My Turn: Trump’s rise no mystery

Published 12:02 am Monday, April 25, 2016

By Wes Rhinier

I continue to laugh at the media and the establishment Republicans and Democrats. They can’t seem to grasp why Trump is doing so well almost everywhere he goes.

It’s quiet simple really. Trump is the big middle finger to Washington, D.C. Period. He has tapped into the anger on both sides of the aisle. We, the people, have had enough of being lied to by these traitors in our nation’s Capitol. Let me also say Trump is not my candidate and quiet honestly I think voting has become totally useless. This is an important time in our nation’s history. This is perhaps our last opportunity to right the ship and put our country heading back in the right direction, back to our founding principles.

Presidents recently have been puppets of international financiers, and so are most legislators. Whenever a president does attempt to go against the system, he either ends up shot by a “lone gunman,” or his office is disgraced by a conveniently leaked scandal. Trump I fear will be no different.

Today, elections represent the illusion of choice; that is all. The leadership of both major parties seem different in terms of their rhetoric, but this is all cosmetic. Underneath the talk, Democrat and Republican leaders are nearly identical in their support for bigger government, more centralization, less constitutional protections, more globalism, more power to international banks and central banks, and less transparency and accountability. Trump was not part of their plan!

Trump is a mystery. If Trump is a legitimate anti-establishment candidate, then there are some things he could do to prove he is what he says he is. He could start with the complete reversal of every unconstitutional Obama Administration and Bush Administration executive order. He could remove the indefinite detention provisions and secret tribunals contained in the NDAA. He could get rid of FISA, and end the invasion of privacy and other violations of the 4th Amendment by the NSA against American citizens. Most importantly, the complete reversal of Obamacare and strict enforcement of our immigration policies.

With candidates like Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz, the public is well aware of where they really stand on the issues. Clinton is a hardcore globalist member of the establishment who should be in prison if the laws applied equally to everyone in this country. Ted Cruz is also a globalist, though he pretends to be opposite. And Bernie, well, Bernie is a socialist and his only redeeming value is that he is at least honest about it.

I’m afraid we just don’t have any good choices for this election. Trump is a wild card. If Hillary Clinton is chosen by the establishment to take Obama’s place, the result would probably be outright civil war in the U.S. The level of hatred among conservatives for that woman is so stratospheric I cannot see any other outcome. It might not happen immediately, but a solid bet would be civil war within her first term.

We are $19.2 trillion in debt. Our Constitution is being shredded right before our eyes. Freedom is under assault in America and we are being distracted by what bathrooms people should use? I don’t recognize my country anymore, and Trump is promising to bring that back. Will he do it? Can he do it? I don’t know. But the alternative of Hillary Clinton and a civil war isn’t really appealing. Right now my children don’t have a future. Something has to give. History is happening right before our eyes. I hope people are paying attention.

We have a long and terrible struggle ahead of us, but to look at it from an “optimistic” perspective: At least Americans are becoming sick of the status quo. That is a start.

Wes Rhinier lives in Rowan County.

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