Having decided to weigh in on the current political debate, I’ve found it necessary to make a clear case for why I support Donald J Trump for President. An Election year in the United States of America is always one brimming with great fervor and intensity. This one is especially paramount. For the sake of brevity, I am going to keep this article concise and to the point. You may be a Trump supporter yourself. You may be undecided, indifferent, or even curious about the rationale behind the minds of people who support him, especially when there are many out there that consider him so divisive and polarizing. My aim is to summarize the calculus of the policies he’s put forth and hopefully make them more transparent to those who wish to grasp the thought process of a member of his support base.
Personally speaking, I have admired Mr. Trump long before he decided to run for office. Donald Trump is unequivocally, a tactician of the highest order when it comes to striking business deals, creating strong partnerships and building wealth with a name brand that is synonymous with success. These are all traits that lend itself well to the role of commander in chief. Despite a handful of failed ventures, he’s not afraid to try and fail only to try his hand again; fighting harder and emerging even stronger due to his sheer determination and capitalist business savvy. He is emblematic of the American spirit and has become this patriotic tour de force generating the sort of unfiltered yuppie bravado of late 20th century America that we have all but lost. A populist leader in the truest sense, Mr Trump clearly speaks to the silent majority that is demanding real change in this country. He has tapped into the vein of anger we feel at bureaucratic corruption, and, although he is certainly bombastic, he is channeling it smartly into progressive reforms and bold new policies with the red-blooded vigor and macho dynamism of the great leaders of old like Theodore Roosevelt and generals like Douglas MacArthur and George S. Patton. Only the persuasive, firm, measured aggression that Trump exudes will be enough to accomplish the sweeping political priorities that Trump has vowed to make precedent in his administration and I believe America is in tremendous need of this kind of definitive transformation.
For a long while I was undecided regarding my political affiliation. Some might label me a swing voter because I am convinced in supporting a candidate by having first come to a consensus regarding their appeal through a host of many factors, including: Great personality, political values, speaking presence, and substance of character, something which Mr. Trump possesses in spades along with a plethora of game-changing policies and ideas that he brings to the table. I do not believe any two parties can thoroughly encapsulate the complexities of the American voter base. Many are just mystified by the Phenomenon of Trump because he is attracting support from a wide ranging base outside of the establishment of hardline Republicans. For example, I am socially liberal and accept the legitimacy of man-made (Read: carbon emission altering) climate change, support birth control, women’s right to choose and believe in maintaining a social safety net for those who are struggling and in dire need of help for basic needs, but I don’t share many of the fundamental, underlying policies typical of left wing democrats.
Although Senator Bernie Sanders makes many salient points and I especially share his vision of being socially liberal, raising the minimum wage and embracing equality for all races, genders and orientations, I could never vote for a candidate that advocates what essentially amounts to socialism and support the communist ideologies that he espouses. On another note, I certainly have no love for the religious right: Evangelical ‘values’ and bible thumping zealotry that discriminates against the LGBT community and that publically shames women who have had abortions and attacks planned parenthood deserves no place in the governance of 300+ million people. However I speak strongly as a conservative on the issues of national fiscal responsibility, 2nd amendment rights*, foreign policy, and shoring up our military forces. Mr Trump has shown he will do everything in his power to take care of our veterans. He has the gumption to tackle overspending, eliminating the festering corruption in Washington and has the greatest skill in bringing back jobs to our country and levying penalties on corporations that export labor and manufacturing overseas. He has the experience necessary to reinvigorate our lagging economy and the decisiveness to help put us back on top of the globe where we belong.
*In an earlier article I discussed gun control in great detail in which I support effective background checks, gun training courses and expanding mental health facilities while respecting that our 2nd amendment rights remain intact and unmolested.
He is not controlled by the political elite: He manages his own wealth. As countless pundits and bloggers have pointed out, anyone can agree on the fact that Trump is not a career politician by trade and therefore he is not being made to dance under the purse strings of lobbyists and special interest groups. This is a major point of appeal for me as well as other Trump supporters.
Donald Trump is the only candidate capable of building a border wall under budget and ahead of time that would help put a stop to illegal immigration, human smuggling, and drug-running. What many don’t understand is that the “Wall” he refers to is just as much a philosophy as it is an engineering project on the southern border (That Mexico will pay for!) The “wall” is an expansive series of enhanced security measures and checkpoints barring illegal immigrants from any port of entry into the United States. The “wall” is buffing up security patrols on our borders and on our coasts, making sure that if there are any refugees flooding in from the Middle East, they will be thoroughly screened because, unlike many liberals, conservatives do not delude themselves with naiveté when it comes to immigration. We know that ISIS and other terrorist factions are just itching to embed themselves in the destitute masses of refugee crowds and wish to slip through by taking advantage of our sympathies…and if they cannot infiltrate the refugees directly, they will do everything in their power radicalize those who make it through and influence their extended families to join terrorist cells within.
You better believe it.
Allow me to address a couple accusations that Mr Trump’s opponents mindlessly spew:
“Donald Trump is a bully!”
Mr Trump has shown he can be very presidential and is a unifier when he is not being attacked on all sides by his opponents. Is he an entertainer? Absolutely, and that makes him interesting. Donald Trump has shown he has a great sense of humor and knows how to work a crowd. He has unparalleled people skills and persuasion in getting his ideas across. Let’s not forget that the great Ronald Regan was a Hollywood actor before he became President. If Mr Trump is being attacked, he has every right to defend himself, something which he does magnanimously and the country needs him in power.
“Donald Trump is racist/fascist/sexist/White Supremacist!” *Substitute any two of the four to fit your personal narrative, get a side order of Bullshit™, absolutely FREE of charge!
Wrong. Utter sensationalist swill. Believing in any of the previous ‘ist’ buzzwords in the quoted statement is a clear red-flag that you have been thoroughly conditioned by the liberal agenda of many mainstream media outlets and/or you have been genuinely misinformed. What is the worst possible thing to accuse someone of in this day and age?
Fortunately, Americans are usually clever enough to understand when something is taken out of context by the liberal media. In the commentary made during his conference on 06/16/2015, it is evident that Mr Trump was referring to illegal immigrants from Mexico, and is absolutely correct in calling out the fact that many of these illegals are indeed rapists, murderers and drug dealers financed by the cartels. This does NOT implicate Mexican nationals as a whole, which are indeed a wonderful people with a rich history and culture. Many of my friends are of Mexican and Latino descent (I am of partial Latino descent) and they are dearly loved. Conflate this with the epidemic drug problem south of the border that the cartels are taking advantage of and you have a recipe for a sensationalist cake baked by the biased media, decorated with swastika icing. With the U.S currently maintaining a 58 Billion dollar trade deficit, Donald Trump will ensure that the construction of the U.S/Mexico wall will be financed by Mexico, either through a trade embargo, deportation taxes or through some yet other undetermined means of expenditure, it will get done come hell or high water. After Dr Ben Carson’s endorsement and a fantastic introduction from Pastor Darrel Scott, Donald J Trump has shown he is in touch with leaders in the black community as well as addressing race relations in America and is very much concerned about the unemployment rate, particularly among young African American males and how to help them obtain better jobs, escape poverty and achieve success.
Mr Trump is the hero we need driving a stake into the sordid heart of political correctness. He is an avenger in pointing out media bias and the propaganda of the press; and while we do have a ‘free’ press, it is very much a biased one. Recognizing the Muslim friends he is partnered with in the Middle East, particularly in Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump will work with Gulf powers in rooting out the fanatics and extremists that are so delusional in their zealotry that they are insidiously attacking civilians in Europe and abroad. With a stable power-base to flourish in, ISIS, Boko Haram, and other terror networks will be in the perfect position to carry out a series of catastrophic attacks on the scale of 9/11 or worse upon the free world if they aren’t eradicated. As a war-hawk president, Donald Trump will vigorously destroy the scourge of Islamic terrorism. Let’s keep in mind that we are coming out of an era where President Barack Hussein Obama did not even have the stomach for labeling recent terrorist attacks committed in the name of radical Islam for what it is: Radical Islam. Instead, he began his presidency by embarking on a worldwide apology tour and went ahead with a trade deal lifting sanctions on Iran without getting our prisoners back. The Iranian deal he formulated makes no guarantee that thorough inspections will be carried out with any degree of certainty and now there is nothing stopping Iran from supplying nuclear arms to Hezbollah. For this (among many other reasons, namely, throwing Israel under the bus), I believe he is the absolute worst president in U.S history. In my opinion, Obama’s legacy is one of tremendous shame and despair. Let this be known for posterity: The Obama presidency is a filthy stain on the history of this nation. In 2008, at the age of 21, I voted for the first time in a presidential election for John McCain and I do not regret that decision to this day.
Opposition groups have resorted to the despicable tactic of attacking Mr Trump’s support base, casting an aura of shame upon them. They would love nothing more than continue labeling them as merely uneducated, unwashed masses that simply have no grasp about what’s going on in the world around them, more or less ignorant sheep in the grand scheme of things. They exploit this clearly broken narrative to change the tone of the conversation in an effort to help suit their own twisted agenda, wielding opinionated rhetoric with such smug arrogance, as to be rendered pathetic and desperate for validity. They attempted to affiliate Mr Trump with the Ku Klux Klan and his supporters with white supremacy, even after Mr Trump repeatedly disavowed any endorsement from David Duke. They are so utterly desperate in justifying their polluted worldview that many of these ‘protestors’ are little more than agitators that have introduced a level of violence into our political process yet unseen. These groups either represent (or are partnered with) subversive groups such as Black Lives matter, 3rd wave feminists, and cultural Marxist organizations that have gone completely off the rails.
What we are seeing in the 21st century is that fascism has taken the form of extreme anarchist, cop-hating radical leftists groups behaving like Orwellian thought police against those they disagree with, inciting violence at events hosted by Mr Trump which would have been otherwise peaceful rallies. Sabotaging events and then decrying self-victimization while simultaneously using intimidation tactics and claiming victory afterward is an act of cowardice and it’s a shameful spectacle to behold. Stifling Donald Trump’s platform is stifling the political process itself and prevents him from exercising his first amendment rights. Trump did the smart thing by shutting down the rally event on 3/11/16 for public safety. However, I believe this works in his favor and he can turn it around by garnering media exposure. In the McCarthy era, these groups would have been investigated for communist treason and as far as I’m concerned, they are traitors to the liberty of this nation. We have a media cycle that has given a speaking platform to a mentally deranged individual who rushed Mr Trump on stage. If an individual had rushed Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton on stage, no news network would have interviewed that individual. It is exactly this sort of outrageous double standard that only reinforces my support for Mr Trump.
For the vast majority of US citizens who can see through the media smokescreen and their blatant lies, I believe we will make the right decision come November. The numbers don’t lie: Trump is a force of nature and he is reaching across the aisle and bringing in new voters. If the Republicans expect to win in November against Hillary Clinton they must rally behind Trump or the party is going to fracture and split in two. I sincerely believe Donald Trump loves this country and desires to see prosperity and strength reign once again, particularly for those willing to work for it. Small business owners and entrepreneurs will benefit greatly from his policies. The minimum wage will be raised and that will bolster the service sector and the standard of living for the average American. Taxes incurred on imports from China and elsewhere will help repair our failing infrastructure. Manufacturing will be brought back to the homeland under Trump and many products will be cheaper to transport and of superior quality when these changes gradually take effect. Mr Trump will oversee a unified America where racial and gender division will be put in the past where it belongs and usher in a technologically advanced, egalitarian and prosperous nation with a stronger military force.
It is for these reasons that I can state with pride and absolute conviction, that Donald J Trump is the right man for the job of holding the highest office in the nation and is the only candidate that will make America great again.