By: Angela Turner
ClashDaily Guest Columnist
TRUMP: I think right now when it comes to civil liberties, our country has a lot of problems, and I think it’s very hard for us to get involved in other countries when we don’t know what we are doing and we can’t see straight in our own country. We have tremendous problems when you have policemen being shot in the streets, when you have riots, when you have Ferguson. When you have Baltimore. When you have all of the things that are happening in this country — we have other problems, and I think we have to focus on those problems. When the world looks at how bad the United States is, and then we go and talk about civil liberties, I don’t think we’re a very good messenger.
Pressed on whether he would lecture allies about what goes on within their borders, Trump replied, “I don’t know that we have a right to lecture. Just look about what’s happening with our country.”
Though not exclusive to the Cold War period, whataboutism as a propaganda tool rose to prominence as the Soviet Union sought to deflect criticism with criticism. In response to Western critiques, the Soviet answer would be, “Well, what about…”
Criticisms of human rights in the Soviet Union were often met with what became a common catchphrase: “And you are lynching Negroes.” The Soviet Union often pointed to all racial inequalities in the United States when challenged with its own civil rights sins, Irish immigrants in the 1920’s, Asian scare of the 30’s and 40’s, then the Muslim rights of the new millennium; have been the post-Soviet Russian leader’s argument America you keep doing the same.
The core problem is that this rhetorical device precludes discussion of issues (ex: civil rights) by one country (ex: the United States) if that state lacks a perfect record. It demands, by default, for a state to argue abroad only in favor of ideals it has achieved the highest perfection in. The problem with ideals is that we, as human beings, hardly ever live up to them.
In recent years, the delusion that the United States had achieved, through the struggles of the civil rights movement, the movement between 1954 and 1968, particularly in the South. The leadership was African-American, and much of the political and financial support came from labor unions (led by Walter Reuther), major religious denominations, and prominent white Democratic Party politicians such as Hubert Humphrey and Lyndon B. Johnson and white Republican Party politicians such as Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Senator Everett Dirksen. All of America is colorblind society many of the minority races have been ripped away. Systemic racism, baked into the very economy and embedded in the criminal justice system, persists and moreover, thanks in part to the development of communications technologies that allow the rapid and unfiltered dissemination of information, more Americans are aware of what’s happening in their own communities. Discrimination based on race, gender and religion continues for ethnic bodies in America. The government overreaches, particularly in pursuit of counterterrorism objectives. These facts, however, do not nullify the ideal of a free, open society where all can prosper regardless of race, gender, or religion. Other states are as far from the ideals of liberty and equality as the United States is, and many are much further.
As Obama golfs, vacations and continues to be an empty chair for 8 years (thank you Clint) and Hillary remains in hiding for whatever reason, A National Leader in Business Donald Trump tirelessly takes the reins and is guiding and uniting us and showing us exactly how he is going to run this country.
If the United States waited to become a utopia before arguing in favor of liberty abroad, it would never happen. What matters is the set of ideals–that all are created equal with rights to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”–not that we have managed to perfectly live up to them. This is a struggle the United States shares with the world: to try and fail and try again. The United States may not be a “very good” messenger, but there may never be a better messenger. It’s the message that truly matters.
With Trump’s trip the flood devastated Louisiana along with the future Vice President and current Governor of Indiana Mike Pence, then a open meeting with the President of Mexico, a leader who by example shows his continued unwavering support for our veterans and police, moving on to Arizona a policy making immigration speech was delivered as well as bringing together a strategy meeting with top security advisors, the Republican Party embraces.
Now, just this weekend his outreach to evangelist leaders in Detroit; Donald Trump has already emerged as the leader of our country.
LEADING ON SECURITY……
We are going to make the military so great we never have to use it.
Our active-duty armed forces have shrunk from 2 million in 1991 to about 1.3 million today. The Navy has shrunk from over 500 ships to 272 ships during this same period of time. The Air Force is about one-third smaller than 1991. Pilots flying B-52s in combat missions today. This is when planes are older than virtually everybody in this room.
I have a simple message for them (ISIS) Their days are numbered. I won’t tell them where and I won’t tell them how. … But they’re going to be gone.
Trump doing what he does best has brought together an impressive team to secure our nation’s mass infrastructure of electrical grids and freshwater safety. Car, bus, train and airline travel were also acknowledged, but the main target is to rebuild our military. Just this past August, a National Business Leader, showed how a President can share ideas but incorporate a cabinet team: Trump assembled Flynn, Session, Guiliani and other prominent leaders together insuring we put AMERICA FIRST and that WE MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN. Issues such as homeland security, defeating ISIS and immigration are all going to take the best military leaders. After the dangers we face in the aftermath of the mess he is inheriting from Obama and Hillary we need a leader that knows ………
LEADING IN DETROIT………
A lot of people don’t realize Abraham Lincoln was a Republican-Donald Trump
Saturday, September 3, 2016, An American Leader Donald Trump and the distinguished Dr. Ben Carson took to the streets of Carson’s hometown Detroit meeting with real people that been affected by failing democratic policies. Dr. Carson actually walked the street where her grew up, seeing an old friend, the tree he climbed as a youth, not seeing that tree for what he estimated to be between 20 to 30 years.The city of Detroit, Michigan, has gone through a major economic and demographic decline in recent decades. The population of the city has fallen from a high of 1,850,000 in 1950 to 701,000 in 2015. The city’s automobile industry has suffered from global competition and has moved much of the remaining production out of Detroit. Local crime rates are among the highest in the United States, and vast areas of the city are in a state of severe urban decay. In 2013, Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history, which it successfully exited on December 10, 2014. However, poverty, crime, and urban blight in Detroit continue to be ongoing problems. A president, a leader that knows how to build , manage and maintain infrastructure was in Detroit on that Saturday, no other candidate was even close by Dr.Ben Carson a strategic ally of the team, was ! He then spoke to the congregation at Great Faith International Ministries in Detroit addressing the the issues of unity and lack of jobs where he received a standing ovation and Bishop Wayne T Jackson presented him with a prayer shawl. This extension of understanding reached out, it is so imperative to black voters who have continued to vote primarily democratic liberal failed leaders into office because of promises made, but never kept, in the past despite look atl the economic failures. Trump’s message he will unite and be a leader for everyone.
Trump receiving the prayer shawl.
LEADING ON IMMIGRATION……
Trump A nation WITHOUT BORDERS is not a nation at all. Rule of law matters.
Jesse Lee Peterson, a radio host, WND columnist and founder of the nonprofit Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND), thinks black Americans will be willing to see past the messenger.
Peterson, a leader in the black community, believes a president who will build a wall and deport criminal aliens is just what his fellow African Americans need.
“Illegal aliens have had a major negative impact on the black community, especially here in California, Arizona and other areas,” Peterson told WND. “They have brought in crime, they’ve brought in gang members who are supported by drug lords, they are taking jobs away from blacks, day labor work, they have caused blacks to leave their own communities.”
Peterson, author of “The Antidote: Healing America From the Poison of Hate, Blame, and Victimhood,” said most blacks in his hometown of Los Angeles live in the same neighborhoods as illegal Hispanic aliens and hate them.
“The aliens hate the blacks, and the blacks hate them back because the blacks are feeling the pressure of being pushed out of their own communities,” he said. “Hardly a day goes by when there is not a fight between black students and Hispanic students in the public school system in this area.”
After media propaganda that he was softening his stance on immigration, Trump gave his most powerful speech outlining his plans for immigration at his Phoenix rally. Continuing his hardcore stance on the border wall that captured America’s approval the day he became a candidate for president. Giving a face and a voice to the loved ones of American’s that have been murdered by illegals the speech has been applauded by critics as the best speech of all time.
Entire Phoenix immigration speech.
LEADING IN LOUISIANA……
We knew he would come! -Louisiana flood victim
With the aftermath and destruction of the flooding and Obama too busy golfing on Martha’s Vineyard, Presidential Candidate Donald Trump joined with Vice Presidential running mate Mike Pence and Nationally known Evangelical Leader Franklin Graham, handING out supplies that the Republican National Candidate for PRESIDENT, donated ! While the democratic lead Obama / Hillary failed leadership had not even declared the area a NATIONAL disaster. Our Nation’s New Leadership met with first responders going into the devastated homes, talking to Americans. Not taking any media with him because the families did not need a circus parade, TRUMP/PENCE social media blew up with photos and videos taken by the Louisiana victims.
Louisiana man breaks down expressing what Trump’s visit meant to him.
AS DONALD J. TRUMP SHOWED BY LEADING, THE CONTINUED SUPPORT AND NEEDS OF OUR VETERANS and LAW ENFORCEMENT…..
It’s a national embarrassment illegal Immigrants receive healthcare and benefits while our veterans are put on a waiting list. -Donald Trump
With our veterans dying because of lack of good healthcare and our police being gunned down by criminal thugs, Trump leads the way in defining his plan to respect and support the heroes that the Obama administration has let die. Creating a veteran hotline and giving them vouchers to see the doctors of their choice. Demanding tough punishments for anyone killing a police officer Trump is the leader for our forgotten.
See Trump shake every police officers’ hand while Obama often refuses to salute our Marines.
LEADING IN MEXICO……
The Mexican Government wants an open border as long as it’s a ONE WAY open border into the United States. Not only are they killing us at the border, but they are killing us on trade … and the country of Mexico is making billions of dollars in doing so, I have great respect for Mexico and love their people and their peoples’ great spirit. The problem is, however, that their leaders are far smarter, more cunning, and better negotiators than ours. To the citizens of the United States, who I will represent far better than anyone else as President, the Mexican government is not our friend…and why should they be when the relationship is totally one sided in their favor on both illegal immigration and trade.
Trump visited Mexico on Wednesday for a private meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto. Discussing trade and immigration as it is no secret that a Trump Presidency would mean major changes in the United States relationship with Mexico.
Trump Has a Drive for Perfection
Background: CPA, University of WI. Auditor of federal programs, business owner, father, husband, former vice-chair of county Republicans. CFO and consultant to several mid-sized companies. Christian. I do not expect anyone to vote like I would on every issue. I do not expect that abortion will end, I do not expect that policy will favor me. No one will end all wars. I live in the real world. We conservatives have received nothing but promises from the Republican Party for 35 years. I don’t know how many times I have been asked to work hard for a moderate conservative with the promise that “once we get in we will listen to your side.” Never happens. Of course, I did have an extra 100K to donate to them but it did not matter.
I have high expectations of Trump but many out there want to only listen to his words that he will attempt to make America great again.
I expect that he will take his drive for perfection on his properties and actually figure out how to make America great.
Will he do it my way? No. Will he hold all my values? No. Will I like all his methods or results? No. He will expect greatness from us, he will tell us how to get to great, he will inspire people to be better than they are and have hope that their efforts will not be thwarted by bigger government. Because he will make government smaller.
He will not put up with the BS of the world dictators, not because he threatens to nuke them but because they don’t know what he might do. He will negotiate and do it from strength.
He could take the “black lives matter” group and show them how to make black lives matter. Who else could take a Section 8 housing project and give the people who live there a chance to see it as great and help to transform it into just that? If he invested our money in it, he would expect it to be great. Would it be opulent? No, but it could be a functional place where they could learn to make something great and then translate that to a sustainable living. Who else in the field of candidates has the tenacity to make things great? Who else has made payroll, put up with regulations, paid vendors, made customers happy enough to come back, and then paid 35 percent of his profit to an inefficient, deceptive, self-serving government?
I have filed tax returns for many, many years. NOW some considered me “rich” and at one time I was the poor, being the successful and listening to those whose businesses have failed. I have heard many promises from politicians about fixing our tax system, but none of them understand the reality of the pain or the stupidity of our tax laws like I know Trump does. He uses the current system to pay minimal taxes, just like my business do. Good for him. Because of his history, I believe he could/would put H&R Block out of business, and kill many other slick minded (tax) business too. I look forward to him being successful in that.
Are there other candidates in the field I like? at one time I might have said, yes. But I think they might try to get along with everyone in Washington. I don’t want someone to get along with people in Washington. I want someone who is willing to tell many in Washington “You’re Fired.” -*summary credit JMS 25acresLLC
Angelina Reagan Turner is a freelance conservative political writer and the special needs education director at 25 Acres LLC. She is the mother of 2 sons, lives in the Midwest and is a huge Trump supporter.