Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 16:42

 


American politics involves the Water Fountain Mentality. When one person is at the water fountain, a line may form. But seldom is the drinker urged to move along so others can get a drink. They stand and wait, wait, wait their turn.

Many elected officials treat their position as their personal water fountain. But elected offices belong to the citizens of the United States, not to office-holders. Swamps are created when even good water sits in one place too long.

Citizens have a right to make any political primary a challenged race.
Republicans have more right to unseat an incumbent Republican than do Democrats.
The water fountain mentality is not valid in US politics.

This is why I am encouraging contested GOP Primary races against members of Congress who are not pro- Trump. I have heard that rumble of discontent in many states, including here in Nebraska.

We need multiple pro-life, pro-Trump candidates. And we should expect that all involved would act with ‘civic grace’, as Cory Booker says, and welcome this expression of grass roots politics.

Imagine if any Nebraska Football coach were asked what kind of lineup there is for quarterbacks for the upcoming season, if he said, “Oh, we don’t challenge resident quarterbacks. If he played last year, he automatically gets the position until he graduates.” And we don’t hold scrimmages between our offensive and defensive squads. That would not reflect a unified football team.”

How would that sit with Cornhusker fans? Primaries are to politics what scrimmages are to football teams. You can’t win a championship without scrimmages. I see a lot of value in contested primaries:

  1. Primaries help voters see which candidates best know who they are and what their goals are. Real leaders have real convictions.
  2. Primaries bring out good ideas that help our nation become greater. Even losing candidates inject their political DNA into our Republic. Washington DC is like an isolated third-world village where inbreeding becomes the norm. DC needs fresh DNA.
  3. With various strains of voter fraud going around, and so many ‘Christians’ refusing to vote, it is tough for Republicans to win without the support of Independents. Primary exposure make Republican candidates more approachable to Independent voters.
  4. Primaries put candidates in a fighting mode necessary to win a general election. Scrimmage.
  5. Conflict brings attention, and primaries bring additional press coverage.. Trump won over many Independents and Democrats in that hotly-contested 2016 Primary.
  6. If we eventually have Congressional term limits, contested primaries are a good way of showcasing up and coming political talent, exposing them to constituents.
  7. Republicans that vote in a contested primary are more likely to vote in the general election.

How can any elected leader claim to love our form of government and yet hate contested primaries? Contested primaries, Voter ID and regulated ballots are the surest proof of free elections.

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Donald J. Trump

Donald Trump ain’t Jesus Christ. But neither was Moses, Winston Churchill or Abraham Lincoln. Even so, Trump is the best mere-mortal we could have as President at this point in history. I suspect history will judge him as great a President as Abraham Lincoln.

His accomplishments? The Washington Examiner has a list of 289 things Trump has engineered between January 2017 and December 2018.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/trumps-list-289-accomplishments-in-just-20-months-relentless-promise-keeping

In a nutshell, from Korea to voter fraud, to judicial appointments, to border (pedophiles, drug smugglers and illegal voters) security, to being pro-Israel, to lower gas prices, to resisting UN immigration quotas, to lowering minority unemployment, to pushing out RINOs, Trump is a leftist’s nightmare, which is exactly what America needs.

But Trump’s greatest accomplishment may be proving MainStreamMedia for what it is; part of the New World Order, working to establish a one-world government, thinking they have the right to control what information US citizens receive. He has taught us not to trust the news, which is a good thing.

While occasional differences of opinion with President Trump can be expected, any elected Republican that won’t support President Trump needs to be replaced. Yet, it is the US Constitution and its amendments, not Donald Trump, that is our anchor in this period of political turmoil.

Even so, President Trump is the man of the hour to lead us into reclaiming our county and restoring it what is was meant to be, and he is mentoring young conservative Americans in courageous domestic and international leadership.


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