So, President Donald Trump, being the great Republican that he obviously is, always, always sides with smaller government. If you made it through that sentence without smirking than you’re better than me. Trump is no more a conservative than I am a four-legged animal that can speak Chinese and ride a unicycle.
Following the horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida where 17 people lost their lives during a school shooting. Trump’s knee-jerk reaction was to “just take the guns away, first and then go through due process second.”
Oh and then when Twitter corrected one of Trump’s many factually incorrect tweets, the man actually said that if he could he would shut the company down. That seems like the threat of a very prototypical Republican president, right? What’s more conservative than threatening to use power of the presidency to shutdown an American company.
Remember the national debt? The same one Mr. Conservative Donald Trump promised to completely do away with in just 8 years time? It’s the same one the that has grown by several trillion since Trump took office. Mysteriously, it’s also the same debt that both Trump and budget hawk Republicans never talk about anymore but it was of paramount importance during Obama’s presidency.
And then in his most recent display of conservatism, Trump threatened to withhold funding from schools if they do not adhere to his mighty and divine will and open, as he demands.
In the clip, Trump says he’s going to putting a lot of pressure on governor’s to open schools, despite cases of the virus surging in a number of states across the country. But I guess the federal government really does know better, though, than the governors and mayors closest to the problem and who are actually dealing with the problem.
Who needs federalism, really? Certainly not the Federalist.
The publication actually published an article in which they argue that Trump should takeaway funds from any and every school that doesn’t comply with Trump’s wishes.
In the article, the author actually argues against federalism, saying that:
All of these plans, of course, are subject to more whiplash when governors change their minds. If this spring is any indication, they will do so frequently, adding even more stress to lockdowns and government micromanagement of people’s homes and social lives.
Correct me if I’m wrong but I thought Republicans and conservatives liked the idea of giving governors more autonomy over their state and to allow them to make decisions that are best for them. I was under the impression that the less federal government intervention the better.
Unfortunately, this is just yet another display of the fast decline of “conservatism” and the Republican Party under Trump.