By Chuck Morse

The haters of Donald Trump are even more frenzied than were the haters of past Republicans like Mitt Romney, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Ronald Reagan. The Democratic haters, joined by many liberal Republicans, are reacting hysterically as Trump challenges their way of thinking about politics and culture and how they look at the world. Trump is taking away their main weapon: the tyranny of political correctness. Trump is more than a mere conventional political figure conforming to a predetermined narrative. He represents a transformative political and cultural force.

Trump is an independent man, an independent mind, an individual who is not swayed by groupthink or intimidated by the conforming collective forces of social pressure. He is a successful businessman, a very successful businessman, which is why he is a hero to people like me, an Uber driver, and to other working people. Trump’s very existence exposes the lie that those who don’t genuflect to the left have something against black men and women or have something against any particular group. Does anyone actually believe the absurd notion that Donald Trump has something against anyone because of race or ethnic origins? Like most businessmen – and America is a nation of businessmen – Trump values personal and professional accomplishment over such questions of race, ethnicity or religion. Trump is now threatening the ability of the liberal elite to silence their opposition with charges of racism as they fend off questions about their own often racist attitudes and policies.

Donald Trump’s political philosophy frightens the liberal establishment even more than does his challenge to their totalitarian political correctness. In this regard, Trump embodies an idea that has become truly radical today, an idea that is encapsulated in his slogan “America First.” Trump embraces the truly progressive and natural agenda of placing the interests of the American people before all other considerations. He understands the value of national sovereignty as a vehicle by which the security, the economy and the cultural interests of the citizen is viewed as paramount. Trump expresses this essential maxim when he insists that standards ought to be placed upon those who seek to enter the United States and that those standards are reasonable and proper. He seeks to insure that criminals and terrorists don’t slip through the cracks.

Trump has been accused of not being a true Republican, yet he presents an agenda that is as close to the Republican ideal as any that has been articulated since the days of Abraham Lincoln, who drew inspiration from Alexander Hamilton. Trump seeks to protect American industry and jobs with reasonable tariffs on imports and by employing American leverage to negotiate trade deals with foreign economies that value the American position. He seeks to invest in the rebuilding of the American infrastructure as Lincoln invested in the development of the Transcontinental Railroad. He embraces principles that were articulated by George Washington in his Farewell Address. Washington warned his countrymen against the dangers of unnecessary “entangling alliances.” Trump supports a tax code that would “tax the rich, including myself” as he has stated, while reducing onerous business regulations that make it unnecessarily difficult for working people to start businesses and stay in business.

This election comes down to a competition between two groups of Americans. Trump’s opponents are the big-government, liberal, wealthy, 1-percent Americans, their emulators, their cultural camp followers and their clients, people on public assistance. Trump’s supporters are the middle-class taxpayer and the working poor, the producers and individuals who dare to think for themselves. This election is a struggle for the future and for the soul of America.

Chuck Morse hosts the “Chuck Morse Speaks Podcast” and is the author of books including “The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism,” published by WND Books.

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