Not even his fiercest defenders would have dared predict THIS outcome in his first year… would they?
Never Trumpers like to look down their noses at Trump. He’s not one of us, they would say. He’s uncouth, they would say.
Not to put too fine a point on it, he was an embarrassment to them.
Maybe that’s just how the Washington insiders react to ANY Republican President with a Hollywood ‘taint’ to them. Because Trump was by no means the first outsider they treated with this kind of contempt.
But for all the allegations that he’s boorish or an oaf; for all the things they might say to characterize him as a man lacking honor, his results don’t lie.
And Andrew Klavan just made a strong case that Trump just did the supposedly impossible. He made our Government more MORAL.
The full treatment of Klavan’s argument can be seen in the Monologue at the intro for his show:
It’s worth watching the full Monologue. But if you’re in a hurry, the print form of the key point, one that would leave the finger-wagging Never-Trumpers slackjawed with disbelief is added below.
But Trump’s outsized New York personality and the feeling it evokes in us only obscure what he has done to the government he leads. As Aristotle knew, a thing can only be good if it fulfills its purpose. What is the moral purpose of government? We know the answer because our Founders told us in no uncertain terms.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men…”
That’s right. Government does not exist to make us equal, but to treat us equally. It does not exist to make life fair, but to treat us fairly. Most importantly, it exists to secure our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Only in liberty can we treat each other ethically, because only in liberty can we make the choices that are the necessary condition for ethical life.
Trump has made our government more moral by making less of it: fewer regulations, fewer judges who will write law instead of obeying the law, fewer bureaucrats seeking to expand the power of their agencies, less money for the government to spend on itself. He has made government treat us more fairly and equally by ceasing to use the IRS and Justice Department for political ends like silencing enemies and skewing elections.
Here’s a shirt for real men (and women, too):
Why be average? It’s so overrated.
Everyone does that.
If you don’t think so, add some more meat to your diet and read this while you wait for your steak to grill:
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