In Mr. Elfers Op-Ed entitled “Political Turmoil Makes Nation Stronger,” (Dec. 20, 2017) he begins by making the case that President Trump is a polarizing figure and he ends stating that 2018 will be a contentious year as a result. I agree, mostly, but I think it has more to do with the wide philosophical difference between Constitutional Conservatives and the liberal left than President Trump per se. President Trump speaks for Conservatives. He does so in a very direct, common sense way something that drives the Elites in Washington, the liberal left and the MS media “insane.” Part of that “insanity” is that they understand at a basic level that he is mostly right and conservative policies work for the vast majority of Americans, but to acknowledge that would destroy their own credibility.
First, let me point to an actual threat to the destruction of our nation. One look no further than the Iran Nuclear “Deal” as a clear and present danger to the nation. A country whose government encourages its people to chant “Death to America” should not be provided a pathway to nuclear weapons ever. President Obama did this, President Trump is trying to undo this. Regarding our personal freedoms, the previous president’s administration, used the IRS, the intelligent agency apparatus, the DOJ and the FBI to harass and spy on his political opponents. I suggest this is one of the greatest assaults on personal freedoms of any modern president, including Nixon. President Trump is trying to reduce the scope of the federal government and return more liberty to the individual citizen, “drain the swamp” if you will. Our founders envisioned a limited federal government believing that the best government was closest to the people, i.e. local. Not some vast federal government capable of destroying people’s lives.
RE: the Muller investigation, it has been a sham built on a “phony” dossier from the very beginning. It is not Fox News that is destroying or tainting the Mueller investigation, it is the corruption of Mr. Mueller and his team. Mr. Elfers ignores the studies of the coverage of this administration by the MSM. Credible third parties have demonstrated that outside of Fox News roughly 90% of other media outlet’s coverage of President Trump have been negative. This is far more skewed to the negative than previous administrations. Fox was about 50 – 50. This is compelling data for discerning where citizens will find “truth” and where they won’t. I suspect that Mr. Elfers and those other MSM pundits will be left with a lot of egg on their face in 2018 regarding Mueller “investigation,” but alas that does assume some intellectual honesty.
Yes, unfortunately 2018 will be a contentious year in politics because too many people believe in Mr. Elfers POV. President Trump is working to return power and liberty to the people. The resist movement described by Mr. Elfers is attempting to give the government at all levels more control of our individual lives, what you can say, how you raise your children, what health care you receive, whether you have too much money, how and whether you can worship God, etc. The list is long and unending. I want to make those decisions myself! Liberty requires personal responsibility. I support those politicians that move us in that direction, the vision of our Founders. I believe that is exactly what President Trump is attempting to do. If he does he has my full support as does any other candidate that does the same. In the final analysis what makes our country strong is not division and “fake news” it is written on our money and has been for over a century, “In God We Trust” and “E Pluribus Unum” (out of many, one).