Will A Trump Presidency Really Change Anything For The Better?

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This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at Alt-Market.com

I want to start this analysis by stating that I fully understand the whirlwind of public interest in Donald Trump’s campaign. However, for those that don’t get it, let me break it down for you.

A sizable portion of the American population considers themselves “conservative.” More than 38% of U.S. citizens, according to Gallup, hold conservative political and social views. Only 24% of the public considers themselves “liberal.” Now, I realize that the term “conservative” means different things to different people, so I would apply a simple rule to categorize them — a conservative is easiest to identify by his or her distaste for normally liberal ideological views. Beyond that, different factions of conservatives disagree on a whole host of issues.

The goal of any conservative candidate that hopes to be publicly “popular,” whether he actually intends to follow through with his promises or not, is to appear to be all things to all factions; to avoid alienating one faction to appease another. After he is elected (or, after he is placed in the oval office by the powers that be), he may abandon any care for appeasing any of his constituents. Until then, he plays the game so that Americans can maintain faith in the system for at least one moment every four years.

Trump’s popularity is predicated on the fact that past Republican candidates have done little to make friends with true conservatives and have not sought alliances with the factions of conservatism that have been growing in momentum and power the past two decades. In fact, the Republican candidates presented to the citizenry in recent memory have ALL had characteristics more akin to liberal Democrats than conservative stalwarts. Mitt Romney, for instance, was essentially a carbon copy of Barack Obama in terms of political policy and voting record, with only slightly greasier complexion and equally mysterious religious background.

Election after election, conservative Americans have been offered one RINO (Republican In Name Only) candidate after another: politicians whose rhetoric sounds principled but whose record is littered with big government policies, constitutional violations, and a disregard for the intentions of the founding fathers. It is very difficult to call yourself a “conservative” in America unless you respect (or at least claim to respect) the tenets of limited government, constitutional law, and a regard for the heritage of our founding principles. U.S. conservatives have not had a candidate sharing their views for a long time.

Democrats may finally be experiencing a similar disenchantment with establishment candidates considering the surprising popularity of Bernie Sanders this election. The problem is, democrats are trapped in the big government mindset and are for the most part a lost cause. Their anti-establishment candidate is a self-categorized socialist, after all. The only hope for a constitutional small government candidate and a return to our founding principles in politics rests in the hands of Republicans, being that third parties are quashed before they get a chance to put their foot in the door.

So, you have most if not all Democratic candidates working for bigger more powerful government which leads to increased corruption and less liberty. You also have most Republicans working for bigger and more powerful government and less liberty. And you have few, if any, candidates that represent the majority of voters seeking limited constitutional government.

Those of us in the liberty movement call this the “false left/right paradigm”. It is the most insidious form of social control present in our nation and it makes a mockery of the election process. That is to say, elections are now nothing more than a way for international financiers and elites to keep the masses in line by allowing them to believe (falsely) that they have a “choice” and thus power to determine the future of our country. In fact, our choice is contrived and we have no political power whatsoever. The rest of America is finally starting to become aware of the false paradigm that liberty proponents have been warning about for generations. Is it any wonder that people are becoming fed up with the system?

The genius of Donald Trump as an election figure is that he has little to no political history. He does not have an extensive legislative or voting record that we can look back on and determine where he stands. His political affiliations have been all over the place with him identifying as a Democrat at one time, Republican at other times, and even independent. Most of us cannot really judge his potential based on this. Hell, I was a registered Democrat early in my life, so how can I hold it against Trump?

Beyond Trump’s rather disturbing past affiliation and friendship with the Clintons, he is otherwise a blank political slate. And as a blank slate, Trump can in fact present himself as all things to all people.

The other ingenious aspect of the Trump campaign is really who he is running against — Hillary Clinton, a rabidly liberal candidate even more hated than Barack Obama. A candidate with a potentially serious criminal record and a penchant for an outright communistic world view far beyond that of Bernie Sanders. Those of us who have been in the writing field for a long time and have dabbled in fiction know that in order to create a fantastic hero, you must first put even more work into creating a fantastic villain. The hero is nothing without the villain.

The unmitigated horror inherent in the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency is like adding jet fuel to the Trump campaign. (And yes, I am assuming according to the results of the primaries so far that the final election will be between Trump and Clinton).

Donald Trump appears to be the perfect antithesis to Hillary Clinton. He is loud and boisterous and a bit obnoxious. He trash talks and says whatever he wants to the torment of liberals. He stomps on the throats of the political correctness police and doesn’t care if they call him a racist or a sexist or a misogynist. And, Americans LOVE IT. They can’t get enough of it.

Conservatives are so tired of cultural Marxists, crazy feminists, the leftist domination of media, PC thought crime, forced immigration policies and the protection of illegal immigration, paying for social entitlement programs, etc., that they are ready to explode. They are, in fact, ready to go to war. I would even dare to say that a Clinton presidency would lead directly to guaranteed outright civil war. This is not an exaggeration.

So, the real question is, is Trump a reflection of the frustration and defiance of the conservative population, or, is he a clever ruse by the establishment to co-opt and placate the conservative population before we rebel?

Again, without much political background to examine and only rhetoric to go by, Trump is a mystery. If Trump is a legitimate anti-establishment candidate, then here are some of the actions he would have to pursue in order to prove it.

1) The complete reversal of every unconstitutional Obama Administration and Bush Administration executive order.

2) The pursuit of removal of the indefinite detention provisions and secret tribunals contained in the NDAA.

3) The removal of FISA, and the end of the invasion of privacy and other violations of the 4th Amendment by the NSA against American citizens.

4) The end of secretive executive powers of assassination, including the assassination of American citizens without trial.

5) The dismantling of the Department of Homeland Security in light of abuses of constitutional limits.

6) The complete reversal of Obamacare.

7) The immediate end to all refugee relocation programs related to the Middle East and Syria.

8) The true enforcement of illegal immigration laws and border controls.

9) The encouragement of states to assert their right to protect their borders based on the 10th Amendment.

10) An immediate call for an independent investigation into the immigration policies of the Obama Administration.

11) An immediate independent investigation into the Benghazi attacks.

12) An immediate independent investigation into the ATF’s “Fast and Furious” gun running program.

13) An immediate independent investigation into the involvement of covert intelligence agencies and the Department of Defense in the funding and training of ISIS.

14) An immediate call for an independent investigation of corruption within the election process itself, as well as the influence of international banks and corporations in the election process.

15) The removal of unfair restrictions that prevent third party and independent candidates from participation in public debates.

16) An immediate call for an investigative audit of the Federal Reserve as well as the pursuit of dismantling the fed and transitioning America back into constitutional sound money creation.

17) An investigation into U.S. relations with the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and the Bank of International Settlements with the intention of ending all ties to said organizations if and when criminal conduct is discovered.

18) An end to the revolving door of banking elites cycling through various cabinet positions within the White House.

19) An immediate investigation into the influence of international financiers and globalist think tanks like the Council On Foreign Relations and their efforts to destroy the national sovereignty of the U.S.

20) The end of globalization of U.S. foreign policy and economic policy which has weakened America, and the return to a more independent and self reliant American economic and defense infrastructure.

I’m sure that readers can think of many other potential actions that would help to prove beyond a doubt that Donald Trump is the kind of anti-establishment firebrand he presents himself to be. If Trump does take such measures during his presidency, then he may be a president worth supporting, or even fighting for. If he pursues few or none of these measures, however, we can be relatively certain he is just another establishment puppet playing his part in the false left/right paradigm leading America toward oblivion.

Whatever Trump is, his popularity does indicate a rising tide of discontent within the U.S. The insane circus atmosphere of election 2016 is no coincidence; it is a perfect representation of the overflowing tensions that permeate our culture and are leading to potential earth shattering conflict. Keep in mind that America’s economic situation was already decided back in 2008 and will only become worse as we move into the election season. Whatever tensions we see now will only multiply as financial crisis becomes more apparent to the masses.

The idea that a Trump presidency will change much of anything is a rather farfetched one in my view. Trump’s popularity only suggests that people are seeking alternatives. The damage to America has for the most part already been done, and there will be no avoiding the consequences. That said, how we rebuild can still be determined. No political leader including Trump will ever be able to heal the American system or the American psyche, but the efforts of millions of independent and liberty minded Americans can. We have a long and terrible struggle ahead of us, but to look at it from an “optimistic” perspective, at least Americans are becoming sick of the status quo. That is a start.

Comments

  1. prickly 20 March, 2016, 22:26

    I am wondering whose side oath keepers will be on in the upcoming revolution?http://counterjihadreport.com/2016/03/17/muslims-want-a-revolution-in-america/

    The woman calling for revolution in the above article works for DHS “vetting” Muslim refugees.

    Does our Constitution call for the freedom of worship of those who want the very downfall of Western civilization?

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    • Brandon Smith Author 21 March, 2016, 01:30

      People have the constitutional right to believe whatever they want to believe, even if that belief is hostile to the constitution itself. That is the nature of a free society. However, people DO NOT have the right to act on their hostile beliefs in an effort to harm others or take away their liberties, this includes Islamic extremists or anyone else for that matter.

      Once they do, they become subject to the law, and possibly private retribution depending on the circumstances. There are consequences for hostile actions.

      That said, though, if you are seeking consequences and are willing to enact consequences against people based merely on their beliefs, rather than their actions, then you are not a constitutionalist. There is no such thing as thought crime in a constitutional republic, and punishers of though crime are either communists or fascists.

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      • Wingnut 23 March, 2016, 17:08

        Great and well presented article, Mr. Smith. Tried to print it out but was unable too? Are OK articles not printable? Keep up the good work!

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  2. Churchill 21 March, 2016, 01:54

    Very well said article..As like Obamacare, many will vote for Trump before they are allowed to read, or capable of reading him. As, their too busy listening to him. One should use extreme caution and be well armed when consenting to another to rule and and have power over them. Authoritarianism rides the rails and it offloads and onloads on either side, both left and right. Labels mean little when falsely advertised. As, to what might be bought/sold in the political perishable produce and meat markets might later prove to be bittersweet and nauseating creating an upheaval. I believe my comment to be rather quite relevant to Obama’s previous elections and now, towards Trumps desires. Some Candidates might could be referred to as candid dates as that is what current affairs are all about. Consent/vote I not, lest the book be unwrapped and made public, with the title and forward readable, in English as with the publishing and copyright dates and no pages missing.

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  3. flinter 21 March, 2016, 05:21

    I totally agree with this article. It is what I have been trying to tell others for years. The problem is that most do not listen or simply do not care. Tom Brady and deflategate are so much more important to them. It makes me feel sick to my stomach and creates a feeling of hopelessness.
    I do believe one thing for certain….If Hitlery becomes president…We WILL find ourselves in the midst of a civil war at some point and I seriously doubt that trump cause anything less either.
    The way I see things….Trump is nothing more than a phony and was placed among us by the establishment to maintain control of the people for the sole purpose of maintaining control of the people. I trust no one connected to this corrupt and unconstitutional government.

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  4. Ed 21 March, 2016, 09:19

    Trump sure taps into the anger of poor white working folks who are getting poorer. His tax proposals would gut the budget and amount to a massive give away to the one percent. Rich get richer and the rest of us get to enjoy our infrastructure regressing to a Honduras level. I don’t think he will actually help those who follow him. I just hope the Oath Keepers keep it in their pants and don’t do some stupid like showing up at the Republican convention with guns.

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    • Cal 22 March, 2016, 11:17

      And what is your response to the UN military being at our elections for the last 2 or 3 to see that they “go as planned” with no disruption?

      This is fine that a foreign entity brings their military – yes, including US military that is following UN/NATO orders – to lord it over OUR USDA elections? That is okay?

      I am not saying to cause problems, but DEFENDING our nation is not starting problems. I am saying that the UN?NATO forces must not be allowed on US soil to see that our elections run the way they want and NOT as Americans desire That IS a military invasion for the purposes of destroying our nation through Election Fraud backed up by armed foreign forces in my opinion.

      That is what we have allowed done in other nations, and some of you that served were there as the UN/NATO/US enforcement arm. Are you going to be the enforcement arm against our own, YOUR OWN, nation? To put into power someone the American people do NOT want, though the false corporate and pentagon owned/controlled media makes if falsely seem as if they do.

      Where do we stand here? Do we stand at all?

      Can those of America who are actually now serving as the UN/NATO military enforcement arm be taught the US Constitution and about OUR LEGITIMATE government?

      What about the rampant election fraud committed by the voting machines? This has been ongoing for decades.

      The Trump popularity is because he is – pretense or not – supposedly standing for the US Constitution. There is a video out that shows that he also did so (not as a candidate) back when he was young. But with the “new” software that allows anything to be shown as a video in actual real time makes anything we view suspect.

      Basically for me, the corporate/Pentagon owned and controlled media posts lots of Trump stuff – that alone makes him suspect to me. Remember Ron Paul, he was rarely covered, and when he was, it was barely a line. I personally believe that was real. This, is all suspect.

      The only rudder we have in this fog of illusion and propaganda IS the US Constitution. It is our solid, our guide.

      Patrick Henry: “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

      Ellingham v. Dye, 231 U. S. 250: “A constitution is designated as a supreme enactment, a fundamental act of legislation by the people of the state. A constitution is legislation direct from the people acting in their sovereign capacity, while a statute is legislation from their representatives, SUBJECT TO LIMITATIONS PRESCRIBED BY THE SUPERIOR AUTHORITY.” (caps are mine)

      Du Pont v. Du Pont, 85 A 724: “The basic purpose of a written constitution has a two-fold aspect, first securing [not granting] to the people of certain unchangeable rights and remedies, and second, the curtailment of unrestricted governmental activity within certain defined spheres.”

      Vanhorne v. Dorrance, supra: “The constitution of a state is stable and permanent, not to be worked upon the temper of the times, not to rise and fall with the tide of events. Notwithstanding the competition of opposing interests, and the violence of contending parties, it remains firm and immoveable, as a mountain amidst the strife and storms, or a rock in the ocean amidst the raging of the waves.”

      Suth. Stat. Const., p. 44, note 1: “The authority of the organic law is universally acknowledged; it speaks the sovereign will of the people; its injunction regarding the process of legislation is as authoritative as are those touching the substance of it.”

      Ware v. Hylton, 3 Dall. 199: “The constitution of a state is the fundamental law of the State.”

      Van Horne v. Dorrance, 2 Dall. 304: “What is a constitution? It is the form of government, delineated by the mighty hand of the people, in which certain first principles of fundamental laws are established.”

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      • Cal 24 March, 2016, 16:07

        Sorry all for the miss type in this sentence here

        “This is fine that a foreign entity brings their military – yes, including US military that is following UN/NATO orders – to lord it over OUR USDA elections?

        Should read as “This is fine that a foreign entity brings their military – yes, including US military that is following UN/NATO orders – to lord it over OUR USA elections?”

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      • Conservativefirst 14 May, 2016, 22:01

        The John Birch Society is actually warming up to Trump. Apparently, buying national elections is not as easy as the Koch boys thought it was. When all is said and done, close to a BILLION dollars will have been spent by the oligarchs during the 2016 election cycle.

        The GOP voters REJECTED every one of their prized and defective candidates. OUCH! Billionaires care not about money, but WINNING. The GOP invented Trump. He’s ALL YOURS conservatives. Remember … GOP Personal Responsibility Doctrine. Actions have consequences. Maybe you should keep your collective legs closed and not spread them for every lunatic that wants….
        Just a suggestion.

        [Five words deleted by Elias Alias, editor]

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  5. Greg B. 21 March, 2016, 10:17

    At this point he’s better than nothing, certainly better than Hillary. It’s a pity that Rand Paul isn’t running anymore since candidates like him are eliminated from the race before they even have a chance to run.

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  6. SIO 21 March, 2016, 13:19

    I thought if memory serves me a bit that Trump in the early days said he would only serve for one term? If this is still the case he will do very little and will only be a bump in the process.

    How can he or anyone else do anything of meaning unless he sends all fed employees packing and starts over, period. Just not possible (IMO), cutting out a little cancer only prolongs the end.

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  7. Rabid vDog 21 March, 2016, 19:13

    Anyone on the fence about Trump should watch this 1988 video interview between Trump and Oprah. He has not changed his foreign policy views one bit.

    I agree that a civil war under a Clinton regime is about 100% likely, and 100% under a Trump presidency. It’s a no win situation of how the divide in this country will react, but one thing is for sure….under a Hillary Clinton regime, communism will raise its ugly head and all-out gun confiscation will ensue.

    Trump is all we’ve got….and the left/right paradigm is bent-on putting communism into power. If Trump splits from the GOP, WE MUST ALL SPLIT WITH HIM.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZpMJeynBeg

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    • Cal 24 March, 2016, 16:12

      So basically you are saying let election fraud continue and we the people will continue to vote those PUT INTO POSITION to become a part of OUR government?

      How about if we make OUR elections, our voice honest again instead of allowing this “stuff” to continue?

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      • Tuaca 7 November, 2016, 13:12

        How about if you check yourself. Only US citizens can vote!!! I’ll bet you are not a US citizen because you don’t meet the requirements.

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  8. Chip 22 March, 2016, 07:47

    If Trump is somehow part of an Establishment con game as some in the Liberty movement are quick to espouse, then we are all toast. On the other hand, if Hillary becomes 45, we are also toast. I myself don’t see a Trump con. I see a guy no one saw coming. And when they did, the Washington Ruling Class of arrogance and hubris shrugged him off. With all due respect to the con-pushers, I don’t believe it is possible to fake the level of panic we are all witnessing. As far as Oath Keepers in Cleveland, I would LOVE to see Kasich, the County Sheriff, the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce and Chief of Police ask Oath Keepers to come in to help keep the peace! I can dream…

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  9. Deborah 22 March, 2016, 08:29

    Rabid vDog, I was thinking the same but now hear his son in law advises him on certain foreign affairs.
    All puppets. One sings religion, look out. So disappointed. Wouldn’t the people lean more towards a military constitution leader, but none of them ran this race. Why?

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    • Rabid vDog 25 March, 2016, 08:36

      Deborah, all of us are in between a rock and hard spot with this election. We know that Cruz is a puppet globalist, like his wife, and Kasich just ain’t got the jism. Hillary or Bernie will draw us further into a communist way of living in AmeriKa, so what’s left?

      THEY will do everything they can to keep Trump from upsetting their plans for a New World Order.

      As THEY watch their prime candidate puppet Hillary numbers drop this year as she comes closer to an indictment, her party could easily throw-in Kerry, Bloomberg, or Biden.

      We can still win if Trump doesn’t get assassinated or his numbers do not drop, but must increase for a landslide. Then and only then, with a landslide, under the GOP flag or Independent, if he is not president and Hillary is put in there anyway….I think that is when certain military leaders will come out of the closet and all hell will break loose.

      That’s when we could see a military take-over of which WE would have to support, or take your medicine and be a good communist citizen.

      America is way too diverse (by design) for anyone to think a revolution is possible without military participation. Law enforcement would slowly fall into step….but will be a hurdle at first, because it’s all about the paycheck and pension (which they will lose anyway).

      That would also cause the United Nations to step-in and that’s when it gets real interesting.

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  10. Dave 22 March, 2016, 23:11

    I think Trump has already accomplished a lot. He has helped the republican voters, give the GOPe elitist, the middle finger. We have finally shown the GOPe that we are tired of their wet noodle leadership, and want real conservatives in office, not RINO’s. If he becomes president, He may only accomplish appointing conservative judges, and hopefully getting rid of some trade agreements, but that is a step in the right direction. Hilliar is a prime example of laws applying only to us. For the crimes she has committed, she should have been locked up months ago. There is the Elites and the Peasants…..throughout history.

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  11. flinter 23 March, 2016, 11:31

    There is something everyone here needs to understand. I watched c-span a few months ago and I do not remember what bill they were debating but every single senator who went to the podium during that broadcast identified themselves as ” republican “. each and every one of them started their speeches with ” Mr Speaker “. Each and every one of them made reference to their love of ” our Democracy”. When the camera panned around the room, Every seat was empty. Not a single soul in the chamber. Who were these people talking to when they said ” Mr Speaker…??? Not for nothing, but if you favor democracy, Does that not make you a DEMOCRAT…???
    Last I knew…This nation was founded as a REPUBLIC. In fact….Our own constitution guarentees a REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT…does it not..???
    These people who are calling themselves “REPUBLICANS” are actually ” DEMOCRATS”…are they not..???
    Food for thought folks. Our government is De Facto…..

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  12. Tank 24 March, 2016, 03:10

    Rand Paul is still on primary ballots I hear.
    I don’t care what the folks say, Paul is the way to go for a restrained government.

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  13. Dirk Willia,s 24 March, 2016, 09:36

    Great article. I don’t always agree with what you pen, however you make me think things thru. Isn’t that what this is all about. Making one think, and determine ones directions.

    As for Trump, I’m in all the way. Change, maybe, maybe not. . When big business, and the RNC try to eat their own, I’m pleased. The oligarchs are truly concerned about Trump, and his not being beholden to them. Clinton is a common criminal, wouldn’t it be interesting if after election, Trump turns toe dogs loose, and goes after these deep state piles of shit.

    If trump accomplishes 3 things on your well thought out list, I’d be pleased. I think he will be a wise and involved president. I think world order will ” balance” with him at the helm. China, India, Mexico, fear him. Putin respects him, and I seem to think these two guys can work together for the good of all.

    Face it Brandon, the world is broke, the bankers/oligarchs are seriously trying to pull the WWIII plan out, to hide their actions. To consolidate their power, and complete the NWO project. I don’t think Trump will allow this to happen. The down side is, elections are along ways off, and the RNC, will do anything to unseat trump. I would not be surprised to see them push their agenda WWIII, to keep trump out. IF they, should trigger this event, my guess is that they, not those who we wage war against will become the first targets.

    Face it, literally 200 people selectively removed would change the completion of this world.

    Brandon folks like you stepping up and putting it on paper for all to see, is also changing the views of many across this great nation.

    Dirk Williams

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  14. Edwin Vieira 28 March, 2016, 20:54

    The article sets out an excellent “to do” list. One should add, however, at the very top, the immediate use of two provisions of the U.S. Code: namely, Title 10, secs. 322 and 333; and Title 12, sec. 95(a).

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