President Trump’s first six months are a mixed bag.

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President Trump’s first six months are a mixed bag.

I was never a “never Trumper” nor was I ever an enthu­si­as­tic sup­porter. Don­ald Trump was at the absolute bot­tom of the list of Repub­li­can con­tenders for me all dur­ing the pri­maries. I stud­ied his speeches and posi­tions on all of the issues and found him to be a big gov­ern­ment type with beliefs on a lot of issues aligned more closely with mod­er­ate Democ­rats than Republicans.

As a Lib­er­tar­ian, I absolutely abhorred the thought of Hillary Clin­ton, or any other rad­i­cal left­ist, being elected pres­i­dent this elec­tion cycle. Eight years of Pres­i­dent Obama and his destruc­tive pro­gres­sive gov­er­nance was bad enough. I could not envi­sion another four years of the same failed policies.

I would have loved to have voted for a Lib­er­tar­ian; unfor­tu­nately none ran in the last elec­tion. Yes Gary John­son did run, how­ever he is a Lib­er­tar­ian in Name Only. His only claim to fame is mar­i­juana legalization.

When Don­ald Trump secured the Repub­li­can nom­i­na­tion I became a very reluc­tant Trump sup­porter. I agreed with a lot of his cam­paign promises but I did not believe he would carry through with many of them. That to me was still a vast improve­ment over the other alternatives.

On one key issue alone I was an enthu­si­as­tic sup­porter. Dur­ing the cam­paign Pres­i­dent Trump released a list of poten­tial Supreme Court Jus­tices. Every sin­gle one was a strict con­sti­tu­tion­al­ist, some­thing I greatly approve of. That list was the only rea­son I voted for Pres­i­dent Trump. With the nom­i­na­tion and even­tual con­fir­ma­tion of Neil Gor­such, Pres­i­dent Trump ful­filled that cam­paign promise in mag­nif­i­cent fashion.

Dur­ing the elec­tion Pres­i­dent Trump promised to undo the reg­u­la­tory behe­moth uncon­sti­tu­tion­ally thrust upon us by Pres­i­dent Obama. Through the use of exec­u­tive orders Pres­i­dent Trump has in large part car­ried out this pledge. I have been an out­spo­ken critic of pres­i­dents who abuse exec­u­tive orders. Pres­i­dent Trump using exec­u­tive orders to undo reg­u­la­tions placed on us by a pre­de­ces­sor through exec­u­tive orders does not vio­late the Con­sti­tu­tion. Pres­i­dent Obama’s use of exec­u­tive orders to enact these reg­u­la­tions did vio­late the Con­sti­tu­tion because these reg­u­la­tions were given the force of law despite never being passed by congress.

The bor­der wall promised so often dur­ing the cam­paign is still a work in progress but it is too soon to say if Pres­i­dent Trump will keep his promise on this key issue. I believe if the wall does not get built the blame will lie with a con­gress con­trolled by spine­less Republicans.

I believe Pres­i­dent was on the wrong side dur­ing the Oba­maCare repeal. He sided with the big gov­ern­ment Repub­li­cans instead of the Amer­i­can peo­ple who wanted a full repeal. I do not agree with him on infra­struc­ture. The fed­eral gov­ern­ment should play absolutely no role in this issue. States and local gov­ern­ments alone should solve this prob­lem. The fed­eral gov­ern­ment can only waste money and add a bureau­cratic quagmire,

The biggest losers in the elec­tion were mem­bers of the out of con­trol lib­eral media. They com­pletely unmasked them­selves as a rad­i­cal pro­gres­sive mod that lacks any objec­tiv­ity. It was great see­ing Pres­i­dent Trump take on the whole lot of them dur­ing the cam­paign and keep up the fight dur­ing the first six months of his pres­i­dency. I applaud his use of Twit­ter to con­tinue the fight. I wish he would use a more pol­ished approach to do bat­tle. He flies of the han­dle too eas­ily on triv­ial issues and he needs to improve his com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills. Just imag­ine what a great com­mu­ni­ca­tor like Pres­i­dent Rea­gan would do with a Twit­ter account.

The Repub­li­cans in con­trol of both houses are fail­ing the Amer­i­can peo­ple much more than Pres­i­dent Trump has. They do not have the courage or the vision to do what is right for the Amer­i­can peo­ple. Too many peo­ple make this fail­ure of the Repub­li­cans in con­gress out to be just about enact­ing the Trump agenda. Lim­ited gov­ern­ment, free mar­ket prin­ci­ples, and uphold­ing the Con­sti­tu­tion are the prin­ci­ples the Pres­i­dent and con­gress should enact.

I was never a “never Trumper” nor was I ever an enthusiastic supporter.  Donald Trump was at the absolute bottom of the list of Republican contenders for me all during the primaries.  I studied his speeches and positions on all of the issues and found him to be a big government type with beliefs on a lot of issues aligned more closely with moderate Democrats than Republicans.

As a Libertarian, I absolutely abhorred the thought of Hillary Clinton, or any other radical leftist, being elected president this election cycle.  Eight years of President Obama and his destructive progressive governance was bad enough.  I could not envision another four years of the same failed policies.

I would have loved to have voted for a Libertarian; unfortunately none ran in the last election.  Yes Gary Johnson did run, however he is a Libertarian in Name Only.   His only claim to fame is marijuana legalization.

When Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination I became a very reluctant Trump supporter.  I agreed with a lot of his campaign promises but I did not believe he would carry through with many of them.  That to me was still a vast improvement over the other alternatives.

On one key issue alone I was an enthusiastic supporter.  During the campaign President Trump released a list of potential Supreme Court Justices.  Every single one was a strict constitutionalist, something I greatly approve of.  That list was the only reason I voted for President Trump.  With the nomination and eventual confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, President Trump fulfilled that campaign promise in magnificent fashion.

During the election President Trump promised to undo the regulatory behemoth unconstitutionally thrust upon us by President Obama.  Through the use of executive orders President Trump has in large part carried out this pledge.  I have been an outspoken critic of presidents who abuse executive orders.  President Trump using executive orders to undo regulations placed on us by a predecessor through executive orders does not violate the Constitution.  President Obama’s use of executive orders to enact these regulations did violate the Constitution because these regulations were given the force of law despite never being passed by congress.

The border wall promised so often during the campaign is still a work in progress but it is too soon to say if President Trump will keep his promise on this key issue.  I believe if the wall does not get built the blame will lie with a congress controlled by spineless Republicans.

I believe President was on the wrong side during the ObamaCare repeal.  He sided with the big government Republicans instead of the American people who wanted a full repeal.  I do not agree with him on infrastructure.  The federal government should play absolutely no role in this issue.  States and local governments alone should solve this problem. The federal government can only waste money and add a bureaucratic quagmire,

The biggest losers in the election were members of the out of control liberal media.  They completely unmasked themselves as a radical progressive mod that lacks any objectivity.  It was great seeing President Trump take on the whole lot of them during the campaign and keep up the fight during the first six months of his presidency.   I applaud his use of Twitter to continue the fight.  I wish he would use a more polished approach to do battle.  He flies of the handle too easily on trivial issues and he needs to improve his communication skills.  Just imagine what a great communicator like President Reagan would do with a Twitter account.

The Republicans in control of both houses are failing the American people much more than President Trump has.  They do not have the courage or the vision to do what is right for the American people.  Too many people make this failure of the Republicans in congress out to be just about enacting the Trump agenda.  Limited government, free market principles, and upholding the Constitution are the principles the President and congress should enact.