Sowing deception

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Is it disingenuous or deliberate deception to push the narrative that President Donald Trump is leading the country towards a fascist dictatorship, or is it plain old ignorance?

Vladimir Ulyanov, better known as Lenin, used the phrase “useful idiots” to refer to those who are propagandists for a cause they don’t fully understand.

The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a principled advocate for the Constitution, is being portrayed as a part of the conspiracy to somehow enslave us. If I was a potential dictator, I would nominate anyone other than Justice Neil Gorsuch and Judge Kavanaugh — two brilliant, independent jurists — for the Supreme Court.

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President Trump’s tax cuts, his cutting of regulations, defense of the Second Amendment, judicial appointments and more are all actions that promote individual liberty, not detract from it.

On the economic front, you must have been hiding in a closet since election night 2016 to not know how the U.S. economy has grown, with low record of unemployment numbers.

As to international trade, please read “The Art of the Deal.” Everything can be negotiated within the law.

In foreign affairs, the “free world” is not turning away from the U.S. In fact, the most recently free countries in the world, (the Baltic states, Poland and Hungary), have praised President Trump’s leadership and shown eagerness to strengthen their alliance with the U.S.

The president’s dealings with North Korea, the recognition of Jerusalem and his policies in Syria and Iran put Russia and China on the defensive and encourage the people of Korea, Japan and Eastern Europe that cooperation with the U.S. will contribute to peace and security in those regions.

The policies President Trump has actually promoted and enacted have increased individual liberty in the U.S. and enhanced our standing in the world.

Eugene Comiskey,