I would rather not write about Donald Trump. But he is such a danger to our democracy and freedom, and is so adroit at deflecting criticism and concern, that it is important to tell the truth before it is too late, and he is voted into office.
The truth is that he has no integrity. He does not have a political or social philosophy, other than amassing wealth and power for himself. He uses people’s fears to promote conflict between groups of people, then offers himself as the solution to any problem. But he never says what the solution is. I don’t believe he has the knowledge or desire to do the work necessary to come up with solutions. Continuing to promote conflict serves his personal agenda.
He promotes distrust between different groups of people, rather than trying to remove the barriers between them. He is by definition a racist, promoting race based conflict.
He also displays disturbing fascist tendencies. Anyone who disagrees with him is a problem that needs to be punished. There would not be open debates under a Trump administration. Dissent is violently suppressed, and would continue to be. Trump supporters seem to not have a problem with this. I don’t think they realize how easily they might end up in the future being on the wrong side of Trump, and then becoming his target.
He is obviously ignorant of how government actually functions.
He promotes the idea that government should be run as a business. Therefore a businessman, such as himself, would be a good President.
That is a fundamentally flawed argument. We don’t pay taxes so the government can make money.
We pay taxes to provide the common services needed by all. For infrastructure construction, and services such as public education, emergency services, food, water and drug safety, etc. These are not intended to make money, and should not be characterized as subsidizing the poor.
The inability of our government at all levels (Pence in Indiana) to provide these services calls into question whether we should continue to pay taxes when the government is failing us. “No taxation without representation”.