Tag: Trade Protectionism

Donald Trump is the symptom of trouble in the GOP and not the cause

Donald Trump is the symptom of trouble in the GOP and not the cause
I was a “Never Trump” Republican at the start of the GOP Primary season in 2015. I couldn’t envision a vulgar conspiracy theorist, bigot, and trade protectionist as my President. The reality is he is President of the USA, but he will never be “My President.” Except for Donald Trump, every President of my life... Read more »

I'm proud to be part of the stampede out of the GOP

I'm proud to be part of the stampede out of the GOP
A little over a week ago I joined the Democratic Party. I had been an independent for a year and realized not being part of a party meant I was a voice in the wilderness. I’m not content to just be an observer on the sidelines. I want to be an agent for change. From... Read more »

44 years a Republican, 1 year an Independent, today I'm joining the Democratic Party

44 years a Republican, 1 year an Independent, today I'm joining the Democratic Party
This was not an easy decision to make.  Politics is like one’s religion, you just don’t change it unless you have a moment of clarity and realize you are on the wrong path.  My family’s involvement in the GOP goes all the way back to the mid-1850s and the start of the GOP in Illinois.... Read more »
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Trade protectionism is bad for everyone

Trade protectionism is bad for everyone
Are you sick of the political commercials yet? We have fourteen more days to the election when the national question of who will be the next President is decided. Until then, the mute button on my TV remote is getting quite a workout. In the midst of the clamor, clash, and rancor of the election,... Read more »

Why this Ex-GOP is voting for Hillary

Why this Ex-GOP is voting for Hillary
I’ve never voted for a Democrat for President. I’ve been voting for 44 years and have always voted for the GOP nominee. Many Republicans have announced they will vote for Hillary, as a protest vote against Donald Trump’s nomination. The list of protest voters is long and impressive and includes a former Republican President, First... Read more »

The GOP lost its political soul

The GOP lost its political soul
Conservatism has always had the meaning of showing respect for that which has worked in the past. Today’s GOP has abandoned nearly every principle it ever advocated, from creating a smaller more efficient government, to free trade, to enhancing personal freedom, they’ve all been tossed out the window by today’s GOP. This didn’t start with... Read more »
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