I didn’t want him, I didn’t vote for him, and I’m still very skeptical of him; yet President Trump can now show us whether the status quo in Washington can be curb stomped into better shape, or if the swamp monsters will mutate into something worse.
Here are seven ways President Trump can earn my vote in 2020.
- Eliminate One Federal Agency
Yes, this is a stretch, but I’m a libertarian, so my expectations are always ridiculously unrealistic per the mainstream. After all, it’s crazy to think that we should get rid of agencies that are unnecessary, wasteful, and unconstitutional, right (insert obvious sarcasm here)?
The FDA, FCC, DHS, DOE, you name it and it can probably be abolished. If he can accomplish this one thing he wins my silence, that I promise.
- National Firearm Reciprocity
No, I understand what you’re probably thinking and the answer to this isn’t through executive action. The answer is in proposing legislation that would knock down stupid firearm laws that turn law abiding citizens into criminals.
A current bill has already been proposed by Congressman Richard Hudson which will grant reciprocity for Americans who can carry concealed firearms in their home states.
Erich Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America, said: “We are constantly hearing from law-abiding Americans who want to drive from Florida to northern New England—and are confronted by up 15 different sets of state laws. You can cross a state line in an instant—frequently without warning. And not being able to distinguish between the laws of New Hampshire, New Jersey, and New York may mean the difference between lawful conduct and a twenty-year prison sentence.”
This isn’t a state vs. federal issue, this is a liberty vs. tyranny issue to its core, and if Trump really is a pro-Second Amendment president, supporting and signing this legislation into law is a no brainer.
- Reign in Ridiculous Spending
Rhetoric and action are two separate things, and with Trump’s transition coming way under budget, would it surprise you if he could actually pull off cutting 10% of the federal budget? I’d consider anything under the Obama habit (spend baby spend) an accomplishment in and of itself.
- Unleash Our Energy Sector
Hey Republicans! Do you know what’s a bigger threat than terrorism? Being at the beck and call of foreign sugar daddies, like Saudi Arabia. Can you imagine how many jobs could be created, how much technology could be innovated, and how much money would be made domestically if we tapped into our own oil and natural gas resources? Removing Obama’s stupid green energy policies, ending the war on coal, and expanding our offshore drilling will make the United States an energy leader, and end our dependence on foreign energy.
- Repeal Obamacare
This argument is done, it’s a failure, it’s a scam. Republicans are already pushing legislation, and have passed measures to begin phasing it out. President Trump has flip flopped on this issue (regarding ACA) from the moment he announced his campaign to when he got inaugurated. Kill Obamacare while you still have the chance, because this opportunity might never present itself again.
- Defund Planned Parenthood
Regardless of whether you are pro-choice or pro-life, this is a non-issue if you stand against crony capitalism and federal spending on private entities. The crimes are endless and the facts are clear, Planned Parenthood is a criminal enterprise which President Trump should cut funding to ASAP!
- School Choice That Empowers Everyone
Education is a state sponsored monopoly. Republicans kind of get it, and Democrats don’t get it at all. I have to commend President Trump’s consistent platform regarding school choice, voucher programs, and other initiatives that would empower children and families across the nation to choose how they learn, and where they learn, on their own terms. The quickest way to empower an individual is to allow them to empower themselves, and school choice is paramount.
* Remso W. Martinez is the host of the Remso Republic podcast. You can learn more at his website, www.remsorepublic.com
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