I was over at Voices in my Head and saw some moping and head hanging. I tried to respond but I can’t post to blogger sites unless they permit me to do is as “anonymous”. The wordpress to blogger handshake doesn’t work. Probably a workplace firewall issue. So, here is what I wrote:
Don’t be so discouraged. Neither Trump nor Cruz have the power to be a dictator. Both would be hotly opposed in the courts (the hundreds of politically appointed federal judges who are already seated) and both houses of Congress and from both parties. Neither one has any friends in Washington. That is the ideal circumstance in a limited power government: A chief executive with only enough political support to keep the lights turned on. Either candidate would be a perfectly adequate chief executive but either one becomes “best ever” precisely because they are hated by the establishment. It doesn’t matter if Trump says, “put them in boxcars and send them to Mexico”, because NO ONE will follow through and do it. Judges will issue injunctions like confetti. Police and federal agents will honor those injunctions. It is 180 degrees better than what we have now with the courts, congress and a dictatorial above-the-law president creating new law and signing treaties and making “Deals”, none of which are constitutional.
Sure, Republicans are getting used to holding their noses and voting for a bad choice. I’m telling you that this time, the choices are actually pretty darned good.
The #1 issue this election is out of control immigration.
#2 is out of control federal government.
Trump would be excellent on both issues. For #1, he doesn’t need congress. He just has to enforce existing law with the resources the President already has. For the second one, lack of congressional support (checks and balances) gets the job done.
Be of good cheer. Worst case: You hate Trump and can energetically expel him in 4 years.