Nuggets of Wisdom

Sunday, January 29, 2017

No, I Won’t Give Trump A Chance!

Following my last two blog posts here and here, some of you have expressed shock—shock, I tell you!— that I, a political blogger, would have the audacity to criticize the president of the United States of America.

Seriously, if that comes across as the least bit surprising to you, then you clearly haven’t been following my blog for the past seven years.

I’m a libertarian. I’m against big government and other threats to individual liberty and fiscal responsibility. I was against big government under Obama, and I’m still against it under Trump.

Under Obama, I criticized war, torture practices, police brutality, mass surveillance, and crony capitalism. Under Trump, I’m still pretty much against all of that. Nothing has changed.

Literally the only thing that has changed has been the president. If I criticized Obama for overstepping his boundaries as president, why shouldn’t I do the same about Trump?

And believe me, Trump has more than overstep his boundaries. Within the past week alone, he has:
Honestly, the only good things he has done have been to kill the cronyist TPP and support school choice. Those are two things. Two. Things. That I can count on one hand. One hand.

And it's only been a week. I shudder to think what the next four to eight years have in store—provided that we haven’t been wiped out by nuclear winter by then!

So, no, I’m not giving Trump a chance. He had his chance this past week, and he blew it. Even if he was doing mostly good things, I’d still criticize him over the bad because he deserves it.

You don’t like it? You only want to hear good things about Dear Leader? Then retreat to a safe space like Breitbart or Infowars. Because this is not going to be a Trump safe space any more than it was an Obama safe space or it would have been a Hillary safe space.

I don’t care if I hurt the fee-fees of Trump supporters. I’m more concerned about him hurting innocent people through his big government policies.

Because I’m a libertarian, damn it! That's what I do.