By Patrick J. Buchanan
October 4, 2016
In a famous 1947 dissent, Judge Learned Hand wrote:
That was his business, as it is the business of every accountant, including those who prepare the returns of the politicians and journalists piling on Trump as some sort of scofflaw tax cheat who has evaded his moral obligations to the state.
Five weeks before Election Day, Trump’s taxes have displaced the former Miss Universe as the critical issue, as determined by the anti-Trump media.
On behalf of these specials interests, U.S. politicians made the People’s Republic of China the greatest manufacturing power on earth and halted the traditional annual rise in wages of our working men and women.
Unrivaled since the last days of the Roman Empire, this invasion has Americans pleading for a security wall on their border, propelled Britain’s exit from the EU, and could yet cause a breakup of Europe.
What is at stake here? Ultimately, Western civilization.
Trump is new to national politics. Yet, with all the mistakes he has made, and all the savagery of the media attacks on him, he is still, remarkably, very much in the race for president of the United States.
But what happens if Hillary Clinton’s media acolytes keep the country’s focus on trivial pursuits, and she prevails?
What happens if the election, in which America demanded change in both parties, results in a change in neither party?