If you cannot pass a civil service exam, you are not qualified to be part of the federal bureaucracy. That’s the word this week from former President Donald Trump, who pledged in a campaign video to drain the swamp of those who cannot meet this basic requirement.
The 2024 presidential candidate said he “will require every federal employee to pass a new civil service test, demonstrating an understanding of our constitutional limited government.”
As the federal government is the nation’s largest employer, serious reform must start there.
Trump referred to last year’s unprecedented raid on his Florida home during the video. Part of his new policy, if reelected, would be to ensure that Washington is well aware of Fourth Amendment liberties.
After listing other constitutional protections such as freedom of religion and due process, the former president alluded to unreasonable search and seizure and the Mar-a-Lago incident perpetrated by the Biden administration.
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Trump vowed to remind “unelected bureaucrats” who they work for, free the U.S. economy from its Washington-based shackles, and generate millions of new jobs.
It was March 2022 when Trump battered the “Deep State” by endorsing a new law to permit the president to fire any executive branch employee.
The former president declared that “we will pass critical reforms making every executive branch employee fireable by the president of the United States. The deep state must and will be brought to heel. It’s already happening.”
Trump, the first announced Republican presidential candidate for 2024, is mired in several legal actions as national and even local Democrats take shots at him. He was indicted and arraigned in Manhattan earlier this month on 34 felony charges by radical DA Alvin Bragg.
He is also the target of Special Counsel Jack Smith, who continues to probe the classified documents found at his Florida home as well as allegations of attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
And a New York judge on Monday allowed a civil suit against the former president to proceed.
It is difficult to blame Trump for his displeasure with Washington’s civil service bureaucracy and powerful Democrats in general. There is a cabal that awakens daily with a singular goal in mind — to attack the former president and prevent him from re-entering the Oval Office.