The Only Way to Stop Donald Trump Is to Join Him (in federalism), Not Resist Him

Source: The Resurgent | January 21, 2017 | Erick Erickson

In his inaugural address yesterday, President Trump said he wanted to return the government to the people. He wants to give it back. The problem for the American left is that they have bought into the notion that the federal government should be all encompassing and all powerful. As they see now, that is a bad idea. They were fine with Barack Obama having that power, but now Donald Trump has it. The good news for them is Donald Trump wants to reduce the power of Washington. Liberals should want to hold him to this. It is a good thing for us all.


The American left should take Donald Trump at his word and take back their government. They should embrace a limited federal government and expansive state governments. They can have their abortions, transgender bathrooms, and Obamacare in their states and leave the other states alone. Let Washington just focus on the basics of printing currency, providing for the common defense, and ensuring fair play between the states.


Resist him all you want. He will just dig in his heels. Encourage him to really devolve power back to the states and people and you will put the Presidency and Washington back into their proper spheres and have far less to worry about from a Trump Administration.

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  •  Dom Ruinart #12962

    Donald Trump does NOT want to reduce the power of Washington. If anything, with his tariffs, threats to any media that publishes criticism of him, and his strange rants against crime, he wants to increase and centralize more power in Washington.

    Erickson is usually spot on but he is completely misreading Trump if he thinks he’s a federalist.

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     EVERYDAY #12966

    I agree. After all, Trump is a liberal Democrat. Only his foolish, supposedly conservative followers would think he is a conservative who embraces conservative ideas such as smaller, less intrusive government.

     CA Surveyor #12972

    We have no way yet of knowing what Trump is.

    He has declared himself to be so many things on the spur of the moment, we will have to wait for some of the dust to settle to get a clear picture of him.

    Meanwhile, Hildabeast and the Rapist in chief 43 are frowning, and that can’t be viewed as a bad thing in the interim.

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