President Trump is Right about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War

by Robert John Stevens, May 2, 2017

President Donald Trump is right about Andrew Jackson and that the civil war could have been avoided. Discussions on how to solve the slavery problem were well underway in Jackson’s day. For example, Mormon Church Founder Joseph Smith, who died a year before Andrew Jackson, proposed an ingenious solution in his 1844 campaign for the President of the United States that could have not only freed the slaves but avoided the American Civil War’s 620,000 deaths:

Eliminating slavery was another important part of his platform. He wrote in General Smith’s Views: “The Declaration of Independence ‘holds these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;’ but at the same time some two or three millions of people are held as slaves for life, because the spirit in them is covered with a darker skin.” Instead of simply calling for the abolition of slavery, Joseph Smith’s platform would have Congress “pay every man a reasonable price for his slaves out of the surplus revenue arising from the sale of public lands, and from the deduction of pay from members of Congress.” — Joseph Smith: Campaign for President of the United States

Former Congressman Ron Paul has repeatedly argued that all other civilized nations ended slavery without fighting a civil war.

Fact Check: Could Andrew Jackson Have Stopped The Civil War, As Trump Said?

Ryancare, Like Obamacare, was Big Government

Trump doesn’t make the legislation, but he wants it made according to his preferences, as do all presidents. Presidents are always sending budgets to Congress and always telling the representatives what to legislate and what not to legislate. They’re always making speeches with long lists of laws they want. Congress generally follows. Trump is no different than the rest. The Executive leads the Legislature. That’s the American system.

Trump’s election year statements about health care legislation more or less reveal that he wanted Ryancare. He wanted only to fiddle around the edges of Obamacare. In this respect, he’s mainstream Democrat/Republican, i.e., he believes in big government and he believes that many aspects of healthcare should be handled by federal controls, regulations and mandates. This is one reason he’s so upset with the group of 30-36 or so Republicans who are more conservative on this issue.

Mr. President: Relinquish the federal government’s control of healthcare

Dear Mr. President,

I supported you but your push to pass this healthcare bill is contrary to your campaign and any thinking person can see through it. You’re losing credibility quickly. If roles were reversed and your supporters read the bill, they’d fire you.

Please do your country a great service—relinquish the federal government’s control of healthcare. You can do that with a one-sentence bill.

Best Regards,

Robert Stevens

Government-Managed Healthcare is Theft

by Robert John Stevens, March 23, 2017

Taxation is theft. Government-managed healthcare via forced redistribution of wealth punishable by prison time or forfeiture is not American.

The rule of thumb is if your neighbor asks you to pay his or her healthcare insurance and you refuse, should you then be allowed to use the force of government to make them pay?

In other words, if your neighbor doesn’t voluntarily give freely to your cause, is it thievery to have the government force them in your behalf?

Presidents Trump and Obama are both wrong–the federal government has no business managing healthcare or offering any product or service that the free market can provide or that can be provided by a lower level of government.

Government is the most inefficient provider of any product. They offer the worst service. Unlike business, they are not accountable for poor or faulty service. Anyone who has tried to get something accomplished thru government knows that.

If President Trump will live up to his campaign promises he will repeal Obamacare and replace it with nothing. Trump should introduce and campaign for a bill that says only, “The Federal government will no longer manage healthcare.”

Healthcare management is not a proper role of government. Neither is stealing from one’s neighbor.

Dear Mr. President: Get out of the health care business

March 13, 2017. Submitted to the WhiteHouse website. I phone it in too.

Dear Mr President,

Please get out of the business of health care. Please get out of the business of any service or product that the free markets can manage because government provides the worst service at the most cost.

Just pass a one-line bill saying, “The federal government will not manage health care as of…” and be done with it.

If states want to take over, let them.

Just relinquish power for once.


Robert Stevens

More Advice for President Trump

by Robert John Stevens, March 5, 2017
Submitted to today’s White House Joint Address Exit Survey.

We wish to be a nation of fifty state incubators that compete, not satellites of the federal government that delivers poor central planning. End all federal government departments and programs not delegated by the U.S. Constitution, including the Dept. of Education so our children are no longer indoctrinated, Obamacare and healthcare so the free markets may compete. If a smaller unit of government can do a function, then give up power and let them.

If the U.S. was the sinking Titanic, President Trump is our new captain. End the Middle East wars of aggression. Bring our troops home to defend our borders and our nation. Stop wasting billions bombing nations that haven’t attacked us. Stop presidential drone and assassination missions of death. End our complicated tax system and replace it with a flat tax rate one sentence long. Penalize employers for employing illegal aliens. Destroy the false media by ending their monopoly broadcasting licenses.

Talk often about the proper role of government.

Trump Damages the Globalist Agenda

President Donald Trump has done more damage to the globalist agenda than anybody in the 21st century; however, he thinks we can defeat ISIS (which was an American CIA invention).

The only way to defeat ISIS is to send our troops home and stop meddling in other nations’ affairs. Homeland defenders have every right to defend their property, families and countries from invasion.

In his speech yesterday at CPAC, Trump said the USA spent $6 trillion since 9/11 in Mideastern Wars.

Unless Trump seizes the trillions accumulated by the Globalists, they’ll find a way to fight back with a larger vengeance, and his presidency is just a brief calm before the storm.