By BOB BELL
It is disheartening to watch the political spectacle of “Get Trump at any cost “going on in this country right now. His opponents, mostly Democrats, have weaponized the Department of Justice, pressured state governments to file charges, impeached him on frivolous issues, and attacked his businesses with boycotts by putting pressure on organizations to not use his facilities, such as golf courses.
Their goal is to destroy Donald Trump so he can’t win the presidency again. That is obvious, but is that all they hope to accomplish?
There is a cabal of professional politicians, major donors, high-paid government employees, government contractors, mainstream media, and political families who all work toward the same goal, to gain power so they can enrich themselves and each other at government expense.
When Donald Trump moved into the White House, he didn’t play along because he wasn’t part of the cabal and didn’t need their help or money. So, he took them on. Even Republicans like Sen. Mitch McConnell didn’t want him there because their sweetheart deal was at risk. The problem was, however, they were afraid to attack him due to his large and passionate base of average Americans.
If you look closely, you will see that many members of Congress, both Republican and Democrat, come into office with a moderate net worth, but soon become millionaires on a $174,000/year salary? Is there any other group of people with that kind of financial success?
Businesspeople, such as Trump, don’t govern like political people. They see a problem and find the best way to fix it. Political people see a problem and find ways to exploit it politically and to enrich themselves and their friends. You know: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
A big issue Trump had in this regard was he took over a federal government with a bloated staff of long-term, overpaid employees. If he fired the entrenched bureaucrats, who would he hire to run all those government agencies? We are talking about hundreds of thousands of people we need for essential government services. It is tough to run an organization when the employees don’t want you there.
It seems the ultimate goal is to warn non-political class people against running for president. The message is, if you get elected, they will destroy you politically, personally, and financially, and they’ll do the same to your family and associates. How do we get good, honest people to run for president if they have to deal with these kinds of attacks on their reputation, finances, and family?
So, it appears the goal is not just to get Trump, but to protect the cabal, allowing them to continue to enrich themselves with our tax dollars. I am not sure how we fix this if we don’t get out and vote for the right people, and then back them up when they get elected.
I worry that our government and our way of life are at risk. The government agencies we relied on such as the FBI, the DOJ and public health departments seem to have been politically compromised by the cabal. It appears our politicians are becoming a ruling class rather than public servants. This puts us on the path to becoming a banana republic.
We need to reelect Donald Trump or somebody like him to restore our government to be “of the people and for the people.”
We do that by being politically active. To quote Plato, “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors,” or in our case, ruled by the cabal.
Bob Bell is a civil engineer who ran for House in 2012 and is the author of Oh No! We’re Gonna Die Too: More Humorous Tales of Close Calls in Alaska’s Wilderness. His fourth book, “A Regular American Guy,” which is at the printer and will be available later this fall on Amazon and in bookstores.