I mentioned the other day in a comment that The Donald is NOT leading in the latest Iowa poll, Ted Cruz is. Nothing real incendiary here though, can’t remember the last time the Iowa winner actually got the nomination, but still, Trump’s usual retort when confronted with something idiotic is ,”Well, the people love me and agree with me, look at all the polls”. And given this latest turn, how vicious do you think Trump will be towards Cruz in tomorrow’s debate?
There is a lot to like about Trump; he does not need their Judas money, he does not suffer fools easily, he understands the two most important issues (the economy and the dangers of Radical Islam), he drives liberals rabid, and his loyalties are not suspect. Do I wish he would be more circumspect, act more presidential, and understand the value and on unexpressed thought? Of course. And do I give two shits about what the MSM, the liberal elites and the GOPees think of Trump? You know the answer to that.
But this post is about his latest push;
According to The Hill, Trump said, “One of the first things I’d do in terms of executive order, if I win, will be to sign a strong, strong statement that would go out to the country, out to the world, anybody killing a police man, a police woman, a police officer, anybody killing a police officer, the death penalty is going to happen.”
I think everyone here knows where I stand on the rule of law, the need for law and order in any civilized society, and the stellar thankless work our men and women in blue do day in and day out. But this misses the mark on a number of levels, namely;
1) Since when is a police officers life worth more than another life? Isn’t that the main rub against hate crimes, that one class of people or person, their skin, is worth more and is more valuable than another’s? Yes, it is a dangerous job, but they know it going in and are trained to deal with these dangerous situations, and I might add handsomely compensated. But when a bank robber is pulled over and a gunfight ensues with the result being a dead cop, that crime is no more egregious or malevolent then back at the bank when he shot and killed a bank teller.
2) Considering that many states do not have the death penalty, voted on by the people of those states, a sweeping executive order nullifying that vote and throwing the 9th and 10 Amendments in the trash can is not really in the best interest of the people.
3) When are these guys going to learn the differences between the Executive and the Legislative branches of our federal government, which branch makes the laws and which one is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws? Given the reckless shotgun approach the current guy took, how about a moratorium on executive orders for a while.
Yeah, it foments the base, but;
Rarely can you tell whether a new Trump policy idea was gamed out beforehand or just something he came up with on the fly while in front of a mic, and this is no exception.
And this idea will be placed on the same shelf with his other goofy ideas; Build a fence and have Mexico pay for it, start a trade war with China, deport 11 million illegals already living here, and baring ALL Muslims from coming to America.