Skip to comments.Ben Franklin & Trump: Bringing Business Smarts & Pride in Workmanship to Government
Posted on 05/08/2016 2:51:54 PM PDT by poconopundit
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Also both men were also a ladies men =)
They basically cobble together solutions based on the legos available at the time to solve a problem at the time - whether it's stitching together a deal or inventing something ... relatively free of dogma - basically, pure do-ers ... even though Franklin often had a lot to say (most of it was about doing - how to live, not really philosphy of this or that.)
A good example is probably Franklin's Postal Service ... which at the time was an excellent thing for the country ... yet really the government, at least philisophically, had no place doing it.
So there is a danger with these guys (both of whom I totally support) ... but right now, we have intense, white hot debate and anger between the left and the right -> all it is ... is a distraction ... while in Ben and Trump's world - the real world - the country is slipping away.
So I think there has never been a better time to say 'hey, conservatism is great, correct, right, sound' ... but dogmatic adherence to it is getting us no where.
Franklin I'm sure would have agreed that 'the perfect is the enemy of the good.' And I'd argue that at the moment, in terms of actually getting anything done which mostly amounts to stopping the assault on our nation from within and without, it's hard to say any of the pure conservatives are even 'good' -> what has dogmatic intellectual Capital C Conservatism won?
So ... these guys are total do-ers ... and in doing so ... I think you accept when you hire them ... it's on their terms, and they will probably horrify in a few places, but they will leave 100 blessings and 3 horrifications ... which is much better than 0 horrifications, 2 blessings ... and a dead country.
Alan Watts - thumbs up ... every few months I'll pull up some of his stuff on youtube ... Happy Week! Thanks again for putting it together for us!
I HAD THIS EXACT THOUGHT some time back.
You beat me to the editorial.
Shared with a link back to here.
Donald Trump looks like Tom Berenger.
I am looking forward to voting (with great relish and enthusiasm) in the California primary!!
Thanks for the article. It is very good.
I might add:
"Business competence like that is mostly alien territory for politicians groomed to give speeches and negotiate 1,500 page laws like the ObamaCare bill." -
- And spending other people hard earned money.
| You are so right, tinyowl, about the pragmatism of these guys and not trying to find the "perfect" candidate at such a dangerous tipping point when the dependent class and globalists are very close to stealing the country.
I've always thought Trump was a much lower risk than one of these people labeled as a big C conservative who has never held a significant management position in their lives.
Steve Jobs was not universally loved, but his skills allowed him to create the most highly valued business in the world against the smartest of the smart competitors in the tech world.
Let's hope with Trump's success in office, we can break the "career politician" cycle and start seeing more capable chief executives from the business world emerge as candidates for high political office.
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