by Al Benson Jr.
From all the news items I have been reading of late I am beginning to wonder who we all voted for in November–Donald Trump, or Jared Kushner and his wife, because it seems that we are getting the Kushners’ agenda instead of the agenda Donald Trump told us he was running on.
Mr. Trump has done several good things, but of late he seems to be leaning more toward being what we all voted against. I realize that with your in-laws ragging you all the time about the advisability of their agenda, as over against the agenda the voters put you into office to enact, it gets sort of difficult. But in all honesty, Mr. Trump, we did not elect you so you could fulfill Jared Kushner’s liberal agenda! We voted for you so you wouldn’t do that. You said in your inauguration speech that you were returning power to the people. I sincerely hope the people you were returning it to were not Jared Kushner and his wife.
An article on http://www.zerohedge.com for April 19th noted: “The global warming activist democrats in Trump’s White House, led by Ivanka and Jarod Kushner, are trying to convince the President to reneg on yet another campaign pledge, against the advice of Steve Bannon. According to Bloomberg, a pro-Paris bloc in his administration, which targets greenhouse emissions, is recruiting energy companies to lobby the President to remain in the controversial agreement that he specifically said was a waste of money during the campaign…Both Steve Bannon and EPA head, Scott Pruitt want out of the agreement. But since Trump’s fashion designer daughter wants to keep her liberal NYC friends, the President is said to be weighing his options.” You know this Paris environmental fiasco has to be bad when even the head of the EPA doesn’t want anything to do with it.
Supposedly the administration will decide what they are going to do before the latter part of next month when world leaders get together for their next “climate change” bash in Paris.
Should Mr. Trump decide to go along with this foolishness they will naturally then be compelled to enact a whole new set of environmental regulations in order to comply. One wonders if the new regulations they will have to enact will cancel out Mr. Trump’s recent action of getting rid of cumbersome regulations in this country that were supposed to allow coal miners in West Virginia, Kentucky, and other nearby states to get back to work. If so, do we then have a classic example of the political shell game–giving some folks something with one hand and then taking it back with the other.
If Mr. Trump goes along with this environmental bilge flowing from the Paris agreement, will this undermine national sovereignty and self-government, because the whole point of this will have been to put the United States into a position where an international agreement, treaty, or group will be the deciding factor in what we do with our energy resources nationally?
I’m sorry, but “the science is far from settled” when it comes to global warming, and the fact that, years ago, the global warming people were caught fudging on their figures only proves that they don’t really have the “evidence” they claim they have. At one point Mr. Trump seemed to grasp that. It seems now he is in the process of forgetting it.
I supported Mr. Trump in the last election, the first time I have voted Republican in a presidential election literally in decades. However, I supported him conditionally–on the condition that he would try to do what he said he would. So far he has managed to do some of it, but if he, for whatever reason, suddenly decides to change horses in mid-stream and begins to support the neo-con/socialist Deep State agenda, then my support and that of lots of others like me, will be gone.
Should he, for whatever reason, start acting like Hillary’s second cousin and doing what she would have done, he will lose millions of supporters and those folks will go somewhere. He let nationalism out of the bag with his rhetoric. He will find that it’ won’t be that easy to put it back.