Trump’s Presidential Hopes Hinge on Democrats Voting for Him
"During a CNN Town Hall Forum, broadcast live on Tuesday evening, an audience member asked Trump, “What are the top three functions of the United States government?” After asking for the question to be repeated, Trump responded, “Well, the greatest function of all by far is security for our nation,” a sentiment shared by conservatives, Republicans, and no small numbers of independents and Democrats as well.
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However, Trump’s answer did not stop there. “I would also say health care, I would also say education,” he finished, while emphasizing that security came first. Anderson Cooper, moderating the forum, didn’t quite believe he’d heard Trump correctly. “So in terms of the federal government’s role,” Cooper asked, “you're saying security, but you also say health care and education should be provided by the federal government?”
“Well, those are two of the things,” Trump replied. “There are obviously many things, housing, providing great neighborhoods.'"
I just flipped back to my handy Constitution of the United States of America, but I could not find health care, education, housing, or great neighborhoods? I think The Donald should seek a refund on his "education."
The Constitution is a document which memorializes the compact whereby Americans jointly agreed to band together, form a government, and in doing so agreed to give up specified individual rights, in exchange for specified securities. If it is not in the Constitution, it is neither a right given up, nor a security extended. Further, government, with only a few exceptions is the only entity entitled to use force, up to and including death, to enforce this exchange, and the provision of security. Government is always the threat of legal violence, that is its entire purpose.
I can entirely understand the use of this force by the government to execute essential functions, like the defense of America. I cannot understand the use of this force to make "great neighborhoods," educate children, pay for medical bills, or pay for homes.
If we want these things to be part of the federal government purview we need to have the debate, and amend the Constitution.