The Child President

The Child President

Please note that the opinions expressed in this article are just that my opinions and not the opinion of A Hollywood Republican.


In all my past articles involving Donald Trump I never once said I “liked” the man.  I also made it plain that I disliked Hillary Clinton just as much.  Both these candidates should never have been on their party’s respective ballots.  But they were so the choice was a tough one for me.  Who I finally ended up voting for is my business and no one else’s and I, as a member of the voting public have always accepted the candidate who was the lawful winner of the election.  This time it was Donald J. Trump.  For better or worse he is our President.  And when I say “ours” I mean all 319 million of us.  Being an Independent I could care less about the Democratic or Republican platforms.  I only care about what is best for this country.  That is why over the years I have voted for as many Republican Presidents as Democratic ones.

The majority of the country did not vote for Donald Trump but that does not make him any less the President.  What does however is the way the man acts now that he is in the Oval Office.  Donald J. Trump the President appears to be acting the same childish way that Donald J. Trump the candidate did.

One wonders that why with the Senate and the House in control of Republicans he feels it’s necessary for the plethora of Executive Orders.  Is he so insecure that he wants sole credit for everything he does?  Why should the fact that less people actually appeared in person to his inauguration than did Obama be such a big deal?  Who cares.  Obviously Trump does.  Or to make the claim that there was massive voter fraud when there is evidence by multiple sources there was none.  Could it be because Hillary Clinton won the popular vote?  Why did he question the authority of a Federal Judge, who was appointed to his position by another Republican President, George Bush.  Could it be simply because he did not agree with him? The list of this childish behavior is a long one and is totally ignored by his true believers. And that is the real danger here.

Like I said I don’t care that he is a Republican, For those of you who have been following this page for a while know I was just as tough on Obama when he was in office.  I am afraid for this country, very afraid.  Trump is like a bull in a China shop knocking things over with reckless abandon not caring about the consequences.  And who are the ones who suffer from these brash actions?  The American people.  We are the ones who will pay more for the goods when tariffs are enforced.  We are the ones who will pay for a wall that will do nothing to secure our borders and that a majority of Americans don’t want built.  We are the ones who will suffer from the constant barrage of “Alternate Facts” that the White House has been flooding the airwaves with.

It is obvious that it is “The Children’s Hour” at the White House these days.  With the childish remarks, embarrassing Tweets and explosive tantrums being the new norm.  We can only hope this is a temporary thing or the next four years will not be happy ones for anyone.

Ira Schwartz

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5 Responses to "The Child President"

  1. Ira – I have one thing to say to you! You should care and know what the policies of each party are, and see how horribly the left has twisted our nation into destruction. Much of what you say makes sense, but you even sounded like Pelosi – Well we will have to read the bill after we pass it. We the People have allowed anarchy, treason to reign too long by NOT KNOWING WHAT IN THE HELL WAS GOING ON> We cannot ride for free forever and hope the chips fall in the right place. You are surprising me! And not in a good way. Je Pense que oui!

  2. What is happening to America is much deeper than that glossed over by this almost petulant essay.

    It is a shame that today’s Radical Progressives are a mixture of warped ideologies and chaotic methods lethal to our Republic, they are : communism, Leninism, Marxism, Liberation theology, socialism, anarchy, George Soros violent revolutionary tactics, anti-Americanism, crowd violence, intellectual intolerance, philosophical dishonesty, and atheism.

    Remember, Nazism had to be run out of America, as they had established Nazi Youth camps in America before WWII, last in the 1930s, triumphed by Joseph Kenney.

    Today we no longer seem to recognize the complimentary and compatible nature of JFK conservatism coupled with the Reagan liberalism. Chaos is a “go-to” strategy of those who are losing on the merits of the argument. Where has the “classical” “Liberal” argument gone astray? It has not, it has been redefined. It used to be :

    Classical Conservatism and Liberalism

    The problem is ideological slavery is maintained by extreme “wedge issues”. Hubris and arrogance is just one step ahead of loss of integrity.

    F.A. Hayek addresses it as “The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism”.
    William Easterly speaks to the “Tyranny of Experts”.

    “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. John Adams

    Classical Conservative and Classical Liberal values are complimentary!

    “Classical Conservatism is a political philosophy emphasizing the need for the principles of natural law and transcendent moral order, tradition, hierarchy and organic unity, agrarianism, classicism and high culture, and the intersecting spheres of loyalty.”

    Classical Conservative Values-Reagan

    Free Trade
    Limited government
    Individual freedom
    National Security
    Traditional Values

    “Classical liberalism is a political ideology, a branch of liberalism which advocates civil liberties and political freedom with representative democracy under the rule of law and emphasizes economic freedom.”

    Classical Liberal Values JFK

    Individual well-being for all
    Universal opportunity for all to advance socially and materially
    Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

    Those who miss the complimentary and compatible threads of these cultural issues will be inclined to miss the downward slope caused by our nation’s decline in education and spirituality. This was clearly acknowledged by Alexis Tocqueville.

    Adversity is a blessing in disguise and certainly a character builder.

    Natural Law: principle or body of laws considered as derived from nature, right reason, or religion and as ethically binding in human society….clearly at odds with radical progressivism.

    Transcendent moral order: Source from something of higher order, spiritual.

    Organic unity: A structural philosophy-Plato-the sum of the parts.

    Agrarianism: Relating to land, cultivation and ownership.

    The discipline of individualism and exceptionalism is fallible but it is the strongest argument of Ayn Rand’s egoism, it strength is simplicity, individualism and exceptionalism, which is often misinterpreted as childish, and it is formidable.

    “Childish”, like the Berkley riots against “free speech”, are often a method of “shooting the messenger.” PC “Hate speech” crumbles under the wisdom of pornographic free speech, upheld by the Supreme Courts”, leaving communities to define their own cultural limits. It if is not so subtlety, or burdensome, it puts the ominous back on the “we the people’, not the Executive Branch”.

    The need for “trigger warnings”, and “safe places” is a dead giveaway that we are creating a generation of children, improperly educated, to handle adult crisis. This is the cultural “bulls eye” that is “purposefully” obscuring elevated intellectual; cultural garbage to “principled truth”. Clarity can be easily distorted see “Spotlight”, spiritual decay. The truth will out!!!!

    If it works, the army of Gorge Soros will not have prevailed. And the people must be in charge!

  3. A comment on Ira’s observation:

    “In your opinion which I respect but do not share…neither do the majority of Americans. Doesn’t make it right makes it just an opinion.”

    Yes, and everything the Supreme Court adjudicates is an “opinion”….not “right or wrong”!!!!

    So we are a nation that lives by “opinions”, not necessarily “right or wrong”. This is the justification for our judicial system.

    An olive branch of what I believe “the majority of American” could accept.

    With the greatest of leaders above them,
    people barely know one exists.
    Next comes one who they love and praise,
    Next comes one they fear.
    Next comes one whom they despise and defy.

    When a leaders trust no one,
    No one trust him.

    The great leader speaks little.
    He never speaks carelessly.
    He works without self-interest
    And leaves no trace

    When all is finished, the people say,
    We did it ourselves.”

    Both sides, selectively, can find comfort in some of this, each tethered to their own bias, except the last two lines.

    When all is finished, the people say,
    We did it ourselves.

    These last two lines require individualism, accountability, responsibility and exceptionalism, not “excuses and victimization” (wisdom from Condoleezza Rice).

    The wisdom here is that if “we did it ourselves”, we were the “leaders”!!!!!

    And thus the wisdom and vision of the entire theme and verse of this affirmation applies directly to “us”!! No “selectivity” allowed for bias. Fallibility is only an obstacle to success, to be overcome, unless we deem otherwise.

    Thus whatever befalls us henceforth, “we did it ourselves”.


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