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Note to Low Information Voters: Trump Isnít a Dictator. Here Are 4 Reasons Why.
Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2019 | Carl Jackson

Posted on 12/02/2019 5:30:22 PM PST by Kaslin

During the holiday season conservatives are going to spend lots of time across the dinner table from a family member that’s a know-it-all Democrat. No matter how much you’re determined to simply eat, laugh and watch sports, there’s always that one family member who will continue to goad you until talking President Trump and politics is unavoidable. 

After you’ve destroyed that person with facts, instead of licking his or her wounds and accepting defeat, they actively recruit all of your other Democratic family members to gang up on you. Much like the original instigator, you quickly realize that their arguments are as void of facts and high on emotion as a Don Lemon monologue. Once they finally realize they can’t convince you to vote Democrat in 2020, they resort to calling Trump names and questioning how you could ever support him. The list of names might include everything from tax cheat, philanderer, racist, sexist, fake president, and Russian plant to dictator.  

It’s the word “dictator” I’m most concerned with, particularly when they ignore the fact that the top-tier candidates in the Democratic primary are running as socialists. Our parents, our schools, our media and even some of our churches have failed us.

Here are four reasons why Trump isn’t a dictator:

1. Dictators don’t cut taxes: Dictators don’t sign legislation like the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” as President Donald Trump did, that allowed more Americans to keep more of their own hard-earned money. On the contrary, via over taxation, dictators seek to hoard the nation’s wealth for themselves, their allies and to buy allegiance from their military so they can crush dissent like China does (note to LeBron James).

2. Dictators don’t deregulate: Personally, I hate regulation because it’s the easiest way for unelected bureaucrats to circumvent the will of voters. However, I understand under the right circumstance, regulation is a necessary evil. I’d prefer all regulation be implemented at the state and local levels. 

With that said, President Trump promised to reduce regulation on the campaign trail, and he’s kept his promise. According to the Heritage Foundation, during Trump’s first 22 months in office he only took 229 regulatory actions compared to former President Obama, who took 647 regulatory actions, and former President George W. Bush, who took 465 regulatory actions in the same length of time. Under Trump’s Executive Order 13771, which he issued just 10 days after taking office, agencies were required to “offset the cost of any new significant regulation (or guidance) with at least two deregulatory actions.” Trump also placed a budgetary cap on agencies to reduce their incremental costs. The bottom line is, dictators don’t seek to relinquish control by weakening their own government. Dictators gain more power and control over their people by creating more government dependence.

3. Dictators don’t tolerate dissent: could you imagine President Xi Jinping of China tolerating the level of criticism President Trump endures daily from the mainstream media? What about Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro? Do you think North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un would tolerate dissent without some reporter ending up dead somewhere? Yet, over 90 percent of media coverage of President Trump is negative. Real dictators respond with military force to squash dissent. Trump uses Twitter to fight back against the media elites, and he’s the dictator? Give me a break!

4. Dictators wouldn’t support Second Amendment rights: you’d think this would be a no-brainer for Democrats but it’s not. Consider Venezuela. They banned private gun ownership in 2012. However, the police, Army, and some security contractors remained armed. According to the Daily Caller, the former Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, claimed “the law would curb the country’s high rate of violence and said the ultimate goal was to disarm all private citizens.” As a result of the law, only 37 weapons were handed over voluntarily, but more than 12,500 were taken by force. Chavez’s predecessor, Nicolas Maduro, ramped up the program in 2013 and today his soldiers are shooting citizens fending for food and fighting human rights in the middle of the street. 

Donald Trump, on the other hand, was the first president since Ronald Reagan to speak to the National Rifle Association (NRA). He’s since spoken at several of their gatherings. Because our Second Amendment explicitly states that “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed,” it’s safe to assume that no president that wanted to be a dictator would speak in front of a group of gun toting Americans that would fight to the death to ensure that never happened.

Sadly, many on the left have been so dumbed down by our educational system that they wouldn’t know what a dictator was if he or she were promising a socialist utopia like Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and running in their own Democratic primary.  


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2020; dictator; donaldtrump; maga; walkaway

1 posted on 12/02/2019 5:30:23 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; azishot; AZ .44 MAG; Baynative; ..

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2 posted on 12/02/2019 5:35:49 PM PST by bitt (When the law enforcers turn out to be the law breakers, then we have totally upended the rule of law)
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To: Kaslin

President Trump is more open to demands from voters than any other president I’ve seen in three generations.


3 posted on 12/02/2019 5:36:31 PM PST by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: Kaslin

5. Dictators don’t donate their entire salaries to charity.


4 posted on 12/02/2019 5:40:38 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Kaslin

If TRUMP was Hitler, the tattooed freaks would be lampshades by now.


5 posted on 12/02/2019 5:50:22 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Kaslin

Reason 5: You’re allowed to vote against him.


6 posted on 12/02/2019 5:51:12 PM PST by Mr. Blond
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To: Kaslin

If President Trump was a dictator, YOU WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO CALL HIM A DICTATOR!

The left is so incredibly dumb.


7 posted on 12/02/2019 5:58:08 PM PST by freedumb2003 (As always IMHO)
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To: Kaslin

Reason ~ The MSM is still alive and kicking despite overwhelming, negative coverage and fake news re: “Dictator” Trump.


8 posted on 12/02/2019 5:58:21 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Kaslin

bump


9 posted on 12/02/2019 6:00:54 PM PST by foreverfree
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To: bitt

Your work of posting articles is incredible, thank you!


10 posted on 12/02/2019 6:05:03 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the vItolirtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
"If TRUMP was Hitler, the tattooed freaks would be lampshades by now."

Yes. And ugly ones at that.

This is a point I make again and again with Trump's detractors. Not that it makes a dent in their brainwashed minds.

11 posted on 12/03/2019 5:47:06 AM PST by Joe Brower ("Might we not live in a nobler dream than this?" -- John Ruskin)
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Muzzard Omar says Trump should be treated like mob boss
Washington Examiner ^ | 12/02/19 | Madison Dibble / FR Posted by Libloather
Democrap Minnesota Muzzard, Ilhan Omar suggested that Democrats should handle President Trump’s impeachment in the same way prosecutors took down mob bosses such as Al Capone. During an interview on MSNBC, Omar, 38, warned Democrats against including issues beyond the Ukraine situation in the articles of impeachment. Some Democrats have suggested including obstruction of justice, details from the Mueller report, and even Trump’s “bigotry and racism” as part of the foundation to impeach.

Know-it-all Omar said Trump’s alleged wrongdoing with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is the best option for impeachment.

“I believed that there were multiple reasons for us to move impeachment on this president, and right now I think it is really important for us to have it be narrowed because this is a very concise case, regardless of the shenanigans that the Republicans are engaged in at the moment,” Omar said. She claimed Trump should be taken down like a mob boss, with prosecutors using one narrow charge to ensure jail time, despite other crimes. (Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...

12 posted on 12/03/2019 6:27:19 AM PST by Liz (httpsOur side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use. conclusive)
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To: Kaslin

As if the low IQs could be bothered to care one way or the other. Get a free ride to the polls with the promise of a free 6 pack and a carton of smokes and they’ll vote for Mickey Mouse.


13 posted on 12/03/2019 7:51:14 AM PST by bgill
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