Is President Trump our Messiah?
That heading will no doubt get a few laughs. It may even attract some Leftist derision. With his short temper and impatience with detail he is a most unlikely Messiah -- but the Pharisees thought that about the carpenter from Galilee too. I don't really believe in Messiahs but I am beginning to think that he is as near to our Messiah as we are likely to get. His repudiation of the Paris climate accord is a YUGE break with the status quo. Warmism will be on death watch from now on. The greatest craze of the postwar era will have run its course. Someone of influence has finally declared that the emperor has no clothes.
And he brings us salvation from oppression of many other sorts too: Tax reform, healthcare reform, immigration reform and much more is on his agenda. None of those things are new ideas but it took Trump to get them rolling. Jesus too based his teaching on what was already there in the Old Testament: "I came not to abolish ..." (Matthew 5:17). The breadth of Trump's breaks with the past is truly astonishing. He slays the sacred cows of convention daily.
And the sacred cows he slays are mostly Leftist. He even shows how Leftist thinking has seeped into conservative thought. I myself plead guilty to having accepted the conventional doctrine that unalloyed free trade is an ultimate goal. There is no doubt that unalloyed free trade delivers all goods and services at lowest cost but is that the only desideratum? Do we care whether our Chinese electric kettle costs us $7 or $9? Are there goals more important than that? Trump has made clear that there are. Stability of employment matters too; social stability matters too. Preserving jobs may be well worth it if the price is to accept a $9 kettle instead of a $7 kettle.
My brother is so far Right he is almost out of sight and he has always said you have to look after your own people as first priority. Thanks to Prez. Trump we now agree on that.
And when my son got home from work after the climate announcement we toasted Mr. Trump in good Australian "Champagne"
So Trump has even educated conservatives on what is important. He is a great educator and conservatives not on his wavelength should accept what they can learn from him rather than digging their heels in like the Pharisees
covfefe! -- JR