by: John Crowder, Editor and Publisher of the Pocatello-Chubbuck Observer
Trump was right.
You wouldn’t know it by listening to or reading what most of the mainstream media is saying, but the coronavirus epidemic is an unmitigated vindication of the major policies that President Donald J. Trump campaigned on and has been implementing since he was elected.
Trump was right about borders.
President Trump campaigned on strong borders.
As countries around the world now race to secure their borders, and as cities and states issue orders confining residents to their homes or locking down entire states and nations, it is clear that having secure borders is vital to protecting a country’s citizens in the face of a pandemic.
Trump was right about manufacturing jobs.
President Trump has been bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States.
An article appearing online today on the Voice of America (VOA) website, written by John Xie, is entitled, World Depends on China for Face Masks But Can Country Deliver? (See article, here: https://www.voanews.com/science-health/coronavirus-outbreak/world-depends-china-face-masks-can-country-deliver.) The article points out that the world is dependent on China to produce this, now critical, item. Yet, China’s demand for facemasks in their own country during the pandemic has risen to the hundreds of millions per day. This is just one of many vital products now produced outside the country. The coronavirus pandemic has shown that manufacturing jobs in one’s own country is not just good economic policy, it’s a matter of national security.
Trump was right about the free market and opposition to socialism.
Trump said in his 2019 State of the Union speech, “America will never be a socialist country.”
The United States is responding to the current crisis better than any other nation on earth. We have entrepreneurs and innovators working to produce critically needed products and developing new methods of doing business as we quickly adapt to circumstances. We have the resources to help Americans get through the economic difficulties and loss of income that a crisis such as this produces. Why? Because of the free market. It is the free market system that has allowed us to build an unprecedented level of prosperity, and that enables everyday Americans to innovate and find unique solutions in times of crisis. You don’t have this capability in socialist nations.
We will learn from the pandemic.
We will get through this pandemic, and, hopefully, learn important lessons from it. When it’s over, let’s not forget one of the most important lessons:
Trump was right.