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Donald Trump Releases First Policy Paper on …
Trump reveals, in short, that for many evangelicals, the word evangelical that many increasingly do not recognize as properly Christian, much less evangelical. Then again, if the working theology of American spirituality is a combination of “moralistic, therapeutic deism” (Christian Smith) and pragmatism (William James), then perhaps Donald Trump is after all exactly the right candidate for the moment.
Here's What's in Donald Trump's First Policy Paper
Trump’s response to question No. 6, about treating mental illness, appears, in isolation, to be his most reasoned. He strongly supports increased federal support for state and local treatment centers. He does not outline any mechanism by which this might be done, but the goal is laudable. Unfortunately, later on, when responding to a related but more general question about public health, Trump argues that we are already spending too much on government research, and that new priorities must be set, with priorities to be determined only after he is elected President. He brings to mind Marie Antoinette: even when bread-and-butter investments in health-care research are beyond our financial means, the cake of a good mental-health policy is not. Of course, we should care about both.