Good People Don’t Go Into Government
“One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace. Good people don’t go into government.”- D.T.
As one of the most controversial men in the world, Donald Trump is currently leading the way for the Republican Party in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Race.
With his notoriously-filthy, loud, and politically-incorrect mouth one may wonder how such a man is still a serious candidate in this race. While many Americans are still trying to figure that out for themselves, those who are rallying behind Trump see his campaign as bringing back the “old” America- when we were once the great nation full of freedom and democracy.
When looking at Mr. Trump’s entire political campaign, his slogan reads, “Make America Great Again!”. This slogan has hit-home for very many Americans due to the social turmoil that has erupted in the past few years.
Between the racial-slurs, riots, and shootings, America has become a feeding ground for any and all blood-sucking media reporters who are waiting to get their hands on the next “hate crime”.
While America is seeming to be going on a fast, down-ward spiral, many Americans still see the light, many are set out to re-build the economy, protect their families, and live in freedom. All of these principles seem logical and realistic, but according to Trump we are losing all of these qualities and it is up to him to save us.
Donald Trump’s Campaign is an example of populism in the utmost form of the word. He simplifies all messages that have a much deeper and more complicated solution than what he leads on (putting up a wall between Mexico and the U.S. to solve immigration problems). He appeals to people’s emotions, specifically the emotions that drive our lives- fear and hope.
Fear: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” — Donald Trump
Hope: “Sadly, the American Dream is dead. But if I get elected President I will bring it back, bigger and better than ever.” — Donald Trump
Trump’s campaign is one of promise; he is promising to protect the gun control laws that we already have in place, he is promising to defend our country from terror and he is promising that America will become great again.
“The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.”. — Donald J. Trump
While he is one of the most ridiculous men to ever run for President, he is one man who knows how to appeal to the minority of Americans, he knows how to talk his way into the hearts and guts of the people. He is appealing to the irrational side of the Republican Party where the majority simply just do not want a Democrat in office.
He knows how to hit people in the guts- whether that be by using his infamous slang and mudslinging or his artfully-crafted-nothing-but-the-truth opinions about topics such as immigration (hence the “Fear” quote from above) he knows what he’s doing; he knows how to talk. Trump is attempting to appeal to and basing his campaign on the minority of America- the Republicans. However, to many Republicans, Trump is verging on a radical disgrace who takes the party’s political views to a whole new level (building a wall for immigration, making Muslims enter a database with ID’s, etc.) in which many critics from around the globe compare him to the Nazi regime. The Democratic Party is becoming the majority in a country that was built on modern-Republican ideals, of which some rights are becoming endangered.
It is important to remember, however, that while Trump seems to be the front-runner in the race, who is most likely going to be the final candidate, the one thing that Republicans fear more than a radical immigrant-hating extremist in office, is Hillary Rodham Clinton.