To Keep or Not To Keep — That is the Dilemma for Trump Regarding Obama’s Policies or Not

It has been one week since Donald Trump won the election to become the 45th president of the united States.  Amid all of the riots across the republic, Trump has set about the task of selecting his White House staff and transitioning into the role of president.  As Trump is gearing up to enter the role of president, he appeared on CBS News’ 60 Minutes to add details to his broader campaign platform.  In the interview, Trump stated he would keep parts of Obamacare that were popular and his deportation of illegal alien invaders would focus on criminals — a policy Hussein Soetoro implemented outside of the immigration law.

According to the Washington Times:

But Mr. Trump, in an interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” stood his ground on Supreme Court picks, saying the justices he nominates will be pro-life and will back Second Amendment rights, though he added that same-sex marriage is “settled” and he doesn’t expect it to be reversed.

He also reiterated his call for term limits in Congress, promised to phase out the influence of lobbyists in Washington, doubted he would be taking many vacations and said he would reject the $400,000-a-year salary the president is due.

Perhaps most significant were the number of issues where the president-elect took a pass, refusing to be goaded into shooting from the hip on whether he would ask FBI Director James B. Comey to step down.

He also declined to detail his plans to stop the Islamic State terrorist organization in the Middle East, nor would he say whether he would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. He said she and her husband are “good people” and he didn’t want to give a definitive answer now.

On policy, he has begun to shift from the hard-line vows to eviscerate all of the Affordable Care Act.

He called the requirement that insurers offer coverage to those with pre-existing conditions “one of the strongest assets” of the law and said he would try to preserve the protections for parents who can keep their children on their plans longer.

Those promises will make it tougher for Republicans to come up with a viable proposal to repeal the rest of Obamacare without destroying the economics of the health care system — something he acknowledged.

“Adds cost, but it’s very much something we’re going to try and keep,” he said.

When it comes to his plans to boost deportations, Mr. Trump said he would focus on public safety risks but shied away from repeating his campaign-era pledge that 11 million illegal immigrants will “have to go.” He gave a much lower target for deportations — the 2 million to 3 million range — and called rank-and-file illegal immigrants “terrific people.”

“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers. We have a lot of these people — probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million. We are getting them out of our country, or we are going to incarcerate,” he said. “After the border is secured and after everything gets normalized, we’re going to make a determination on the people that you’re talking about.”

He said he will follow through on building a border wall, though said he is willing to consider some fencing.

Just like other “politicians,” Donald Trump has begun his back-peddling on his campaign platform, taking only seven days to do so.  The shift in Trump’s policy appeared to take a “waffle” after meeting with Hussein Soetoro.  On the issues that concerned most Americans, Trump accessed their frustration and anger, building a rhetoric to vault him into the White House.  That platform is now crumbling as Trump begins the process of transition.

Like all charlatan politicians, Donald Trump appears to be under the impression that Supreme Court decisions are “the law of the land” when he declared that “same-sex marriage is settled.”  Following this unconstitutional tenet will lead to more following of unconstitutional tenets, not only from the Supreme Court, but from the executive as well.  The Supreme Court does not have constitutional authority to enact law;  the legislative branch has that authority under the Constitution.  However, as past politicians have demonstrated, the Supreme Court’s decisions are only “the law of the land” when it suits a political agenda — same-sex marriage and the murder of babies in the womb.

While Trump has called for terms limits for members of both chambers of Congress, the Constitution already established the time frame for service.  Each election cycle allows citizens to replace individuals in the House should that representative fail to adhere to their oath of office.  The same goes for Senators.  The people fail to replace charlatan politicians during election cycles, which has ushered in the need for term limits.  However, the establishment of term limits for both chambers is best left to each individual sovereign State, not for both chambers of Congress to decide.

The Constitution allows “each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member.”  But, neither “House” is following the Constitution where this clause is concerned.  Will the solution be for both chambers to pass legislation on term limits when neither is following the Constitution now?

All throughout his campaign, Trump pegged Hillary Clinton, her husband and the foundations they created as “criminals.”  Now, he declares Hillary and Bill to be “good people.”  Good people do not engage in the activities Bill and Hillary have that are against the law.

Another “waffle” Trump makes concerns the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.  During his campaign, Trump pledged a total repeal of this atrocity.  However, he now wants to keep the preexisting condition portion of the law as well as the portion allowing children to remain on their parents’ insurance until age 26 — the two most expensive portions of Obamacare.  What about the Independent Advisory Payment Board (IAPB), the “death panel” as they are known for their purpose of rationing health care resources?  He admitted that keeping these two tenets of Obamacare would “add costs.”

When politicians start “revising” to “reform” any type of legislation, it usually results in a disaster that the people ultimately pay the price in the form of “harm.”  And, Republicans, in general, are looking to “repeal and replace,” not “repeal” and re-establish the prior system.  Americans will end up with the Republican plan of Obamacare that will be no better than Obamacare and worse than the system prior to Obamacare.

Illegal alien invasion was a big concern among voters this election cycle.  Trump vowed to build a wall and deport those in the republic here in violation of the immigration law.  While the vow to build a border wall remains, with the addition of “considering some fencing,” Trump has “shifted” his position on deportations to take the stance of Hussein Soetoro by only deporting those that are “criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers.”  And, to add insult to injury, Trump declared “rank-and-file illegal immigrants as ‘terrific people’.”

When any individual breaks the law, that individual becomes a criminal.  The individuals who are in this republic in violation of the immigration laws are criminals.  So, if you are going to deport illegal alien invaders who are criminals and have criminal records, this would include those who violated the immigration laws.  Regardless of whether or not the individual is “terrific,” the decision to break the united States immigration law thrust these individuals into the category  of criminal.

And, the wall along the southern border has shifted to Trump “considering” some fencing.  One meeting with Hussein Soetoro has Trump altering his position;  unless, this was his position all along and he was giving “lip service” to the public to get votes.  This was a concern among many Christian conservative constitutionalists — where Trump really stood based on the stances he took during the campaign.  Seven days after election and one meeting with Obama has Trump shifting his position.  How much more is going to shift as time goes along?

While the president is only one man, this republic has seen what can happen with a rogue president, a complicit Congress, and a stacked oligarch in the black robed nine.  The pen and the phone did plenty of damage to make unconstitutional “pseudo-laws” that appear to be here to stay on certain issues.  Despite Trump’s claim to appoint conservative judges to the Supreme Court, the Senate still has to confirm his choices.  And, can we be sure at this point that he can keep that claim with Republicans barely holding a Senate majority and many waiting to oppose whatever he does?

After eight years of an administration that lied to the public, treated the citizens with an almost open, hostile disdain, spoke with condescension toward those whose voices were discounted in favor of a minority “privileged” class unofficially established by the administration, engaged in divisive rhetoric to divide the republic along every demographic and socio-economic line there is, and the inaction on the part of Congress to curtail an out of control executive, the people need a man in the Oval Office who can stand firm and strong to return honesty, integrity and trust to government.  The blustering wind that was Trump during the campaign is dying down somewhat in certain areas of his stance.  He has not even taken the oath of office and is already preparing to compromise on issues many Americans want no compromise.  One of these compromises involves continuing to ignore immigration law in totality and enforce only those portions the previous administration found palatable.

Chastise away for this pounce on the president-elect after only seven days.  However, the president-elect is the one who campaigned strongly on these issues, tapping into the frustration and anger many voters had developed with the Hussein Soetoro administration going rogue, lawless and unconstitutional.  It is these actions that many warned about early on in the Trump bid for the Republican nomination.  The people have spoken with their vote in selecting Trump, knowing Clinton would be worse, and the electoral college is sure to follow.  Trump now has four years to prove himself to the people who elected him to “make good” on his campaign platform/rhetoric.  Hopefully, these first seven days are not an indication of the next four years.  Time will tell and Hussein Soetoro still has approximately 90 days left to inflict more damage.

 

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About Suzanne Hamner

Former professional Registered Nurse turned writer; equal opportunity criticizer; politically incorrect conservative;
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