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TRUMP DOES ONE TWEET AND Ford cancels $1.6 billion Mexican plant

Ford Motor Co. president and CEO Mark Fields makes a major announcement during a news conference at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, U.S. January 3, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

By Bernie Woodall and David Shepardson | FLAT ROCK, MICH./WASHINGTON
Ford Motor Co (F.N) said Tuesday it will cancel a planned $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and will invest $700 million at a Michigan factory, after it had come under harsh criticism from President-elect Donald Trump for its Mexican investment plans.

The second largest U.S. automaker said it would build new electric, hybrid and autonomous vehicles at the Flat Rock, Michigan plant.

Ford Chief Executive Mark Fields said the decision to cancel the new plant in Mexico was in part related to the need to “fully utilize capacity at existing facilities” amid declining sales of small and medium sized cars such as the Focus and Fusion.

Fields also endorsed “pro growth” tax and regulatory policies advocated by Trump and the Republican led Congress.

Trump repeatedly said during the election campaign that if elected he would not allow Ford to open the new plant in Mexico, which he called an “absolute disgrace” and would slap hefty tariffs taxes on imported Ford vehicles.

Ford executive chairman Bill Ford Jr. told reporters that he spoke with Trump to notify him of the decision. A Ford source said the decision was influenced by Trump’s policy goals such as lowering taxes and regulations but there were no negotiations between Ford and the Republican over the decision to cancel the Mexico plant or invest in Michigan.

Also on Tuesday, Trump threatened to impose a “big border tax” on General Motors Co (GM.N) for making some of its Chevrolet Cruze cars in Mexico. The New York businessman takes office on Jan. 20.

Fields said Ford will build a battery electric SUV with a 300-mile driving range at the Michigan plant by 2020, and will launch production there by 2021 of a fully autonomous vehicle without a steering wheel or a brake pedal for use in ride services fleets. Ford also plans new hybrid versions of its F-150 pickup truck, Mustang and police vehicles by 2020.

Ford will add 700 jobs at the Flat Rock plant, Fields said, to cheers from union workers gathered at the factory for the announcement.

Ford in April announced it would invest $1.6 billion in the new plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico to build small cars. The company said it will shift production from Michigan of its Focus to an existing plant in Hermosillo, Mexico. Trump had urged Ford to cancel the planned Mexican plant.


Mexico’s peso deepens losses after Ford scraps Mexican plant plan
When Trump announced his campaign in June, 2015, he said Ford would cancel its planned Mexico investments. “They’ll say,‘Mr. President we’ve decided to move the plant back to the United States — we’re not going to build it in Mexico.’ That’s it. They have no choice,” Trump said.

Trump tweeted a link on Tuesday to a story about the decision.

Ford said it will add two new unnamed products at its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, where the Focus is manufactured today.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Alistair Bell)

Trump Invites Foreign Leader Who Bashed Obama To The White House

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte received an invitation to visit President-elect Donald Trump in the White House sometime next year, according to a report from Reuters.

Duterte is best known in the United States for lashing out at President Obama earlier this year and calling him a “son of a whore.”

Trump spoke with Duterte over the telephone Friday in what an aide to the Philippines president called a “very engaging, animated” conversation.

A Duterte adviser said the call lasted just over seven minutes.

According to the Associated Press, the adviser released a video in which the Philippine leader is seen smiling during the conversation with Trump and saying, “We will maintain … and enhance the bilateral ties between our two countries.”

Duterte was one of the first foreign leaders to congratulate Trump on his election victory. The two have often been compared because of their outspokenness.

“Long live Mr. Trump!” Duterte declared when Trump won the presidency. “I don’t want to quarrel anymore, because Trump has won.”

Tension between the United States and the Philippines has been brewing for some time, primarily revolving around the Obama administration’s criticism of Duterte’s drug war.

“Mr. Obama, you can go to hell. … The EU better choose purgatory,” Duterte said in October, adding that he wouldn’t stop his anti-drug crackdown “until the last pusher is taken out of the street.”

“In this venue, I announce my separation from the United States both in the military … not social, but economics also,” Duterte announced later that month. “America has lost. I have separated from them so I will be dependent on you [China] for a long time, but don’t worry, we will also help.”

Obama is Arming Forces Against All Citizens


The U.S. Government has been quietly deploying unregulated agency armies against its own citizens. It is part of the ongoing invasion of our nation from within, by mass deceit and mass, uninformed consent. According to Joseph Farah of the Western Journalism Center:

In 1996 alone, at least 2,349 new federal cops were authorized to carry firearms… As a result of that record one-year surge, there are nearly 60,000 armed federal agents representing departments as diverse as the FBI, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Postal Service.

Among the others packing heat against you and me are the agents of the seemingly innocuous U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Army Corps of Engineers. In fact, there is no such thing as a harmless federal agent nor agency. Just ask the surviving members of the Randy Weaver family.

Farah adds that the reason these feds are armed is that they are “in the business of seizing people’s personal property” on any pretense. It is not exactly benign behavior for a group supposedly sworn to preserve the blessings of liberty and our posterity. In this way, the federal armies among us are unregulated, doing what is unlawful under the color of law by the authority of bureaucratic agency rules. They are eating out our substance, precisely what the colonists complained of in their Declaration of Independence submitted to King George III.

Other agencies, if not actually using their guns, use the implied power of the gun to turn entire institutions and states to the federal or globalist will. These include the IRS and the Department of Justice. How bad is it? Benjamin Stein is the actor who does the “Clear Eyes” commercial on TV. He says:

Why was life so bad in Russia? I guess because people were not free. Life was fixed by quotas and government orders. You were who the government said you were, not who you could be… I wonder if some smart fellow… has ever studied the similarities between the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division recently and… the KGB. A very different approach to conflict resolution, to be sure, but certain similarities in the world view.

To be sure, there is indeed a similarity in world view because it is the religio-political world view of global collectivism. Yet there is more. The “conflicts” supposedly resolved by the federal government are not genuine but are set-ups in order to consolidate federal and globalist power over individuals.

The State grand jury in Oklahoma City is now considering evidence in this regard. According to the testimony of former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) informant Carol Howe of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the government was aware of the pending attack on the Murrah Federal Building. Additional evidence points to deeper federal awareness and possibly even involvement in the bombing of its own.

Such a scenario is reminiscent of the maneuverings of Josef Stalin. He consolidated Soviet, communist, and personal tyranny by manufacturing conflicts and then brutally resolving them. There is a “velvet glove” covering similar abuses by the globalists, their U.N., and the U.S. government. After all, the feds are not communist, in name at least, but democrats. They are nevertheless revealed to be tyrants because of their official policy of bearing arms in every imaginable capacity against people who are ostensibly, again in name only, their fellow citizens.

Order out of chaos: The defeat of the Left comes with a cost

As I noted in my last article World suffers from Trump shellshock — here’s what happens next, there are two primary consequences of a Trump presidency that actually serve globalists and elites in the long run.

The first is the consequence of a perfect scapegoat for the economic crisis which the elites have been gestating since 2008. Trump enters the White House with a clear political mandate, a mandate that supposedly gives conservatives more power than at any other time in U.S. history. This mandate might seem like a miracle, a free hand of power to sovereignty and liberty champions to defeat the collectivist tyranny of cultural Marxists on the Left once and for all. However, it could also backfire because under this mandate everything bad that happens under Trump’s watch can be blamed on Trump and his followers. Conservatives have been given almost absolute influence over government; by extension, they also inherit absolute responsibility, whether they like it or not.

I examined this first consequence in detail in numerous articles leading up to the 2016 election. In fact, it is the primary reason why I was so certain Trump would be president. He is the perfect scapegoat, or the perfect conduit. Under Trump, the last stage of economic collapse can finally be initiated by the financial elites and most of the world including half the population of the U.S. will immediately and without question blame conservatism, nationalism, sovereignty advocates and Trump for the disaster. They won’t think twice about looking in the direction of global bankers.

For those that immediately scoff at such a notion, I highly recommend they research the concept of 4th Generation Warfare. I also highly recommend study into a Department of Defense paper called From Psyop To Mindwar: The Psychology Of Victory, written by Major Michael Aquino (a self proclaimed “satanist”) and Colonel Paul Vallely (today a self proclaimed liberty champion). I would also compel people to read The Art Of War by Sun Tzu, the same manuscript that all recruits of the CIA are required to read.

The essence of the most advanced form of warfare is the ability to defeat an opponent, or a population, without having to fight at all. Instead, the master tactician seeks to influence his opponent to surrender without fighting, or, to influence his opponent to destroy himself. This is accomplished primarily through propaganda, subversion, asymmetric warfare (terrorism and insurgency) and most importantly, co-option.

As I noted in my last article, if you want to be able to accurately predict future events, you must understand the minds of the people with the most influence over those events. The financial elites, highly motivated and highly organized, are the single most important gatekeepers to geopolitical change today. Know their mind, and you will know the general path tomorrow will take.

This is not to say that the elites are “omnipotent.” Frankly, they don’t need to be. With the utter lack of vigilance and awareness within our society, the elites only need to be relatively intelligent and exceedingly morally bankrupt to manipulate the masses. When skeptics argue with me that the elites would “have to be omnipotent to influence the social narrative in the manner I describe,” I have to laugh. Any person of above-average intelligence and unlimited capital (as the financial elites have) can do considerable damage to a society, bring empires to their knees and condition the populace to think and react in a specific fashion.

If I had the same resources at my disposal as the elites have (and the same lack of conscience), I could probably do a far better job than they when manipulating geopolitical outcomes. They make numerous mistakes if you pay close attention to their actions. I hardly consider myself the smartest person around, let alone “omnipotent.” This is a silly notion. The reality is, the more ignorant the population, the easier it is to control and misdirect them. To the ignorant, the elites might seem “omnipotent.” They aren’t; they merely have more-intelligent-than-average people at their disposal and printing presses to pay for everything they want.

The smarter and more vigilant any given population, the more difficult it is to influence them through deception. This is very simple. To put it even more bluntly, the elites get away with subversive tyranny because there are too many willfully stupid people.

Following this line of thinking, there is a second consequence of Election 2016 that greatly concerns me — the potential for co-option of the Liberty Movement, the only existing opposing force to globalism. Co-option requires the centralization of a group in thought and deed under the influence of a small number of hands, or a single white knight figure. As I noted in my article Will a Trump presidency really change anything for the better?, published in March of this year:

The other ingenious aspect of the Trump campaign is really who he is running against — Hillary Clinton, a rabidly liberal candidate even more hated than Barack Obama. A candidate with a potentially serious criminal record and a penchant for an outright communistic world view far beyond that of Bernie Sanders. Those of us who have been in the writing field for a long time and have dabbled in fiction know that in order to create a fantastic hero, you must first put even more work into creating a fantastic villain. The hero is nothing without the villain.

The unmitigated horror inherent in the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency is like adding jet fuel to the Trump campaign. (And yes, I am assuming according to the results of the primaries so far that the final election will be between Trump and Clinton).

And, as I explained in my article Clinton versus Trump and the co-option of the liberty movement published in September:

Whenever you have a rebellion focused on the inherent ideals of freedom, totalitarian institutions struggle to intervene. The issue is, freedom is not only moral, but practical. Wherever true freedom exists, people are not only happier, but more productive and prosperous. It’s hard for a tyrant to fight a rebellion based on freedom because the idea is more powerful than any weapon or any form of treachery. No matter how advanced the tyranny is, and no matter how many rebels they imprison or kill, the idea of freedom endures.

The only way to destroy a rebellion like this, a rebellion like the liberty movement, is to make it about something other than freedom. The powers that be have to convince that movement to support policies that are destructive to their own ideals. If this can be done, then that rebellion has lost the advantage of principle — the only advantage that really matters.

The co-option of the liberty movement is not necessarily direct. It can be achieved through what I call “absorption.” Take note that the mainstream media and elitists avoid using the label “liberty movement” at all costs because this is something we labeled ourselves many years ago. Instead, they seek to control what we are called; labeling us “populists” of the “Alt-Right.” The liberty movement has been fighting the globalists in the information war for a long time. The average conservative Republican is new to this party, and yet the liberty movement is being called the “Alt-Right?”

Even Bloomberg pointed out with relative glee that the Tea Party (liberty movement), a movement which leftists despise with every fiber of their being, could be devoured by Trump’s campaign and reconstituted into something else. Read their editorial The Tea Party Meets Its Maker, but only if you have a strong stomach.

In the battle against the Marxist left, it is important that we do not lose track of our original identity. Also important is that we do not forsake our original principles in order to achieve “victory” over our adversaries. This is a very difficult problem to discuss when you consider who we are fighting against.

I have always said that it was the social justice cult and their zealotry that drove the rise of Trump. It was they that created the public firestorm with their open contempt for our right to free thought and free expression. But keep in mind, this has all happened before, and with terrible results.

In Europe during the 1920s and early 1930s, the overall rise of Fascism was in direct response to economic crisis and the insurgency of communism. Communism is essentially collectivism on the far left side of the political spectrum. Fascism is collectivism on the far right side of the political spectrum. Both lead to centralization and tyranny.

Communism is tyranny in the name of destroying the strong in order to make room for the weak. Fascism is tyranny in the name of destroying the weak to make room for the strong.

It is these two political extremes that the elites have used over the past century to dominate geopolitical outcomes. Again, for those who are skeptical I highly recommend the extensive research and evidence presented by Antony Sutton, who outlined succinctly the fact that both the Bolshevik Revolution and the rise of the Third Reich were funded and managed by Wall Street moguls and international banking interests.

The elites are notorious for playing the extreme left against the right in order to drive conservatives to the opposite extreme. My concern is not only that through Trump the elites can easily scapegoat conservative movements for a global economic crisis, but also that through the intense vitriol of the social justice left, infuriated by their loss to Trump in the election, conservatives may be driven to abandon their constitutional ideals and become the monster they hoped to destroy.

Carroll Quigley, CRF elitist and mentor to Bill Clinton, was highly open about the plans of globalists to establish one world governance in his book “Tragedy And Hope.” The following quote from Carroll Quigley’s Dissent: Do We Need It? could be taken as anti-right propaganda, but I take it as a warning that the elites see potential exploitation of the political right in America:

“For example, I’ve talked about the lower middle class as the backbone of fascism in the future. I think this may happen. The party members of the Nazi Party in Germany were consistently lower middle class. I think that the right-wing movements in this country are pretty generally in this group.”

Again, the liberty movement cannot be defeated by the globalists directly. If the fight comes down to an open confrontation between freedom versus globalism, the globalists will inevitably lose. Instead, it appears to me that the globalists are more than happy to either allow Trump into the White House, or to install him in the White House as a means to rewrite the liberty movement into a villainous character, rather than the rebellious hero of our story.

So far it would seem that the temptations to revert to fascism are many. Set aside the threat of ISIS terrorism and think about the insanity showcased by the Left.

When I mentioned in my last article the crippling of social justice, I did not mention that this could have some negative reverberations. With Trump and conservatives taking near-total power after the Left had assumed they would never lose again, their reaction has been to transform. They are stepping away from the normal activities and mindset of cultural Marxism and evolving into full blown communists. Instead of admitting that their ideology is a failure in every respect, they are doubling down.

When this evolution is complete, the Left will resort to direct violent action, and they will do so with a clear conscience because, in their minds, they are fighting fascism. Ironically, it will be this behavior by leftists that may actually push conservatives towards a fascist model. Conservatives might decide to fight crazy with more crazy.

The mainstream media and popular media largely controlled by leftist elements are only pouring gasoline on the fire, with major pundits and media personalities steadily hinting at “revolution” in the face of a “Trumpist” America. But here is the thing, these people are kidding themselves.

The alternative media is eclipsing corporate media today. Their time is coming to an end.

Leftists including groups like Black Lives Matter are also ill equipped to violently combat a conservative movement with a lifetime of experience in arms and the will to use them. If the Left leaps into the realm of violent Marxist revolution, they will lose in America. That said, there is a cost.

The cost could very well be the heritage of freedom that conservatives desire to protect. The alternative media may overrun the corporate media, but will we become the corporate media in the process?

If under Trump conservatives fall to temptation and exploit the “ring of power” that is government to exert dominance in the name of stopping the Left, then they will ultimately be destroyed as well.

In this case history will not remember conservatives as freedom fighters rebelling against globalist machinations, but as evil “populists” that caused global economic collapse and the re-establishment of the institution of fascism. The globalists can swoop in after the dust has settled and use the American collapse fable as a story to tell children for the next century. A reminder that nationalism and sovereignty are harbingers of war and death. Conservatism will be abhorred as “deplorable,” an ugly ideal akin to Nazism.

At this point, the globalists will have won, for no other philosophy contrary to globalism will ever exist again. No one would want to associate themselves with historical “villains.”

As I have mentioned consistently, I have no idea whether or not Donald Trump is aware of this potential trap. I also have no idea if he was sincere in his campaign or simply telling people what they wanted to hear. At this time, his consideration of neo-con political elites and Goldman Sachs bankers for cabinet positions does not leave a positive impression.

My position is that the Liberty Movement must always remain the Liberty Movement if conservatives and sovereignty proponents want a chance to survive. We have to be willing remain just as watchful and critical of Trump as we would have been with Hillary Clinton. And, if he breaks his promises or goes against his oath to the constitution, we must be willing to go to war with him, just as we would have with Clinton.

This puts us in a tenuous position — fighting the Left is bad enough. Going against Trump if he steps out of line is worse, because then we can be labeled leftists as well. This is the essence of 4th Generation warfare — cornering an opponent so that each move he makes is a sacrifice. If the opponent is not careful, he might just destroy himself.

There is a way to undermine this strategy by the elites; as conservatives we must treat Trump like a new employee. We have to put him on probation and watch him, not give him the keys to the store on the first day. We must also continue to educate fellow conservatives (and any on the Left that have the sense to listen) that this fight is far from over. In fact, it has just begun. People must understand that the real threat in all of this has been and always will be the globalists. Instead of fighting each other in a futile theater of the absurd, we must fight and remove them from the chess board, wherever and whenever they show their faces in the daylight.

Trump Announces He’s Working With Carrier To Keep Them Manufacturing In America

What did President Barack Obama do for Thanksgiving? Well, probably a number of things, but his most visible act was the annual turkey-pardoning at the White House.

According to NPR, Obama admitted that he was making “dad jokes” when he “pardoned” a duo of turkeys named Tater and Tot in the Rose Garden on Wednesday.

“When somebody at your table tells you that you’ve been hogging all of the side dishes, you can’t have any more, I hope that you respond with a creed that sums up the spirit of a hungry people: ‘Yes, we cran,’” the president said. “Look, I know there are some bad ones in here, but this is the last time I’m doing this, so we’re not leaving any room for leftovers.”
And what was President-elect Donald Trump doing for his Thanksgiving break? Oh, just trying to save over a thousand jobs in Indiana. No big deal.

And no dad jokes.

According to The Daily Caller, Trump spent his turkey day trying to get air conditioner manufacturer Carrier to keep their jobs in the United States.
“I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana),” Trump tweeted. “MAKING PROGRESS — Will know soon!”
Carrier made national news in February when it announced it was sending its Indianapolis plant south of the border, axing 1,400 American jobs in the process. A video that showed the moment the announcement was made went viral and managed to make Carrier the face of outsourcing job loss in the United States.

Trump had addressed the situation during an April rally in Indiana, saying “You’re going to bring it across the border, and we’re going to charge you a 35 percent tax. Now within 24 hours they’re going to call back. ‘Mr. President, we’ve decided to stay. We’re coming back to Indianapolis.’”
“Carrier has had discussions with the incoming administration and we look forward to working together,” Carrier said in a Twitter statement. “Nothing to announce at this time.”

Meanwhile, a further update from the White House: President Obama said that “(w)e should also make sure everyone has something to eat on Thanksgiving. Of course, except the turkeys, because they’re already stuffed.” Further bulletins as events warrant.

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Trump Promises To Delete Obama’s Policies With Executive Actions On Day 1

President-elect Donald Trump sent out a video message to the country Monday evening promising to uphold some of the key promises of his campaign once he gets into office. In his video address to Americans he outlined just how he was going to make big changes, things that he can do one day one in the White House.

According to the U.K. Daily Mail, Trump released the video message via YouTube, where he outlined six policy promises that he could accomplish by executive order on day one of his presidency.

These key points showed that Trump was serious when he said he was going to make America great again.
On the video, Trump promised to pull the United States out of the controversial Tran-Pacific-Partnership, a multilateral trade cooperation that Trump had before argued would cost the United States untold jobs.

“I am going to issue our notice of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a potential disaster for our country,” he stated. “Instead, we will negotiate fair bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back onto American shores.”

Trump also showed just how he was going to attack the policies of the past, saying, “I will formulate a rule which says that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated. So important.”
Keeping with his theme and promise to bring jobs back to America, Trump commented on the energy issue, saying, “I will cancel job-killing restrictions on the production of American energy, including shale energy and clean coal … creating many millions of high-paying jobs.”

The New York Times commented on the video, arguing that it seemed Donald Trump’s video promise to Make America Great Again was “aimed less at the supporters who chanted that slogan at rallies and more at the Americans who remain skeptical about it.”
It seemed to have worked, as Trump’s video address had already been seen by over 2 million viewers as of Tuesday evening — which is important, because it proves Trump’s preference for going straight to the people actually works.

Variety mentioned that this was one of the “few appearances he has made in the two weeks since he defeated Hillary Clinton for the U.S. presidency,” another having been a sit down with Lesley Stahl on “60 minutes.”

Trump also used this video message to reassure the American people that his transition team was “working very smoothly, efficiently and effectively,” and that they were “truly great and talented men and women, patriots indeed … And many will soon be part of our government, helping us to make America great again.”

Trump was serious about ending Obama’s legacy, and these are just the things he can do by executive action. Just wait until he gets Congress on his side.

Texas Congressman Drops Sanctuary City Bombshell


We’ve all heard how President-elect Donald Trump is going to end federal funding to sanctuary cities. What we didn’t know is that we might not even need the president to do anything.

According to Breitbart, Rep. John Culberson, a Texas Republican and chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, has already put in place a legal apparatus to defund sanctuary cities if they do not come into compliance with federal law.

Rep. Culberson reached an agreement with the Department of Justice back in February to stop sanctuary cities from getting federal law enforcement grants.

“Any refusal by the Department to comply with these reasonable and timely requests will factor heavily in my consideration of their 2017 budget requests, and whether or not I will include language in the fiscal year 2017 CJS appropriations bill prohibiting the award of law enforcement grants to jurisdictions that harbor illegal aliens,” Culberson said in February.

“I will include language in this year’s bill requiring the DOJ to amend the application process for Byrne JAG, COPS, and SCAAP grants so that grantees must certify under oath that they are in compliance with section 1373 of title 8 of the United States Code.”

Now, according to Newsmax, the congressman is ready to act.
“Using existing law and the power of the purse, I have seen to it that the top 10 sanctuary cities in America have already been certified as violating existing federal law,” Culberson said in an interview. “Everything is pre-positioned for these 10 cities, including Chicago, New York, the entire state of California.”

“They will lose all their federal law enforcement money if President Trump chooses to,” he added. “The president can cut off their money on Jan. 20 if they do not hand over criminal illegal aliens in their custody.”

According to the VDARE Foundation, a whopping 81 percent of Americans think that illegal aliens who commit a felony should be deported. In spite of that, lawmakers in sanctuary cities have always acted against the wishes and interests of the voters.

It appears that may coming to an end — thanks to men like Donald Trump and Rep. John Culberson. Please like and share on Facebook and Twitter if you agree that this is a good thing.

Everyone’s so cooperative, suddenly: Jeb Bush jumps in to help president-elect Trump

Everyone’s so cooperative, suddenly: Jeb Bush jumps in to help president-elect Trump
By Scott Morefield

In the final weeks of his campaign, Donald Trump proposed an idea that would shake Washington to its core – term limits for Congressional members. And now a former Republican opponent and harsh critic has embraced not just this idea, but the momentum behind Trump’s improbable win to remake government to serve the people.

In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush acknowledged Trump’s “hard-won victory” during which he “tapped into the anger and deep distrust that voters feel toward Washington.”

“Americans, by wide majorities, agree that Washington is broken, so let’s send power back to the people and back to the states,” Bush writes. “Republicans should support convening a constitutional convention to pass term limits, a balanced-budget amendment and restraints on the Commerce Clause, which has given the federal government far more regulatory power than the Founders intended.”

Should Trump somehow manage to guide the passage of term limits through the constitutional convention process, it would indeed be a revolutionary change that would go a long ways towards ‘draining the swamp.’ After all, according to Time, 32 senators and 226 representatives would be immediately out of a job!

While the fact that Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead shows the country is indeed divided, Bush writes that the Republican Party “has no excuse for failure. We are in charge of both the executive and legislative branches in Washington, and we dominate in the states like never before. We have the power to set the agenda, and we have the responsibility to govern, not merely on behalf of the voters who supported President-elect Trump, but for all Americans.”

Although Bush, contrary to his signed pledge, did not support the Republican nominee, he writes that he is praying for Trump’s success.

“I will continue to pray for President-elect Trump and his family,” Bush wrote. “I pray he governs inclusively, with humility and with purpose. I pray that he will be led by a deep love of this nation and each of its citizens, regardless of background or ZIP Code.”

“And I want him to know that I hope for his success. I hope that he broadens the GOP, works across the aisle and governs with pragmatism and compassion. There are many who did not vote for him who agree that what matters most now is that this nation unites and moves forward together. I will work to support those goals.”

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