The first duty of an American citizen, then, is that he shall work in politics; his second duty is that he shall do that work in a practical manner; and his third is that it shall be done in accord with the highest principles of honor and justice.
Buffalo, New York – January 26, 1883
So scolds Theodore Roosevelt – Republican. Those that admire or follow Mr. Trump do so out of want to enforce some change in today’s adversary politics. But Mr. Roosevelt further cautions those efforts must not be of the selfish nature so often presented by the affluently raised Mr. Trump, who is found to be so brutish with Television fame and of being always the Boss. Trump who never really had to to tell his boss, ” Yes, Sir”, fails to notice that in reality he has is not of American values and morals as described by Teddy Roosevelt.
Each man’s individual temper and convictions must be taken into account. To a certain extent his work must be done in accordance with his individual beliefs and theories of right and wrong. To a yet greater extent it must be done in combination with others, he yielding or modifying certain of his own theories and beliefs so as to enable him to stand on a common ground with his fellows, who have likewise yielded or modified certain of their theories and beliefs. – Theodore Roosevelt 1883
Mr. Trump plays on the falsehoods, innuendos for change with brutish manners and accusations. There is no common ground or modified theories with this man who has been privileged all this life.
Recently there was a rally held in Burlington, Vermont by Trump and his political team. The Trump team distributed tickets to get into the event. Most likely thinking that people in this Democratic area would just throw them away no doubt. When thousands more that there was room showed up Trump’s self financed hench-team began interrogating those attempting to hear the candidates viewpoints. They were asked questions that amounted to a pledged allegiance to Trump. If they did not answer fast enough or correctly they were quickly told their place in line and ticket would not be honored.
When those inside decided to speak up their opinions to see if Trump would modify his to find common grounds, Trump had them thrown out. He began yelling at his security to throw them out faster and then chided his security team to confiscate the opposing view speaker’s coat and throw him out in the cold.
“It’s about 10 degrees below zero outside,” Trump said laughing.
The temperature was 25. <fact check>
Trump toys with those that feel they should follow him with brown shirt tactics against those opposed. Mr. Trump appears to work to the theme.
Brutality is respected – Ernst Rohm
Because of his wealth Mr. Trump has never felt the political isolation and stagnation caused by the bitter Republican opposition to the Presidency of President Obama and President Bill Clinton. But Mr. Trumps effort and promises will leave his followers in the very thing Roosevelt warns against more than a century ago.
I know many excellent young men who…feel an immediate impulse to form themselves into an organization which shall forthwith purify politics everywhere, national, State, and city alike; and I know of a man who having gone round once to a primary, and having, of course, been unable to accomplish anything in a place where he knew no one and could not combine with anyone, returned saying it was quite useless – Theodore Roosevelt 1883
Teddy Roosevelt even warns of the creatures like Mr. Trump.
Different political conditions breed different dangers. The demagogue is as unlovely a creature as the courtier, though one is fostered under republican and the other under monarchical Institutions – Theodore Roosevelt 1883
Mr. Roosevelt later explained to us now how American Citizens bring forth this great American nation.
It is well if a large proportion of the leaders in any republic, in any democracy, are,.. drawn from the classes… but only provided that those classes possess the gifts of sympathy with plain people and of devotion to great ideals. – Theodore Roosevelt ; Paris, France April 23, 1910
Roosevelt went on in that speech that day and Mr. Trump is clearly seen in his failure as a good American citizen. The failure of substantial plans and ideas from Mr. Trump that make true sense for a world in need of some sympathy for plain people. These failures show not Trump as superior but of his weakness as a true American Citizen
Let the man of learning, the man of lettered leisure, beware of that queer and cheap temptation to pose to himself and to others as a cynic, as the man who has outgrown emotions and beliefs, the man to whom good and evil are as one. The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer.
There are many men who feel a kind of twister pride in cynicism; there are many who confine themselves to criticism of the way others do what they themselves dare not even attempt. There is no more unhealthy being, no man less worthy of respect, than he who either really holds, or feigns to hold, an attitude of sneering disbelief toward all that is great and lofty, whether in achievement or in that noble effort which, even if it fails, comes to second achievement. A cynical habit of thought and speech, a readiness to criticise work which the critic himself never tries to perform, an intellectual aloofness which will not accept contact with life’s realities – all these are marks, not as the possessor would fain to think, of superiority but of weakness. They mark the men unfit to bear their part painfully in the stern strife of living, who seek, in the affection of contempt for the achievements of others, to hide from others and from themselves in their own weakness. The rôle is easy; there is none easier, save only the rôle of the man who sneers alike at both criticism and performance. – Theodore Roosevelt ; Paris, France April 23, 1910