(Text of Endorsement of Donald Trump by the President of
Indian-Americans for Trump 2016 at New
Jersey Conservative GOP Meeting)
We know that Donald J. Trump has a very good grasp of America’s current problems and a plausible vision to solve them. Yet, he is not unique in this regard. Obama demonstrated it as well when contesting for the presidency in 2008. Nevertheless, he failed miserably when it came to making progress on them.
The question arises: why, in spite of understanding the issues and their solutions, have presidents over the last 40 years failed to make needed changes? Why could they not stall the decline of the American economy, the increasing reliance on foreign goods, and dependence on foreign transplants to provide for our consumption? Why they could not stop declining wages of our labor force? Why has America not remained capable to compete on a global scale so that we either produced or could pay for our consumption? Why they could not bring on prosperity for Americans? Why they could not stop the deterioration of American standard of living and quality of life?
Before going further, I must state a notable exception to the above: the Reagan Administration, which jolted the American economy in the 1980s and 1990s by releasing for commercialization US government technologies that resulted in the industries we know today as the Internet, cellular telephony, GPS, and the dish antenna. It created more than 25 million American jobs and many hundreds of millions of additional jobs worldwide. Unfortunately, it was a one-time deal. We do not have those kind of magic gadgets in our chest anymore.
However, in general the reason why our presidents fail is that they are not independent. The need to placate special interests impedes the ability to manage our economy and policies closely allied to our economy, such as trade and foreign policy, immigration and border control and even health and domestic matters. For their political survival, they have to depend on those who fund their elections and reelections: lobbyists, the donors and contributors pulled their strings. Decisions have not been made because they would be good for America, voters back home, or even the party; they are made for self-interest: political financing and the prospect of retiring as chief executives of their foundations.
The above is not a theoretical conjecture. It is a practical reality whose proof is deep-rooted in America’s history. America had been looked down upon by Europeans since its birth as a nation, but, it started its transformation into the sole global superpower in the early 1900s when President Theodore Roosevelt decided to stop corporate funding of political elections. The rise of America began and continued until about the 1960s—when America was at the top of the world in production, income, exports, GDP, life expectancy, literacy, and any other economic or social indicator devised to measure wellbeing of a society. America was the envy of the world: talents from all over the world wanted to make America their home.
America’s decline began in the mid-1970s. Its initiation can be traced to the enactment in 1972 of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, and subsequent bills that allowed money from corporations and special interest groups back into elections for the sake of influencing their outcomes and to some extent maintain control over politicians. Since then, laws, policies, and enforcement at all levels of government have been guided by this money. Dependence on this money steadily increased, as it became the cause and effect of making elections so expensive in America. This money has become the poison of our political system.
No serious presidential candidate since the mid-seventies, belonging to either party at any level of government, has denied this money except Donald Trump because he knows that it comes with conditions. Any politician denying that her/his decisions are influenced by this money is cheating either contributors or voters. This is why in spite of committing egregiously illegal acts that brought on the collapse of American banking system during 2008-2009, none went to prison.
Trump has a very good understanding of what ails America and has a vision that can bring America back to its glorious past. American voters are not naïve. They understand the issues and Trump’s vision resonates with theirs, and because of his determination to keep the special interest groups out, they believe that as a successful manager, with the help of experts and administrators, he will be able to deliver on that vision and will indeed make America great again.
The Indian-Americans for Trump 2016 is a registered PAC with FEC, formed by prominent Indian-American professionals and community activists in January 2016 to help the election of Donald Trump. The officers of the Indian-Americans for Trump 2016 urge all Americans, specifically the Indian-Americans, to join in the effort, and support Donald Trump in his endeavor to make America great again by electing him the next President of the USA. They request all Americans to become members of the Committee by contacting Dr. A. D. Amar at
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