Founding Fathers Endorse Trump – George Washington

ELDER PATRIOT – George Washington was a man focused on big issues.  Issues such as immigration and establishing foreign alliances were more important to him than micromanaging the peoples’ private affairs.  The new nation, after all, was conceived on the principle of individual liberty.

On these larger issues, given a choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to be our next president, George Washington would have most certainly endorsed Mr. Trump.

On the issue of immigration Washington was firm, fair and measured, always putting the interests of the American people ahead of those seeking to immigrate to the United States.  His writings from 1794 make his position clear:

My opinion with respect to immigration is, that except of useful mechanics and some particular description of men and professions, there is no use of encouragement.”

And,

The policy or advantage of [immigration] taking place in a body (I mean the settling of them in a body) may be much questioned; for, by so doing, they retain the language, habits, and principles (good or bad) which they bring with them.”

And,

“The quantity of immigrants should be kept small enough to encourage assimilation.”

Trump has been consistent in his support of sensible immigration only calling for a wall to contain the invasion across our southern border and for a temporary halt to the immigration of Muslim’s coming from radicalized Middle East states who cannot be sufficiently vetted to guarantee the safety of America’s existing citizens.  This both honors and conforms to the expression intended in Washington’s writings. 

The same cannot be said for Hillary Clinton.

When it came to foreign trade Washington was clear about his intent to build a nation that would not be dependent on any other country in order to avoid the entanglements that history teaches us inevitably leads to war.

In his farewell address Washington said:

“There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation.  ‘Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.”

In an earlier letter to Governor Robert Morris Washington wrote:

“My policy has been, and will continue to be, while I have the honor to remain in the administration of the government, to be upon friendly terms with, but independent of, all the nations of the earth. To share in the broils of none. To fulfil our own engagements. To supply the wants, and be carriers for them all: Being thoroughly convinced that it is our policy and interest to do so.”

While Hillary Clinton supports and has been an architect of treaties establishing an inter-dependent global trading community that permanently removes significant decisions from the sovereignty of American voters, Donald Trump has been steadfast in calling for both free but fair trade and a protection of Americans’ right to a sovereign government that they alone control. 

Both Washington and Trump advocate for a government free of foreign influences brought on by reliance on the products of other nations.  A government that can turn inwards to its own production capabilities to, both, prevent war and to survive one if such condition becomes necessary.

The same cannot be said for Hillary Clinton.

Finally, on the issue of guns, that is only issue because the Democrats have made it one, our First President said this in an address to the Second Session of The First Untied States Congress:

“Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence… From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to ensure peace, security, and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. Every corner of this land knows firearms, and more than 99 99/100 percent of them by their silence indicate they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms, everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good. When firearms go, all goes we need them every hour.”

As for Trump, he has grown increasingly strident in his defense of the Second Amendment as he has familiarized himself with the underlying issues involved.  His evolution on this subject is evidence of his strong instincts to recognize the correct path when all of the evidence is presented to him absent the filter of the mainstream media.  This is an inherently important trait for any president who must be prepared to adjust to the unforeseen circumstances that every president finds himself confronted with at some point.

The same cannot be said for Hillary Clinton.

There can be only one conclusion:

Major endorsement:  George Washington for Donald J. Trump