As the nation buckles under the weight of crushing inflation, rising gas prices, and tepid leadership from the Biden administration, Americans today may find it hard to pinpoint a reason to fully embrace a celebration of our independence story.
This 4th of July, American exceptionalism is still worth celebrating, largely due to the leadership and foresight of President Donald Trump. Many of the policies he put in place during his presidency still safeguard the Republic today.
Supreme Court Victories
Biden has been taking unabashed swipes at President Trump’s legislative legacy since the moment he stepped into office in 2021. However, thanks to the 45th president’s carefully selected Supreme Court appointments (Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Justice Amy Coney Barrett), America has netted major wins for proponents of constitutionalism in the U.S.
Most recently, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) overturned Roe v. Wade in their landmark decision of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The overturning of the 1973 abortion precedent was a fulfillment of President Trump’s 2016 campaign promise to not only appoint Supreme Court justices who would uphold the Constitution but who would rule to eliminate Roe v. Wade.
“Today’s decision, which is the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation, along with other decisions that have been announced recently, were only made possible because I delivered everything as promised, including nominating and getting three highly respected and strong Constitutionalists confirmed to the United States Supreme Court,” Trump said in an official statement made through his Save America PAC.
President Trump also appointed 234 federal judges during his term in office. His commitment to following through on conservative court appointments for SCOTUS and the federal level has secured multiple constitutional victories since he left office.
Trump Tax Cuts
President Trump offered much-needed tax relief to the American people in 2017 through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was touted as the largest tax reform package in history. According to the White House archives, over six million American workers received wage increases. Trump additionally doubled the standard deduction for families, bringing it up to $24,000. He also doubled the child tax credit, all but eliminated the “death tax,” and impressively managed to repatriate $1.5 trillion back to the U.S. from overseas, according to the White House.
Many Americans today are still benefitting from the tax plan enacted by President Trump, which has given them a necessary economic relief escape hatch in light of Biden’s crippled economy.
Trump’s tax cuts will expire over the next few years, according to a report from The Daily Signal. Meanwhile, the 45th president’s policies still protect middle-class America from financial obliteration under Biden and the Democrats.
Early response to Covid
The Biden administration’s answer to handling the coronavirus pandemic was to primarily push mandatory vaccinations across the country, forcing healthcare workers, police officers, schoolteachers, members of the U.S. military, and more to choose between getting vaccinated or losing their careers.
President Trump previously stated that he was “proud” to be “the ANTI-MANDATE president.”
“I fiercely resisted mandates of any kind!” said Trump.
Trump’s swift response to shutting down the “China Virus” was a far cry from Biden’s authoritarian response. Trump immediately suspended travel from China in early 2020, which he says saved thousands of lives. He also reached bilateral agreements with Mexico and Canada to suspend non-essential travel and, more importantly, return illegal aliens to their home countries, according to the White House.
President Trump also received Regeneron, an experimental antibody treatment for Covid, when he was Commander-in-Chief.
Thanks to him, monoclonal antibody treatment became a popular way to combat Covid, with governors like Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and Greg Abbott, R-Texas, setting up monoclonal antibody treatment centers in their respective states. DeSantis even said in October 2021 that Covid cases had decreased 90 percent between August and October. “This has been accomplished by making monoclonal antibody treatments and vaccines widely available throughout our state while protecting Floridians from government overreach,” Gov. DeSantis stated.
Trump’s administration presented Americans with freedom of medical choice and an array of options for combatting Covid. That administrative example has likely saved thousands of Americans’ lives today and continues to provide a leadership model for Republican governors in states like Florida and Texas.
President Trump may be the single most popular political figure in recent U.S. history, drawing thousands of supporters to his Save America rallies in nearly every state of the Union. Since leaving office, the 45th president has not slowed down in his fight to restore election integrity in the U.S. In fact, Trump jumped headfirst into the fray in 2021, acting the part of a political kingmaker as he expertly continues to select, endorse, and support Republican candidates for offices across the nation in a strategic move to dominate the 2022 midterms.
If recent polling is any indication, more than half of voting Republicans in the U.S. would like to see President Trump run for office in 2024 (McLaughlin and Associates). It can be no surprise that voters are longing for a return to the America First policies that brought them $1.87 per gallon of gas.
Despite the chaotic state of Biden’s post-Trump America, the U.S. is still benefitting from Trump’s no-holds-barred approach to legislation, diplomacy, and trade.
American exceptionalism soared to new heights under Trump. His legacy is still shaping the path forward for a newer, tougher GOP that is poised to come roaring back with resounding victories in House and Senate races across the nation in 2022.