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John in Mich    Posted 10-18-2017 at 08:50:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • A view of Trump
  • This is first 2 paragraphs of an article by Jean M. Yarbrough
    October 8, 2017 Politics and law The Social Order, that I received in an e-mail.
    My initial reaction was not the same as my last.

    Visiting the United States in 1831, when Andrew Jackson was president, Alexis de Tocqueville was appalled by the “vulgarity and mediocrity” of American politics. After meeting Jackson, Tocqueville concluded that the low tone of American society started at the top. In Tocqueville’s estimation, Jackson was “a man of violent character and middling capacity.” Worse, he seemed to have no talent for politics: he rode “roughshod over his personal enemies” in a way no president had done and treated members of Congress with disdain. “Nothing in all the course of his career had ever proved that he had the requisite qualities to govern a free people,” Tocqueville wrote in Democracy in America, “so the majority of the enlightened classes of the Union had always been opposed to him.”
    Considering his view of Jackson, imagine what Tocqueville’s first impressions of President Trump might be. Real-estate mogul, host of The Apprentice, owner of beauty pageants, and backer of WrestleMania, among other louche enterprises, Trump would seem to confirm Tocqueville’s worst fears about debased standards of American public life and leadership. And yet, Trump campaigned on issues that have a Tocquevillean resonance. Put another way, Tocqueville highlighted certain dangers to democratic liberty and greatness that Trump—who, it is safe to assume, has not read Democracy in America—instinctively seized on to win the presidency.

    Entire article at: https://www.city-journal.org/html/trump-and-tocqueville-15482.html

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 10-18-2017 at 11:35:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • One thing the artical lacks (and I believe to be truth)is President Trump knows the politicians he is dealing with,a bunch of life long liberals that have never worked a day in their lives and life long politicians that think the taxpayers are a bunch of dumb suckers and thus live their lives off the taxpayers dime feeling we owe it to them.Hopefully when the elections start we can hear a sucking sound coming from the swamp.America will always have the swamp dwellers to deal with.

    John in Mich    Posted 10-18-2017 at 15:28:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Agreed. I just hope that the voters who put him in office remember that the job is not finished.
    What bothers me is the Progressives (Dems) (Libs) keep fomenting the hate and that some nut will try to do harm. Obam's F-ing Army or Organization For Action (OFA) of 30,000, needs to be surgically removed from the various Federal offices that they occupy in DC and elsewhere.

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