By Liberty Report Staff
Ronald Reagan was a great campaigner. He articulated how "government is not the answer, it is the problem."
Donald Trump was a great campaigner as well. He hit the right notes in order to get those votes.
The American people still have a strong under-current for the ideas of freedom. Even though a lot of freedom has been snuffed away, the desire is still there. America still has a strain that doesn't want perpetual war and welfare.
That's why politicians tap into this under-current when they're campaigning. They appeal to the good nature of Americans.
In the case of both Reagan and Trump, however, the moment they stepped into office, they turned on a dime. Reagan would grow government like a noxious weed, and Trump is obviously doing the same.
The personnel changes that occurred under both administrations are eerily similar.
Reagan's major error was in making George H.W. Bush his Vice President.
Gary North wrote about this awhile back:
“I have not written much about presidential campaigns since the fall of 1980, when Reagan accepted George H. W. Bush as his Vice Presidential candidate. He had promised his supporters that he would not do this. I wrote an issue of Remnant Review titled ‘The Fix Is In.’ It was. Bush’s right-hand man, James Baker, took over running the White House staff. All of the Reaganites at the White House – there were very few – departed within a year.
In less than a year President Trump has been isolated as well. He's now thoroughly surrounded by the status quo establishment.
Trump has gone from "America First" to toasting the globalists.
Today Trump spoke of "the great, great potential of the United Nations."
Trump is Making Globalism Great Again!
The under-current in America does not want this stuff.
The best that can be done is to make that under-current even stronger. Spread the ideas of liberty....far and wide.
And for goodness sakes, stop believing politicians!