The Pros and Cons of President Trump’s First Term
People on both sides of the political isle have been very hyperbolic about President Trump. Some of those on the left say he is essentially Adolf Hitler, a fascist, worse than any president in history. Some of those on the right say he is the greatest president ever, and some even say he is in a secret war against the pedophile elite, waging that war in deep underground military bases and therefore he cannot be questioned because everything he does is sacred. The truth is somewhere in the middle. President Trump has done some great, pro-liberty actions that other presidents likely wouldn’t do. However, he has also continued illegal wars and drone strikes, and signed onto a globalist treaty, as shown below. The following is a list of the pros and cons of Trump’s presidency the first four years.
- A Trump-appointed federal judge ruled the lockdowns in Pennsylvania unconstitutional. His decision included an amazing statement about the rights of Americans:
The liberties protected by the Constitution are not fair-weather freedoms — in place when times are good but able to be cast aside in times of trouble. There is no question that this country has faced, and will face, emergencies of every sort. But the solution to a national crisis can never be permitted to supersede the commitment to individual liberty that stands as the foundation of the American experiment. The constitution cannot accept the concept of a ‘new normal’ where the basic liberties of the people can be subordinated to open-ended emergency mitigation measures.
Rather, the Constitution sets certain lines that may not be crossed, even in an emergency. Actions taken by defendants crossed those lines. It is the duty of the court to declare those actions unconstitutional. (Source)
- Trump cancelled contracts for Critical Race Theory being forced on government officials. Critical race theory has many alarming tenants, and is historically Marxist (communist). (Source)
- He signed an executive order to try and prevent online censorship. Online censorship has been a big issue lately for freedom of speech. This year it was most notable when two doctors (Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi) in Bakersfield, California had an interview taken down from Google’s YouTube for giving their opinion on lockdowns. Also, a group of doctors called America’s Frontline Doctors were taken down from YouTube, Twitter and Facebook for giving their expert opinions on Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and it’s effectiveness in treating Covid-19. Some say that Google is just a private company and therefore can censor who they want, but are they really? What if the CIA made Google?
- The Trump administration designated the Chinese Confucius Institute as a foreign mission. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the institute is “an entity advancing Beijing’s global propaganda and malign influence campaign on U.S. campuses and K-12 classrooms.” (Source). For more on the Confucius Institute, watch this YouTube video by China Uncensored (before it’s taken down, of course).
- He pulled 12,000 troops out of Germany, with 6,400 returning home. (Source)
- He reduced the amount of troops in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000. (Source)
- Trump legalized industrial hemp, signing a bipartisan farm bill. This is a step in the right direction for liberty and free markets. (Source)
- Trump pardoned the cattle ranchers whose arrest led to the Bundy family protesting and occupying a wildlife refuge in Oregon. (Source)
- Trump withdrew from the globalist Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Source). See our previous article about why the TPP was a huge step toward world government here.
- Trump withdrew from the globalist World Health Organization, which erodes U.S. sovereignty, is mostly funded by Bill Gates, and which endlessly pushes untested vaccines on the global population. (Source)
- Trump withdrew from the globalist Paris Agreement, which also eroded U.S. sovereignty and could forcefully relocate millions of people. (Source)
- Trump shutdown the CIA’s immoral and illegal ghost war in Syria. (Source)
- One of the most important actions the Trump Administration has taken and is still taking is cracking down on Chinese espionage. (Source). Many arrests have been made, including a Harvard Professor (source), a USC professor (source), a researcher at Ohio Children’s Hospital (source), a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic (and professor at Case Western) (source), an NYPD officer (source) and more.
- Edit Oct. 5, 2020: A pro that has happened since the original publish of this article was the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, someone who appears to be a Constitutionalist.
- Under Trump, the U.S. is stealing Syria’s oil. This is something that is clearly immoral and probably a war crime. (Source)
- Trump sent federal law enforcement into multiple U.S. cities under “Operation Legend”. (Source). Federal law enforcement sent to local jurisdictions for policing is not something anyone who loves liberty and the Constitution should cheer about.
- Trump claimed to have “total authority” over state decisions, a complete misunderstanding of the tenth amendment to the Constitution:
When somebody’s president of the United States, the authority is total. And that’s the way it’s got to to be. It’s total. It’s total. And the governors know that. (Source)
- Trump says he will mobilize the military to deliver the coronavirus vaccine, which is a possible violation of Posse Comitatus. (Source)
- Trump signed, and is very proud of, the USMCA which replaced NAFTA. However, the trade agreement “erodes America’s national sovereignty in favor of regional integration”. It also promotes the UN’s sustainable development agenda, the cornerstone of Agenda 21/Agenda 2030. (Source)
- Civilian deaths in U.S. wars have “skyrocketed” under Trump in places such as Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq and Syria. (Source)
- The Trump Administration has considered using the Amazon Echo and the Apple Watch to determine if citizens should own a gun. This is a clear violation of the fourth and second amendments, as well as an Orwellian tool of surveillance. (Source)
- There has been record federal spending and deficits under Trump. This is an impeding disaster that will lead to either hyperinflation and the end of the dollar or to heavy taxation. (Source)
- Trump vetoed resolutions that would block arms sales to Saudi Arabia. (Source). Saudia Arabia is using those weapons in an immoral war in Yemen that is leading to famine and mass death.
- Trump vetoed a resolution to end U.S. Support in the Saudi-led war in Yemen mentioned above. (Source).
- The Trump Administration stepped up the air war in Somalia. Another war that Congress has not declared. (Source)
- Trump cancelled the U.S. report on civilian deaths from drone strikes. (Source)
- The Trump Administration banned bump stocks, a form of gun control. (Source)
- Gina Haspel, Trump’s choice to lead the CIA, had a role in the immoral torture program. (Source)
- When discussing red flag laws, aka more gun control, Trump notoriously said “take the guns first, go through due process second”. This is a blatant misunderstanding of the fifth amendment, which states “No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” (Source)
- The Trump administration lobbied hard for section 702 of FISA, which “serves as the legal basis for two of the NSA’s largest mass surveillance programs, both revealed by Edward Snowden.” (Source)
- Trump has connections with pedophile elites Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. In an article in the New York Magazine, he said “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.” He was also on video ogling women with Epstein at a party at Trump’s private club.
- Edit Oct. 5, 2020: A con that should have been posted here originally was that Trump appointed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, someone who says “in my view the Government’s metadata collection program is entirely consistent with the Fourth Amendment” (source) and someone who believes that humans are causing climate change (source). Both of these pose a major threat to our liberty, and the Constitution as the law of the land.
- Edit Oct. 5, 2020: Another con that needed to have been said originally was the persecution of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks revealed many important things to the public, such as the fact that the CIA is using Smart TVs and cell phones to spy on citizens, and has the capability of hacking cars for assassinations (source). Trump’s vice president Mike Pence said the U.S. “will use the full force of the law” on WikiLeaks (source).
This list is of course not all-encompassing. There are other pros and cons covered by mainstream news sources daily. The list presented here is what Republic of Truth is focusing on. The point of this is not to convince you to vote or not to vote for Trump in the upcoming election, but rather to highlight aspects of his first term that are important and not talked about enough.