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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Election 2016: It May Not Be a Good Choice, But It's a Clear Choice

This article first appeared in Eagle Rising.


Donald Trump is not the candidate I wished to see win the Republican nomination. However, he won it fair and square. He was the People's choice. Many conservatives and Republicans are reluctant to vote for Trump for obvious reasons. I have decided to vote for Trump because I cannot stand the thought of a corrupt person like Hillary Clinton traipsing back into the White House with her equally corrupt husband.

But for those who don't like either candidate, it simply has to come down to the issues one cares about. In that respect, the choice becomes clear for both sides.

 If you want higher taxes on everyone, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you want to see American businesses continue to ship their jobs overseas due to higher taxes and more regulations, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you want to see a continuation and expansion of Obamacare, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you want to see the interests of other countries satisfied to the detriment of our own, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you want to see a Justice Department that will go after police while ignoring corruption within the administration, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you want to see the Black Lives Matter movement supported and encouraged while more cops are executed in our streets, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you want to see more and more restrictions placed on gun ownership, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you want to see a continuation and expansion of an open borders policy with little enforcement on the southern border, sanctuary cities, and lack of manpower and resources for our immigration and Border Patrol officers, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you want to see a five-fold increase in the number of so-called Syrian refugees admitted into this country, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you want to see a continuation of a disastrous foreign policy in regards to Russia, Iran and especially the Middle East, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you want to see a continued distancing of our government from Israel in favor of the Arab/Muslim/Palestinian world, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you want to see more and more Islamic influence in our government and in our communities, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you want to see Huma Abedin, a Muslim Brotherhood operative, and the corrupt lawyer Cheryl Mills occupying critical positions in the White House, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you want to see attacks on our First Amendment rights particularly in regards to Islamic extremism, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you want to see 2 or 3 more liberals appointed to the Supreme Court giving liberals an absolute majority for the next generation, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you want to see a scandal-marred administration neck deep in criminal investigations a'la Nixon after he was re-elected in 1972 in the midst of Watergate, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

If you like seeing massive corruption in government, Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

Have I left anything out? Surely I have.

But if the above possibilities are repugnant to you, we only have one choice, and that is Donald Trump. It is not Gary Johnson; it is not Jill Stein; it is not John McCain, and it is not Mickey Mouse.

We conservatives and those of us who care about an honest government only have one choice to defeat Hillary Clinton. It is Donald Trump.

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Instead of spouting tripe about "the people's choice," try asking how we ended up with two candidates who each have 70 percent negative approval ratings.

I have an idea: If 40 percent of the voters are Republican, and 60 percent of them like Donald Trump, and if 40 percent of the voters are Democrats, and 60 percent of them like Hillary, that is about 24 percent of all voters who really support each candidate.

In most years, the nominee would be someone who would get the acceptance of most of the rest of their party, a fair number of independents, and the grudging acquiesence of most remaining independents. But this year, each winning candidate was despised by the other 40 percent of their own party, and virtually all independents, giving each a 70 percent + negative rating overall.

The solution is to toss all the candidates into a single order of preference ballot, shorten the election season to about six months, and have a run-off among the top four candidates, giving voters time to have second thoughts about the leading slate.