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Does Donald Trump believe in limited government?

Submitted by on February 4, 2016 – 6:23 pm EST4 Comments

Trump Cruz Quotes

We know that Ted Cruz plans to work with Congress to “[A]bolish the IRS, the Department of Education, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development” along with many “agencies, Bureaus, Commissions, and other programs that prop up special interests, at the taxpayer’s expense.”

But does Donald Trump also believe in limited government as envisioned by America’s founding fathers?

It is a simple question. What do you think?

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Even more importantly (and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments) does a belief in limited government matter?


  • Frances Shellnut says:

    Trump is all into Trump. Whatever benefits him, that is the way he comes across to me.

  • Richard Ong says:

    It’s a fair question. However, don’t stop there. Ask if Ryan, McConnell, and the rest of the GOPe do. If it’s a fair criticism that Trump appears not to be an ardent proponent of limited government then it is not something that sets him apart from hundreds of Republicans.

    Few Republicans have stood up for limited government and fewer still for sealed borders and anything remotely like immigration restriction and interior enforcement. If my normal choice is I get none of those then I’ll take the guy who says I can have three of what I want on THE most important issue of our time. We’ve had 80 years of complete indifference to limited government so a hyper focus on this issue with respect to Trump now is not at all convincing to me now.

  • renee nal says:

    Donald Trump is big government.

    “In a nearly one-hour speech, Trump railed against pharmaceutical companies. He railed against oil companies. And insurance companies. And defense contractors. And he set himself against a political system that he said allows big-money corporate “bloodsuckers” to control the government with campaign contributions.

    “Whether it’s the insurance companies, or the drug companies, or the oil companies, it’s all the same thing,” Trump said. “We’re never going to get our country back if we keep doing this.”

    Trump promised to allow the government to negotiate drug prices — a common position among Democrats but rarely heard at nominally Republican events. He said he would not raise military spending, arguing that the nation’s defenses can be improved without increasing its already huge Pentagon budget. He promised tough sanctions on American companies that move jobs overseas.”


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