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An Early Note To Aspiring 2024 GOP Presidential Candidates

The list of likely GOP candidates will perhaps be the shortest in recent memory. I don’t think I am alone in thinking only Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis will lead the ballot in 2024. That’s immaterial, though, because a list of two or two-hundred needs to be told the same thing: I want the swamp drained, and I want the candidate that will push to make that happen. I know they will all promise tax cuts, law and order, an end to vaccine mandates – and these are all good things – but we need something more permanent. We need a smaller government.


Those things you all promise that allure voters? They can all be undone by an eventual successor. In order to truly make a difference, the entire culture and landscape within our nation’s capital has to be rewired. 


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As we are further removed from Trump’s presidency, it is becoming increasingly obvious that one of two things was true: Either Donald Trump talked a big game and was secretly in cahoots with our bloated federal entities or he was caught off guard and sorely ill-prepared to take on such a behemoth bureaucratic hellscape. If the former is true, then everything else we discuss is irrelevant, so for the purpose of hope and optimism about America’s future, we must conclude that the latter is more accurate. It would also make sense on an intuitive level; in the days since he walked down the elevator until now, particularly since Covid and the George Floyd riots occurred, my own view of the entire federal apparatus as a whole and the GOP in particular has shifted dramatically. I wish I hadn’t been so naive, but given that Trump rightly gets credit for exposing the rot and corruption in politics and media, it’s safe to say I am not alone.


For those reasons, I again have to conclude my own awakening likely corresponds to Trump’s. Could he have fully anticipated the sheer magnitude of resistance, especially from nominal allies like Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, or William Barr, just to name three? The spate of insiders and career elites cast a shadow stretching four full years. In retrospect, it’s perhaps more remarkable that he got anything meaningful accomplished at all than that he fell short of completing his America First wishlist. 


The Deep State, which includes perhaps every single agency and department, must face severe budgetary reductions. There is no other option. I’d suggest we leave the Parks Department alone, but even within that seemingly innocuous program there are efforts to rewrite welcoming park language in woke terms, return national park land to indigenous communities, and ostracize John Muir. Nothing is safe anymore.



There are Constitutional and well as practical arguments to be made in draining the swamp. Most overlap, because at the end of the day a larger federal government necessitates a less free individual. The Founders had enough common sense to know this would happen without appropriate constraints, and has been made readily transparent through the lens of Covid, unelected yet politically-motivated people and programs have decimated essential liberties and corrupted the notion of science. Trump was but one person among thousands with alternative agendas. 


As bad as Joe Biden has been, is, and will be, his inevitable departure will not include an end to this madness. So entrenched and emboldened are career deep staters of a leftist persuasion and outright religious belief in leftist ideology that Biden’s presence is a mere convenience. Whether Trump or Biden, anti-white and anti-American indoctrination takes place in every public institution, state or federal, throughout the nation. A return of a Republican, hopefully an actually conservative Republican, to the White House will still not be enough to stem the flow of corruption and destruction. Only a full removal and housekeeping of the offending parties can be tolerated. (A pardon for Snowden, Assange, and others like them wouldn’t hurt, either, to show solidarity with this movement against Big Brother).


As I keep saying, the silver lining to the state’s response to Covid has been an eye opening calamity of failed and untrustworthy institutions. So long as the efforts to introduce a Great Reset are not fruitful, this period of time can hopefully be viewed as a necessary wake up call for lovers of liberty everywhere. I consider myself one of tens of millions who view all government and its interactions with heretofore unprecedented scrutiny and apprehension. Better late than never, I suppose.


I am not saying anything that hasn’t been said before. I am not pinpointing a problem never identified. Ron Paul served for decades among human siphons of finance and liberty, and energized his own awakening among libertarians not that long ago (although it seems a lifetime in terms of politics). Back then, enough people believed John McCain and Mitt Romney were better alternatives. Now? Those fools wouldn’t get a chance to appear on the debate stage. Voters have changed. We are awake. We are aware. 


Whether it is Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis, our eventual candidate needs to recognize that no presidential legacy is safe unless it includes the admittedly tough task of slashing the funding and size of the federal government.


Anything short is a waste of our time – and a threat to our freedoms.

7 thoughts on “An Early Note To Aspiring 2024 GOP Presidential Candidates”

  1. Even Trump couldn’t fathom the stinky depths of the Deep State, but he labeled those f???ers for all of us to see. He was halfway to the finish line and I’m okay with Trump Redux. Like DeSantis too but he is a powerful presence, maybe we should keep our powder dry and hang with Trump for the 2nd term, the one that was stolen.

  2. In hearing people continuing to clamor for more Trump, I feel compelled to reiterate and repost my assertions, facts and opinions from July 1st 2021:

    I Couldn’t Agree More with President Trump’s assertions that “Hillary Belongs in Prison”, “Joe Belongs In A Nursing Home” And Prison, during his rally in Wellington, Ohio on June 26th, and I might add, and technically, given what we know about the STOLEN 2020 Election, “Trump Belongs In The White House”.

    However, while Trump is 1,000 times better than Biden, he still governed like a Liberal Republican or a Conservative Democrat too much to suit me, especially when one looks at his weak defense of the Second Amendment and the Fourth Amendment, and his miserable deal that replaced NAFTA.

    His own “Budget Bill” was $4.8 trillion dollars, and it wasn’t structured to even come close to balancing until 2035; but now, it will never be balanced with Biden in control and pushing a $6 trillion dollar “Budget Bill”. However, it’s interesting to note that Trump was only $1.2 trillion under Biden’s budget during his own term, and virtually every bill Trump signed was a trillion or more.

    Trump doesn’t have a good grasp of the Constitution, or if he does, he’s too willing to violate it in too many instances to suit me, as we saw in his willingness to compromise with Democrats on Red Flag gun “laws” before he stepped back from them; he also signed an Illegal Executive Order to ban bump stocks in direct violation of the 2nd Amendment and his spending bills gave millions to the FBI and the ATF to “regulate” firearms in an Illegitimate and Illegal manner. Tie this with his signature on HR76 that allowed warrantless searches and the FISA Reauthorization Act that placed all Americans under surveillance, rather than just foreigners as originally intended, and one finds that in too many respects Trump doesn’t respect the Bill of Rights and our Inalienable God-given Rights, other than his positive positions on religious liberty.

    It’s complicated, and yes, Trump did many fine things in attempting to halt illegal immigration and immigration from countries that hate America and mean her harm, but his own son-in-law, Jared Kushner, undermined him on immigration time and time again, to help his globalist crony-capitalist cronies, especially when it came to the H-1B1 programs. And as an aside, one should also note that Kushner and his wife, Ivanka, Trump’s daughter, are both socialists, and it was Ivanka who influenced Trump to sign another unsustainable Socialist-styled Big Govt program, the Family Leave and Child Care Act, into law.

    It would take an incredibly long and detailed article to hit all the particulars, but suffice it to say, Trump’s administration was rife with traitors, Obama holdovers and RINOs and the very Swamp Creatures he swore to purge from the ranks of the federal government.

    And when one looks at the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, it was FAR from the Greatest Deal Evah as Trump asserted, replacing NAFTA while it also undermined U.S. Sovereignty and ratified numerous past international treaties, previously rejected by other administrations, such as the Law of the Sea Treaty, and within its text one finds many articles that actually facilitate illegal immigration.

    The USMCA is designed to merge the economies of these three countries into one. Think of it as similar to the authoritarian European Union on steroids, dashing madly along and trampling on each and every inalienable right and each item in our U.S. Bill of Rights along the way.

    His economy was largely smoke and mirrors, and it was in trouble well before the Covid Outbreak, as we witnessed the Federal Reserve Bank pump One Billion Dollars a Day into the Repurchasing Market Bubble from September 2019 until the Massive Economic Collapse in March 2020.

    Much of this was due to unresolved financial issues from the 2008 Economic Collapse and the Markets’ Refusal to stop the Same Bad and Criminal Actions that caused it; Big Business was bailed out and rewarded in 2008 and it was once again rewarded with trillions of dollars of Taxpayer Dollars in 2020.

    With that said, I loved what Trump was doing with the China Trade Imbalance and NATO, as well as his strong support for America’s National Defense and putting America’s enemies on notice; and in the process, he also was working to make the world safer by reaching out to Putin, much to the chagrin of the Democrats and the Military Industrial Complex, as he also started the process to withdraw us from Afghanistan.

    Overall, I’m a whole lot less worried about economic concerns, than I am over Protecting and Defending Our Inalienable God-Given Rights, since like many of you out there, I understand that anyone truly wanting to make a living will find a way, regardless of what the illusory paper finance markets, manufactured wealth supported by zero real assets, show or are doing. I’ve never been without work, not even during the terrible Carter years when interest rates floated between 16% to 24%.

    More than worrying about the Government “creating jobs” — SINCE IT DOESN’T — You all should be more greatly concerned with preventing it from squashing the last vestiges of our freedom and liberty.

    I love that Trump was full of fire and took the fight to the Democrats on many issues, but in the end, he couldn’t or wouldn’t properly defend the Republic. Knowing that Mail-In Ballots would serve the Democrats’ Theft of the Election, he should have had his people moving well in advance of the 2020 election to ensure safeguards were in every state to prevent just what we saw. Instead, he waited ’til the damage was done and tried to fight after he’d been kicked down and moved on out of the White House.

    And You all know the rest of the story and the cowardice shown in Congress and from VP Pence, as they certified Illegally acquired Electoral College Votes.

    And so, Trump is still actually the only LEGITIMATE President of the United States of America, and it may be proven yet, as the audits continue and we await the findings. But will the American people who support him and the Constitution one-hundred percent be able to return him to the Oval Office, for the full four-year term he is entitled to serve and will the Court and the Military Command back such a move without the pressure of an intense, extreme and massive civil upheaval from the people?

    If Trump can be ushered back in to serve the four-year term he actually won, so be it. I’ll live with it.

    But NO! In 2024 or whenever the next Presidential Election occurs — and if ELECTION REFORMS HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED in the SWING STATES THAT AIDED IN THE THEFT OF THE ELECTION — I will be looking for that strong-willed, determined, intelligent, Constitutionally Astute American-Loving True Conservative Patriot WHO WILL STOP THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY COMMUNISTS DEAD IN THEIR TRACKS.

    But such a person won’t be elected in 2024, not so long as so large a segment of our society keep looking for Government Handouts and Government Care from Cradle to Grave at the Expense of Liberty.

    I suspect, that as much as I hope and pray for such a strong leader who can sway a majority, in the end, we will be forced to fight a civil war, in order to remain free, simply because too many people in this country are mentally ill and in support of evil and immoral lifestyles that violate the rights of people trying to live a moral and righteous life, free and unrestrained from government intrusions.

    The country is in a war — Good vs Evil, Capitalism & Freedom vs Communism & Tyranny and Life vs Death.

    Pray for America’s Patriots and for This America We Love So Well. She’s in Dire Need of Our Help, of God’s Help.

    Justin O Smith

  3. I mean I hope Trump runs again, and I think he’s smart enough NOT to pick Pence again. That would be a betrayal to Trump’s base.

  4. No Ron DeSantis.
    President Trump has more than earned a return to POTUS.
    He should complete the time that was stolen from his first term.

    1. If Trump runs, he’ll win. So the best option would be if he runs with DeSantis as his VP.
      There’s no way in hell he should run with Pence after what he did. If he did, I might vote against him.

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