In 2021, I penned a widely syndicated article entitled “Trump isn’t going anywhere (except back to the White House).”
Now, two years later, despite a lingering legion of irrational, unhinged Trump detractors, I continue to argue that Donald J. Trump was the most effective champion of conservative values of any president in my lifetime. That’s why I, and my PAC, the anti-Biden Committee to Defeat the President, are boldly and passionately endorsing Trump for re-election in 2024. Especially in the wake of Joe Biden’s countless failures, which have made him inarguably unfit for the job at hand, there is simply no better candidate for the presidency.
Regardless of never-ending media attacks, four years of scam investigations and two theatrical impeachment hearings, history will certainly be kind to the effectiveness of the Trump administration. It was Trump who reaffirmed constitutional values with his three Supreme Court nominations, in addition to overseeing a period of unprecedented economic growth and financial prosperity for all Americans — white, black, all Americans.
Trump will be remembered as a legendary leader for fulfilling his promise to American workers, and he is still keeping his promises, as recent visits to states like Michigan prove. Whether it was implementing the largest tax cut in American history, renegotiating the flawed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), or holding China accountable for its unfair trade practices, Trump succeeded on every front in his fight for the “the forgotten men and women of our country.”
Yet, as opposed to every other president over the last 40 years, Trump will not be remembered as a wartime president, but rather one who protected peace around the world, including the Middle East. He was the first Commander-in-Chief since Jimmy Carter not to enter American troops into a new conflict, a legacy now overshadowed by Biden’s $113 billion investment in the Ukraine war.
Pushing back against establishment liberals and neo-cons alike, Trump sent a message to the entire world: America will aggressively defend our national interests, but we will no longer be the proxy Department of Defense for our allies, nor will the American taxpayer fund endless wars any longer.
If we’re being honest, Trump should quite clearly win a Nobel Peace Prize for brokering the Abraham Accords, and celebrating the “dawn of a new Middle East.” Not since Jordan (in 1994) has an Arab nation recognized the sovereign state of Israel, and it happened because of Trump, not his predecessors — or his successor.
Finally, and most importantly, no president since Ronald Reagan has done more to protect the promise of our Declaration of Independence and restore our founding principles than Trump, with the help of then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Trump successfully and unapologetically appointed strict constitutionalist judges to federal appellate courts and the Supreme Court, and those appointees will undoubtedly represent Trump’s greatest legacy to freedom.
In just a few short years, the Supreme Court has made historic rulings which will reverberate for generations of future unborn U.S. citizens. Obviously, the landmark Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade and corrected a 50-year stain on the Constitution. But there is also the ruling in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, which stopped the EPA from overstepping its statutory authority in regulating power plant emissions and clawing back the power of abusive bureaucrats throughout the federal government.
Another history-making ruling came in the case of New York making it a crime to possess a firearm without a license, whether inside or outside the home. In a scathing rebuke, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote, “That right is not a ‘second-class right.’ We know of no other constitutional right that an individual may exercise only after demonstrating to government officers some special need.”
And, in a case from my home state of Colorado, the Supreme Court stepped in to protect free speech and religious freedom, preventing the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act from compelling individuals to create speech they do not believe.
That is the Trump legacy. It is a legacy of true conservatism and unwavering freedom. Despite all of the concerted efforts to destroy Trump, his family, and the accomplishments of his administration, Trump’s historic successes will be celebrated for generations to come.
And that’s why I am celebrating them today. I proudly and unapologetically proclaim: Trump 2024. Let’s make America great again.
Ted Harvey serves as chairman of the Committee to Defeat the President.