I like what Donald Trump is doing even though I could never vote for him. He is busy bulldozing the barricades of political correctness. Donald “Trumps” them all with his bravado. His campaign is a momentary breath of fresh air — freedom to speak our minds; thus the high rating in the polls. He has cleared the way for men like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul to be even bolder without the media spinning their thoughts into unrecognizable smudge. Perception is everything. The number of people viewing the debates has doubled, and those voters are hearing the candidates for themselves. Yes.
However, it is unlikely we will see much change, even if a true conservative could win the next presidential election; their hands are tied by layers of bureaucracy. The “low information voters” will just vote into position, those who dispense more “stuff” from the government — more socialism. Wasn’t it the Romans, before they fell, who cried: “give us bread and circuses?” When was there ever a government, shackled with a $19 trillion debt, that surfaced for more than a moment, before a last gasp of air? Unless this nation changes drastically, we are in for the ride of our lives.
Brenda L. Young, Meridian