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Why Wait 100 Days? Trumpís First 30 Days.
Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2016 | Bob Barr

Posted on 12/28/2016 11:53:40 AM PST by Kaslin

While the most arrogant President in modern American history pontificates that if only he had been permitted to run for a third term he would have been easily reelected, President-elect Donald Trump is methodically preparing to assume office as the first true reformer since Ronald Reagan. Media pundits love to speculate on what Trump’s “First 100 Days” will look like. However, the country’s 45th President-in-waiting likely will press an agenda that can accomplish more in his first month than most of his predecessors accomplished in their first year.

After all, what is so magical about the “first 100 days”? It is nothing more than an arbitrary benchmark for critics and supporters of a new president to cheer or denounce the new White House occupant. Moreover, there is much a new president can accomplish immediately on assuming office and in the days following. For President Trump, a few recommended “first steps:”

1. Deliver a bold foreign policy address at a major international forum, within one week of January 20th.

As last week’s terror attacks in Germany and Turkey continue to demonstrate, dealing with acts of terrorism will face Trump as soon as he is sworn in. As I wrote last week, America remains in desperate need of a foreign policy reboot. Obama’s default position has been one of submission; an odd mixture of mealy-mouthed rhetoric, coupled with efforts to shift focus away from the real problem – radical Islamic terrorism -- to pet domestic agenda concerns such as gun control.

Trump needs immediately to signal a change in course. To do this, he must demonstrate a clear shift from the “kinder and gentler” mentality of the Obama Administration, to a bold and firm declaration that our enemies once again shall be on notice that any attack on America, her citizens, or her interests, will be met with force. Furthermore, just as he did when he took the historic call from the Taiwanese president, Trump should make it clear that no other country – especially China – will be dictating what we can or should do when pursuing what is best for America.

2. Ignite America’s energy policy.

Trump’s declaration of a new American foreign policy must be coupled with a sweeping reform of America’s energy policy. To help secure our long-term security, America must become more energy self-sufficient -- a direction abandoned by Obama in favor of “green energy” subsidies and favors to global warming activists and liberal donors.

As President, Trump will have the power to – and therefore should -- take steps immediately to undo many of the anti-energy policies implemented by his predecessor. Thus, within his first days in office, Trump should approve the fourth phase of the Keystone XL Pipeline; which collected cobwebs on Obama’s desk for six years, only to be symbolically rejected when Democrats needed to score P.R. points with their liberal base.

Trump also should instruct the Army Corp of Engineers to reverse its decision to block the proposed North Dakota Access Pipeline -- a decision made after intense pressure from Obama and his cadre of environmental extremists.

These two shots across the bow of the Oil Cartel and the environmental lobby will make clear there is a New Sheriff in Town who will indeed put America back to work and in charge.

3. Restore Justice and Federalism.

For eight years, our once vaunted Department of Justice has been politicized and used as a club to beat up on and control local law enforcement agencies. Rehabilitating the Justice Department’s shattered reputation, and restoring a proper balance between federal and state/local law enforcement responsibilities should be among the highest priorities for the new President. So long as the reputation of the United States Department of Justice remains at an all-time low, credibility of all federal agencies and responsibilities will continue to erode.

To set the stage for a rebirth of Justice, as soon as Jeff Sessions is confirmed by the Senate as the nation’s 84th Attorney General, the new President should deliver a major policy address, from the Great Hall at the Department of Justice,declaring in clear and unambiguous terms, that the “war on cops” is over, and that historically and constitutionally-based priorities at the Department will be restored and implemented.

4. Nominate Sen. Mike Lee to fill the vacancy of the Supreme Court.

This is a no-brainer, and should announced as early as January 21st. It will send Liberals into conniption fits, but put a smile on the face of Lady Justice.

These four simple but important steps by the new President Trump will set the stage for a rebirth of the Constitution at home; place the country on a firm, new path to security and energy independence; and lay the groundwork for the legislative challenges facing the Administration in the following months, including repeal of Dodd-Frank, and repeal and replacing Obamacare.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0bama; 114th; arrogantpos; bobbarr; trumpagenda; trumptransition; worstpresident
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1 posted on 12/28/2016 11:53:40 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGmb3uflw1Q

Enjoy


2 posted on 12/28/2016 11:57:39 AM PST by jennychase
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To: Kaslin

Wasn’t Bob Barr a Never Trumper type?


3 posted on 12/28/2016 12:01:48 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Kaslin
4. Nominate Sen. Mike Lee to fill the vacancy of the Supreme Court.

Lee said back in September he would not accept the nomination, and he was a hard-core Trump basher to the end.

4 posted on 12/28/2016 12:03:02 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Kaslin

I’m thinking the first 30 hours.


5 posted on 12/28/2016 12:03:27 PM PST by ealgeone
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To: 14themunny; 21stCenturion; 300magnum; A Strict Constructionist; abigail2; AdvisorB; Aggie Mama; ...

Agenda Items #3 and #4 deserve a Federalist/Anti-Federalist ping.


6 posted on 12/28/2016 12:03:35 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: dirtboy

That would tie in with him pushing Mike Lee who called on Trump to quit in October, refused to endorse him, and who declined to be considered for a Supreme Court post.
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/mike-lee-no-trump-supreme-court-228573


7 posted on 12/28/2016 12:04:33 PM PST by JayGalt
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To: Kaslin

8 posted on 12/28/2016 12:05:15 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Kaslin

30 days? How about the first 30 minutes. Better yet, how about putting some of these changes in the inaugural.


9 posted on 12/28/2016 12:06:54 PM PST by guido911 (all)
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To: Kaslin

His real objective seems to be to push Lee?


10 posted on 12/28/2016 12:08:01 PM PST by Leep (Stronger without her!)
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To: guido911

Obamatard made an EO SEALING his private records in a vault with a DC law firm on 1/21/2008. Of course, libs dont want to hear about this..


11 posted on 12/28/2016 12:10:57 PM PST by max americana (For the 9th time FIRED LIBERALS from our company at this election, and every election since 2008)
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To: Kaslin

#5. Immediately announce that he has directed the Joint Chief of Staff to deploy the 101st Airborne to secure the Southern border, using whatever means as may be required. At the same time he would also announce that he has instructed the Army Corps of Engineers to begin design on a combined wall / fence along said border, and the design shall be on his desk in 6 months, with construction to start immediately thereafter.


12 posted on 12/28/2016 12:11:25 PM PST by technically right
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To: Kaslin
Energy independence is single most important issue for our economic and national security

Our enemies, foreign and domestic, want to bring the country down via economic warfare and collapse as we saw in 2008.

Our adversaries abandoned any attempts at economic attacks due to our fracking boom when it because obvious that an America with a collapsed dollar and massive oil and gas production for low cost manufacturing and huge export capability was the worst thing that could happen to foreign countries export driven and dependent economies.

With energy Independence, America can stand alone

13 posted on 12/28/2016 12:18:09 PM PST by rdcbn (.... when Poets buy guns, tourist season is over ......)
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To: Leep
Banish the EPA, the Obama E.O’s., the new 29 dollar bill and the UN anti Israel speech from all of the “UN Security Council.
14 posted on 12/28/2016 12:21:31 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: max americana

2009? I wonder if Trump will undo that EO.


15 posted on 12/28/2016 12:38:11 PM PST by guido911 (all)
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To: Kaslin

AMAGA — TTL

Accelerate Making American Great Again — To The Limit!


16 posted on 12/28/2016 12:39:06 PM PST by AZLiberty (A is now A once again.)
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To: max americana

How could Soetoro issue an EO before he was President?


17 posted on 12/28/2016 12:57:04 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (https://youtu.be/IYUYya6bPGw)
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To: dirtboy

B-1 Bob?


18 posted on 12/28/2016 12:59:51 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialists is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Kaslin

Trump seems to have accomplished more in T minus 30 days than Obama did in his first year.


19 posted on 12/28/2016 1:31:16 PM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Kaslin

Senator Mike Lee, age 45 probably has three decades of active service on the Court in him. I approve!

A major foreign policy speech? I’m not sure that belongs at the top of the agenda. I’d rather repeal Obamacare, deport illegals, and build the wall first.


20 posted on 12/28/2016 1:35:49 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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