Some 150 North American scholars and writers have openly declared their support for Donald J. Trump. (You can access the complete list here.) Below the fold are the five main reasons they give for supporting Trump:
Constitutional Governance. Under Obama we have departed from the Founders’ constitution of separation of powers towards one-man rule by the president. With Mrs. Clinton, we’d expect to see an even greater slide towards an all-powerful presidency, and the judges she would appoint could be expected to bless the attendant threat to political liberty. By contrast, Donald Trump has pledged to appoint judges in the mold of Justice Scalia, and his agenda for change is importantly a legislative one. We expect he would work with Congress, as the Founders intended.
Corruption in Government. Were Mrs. Clinton elected, “Clinton Cash” would move into the White House. Crony capitalism, the silent killer of the American economy, would increasingly burden entrepreneurs with wasteful regulations that serve to transfer wealth from dispersed lower and middle-class Americans to the rich and well-connected. By contrast, Donald Trump’s proposals for regulatory reform and for ending the revolving door between Congress and K Street lobbyists would serve to promote an honest and just government and to restore economic growth.
Economic Stimulus. Donald Trump’s Tax Code and energy proposals would release the engines of economic growth and put America back to work again. With Mrs. Clinton, by contrast, we’d see higher taxes, job-killing regulations and economic malaise.
Religious Liberty. We would expect that attacks upon religious institutions, begun under Obama, would increase were Mrs. Clinton elected. By contrast, Donald Trump has pledged to defend our religious institutions.
Education. Our K-12 public educational system is a disgrace, and Mrs. Clinton would do nothing to change this. By contrast, Donald Trump’s support for a voucher system for charter and parochial schools would be a most welcome game changer.
We will discuss each one of these issues in future posts.