This election season, heading in, my feelings were that it’s time to get rid of the federal government, shut the whole damn thing down, and let us start over again from scratch. Any candidate that would propose a $0 budget for the entire fiscal year, that would end social security and welfare and medicare and every program would not only get my vote, but I would donate the maximum allowable under law, and then get all my friends to do it too. And I would quit my job to campaign non-stop, even if it meant putting myself in poverty. I would rather be poor and truly free than rich and enslaved like I am today.
I want to see the Federal Government burn down to ashes, to return back to hell from whence it came, and to end all the greed and corruption that inhabit Washington DC. I want to see a new government rise from the ashes, one which carefully iterates what its limits are and lives by them, and pronounces its first and last duty is to secure individual rights and individual rights alone.
I am not alone in this sentiment. There are a lot of us out there, and it’s liberating to be able to say publicly that that’s what I truly want.
Donald Trump isn’t saying that’s what he’ll do. In fact, he’s proposing a larger, more invasive government. Granted, he wants to rearrange some deck chairs, and some of the rearrangements sound slightly appealing. However, he simply isn’t going to go nearly far enough.
What Donald J. Trump will do, however, is end the political elite as a powerful faction. By electing a populist, we send a message to DC that it had better understand there are a lot more of us than them, and we vote, a lot. A Trump presidency would send the corrupt elements of our government into CYA mode. They would have to actually try a little bit to not appear so obviously corrupt.
Trump may do “irrational” things like Andrew Jackson. I can see several things he might do that he doesn’t need congressional approval for. Let me list a few:
- Unshackling our troops so they can finish the wars we are in, wars that Obama desperately tried to make us lose.
- Unshackling the CIA, FBI, and other investigative bureaus to seek out and unmask the massive corruption in our system.
- Sending all of the IRS agents and staff on permanent, paid vacation.
- Sending all of the veteran’s affairs agents and staff on permanent, paid vacation, so that veterans can get actual help from the private sector rather than being used as pawns to generate favors and votes for sitting politicians.
- Calling out the inept and incompetent republicans who refuse to do their job and hold the executive branch accountable. Having someone like Trump in charge of the executive means that no one will feel shame for actually looking into the executive branch.
- Calling out world leaders for their idiocy. A good example of this is the kinds of things the president of the Philipines has been saying. A little truth, shouting that the emperor has no clothes, is a good thing.
So if you want to vote ‘NO!’ this year, vote Trump. It will get you as close as possible to the actual results you want to see.
4 years from now, there’ll be another election. We’ll have a lot better chance convincing people that the federal government should have limited, enumerated powers when someone like Trump is in charge.