So…on Facebook the past several months I have seen a slew of my friends proclaim to all how they cannot in good conscience vote for either Hillary or Trump. I have seen the same video (about 5,985 times) of a guy using pennies to explain how a third party candidate could take the election this year, and I’ve read compelling arguments how THIS is the year to show the establishment how the American people are sick of the two party system. I’ve listened to the Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, to see what he has to say. So here is my little dose of reality. He doesn’t have a prayer of winning. Not a snowballs chance in hell. And he knows it.
“But Danny,” you whine, “that’s the point. We need to show the establishment how principled we are.”
If you watch the news for even a second you’ll see Trump supporters are portrayed as angry, resentful idiots, who are angry at illegals (err… I mean “undocumented workers,”) scared to death of terrorism, worried about losing their jobs, and they feel like they don’t have any say. I’m not really any of those. But I’m still voting for Trump.
Would I consider Trump the perfect candidate? Not even close. Is he conservative? Noooooo. Is he a meanie, who says mean things? Sometimes. Do I have a problem with that? Not really. To me it is actually a little refreshing to hear exactly what a candidate is thinking. Even if it is obnoxious as hell. At least he is genuine and open in his thinking. It makes me laugh to watch my liberal friends act like fainting virgins every time he says something without it being sugar coated.
I guess you could say I’m not so much voting FOR Trump as I am voting AGAINST Hillary. She is a nightmare. She is not only insidiously dishonest, she is corrupt as hell. I could write a novel on the evidence to back that up, but most recently, The Clinton Foundation received HUGE “donations” from foreign governments or rich elites and then she, as Secretary of State, made or participated in making favorable decisions for them. On top of that, she not only wants to solve every problem with other people’s money, she wants to do it with a bigger and more suffocating government, with it’s corresponding loss of individual freedom, job creation and economic liberty. Hillary craves power. She is obsessed with it. She will say anything to get it. Trump on other hand is running to stroke his enormous ego and to have fun. Granted, not the best reason to be elected to be the leader of the free world, but it is a more pure motive than the thirst for riches and power. As such he will be a more successful President. He wants to be “great.”
Trump is a businessman. He creates jobs. As such he understands how big government stifles job creation. Hillary can talk about creating jobs, but she has never done it. She actually bragged about putting coal miners out of work.
When I was in my early twenties I read Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal.” He isn’t a stupid man. When negotiating, Trump always starts high, but he is creative and willing to adapt to achieve his goals. He expects to find solutions that work for both sides. That’s why, although I’m sure I’ll disagree with much of the outcome, he will get things done. He was a Democrat for years. No one can accuse him of being an ideologue. He is a doer. Hillary ALWAYS follows her ideological base. That’s why, between the two of them, Trump will naturally reduce political gridlock.
I’m so sick of hearing what a racist bigot Trump is. Every accusation I’ve seen or read has been manipulative and far fetched. Trump is not the most articulate or sensitive person to run for President. According to his daughter, Ivanka, he is “an equal opportunity offender,” but while he has been in the public eye for over thirty years, he has never once been accused as racism until he ran against a Democrat. Not once. Wanting to secure the border isn’t a race issue. It’s a policy issue. I have yet to be shown hard evidence of racism or the phobias Trump has been charged with.
All that being said. The MAIN reason I’m voting for Trump this year: The next President could name as many as four Supreme Court Justices. To me that is: The. Single. Most. Important. Issue.
Everything else pales in comparison.
I can respect not liking Trump and I TOTALLY understand hating Hillary. I wish so, so bad we had other options. But…here we are. We all have a choice to make. The time for a third party isn’t now, and withholding your vote will only directly help Hillary. So that’s stupid. I can’t help but wonder how the “#NeverTrump” or the “principle over party” people are going to explain to their children how they stood by their principles while Hillary nominates judges who will eradicate our 1, 2, 4, 5, and 10th amendments. Imagine in five years, when Clinton is entering her second term with guns outlawed in every state (except Texas) there is a tax on everything you can dream of, when the border is virtually abolished, and “Hate speech” is being punishable by 10-12 years in prison (even if what is said is true). You probably think I’m being super dramatic here, and… to your credit, you are probably right, but look at the world we live in now, look at the rhetoric that has become policy and tell me how far fetched it really is. Are you going to brag to your children how you stood by your principles saying, “the lesser of two evils is still evil?” Because, I’ve gotta tell you, that’s stupid too. That’s like comparing a torn rotator cuff to having your arm amputated. I would highly recommend avoiding both, but if I have to chose one or the other, the choice is obvious.
There is a lot at stake right now. Between the two, the choice is (…Pfffffff…) Donald J. Trump.
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