Constitutional conservatives’ primary worldly commitment is to the Constitution, which lists our fundamental freedoms, defines the national government’s limited powers, and frames a political structure oriented toward the maximization of liberty. Former President Donald Trump’s promises and record won over many constitutional conservatives in 2016 and 2020. However, Trump has shown that his second administration would be a disappointment to constitutional conservatives, who should take a principled pass on his 2024 bid even though polls show that he would beat President Joe Biden. Trump’s Record Will Not Be His 2024 Roadmap Factbase’s archive indicates that Trump has used the phrase “constitutional conservative” precisely once. However, shortly before Trump announced his 2016 bid, he aligned himself squarely with constitutional conservatives by tweeting this sage George Washington quote : “The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” And, about a year later, Trump proc
The S&P 500 took a 21% plunge in the first six months of 2022, minting the index’s worst performance in that interval since 1970. President Joe Biden The University of Michigan reports that consumer sentiment is at its lowest level in the history of their survey, which has been running since just after the Second World War. Inflation remains at 8.6%, and the Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow service forecasts that the United States is in the midst of a recession (defined by economists as two quarters of economic contraction). Fair or unfair, headlines like these explain why just 33.4% of Americans approve of President Joe Biden’s job performance on the economy. The tight labor market may be the 46th president’s only viable economic talking point, and even that one is dubious: The labor-force participation rate remains more than one percentage point lower than it was in February 2020.