicans have been drinking heavily from the kool aid dispenser!
So we hear, "if we let this fake conservative lead the party, there won't be a party any more. The conservative movement will die!" I haven't heard the phrase 'conservative movement' used so many times since Barry Goldwater, who was also marginalized and banished by 'the Party.' If you read a history of the Republican Party, you will not see much in it praising Goldwater.
The Republican party is doing to conservatism what Radical Islam is doing to the Muslim religion. It is trying to hijack it to work for the huge international business consortiums that do not operate in a conservative manner, do not support conservative leaders like Ben Carson, Ron Paul or Rush Limbaugh. They pretend to be for conservative principles, but when the legislative chips are down about issues like corporate subsidies, drug patent protectionism, planned Parenthood, traditional marriage or school choice, gun control and illegal and mismanaged immigration, they are nowhere to be found.
George Bush was given all kinds of advice about the growing immigration problem, and he ignored it. When Steve Forbes ran for President, his flat tax ideas were trashed and he was quickly dismissed by the Party. When the global collapse occurred in 2008, then President Bush was quickly converted to a government bailout supporter, exposing his 'compassionate conservatism' as a construct designed to win over Latinos to beat Al Gore. Bush had let the budget explode and the nation's debt to hemorrhage.
In instance after instance, the Republican Party has wimped out on every important 'conservative' legislative offering put before the Congress. Can you name one important 'conservative' victory since Reagan? So who are all these 'conservatives' who are suddenly such experts on what makes a 'conservative?'
The idea that the 'conservative movement' is something that would suffer should Trump persist, is a myth. It has been suffering since Ronald Reagan left the Oval Office. The modern day Republican Party is the Democratic Party Light. It may have less calories, but it has the same disgusting taste.