Make America great again
By Dr. Robert Owens
I know a very intelligent man who says, “All politicians lie, the good ones do it convincingly.”
The Donald won his miraculous victory based on promises that built an agenda to make America great again. These promises basically said that he would address three areas, the economy, the wall, and taxes. How’s he doing so far?
The S&P 500 has added more than two trillion in market value since Trump's election. This is an astounding run for a bull market. Records have been broken, and broken, and then broken again.
I call this the Trump Bump.
Economy growing: check.
What about the wall?
Homeland Security has issued a waiver to certain laws, regulations and other legal requirements to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers in the vicinity of the international border near Calexico, California. The waiver was published in the Federal Register today so construction of the border wall can begin.
How can this be? I thought from hearing the media cartels storyline that this would never happen.
In legislation already on the books Congress provided the Secretary of Homeland Security with a number of authorities necessary to carry out its border security mission.
Current law provides that the Secretary of Homeland Security shall take such actions as may be necessary to install additional physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the United States border to deter illegal crossings in areas of high illegal entry into the United States. In laws already in effect Congress called for the installation of additional fencing, barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors on the southwest border. In this legislation Congress granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security the authority to waive all legal requirements that the Secretary, in his sole discretion, determines necessary to ensure the expeditious construction of the barriers and roads authorized.
DHS is implementing President Trump's Executive Order 13767, Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, enforcing laws already on the books laws that’ve been unenforced for years and is taking steps to immediately plan, design and construct a physical wall along the southern border, using appropriate materials and technology to most effectively achieve complete operational control of the border.
In other words despite the fake news the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media keep spinning President Trump is moving forward with his promise to build the wall.
Wall underway: Check.
What about taxes?
For years I’ve predicted that if we would reform the bewildering tax code, personally I advocate for a flat tax of 15%, lower the corporate tax, allow the repatriation of foreign holdings, and scale back regulation our economy would take off like a rocket. The Trump administration is eliminating sixteen regulations for every new one. Throw tax reform into the mix and maybe we’re about to see if that prediction has been valid. Two trillion in growth may pale in comparison to what Americans can do if we remove the shackles forged by the anti-capitalist Progressives over the last twenty-nine years.
If we can corral enough RINOs we can pass the president’s tax reform plan.
Donald Trump promised that if we elected him together we would make America great again. Since the day of his election he’s been under assault by the establishment. It’s been unrelenting and according to the latest survey coverage has been 91% negative. It’s become so ludicrous that if the President walked on water the headline would be, “Trump can’t swim!” If he changed water into wine it would be, “Trump encourages alcoholism!” And if he raised the dead it would be, “Trump attacks the funeral parlor industry!”
Even the politically blind can see through this haze of bias and partisanship disguised as journalism. Even those made deaf by Progressive indoctrination disguised as education can hear that the political hacks and their media megaphone are doing a hatchet job on a man who sacrificed a life as a successful entrepreneur to work a thankless job for the benefit of his country.
Why? What could induce someone to leave a life of luxury surrounded by a loving family all working together to accomplish great things? Why would one of the most successful builders in American history leave his own plans in the hands of others to take on a job draining a swamp? Why give up the life of a super star idolized and lionized by millions to be caricatured and hated by those driven mad because they didn’t get their way?
To make America great again that’s why.
Remember the man who said, “All politicians lie, the good ones do it convincingly.” My vote went to a non-politician because I hoped a businessman might tell me the truth.
Let’s dedicate ourselves to doing anything and everything we can to support the President in his goal. Contact your Senators. Call your Representative. Let them know that you want them to help not hinder the President. Let them know you want them to forget about getting themselves re-elected and instead work to Make America Great Again!
Dr. Robert Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens