Trump Makes His Move to Drain the Swamp March 13, 2017Posted by Dr. Robert Owens in Politics, Politiocal Philosophy.
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During his historic campaign for the presidency Donald Trump promised repeatedly that if elected he would seek to drain the swamp. By this his many supporters believed he meant get rid of the armies of apparatchik bureaucrats who think they own the government. The Deep State or as they call themselves the Permanent Government composed of mainly Democrat/Progressive/Socialists who make up a red tape spewing horde protected by civil service laws and the SEIU who seek to regulate every aspect of our lives.
Now he is seeking to do just that. This can be seen in the budget proposal Mr. Trump is delivering to Congress this week. It is as radical as anything seen in Washington in our life time. Other presidents have promised to shrink the size of government yet none has actually delivered since Calvin Coolidge. Of course the Democrats and their Progressive fellow travelers on the other side of the aisle are already squealing. Look for the media megaphone of the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBCPBS Cartel to begin repeating into their broadcast echo chambers how many grandmothers will be pushed over cliffs, children left to starve, rivers polluted and poisons released into our homes if even one bureaucrat is laid off. Oh the sky is falling! How could we possibly survive without Uncle Sugar to pay people not to work and Uncle Sam the Man to tell us how to live?
Don’t be deceived by the purveyors of fake news and political spin. The President isn’t seeking to pollute the world or starve the indigent. He is instead seeking to reign in runaway bureaucrats who think they are the guardians of the universe. His budget will bring about a radical contraction in the federal work force. It is almost impossible to fire the entrenched these commissars who call themselves civil servants however you can eliminate jobs, programs and agencies thus culling the chaff.
No administration has even proposed such massive cuts since the end of WW II. The groundbreaking budget that President Trump is set to unveil on Thursday offers a clear vision of how he plans to fulfill his promise to drain the swamp. It speaks volumes about his idea about what should be the size and role of government. The president sees the budget process producing a new Washington. This will not be an imperial capital. Instead it would return to its role as a working center for a reasonable central government in a federal republic.
This would be a government prioritizing the military and homeland security. It would be one that slashes other areas it has intruded into such as housing, foreign aid, environmental control, and public broadcasting. This would be a government much that is smaller and much less involved in regulating the everyday life of Americans. It would also be a government where the States have a much bigger role as is fitting in a federal republic.
According to Robert Reischauer, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office, “These are not the kind of cuts that you can accommodate by tightening the belt one notch, by shaving a little bit off of a program, or by downsizing a few staff here or there. These are cuts that would require a wholesale triage of a vast array of federal activities.”
This is what we voted for! This is keeping your promises. If only Schumer, McCain and the rest of the Progressives of the twin headed bird of prey that is the government party will get out of the way and let We the People get what we voted for.
It might be educational to remember that the last person elected who vowed to drain the swamp or as he called it bring about a New Federalism was Richard M. Nixon and we all know how that worked out. Or do we?
Look back and ignore the deep throated spiel of the court historians and read The Silent Coup by Len Colodny and Robert Gettlin and expose yourself to the only place that tells the other side of that story. Let’s pray this does not happen again and even though the gators, snakes, and weasels may not like it we finally get to drain the swamp.
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens email@example.com Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens