Donald Trump recognized an explosion waiting for a spark. He vocalized the outrage and despair that had built up under generations of “leaders” of both mainstream parties who disregarded the will of their constituencies and deprived them of their constitutional freedoms in the name of making a better world. And now that we have seen what happens when the President is someone who means to work for us and not against us, I think we should be planning to arrange for the same kind of leadership in the next president and in other government positions.
As I’ve said several times before, I think President Trump needs to explicitly name his successor. Whether he uses the office of the vice presidency as an indicator I think it is vitally important that before he finishes his second term he needs to name a successor. Whether that will be Mike Pence or someone else, President Trump is the only man to answer that question.
But what about beyond this? How do we expand this revolt to roll back all the harm done by the anti-constitutional assault we’ve been living under for fifty years? It’s going to take an organization. But how does it get built?
When the Tea Party attempted a grass roots movement it devolved into nothing but hucksterism and all that surfaced from that was Mitt Romney. But without a grass roots movement we end up with the GOP Establishment which once again is Mitt Romney or at best Ted Cruz. We need someone to build us a new party, something like the Tea Party but with clout and without the grifters.
Once again I hate to say it but we need Donald Trump to build us a foundation that we can flock to. Replacing the Republican Party probably would do more damage than letting it remain. But we need an organization that we can build that won’t be easily stolen away by the enemy. We need someone who doesn’t need money so we can feel like our donations to it will be used for the right cause, to push our agenda among the spineless Republicans and to promote less-spineless Republicans.
I say I hate to say it because it makes me think that we have no hope without a savior with vaults full of money. But I say it because I think it’s true. It will take Donald Trump and any other of his class who love this country the way it was to lay a foundation for rebuilding its institutions from the ground up. It will take lobbyists and PAC money and think tanks and community organizers to start organizing the people who have given up and direct the ones who are looking for effective actions that they can take.
We don’t want e-mails and letters hounding us for donations. We want leadership and organizational skills and clever lawyers to fight for our rights and defend us from our enemies. We want someone to attack our enemies using the courts and the Justice Department to stop them from harming us. Stop Google and Twitter and Paypal and Patreon and Facebook from de-platforming us and stop Antifa from assaulting us in the streets.
So as strange as it is to say, Donald Trump can’t just retire after his terms are over and enjoy his life. We need him to build the MAGA Foundation and turn it into the weapon we need to keep his revolt alive. We can support it with our money and other forms of contributions but he’ll have to bring it to life.