Major Disagreements on Principle
See that small crack in the wall? As the tremors President Donald J. Trump himself has created shake the foundation of our very republic, we are watching that crack widen and spawn others, threatening the democracy of the United States of America.
There was a time in the last two years, when those words would have been greeted with the admonishment that I was being unreasonable, and that Trump was a good president. His fans would say, “Why are you freaking out? You’ll see it all work out.” It hasn’t. It won’t. It can’t. Donald Trump is disruptive, in a very unproductive way.
The Generals are all leaving him now. Those Generals he so aligned himself with during the campaign so that the America public might see him as the Command-in-Chief we need, rather than the boisterous buffoon he’s always been. The retired military leaders stood on stage with him and waved their hands. One even led the chant of “Lock her up,” but in the end, they were just props for the Donald Show, one we hope doesn’t get renewed for a second season.
People like General Kelly and General Flynn are ideologs Trump used and then threw away. General James N. Mattis, our former Secretary of Defense, is a man of honor and honesty. I said in my book, Donald Trump: Repeal, Replace, Impeach, that Trump picked him based solely on the fact he liked saying his nickname, “Mad Dog Mattis.” While that was unfair to General Mattis, it probably is truer than most of what Trump has said in the past two years.
We have found ourselves in many major disagreements on principle with Donald J. Trump. Things aren’t getting better, they are getting worse. Before we get to February, when Trump will push a partisan into the role of Secretary of Defense, let’s look at Jim Mattis’ serious words.
One line that probably stung Trump the hardest, “One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships.” This brings America to the real debate we’ve been having for the last two or three years, “globalist” vs. “nationalist.” This conundrum Trump has forced to the forefront has been fabricated into the farce one could cynically call the Trump Doctrine.
Mattis is a smart man. He understands how the world works far better than Donald Trump ever will. Let’s think of the world as a giant tree. Some people see only the branches and the limbs but never consider the root system that feeds and supports the mighty plant. Trump sees only the tree. He’s happy when it’s in bloom and fully green, but turns against it when the leaves turn brown and drop to the ground. He would rather cut the tree down and sell the wood, than understand what is really going on. He’s not someone you want leading a country during the autumn and winter months.
We are entering the winter of his presidency and we must shore up our institutions to deal with this bad leader. All the countries of the world are linked. They are the root system that keeps democracy and democracies alive. The principles we bring to the world order are smart strategies based on history, military strength and, most importantly, our calm resolve in the face of calamities. Donald J. Trump is the wrong person to lead the greatest country in the world. He is not worthy.
What Jim Mattis has brought to light is the veracity that Trump has pissed off our allies and given some of the dastardliest regimes a chance to grow. These weeds are out to hurt our allies and eventually take advantage of the United States of America. Mattis has told truth, and for that I respect him greatly.
Donald Trump doesn’t believe in America, he believes in Donald Trump. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis pointed out that, “… we must use all tools of American power to provide for the common defense, including providing effective leadership to our alliances.” And with that line, the head of the pentagon and all our troops was saying that the President is not a good leader. 60% of America already knows this and more Republicans are finally coming to their senses. We have two choices, wait until 2020 and elect someone else, or IMPEACH TRUMP NOW!
America is more than one man. We will survive the departure of Generals Mattis and Kelly, and we certainly don’t need a traitor like Michael Flynn anywhere near the White House, but the natives are restless. People are seeing the results of terrible domestic and foreign policies that have wrought worrisome disarray and disorder. As the true American hero John McCain said, “It’s time we get back to regular order.” And, I might add, as soon as possible.
Ask the farmer who has storehouses full of soybeans he can’t sell. Trump has no idea what he’s doing with trade. Ask the single mother of three who received absolutely no benefit from Trump’s imaginary tax cut. Our child-in-chief has no idea what it’s like to live in American without vast sums of money. Ask the Florida small businesses that were forced to close due to dead fish on the beach. Trump’s environmental policies and “theories” will destroy our land and value as a nation.
We are all Americans, and until we get a president who is there for ALL OF AMERICA, we are less than great. Trump is destroying our nation. I implore both Democrats and Republicans to create an exit strategy for Trump. After he pulls all the troops out of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, the Middle East will dissolve to chaos. That will not be good for Israel or America. TRUMP is the PROBLEM. Let’s fix it, now!