You and I are of much the same mindset here.
I date the corruption of willingness to adhere to constitutional principles back to the Teddy Roosevelt administration with his welding of his domestic big stick on the Evil Capitalists. Things were pretty cut throat back then.
Then Wilson came along, followed by FDR who was like the previous two on steroids (politically speaking)
Throw in the radicals of the Sixties rising to power, finally ending up with eight years of the Obama administration. Guys like Reagan and Coolidge were sprinkled in until...here we are today.
No...I am right there with you on this. I have probably written variants of your post dozens of time, all with exactly the same flavor.
I was not one of those people who thought Trump could not be President because he had no political experience. I think those people who think that have no idea what a President is, nor what a successful businessman is. They think things are so complicated for a President that a simpleton businessman could not possibly handle it.
They said Obama could do it, but a successful businessman like Trump couldn’t? What a joke.
But I didn’t know much of anything about Trump. I didn’t watch television then, so the only things I thought I knew were that he was rich, he was successful, he was New York/New Jersey obnoxious, he had something to do with land, hotels, and casinos, and he had funny yellow hair. And, oh yeah, he had that television show, “The Apprentice”. All I knew about that was “You’re Fired!” which I liked the attitude in some way.
So when I heard he was going to enter the race, I didn’t count him out at all. And since I didn’t care for the candidate mix, I accepted him fairly early. And I began to find more about him, such at the Larry King interview with him in 1987 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8wJc7vHcTs) His discussion of the state of affairs in the Persian Gulf is great to hear, because this is the guy who is President now.
I defy any conservative to watch that first five minutes of that interview and not conclude this is absolutely who America should have leading it right now. Just from what he said in 1987. A lot of us here on FR are locked into that same mindset, and he feels like one of us, philosophically speaking.
Thanks for the video. I hadn’t seen that one. I watched a few when he decided to run for President and I was sold on him then.
He’s the same person now as he was then. I knew the enemedia was horribly mis-characterizing him. They did the same thing to President Reagan while I was a teenager in the 80’s. That led to me, being what they call today, red-pilled.
Because of President Reagan, I come to learn and love our Constitution and what it stood for. I’ve been suspicious of our corrupt government and media for a long time. It did help to hear the horrible stories my grandmother told, who escaped a marxist-type government, and the tyranny they had to face before they escaped here when my grandfather was hired to work for the railroads. That was 100 years ago this year.
Many Americans have never faced the loss of freedoms. Little do they realize just how much the communist-types have been deceptively trying to undermine them for a long time. I never wanted to have to tell my future generations what freedom was like, as pointed out by Ronald Reagan. I thank God every day for President Trump and to keep him safe. I do believe he is, and will slowly open many Americans eyes. I’m seeing that more and more on social medias these days and hope and pray it continues. Thanks again.