Dear Mr. Trump:
I am writing this letter to state my support for your candidacy for President and to offer my best wishes for a successful finish to your campaign. It offers the opportunity to return our nation to fiscal soundness and patriotic support for our land, the greatest nation on earth.
I was not initially supportive of your candidacy. When I first heard of your plans to enter the Republican primary field I was supporting Ted Cruz, a man of great ability and one who has much to offer America. But as your ideas became more well known, I began to see you as a man of great talent, one who knows how to do big things and one who truly wants to return America to greatness in the world. I know that many who are opposed to you think your candidacy is a fluke or a fake and, frankly, I have lost some of my good conservative followers as well as some liberal friends over it, but I believe we all have to make our own decisions based upon our research and much prayer. You, sir, offer the last chance for America to stop destroying herself.
We have so many problems in America today, many of which began long ago and others which have only been exacerbated in recent years and I know that business as usual will not work. Ted Cruz also has wonderful ideas but I just don't believe with the Congress we have he would have been able to deal with it, so now I will cast my vote for you in the sincere beliefs that you will not prove me wrong. And you are blessed to have a wonderful ticket mate, Mike Pence, who understands the workings of Congress and is greatly respected by the majority of that body. Being a mortal human, I know that I can be wrong but let's just say that I'm going with your candidacy since I see you being given a wonderful chance to do something special. America is at the breaking point where some such action is needed.
I know you are not a strict follower of the Constitution by any definition but are, in fact, a pragmatist who looks for solutions for problems that will work for the people and support the American way of life. You are clearly liberal on some issues, conservative on others, and while I don't concur with most of your more liberal elements, I do support those issues which fall more in line with what a conservative government is expected to do. After all, the chief purpose of government is to protect the nation and her citizens. Sadly, that is not even in the mission plans of our current Administration nor is that supported by Hillary Clinton, despite her platitudes which really mean nothing. Here are some of the points that you have brought to the table that I agree with and for which I expand personally to a limited degree. I think all of these are critical to turning America around although they are by no means all inclusive:
a. The end of political correctness. Political correctness has done more than anything to set the stage for turning our country in the direction that we are now recklessly following. Truth is needed in all things and when you limit or, even worse, eliminate truth from the way you carry out government policy, failure is guaranteed. Things are not all relative, some things are absolute and unless we face that, we are doomed.
b. National sovereignty. America is a sovereign nation and, as stated earlier, our government's principal duty is protection of our nation and her people and that can't be accomplished without borders and border control, selecting new immigrants on the basis of what will help America and Americans not on the basis of what non-citizens want. Furthermore, we can't bring in so called refugees from areas where their backgrounds cannot be vetted and they show no desire to be assimilated, instead seeing America as a "gravy train" of benefits. They also require medical checks and treatments which have not even been applied. Diseases which were previously extinct are now resurfacing around the country and that is not a coincidence.
c. Trade. I firmly support your ideas that trade with foreign countries should be governed by agreements that are created by our representatives that put American interests first. I don't see you as really being anti-free trade but demanding that trade be fair if we want it to be free. That has certainly not been the case with NAFTA or the currently proposed TPP which put America at a huge disadvantage. We have suffered greatly as a result.
c. Size and cost of government. The size of government and its resultant cost is filled with waste and many employees filling positions that are not needed. I will take you at your word, Mr. Trump, that your Administration will go through the federal budget closely and "slash and burn" those functions that are clearly not needed and fail to fall within the guidelines of what government was designed for. We need to eliminate the nanny state and open the doors to freedom which allows individual initiative to thrive and generate economic growth. Since government was never designed to produce anything, it should not be the controlling force in all things economic, realizing that there are requirements for rules and regulations, albeit thousands less than at present, for good safety purposes. I personally don't doubt that we could cut the bureaucracy by ten per cent and not miss a heart beat, probably much more. But in doing so we must be sure that those who faithfully performed those duties, not the political hacks but the workers, are treated fairly and equitably as the change is brought about.
Particular areas which you have singled out for careful review, change and/or cutbacks include education (Common Core), the EPA (overzealous regulations), energy ( safe use and development of fossil fuels, they are needed if we are to heat and fuel America until such time as renewables can be produced in high enough volume and low cost to make them affordable), the Department of Justice (law and order, not chaos needs to be our thrust), and Health and Human Services (not just Obamacare but the welfare state [more later]).
d. The military. I cite defense separately from other government entities since it is so critical to our survival in a very turbulent and violent world. It's time to end the social experimentation and put the military back into a battle ready organization. We need sufficient manpower and equipment that is designed for the war of the future, with special consideration of cyberops. At the same time, the defense contractor establishment needs to be efficiently monitored to insure that cost is controlled and deliveries are timely and of good quality. We can't afford to have an Army or any defense agency which shows a lack of accountability for nearly six trillion dollars. And, sadly, a purge of those elements who don't support American values in high places, both in Defense and other agencies, must be initiated. There are many fitting that description throughout the government.
e. Welfare IS NOT a right. Welfare in terms of taking from one to give to another is not a right, yet government has tried to inculcate it into the society as such. Compassion, however, is needed and especially for those who didn't create their own woes. What we need is a return to what was done before Obama, WORKFARE. No one should have a right to non-ending financial support due to personal malfeasance. There are certainly periods when people need a hand, but it should be a hand up not a hand out and Obama has completely obliterated that idea which was supported by Republicans and Democrats and worked effectively in years past. And certainly those who aren't even citizens should not be granted "free money" from our government when we don't even do a good job of taking care of our own, especially veterans. I trust that you will address this, Mr. Trump, with vigor and determination, it is a rapidly growing cost that will certainly bankrupt us.
f. Tax reform. Our tax system is a disaster and the administrative arm, the IRS, is a decided disgrace. Your tax proposal to simplify the system is a good start but you should also look at the Fair Tax, a much more revolutionary approach but one which would make America attractive for any business. And the prebate in the system insures that the poor do not take an adverse impact from it. This last portion is the one that the liberals carefully avoid when they try and talk about it, I don't know if it's deliberate or just stupidity in action.
These are just a few of the issues why I support you and I do so, once again, because I think you will do your all to carry out these things. It will be difficult and you will be fought tooth and nail by the Establishment, be it found on K-Street, in the halls of Congress or throughout the bureaucracy. But somebody must try and begin that effort very soon or all of what we know to be America will be lost. And the cost savings that will go a long way to eliminating huge budget overrides will be astounding. Truly, a balanced budget could once more be a possibility.
In closing, Mr. Trump, I want to make a couple of recommendations concerning the remaining debates. Now I know you are sometimes headstrong, but please keep focused on the issues and don't allow Hillary Clinton to drag you off into a topic unrelated to national importance but instead focused on your ego. Who cares who Alicia Machado is or what she said or did? The same applies to taxes. I don't care whether you paid taxes or not as long as what you did was legal by the tax code. And that's exactly why you yourself want to see taxes simplified, yet Hillary rails about it but has done nothing to change anything. As you said, she's been around for many years so isn't it strange that just now she thinks she has the answers. And isn't it also interesting that Hillary used the same tax rules as you, she just has the press to cover it up? And finally, make sure you place yourself under the guidance of God as you continue your quest. He is the One who will guide us all if we just ask. After all, we are one nation under God and we need His help to always keep it that way.