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MAGA, KAG, Trump 2020

We are proud supporters of our 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump!

We are forever grateful for this man and the sacrifices he makes, giving up his life of peace and luxurious leisure to fight for  better lives for all Americans, and in fact the people of the world, the way we see it.

In the age of identify politics, with our backgrounds, this still comes as a shock to many of our friends and family. So we want to share with you here, how we got to where we are, against many odds, but with strong conviction.

Why we support President Trump

In this highly politicized and divided world we find ourselves in at this time, we often end up in the position of needing to explain (and for the most part even defend) our support for Donald Trump as the president of the United States. With the relentless media smears and character assassination this man has endured, it is understandable that many of our friends and family are struggling to understand where we are coming from. And so here we would like to lay out our perspective and position that leads us to be endlessly thankful to have Donald Trump as our POTUS and leader of the free world.

The way we like to explain our support for Donald Trump is twofold: (1) Policy and how we believe the country should be governed and positioned on the world stage, (2) The view of Donald Trump as a figure head in the fight of good vs. evil. As we see it, Donald Trump is on the right side in both categories.

The reason it is helpful to think in these terms is because it can bring understanding and bridge gaps with those on “other side of the aisle”. As we see it, we will and may always disagree on politics, but as good people, we think that we can all come around to agreeing on supporting good over evil. Let’s get into this a little further.

 

Policy and form of government

From a governance perspective Donald Trump holds on strongly to the United States Constitution which was designed to ensure freedom and liberty for the people of the United States and for protection from a tyrannical form of government, in particular the first and second amendments. Essentially born into liberal indoctrination, we were often told that the constitution is outdated and needed to be brought into the 21st century. After all, it was written so long ago. This argument had us fooled at one time (as shallow as it is), however if you understand the purpose of the United States Constitution, you can quickly recognize that it is as relevant as ever in ensuring freedoms, checks and balances, protecting the people and minorities, and controlling some of the inevitable evils of human nature. These are not things that cease to be important. A major achievement of the Donald Trump presidency to date has been the appointment of a historic number of federal judges to uphold the U.S. Constitution as it was written.

We lean right and have libertarian tendencies, as Donald Trump does (for the most part) as a member of the Republican party. For many (especially our friends from Europe) the word "right wing" in itself sounds very bad based on misconceptions and misunderstandings of what the right and the left are. What it means to be on the right and what we will explain here is the belief in limited government to minimize the infringement of freedoms, and overburdening bureaucracy, as well as  a belief in the forces of a free market economy, and the right of a sovereign nation to govern and protect itself under its own rules.

What’s so great about a free market or the scary c-word, “capitalism”? We believe a free market is essential to garner the best results for the use and distribution of resources aided by the forces of supply and demand. We believe that competition is an essential driver for innovation and motivation, giving us the best shot at finding the optimal solutions to solve for humanity’s problems. We understand that some people have a perhaps more “positive” (or we would probably call it naïve) view of human nature in that all humans have equal drive, sense of responsibility, and motivation. With this view we could perhaps understand someone’s leanings towards leftist/socialist models of government. But assuming the opposite to be true, we believe in equal opportunity as opposed to equal outcome as a model for a well-functioning society that maximizes its potential. For some more detailed explanations of free market concepts and the pro arguments for capitalism as an economic system, here are some helpful videos:

Capitalism vs. Socialism | 5 Minute Video
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Capitalism vs. Socialism | 5 Minute Video

Decades after capitalism seemed to have triumphed over socialism, politicians are once again arguing about the merits and drawbacks of these opposing economic systems. Why are we still having this debate? Andy Puzder, former CEO of the parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr., explains the misconceptions that keep the debate alive. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2eB2p0h Check out Andy Puzder's book 'The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left's Plot to Stop It": https://amzn.to/2UbEf0V To view the script, sources, quiz, and study guides, visit https://www.prageru.com/video/capitalism-vs-socialism VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com Get PragerU bonus content for free! https://www.prageru.com/bonus-content Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! SHOP! Love PragerU? Now you can wear PragerU merchandise! Visit our store today! https://shop.prageru.com/ JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/2aozfkP JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2aoz2y9 Script: Capitalism versus socialism. We can sum up each economic system in one line: Capitalism is based on human greed. Socialism is based on human need. Right? No. Wrong. So wrong, it’s exactly backwards. And I’ll prove it to you. Been on Amazon lately? Each of the thousands of products Amazon offers represents the work of people who believe they have something you want or need. If they’re right, they prosper. If they’re wrong, they don’t. That’s how the free market works. It encourages people to improve their lives by satisfying the needs of others. No one starts a business making a thing or providing a service for themselves. They start a business to make things or provide services for others. I speak from personal experience. When I was the CEO of the company that owns Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurant chains, we spent millions of dollars every year trying to determine what customers wanted. If our customers didn’t like something, we changed it—and fast, because if we didn’t, our competitors would (pun intended) eat us for lunch. The consumer—that’s you—has the ultimate power. In effect, you vote with every dollar you spend. In a socialist economy, the government has the ultimate power. It decides what you get from a limited supply it decides should exist. Instead of millions of people making millions of decisions about what they want, a few people—government elites—decide what people should have and how much they should pay for it. Not surprisingly, they always get it wrong. Have you ever noticed that late-stage socialist failures always run out of essential items like toilet paper? Of course, this isn’t a problem for those who have the right connections with the right people. Those chosen few get whatever they want. But everyone else is out of luck. Venezuela, once the richest country in South America, is the most recent example of socialism driving a prosperous country into an economic ditch. Maybe you think it’s an unfair example. I’m not sure why, but okay. We’ll ignore the fact that leftist activists celebrated it as a great socialist success—right up until it wasn’t. But what about Western European countries? Don't they have socialist economies? People seem pretty happy there. Why can’t we have what they have—free health care, free college, stronger unions? Good question. And the answer may surprise you. There are no socialist countries in Western Europe. Most are just as capitalist as the United States. The only difference—and it’s a big one—is that they offer more government benefits than the U.S. does. We can argue about the costs of these benefits and the point at which they reduce individual initiative, thus doing more harm than good. Scandinavians have been debating those questions for years. But only a free-market capitalist economy can produce the wealth necessary to sustain all of the supposedly “free stuff” Europeans enjoy. To get the “free stuff,” after all, you have to create enough wealth to generate enough tax revenue to pay for everything the government gives away. Without capitalism, you’re Venezuela. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/video/capitalism-vs-socialism

What about the bad n-word, “nationalism”, or even the p-word, “patriotism”? We believe in national pride. That is not racist as we are often led to believe, and nothing to be ashamed of. You can be proud of what your country and the people of your country achieve when there are things to be proud of. We don’t think that one size fits all when it comes to the varied sets of values, beliefs, traditions, needs, and lifestyles etc. that characterize the different people of the world. We embrace and admire the diversity of the human race and find the idea of a one world government with standardized everything an abhorrent one. Can we all just get along as one? Yes, we think we can! Does that mean we all need to live by the same rules, be governed by the same people, get treated with the same medicines, be fed the same food, etc. that get determined by some almighty elites at the top of government? Absolutely not! And a more localized decentralized from of government in our opinion, sets a much better stage for local representation and giving a voice and power to the “little guy”.

As a successful business man (and we have read and highly recommend his infamous and best-selling book, “The art of the deal” for good insight into his sense of business) Donald Trump understands how to negotiate, how to oversee and manage large complex ecosystems, how to navigate bureaucracy and politics, how to seize opportunities  and how to run effective and profitable operations. All this shows in the results he has brought to our economy. He is renegotiating our trade deals and is getting us out of deals that do not work in our favor. He is rebuilding manufacturing in the United States, creating jobs and reducing our over dependency on other nations. Now you can massage and interpret numbers all day long. You can focus on deficit spending without acknowledging that some funding is needed in order to repair or jump start sectors of the economy. Investments are necessary and returns on investment can take time. There is a lot you can do to paint a picture one way or the other based on the same data set, and as we cover in other parts of this website, we have some much larger systemic problems to deal with when it comes to the structure of our financial markets. But for the intents and purposes of this argument, we are taking the record breaking increase of employment numbers that Trump and his administration have achieved in a short period of time as a distinct measure of success for the economy and the people of this country; in particular regarding the incredible improvements for African American and Hispanic communities. We are creating more value with more people at work. It is hard to argue with that. And if you do want to check out some success metrics that we celebrate, here is a list of some of the Trump admin’s greatest accomplishments.

On the world stage, you will often hear from the mainstream media what an embarrassment Donald Trump is: lacking class and acting like a bully. Some of this stems from the stark contrast to a United States without a backbone over the past several years, and some of it is of course pure sensational negative partisan slander. We see our president getting along splendidly and appropriately with other nations and world leaders, and most importantly, we see him working to bring peace! He does not see the United States as the policeman of the world. He is ending our involvement in senseless conflicts. He is deescalating tensions (North Korea, Syria), he is bringing our troops home, and he is leveling the playing field when it comes to everyone’s involvement with keeping the world safe (e.g. advocating for fairness of NATO contributions).

But isn't the Republican party the party of racist white supremacists? That is another misconception if not a flat out deception perpetrated onto the people. Most people do not know that the Republican party was founded to end slavery in the United States, and that the Confederacy and the Klu Klux Klan were established by democrats.