An historic debate

Donald Trump Hillary Clinton

Did you watch the geriatrics convention… I mean, the debate last night? Welcome to the new world of politics, folks. There was no conservatism on display in that debate. I hope the Republicans are proud. I hope America is proud. In the end, we get what we deserve, and we are seeing the fruits of our labors; Donald Trump arguing for tariffs to punish businesses that leave the US, and Hillary Clinton going full socialist. Even better, Donald Trump basically supported Hillary Clinton’s ideas; the only argument was the fact that they are different people: “she is a politician so I, Donald Trump, will do it better.”

My smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, would be a far better candidate for President. The Galaxy Note 7 is more intelligent, and will effectively blow up the political system…possibly literally. The debate last night was a horrible display of two candidates who do not care what the Constitution says about our rights. Hillary Clinton says people on an arbitrary government list should not have access to guns, and that we should ban “military style weapons” (whatever those are). Donald Trump says we should take guns away from <insert generic bad guy here>, or use stop and frisk. Stop and frisk really riled up the left. Liberals love to pick and  choose when they reference the Constitution. Frankly, I wish they would use stop and frisk on me more often.

In the end, this debate showed why we cannot have nice things. Do we really even care that their points of argument last night were all areas the government does not have any business being in. Are we that comfortable moving into such a hyper regulated state? If we are, we have already lost. If the majorities of people do not realize the role of the government, and our elected leaders cannot articulate it, how do we come back from that? I saw a liberal friend of mine last night tweet that by utilizing tax loopholes Donald Trump is stealing from tax payers. Well no. That is incorrect. The taxes you pay are your money. How about the taxes I pay? That is my money. Our view of government is out of whack. We have come a long way from a government “of the people, by the people, for the people.” We are now a people “of the government, by the government, for the government.”

We have ourselves to blame for that. We got caught up in the partisan games. The grand chess match between Republicans and Democrats for that prime Chairman position on the Committee to Decide What Sub-committee Regulates Committee Chairmanships has adequately distracted the American people. We say we want to fix the problem. We say we want to protect the constitution. We say so many things, but our actions speak louder than our words.

[DISCLAIMER: I would like to apologize to all my Apple using friends. I used the word “gun” several times throughout. I know that Apple removed the gun emoticon and put a “water sprayer” in its place. I do hope I did not trigger anybody. If I did, please find your nearest iSafe Space, and wait until The New Americana stops accepting my writings.]

Russ Wayne

Russ Wayne is an actor and comedian. Like a true entertainer, he throws his political two-cents in where nobody asked for them. Russ is a Christ follower, and a conservative. He has been involved in politics for the past 5 years (he’s a young man, so plenty of time yet). He currently serves as one half of the political podcast, The Russ & Brent Show. An avid coffee drinker, it is best not to engage him until after he has his first cup…or ten. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.


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