Guest Article: Post-Election Notes to the Donald and to the CtC Community

Comments from Pete Hendrickson on the occasion of Trump’s amazing feat

trump_t-shirtWhat a night, November 08, 2016. “What were you doing on the historic evening, Daddy?” Or Grandaddy? Yours truly had bounced back and forth between support for Trump or support for the LP Gary Johnson ticket. You can read my columns here, here, and here, for example (from most recent to least recent)… and you’ll see I did agonize over who to vote for or to advocate voting for. What ultimately put me squarely in the Trump camp was a) he targeted the global mob in a comprehensive fashion and b) all the Wikileaks and other info coming out on Hillary just so totally blew her out of the water as to make the choice a #HillaryForNevermore one.

Well, to answer the question, “I showed up at the local election party of our conventional Republican Congressman, Dave Trott (MI, 11th District) to enjoy the company, partake of food and adult beverages, and watch the TV coverage. [For more than a year now, I’ve gone without cable TV in my home.]  I’ll insert some emphasis and comments of my own into Pete’s analysis. — bw

Word To President-Elect Trump

CONGRATULATIONS! Now comes the serious part.

As you make your plans over the next few months prior to taking office, I hope you’ll keep firmly in mind that you don’t “drain the swamp” by putting swamp creatures into positions of power and responsibility. As you consider people for your cabinet you must eschew everyone aligned or associated with the policies of the status quo which we just rejected. Continue reading

Brian’s Column: A Citizen Libertarian in King MIGOP’s Court

Big Doin’s in Lansing, Michigan, State Republican Convention 2015

IMG_20150220_191224_editSomeone recently rediscovered[1] that as public parties, both the Democrats and Republicans, are actually susceptible to grassroots influence—through the precinct delegate elective process. Thus, yours truly, a bona fide secular libertarian, to help out his liberty-oriented[2] friends in the Republican Party:

  • put my name on the August 5 ballot
  • won as one of two persons running for three spots
  • attended the (Oakland) county state-delegate selection convention August 14
  • … where I was selected as a delegate to the state candidate-nominating convention on August 23
  • then as a delegate to the county convention on February 5, 2015 (charged with selecting delegates to the state-party organizing convention) I was selected as an alternate delegate to the state-party organizing convention[3]
  • and now as an alternate delegate to the state-party organizing convention held February 20, 21, 2015, in Lansing I may have a chance to be elevated to delegate status

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