Trump Was Right

By Olivia Murray

Published: March 10, 2022 Noon EST

(2 minute read)

At a campaign rally prior to the November 2020 election, President Trump detailed several foreseeable consequences if Biden were to get into office. With Democrats notoriously supportive of big spending on inefficient energy sources, Trump predicted gas prices nearing $10 a gallon, before the government would tell you to ditch your car completely.

In the last year, gas prices in some areas of the country have roughly quadrupled. Under Trump, Californians were spending around $2 a gallon, but the cost is now nearing $8; these figures have made for a record-breaking high (and it’s going to get worse).

However, echoing the mindset of Marie Antoinette, the Democrats have offered struggling Americans an alternative for their failed energy policy; fork over more than $50k for an electric vehicle. After all, the government is devaluing the dollar even more by spending $5 billion on a “nationwide electric vehicle charging network.”

In their defense, they really have no idea that wealth is created through work and production, since they participate in neither. The government either confiscates the wealth of the governed or simply turns on the printers at the private bank known as the Federal Reserve.

President Trump was right, and so were those who understand basic economics. Shutting down energy production and endlessly spending into the negative delivers disastrous results, with record-high gas prices being one.

Republicans and conservatives are to blame for this mess too. We have been derelict in our duty as the safeguards of liberty, and the consequences have compounded. Sadly, there are countless historical examples for what comes next…