Here is a post I made to one of my roommates in College that couldn’t understand why I cannot support Hillary and why I support Trump , which was the opposite of her beliefs. Here is my response to her that I thought I would share with everyone!
I am happy to have a polite political discussion with you because you are my friend and always will be my friend. In terms of our different political views, let me comment on where I am coming from so you can see why I don’t support Hillary and why I support Trump.
You know me very well from our college years and you know I have always been an ardent and vocal supporter for women’s rights – hell, I even wore my ERA bracelet until it broke and fell off my wrist. During my career as a professional in a man’s world in the oil business, I pushed for women and became their spokesperson when they were afraid to speak up. I always believed women need equal opportunities and equal pay and early on when I started my career it was very difficult for women in the working world to be accepted. Only through women showing they could do the hard work did women get ahead, as it should be. It is certainly a lot better than it was when I started but we are still working to improve women’s equality with men.
I could not wait until the day we would have our first Woman President in office. I am very saddened that it has taken so long! But I want the right woman to become our first Woman President, a woman that all women could be proud of! Hillary is not that woman! She will taint the image of all women and set women back a generation, erasing all the hard work this generation has done to get women accepted as equals in our lives and careers.
Before Hillary even announced running for President, I posted on Facebook how women needed to be very careful before deciding to support Hillary if she decided to run for President, because her lack of accomplishments and scandals around her would set back the progress women have made. I do not want Hillary to be representative of what women can do and become, because she will taint all people’s perceptions about women being qualified by association. I at one time during the early Clinton Administration thought Hillary could be a great President someday because she was an intelligent women. But over time I got to see the scandals surrounding her and Bill and to me ethics is right up there as a very important characteristic that can make or break a person. Bill and Hillary do not care about women, men, me or you, they only care about power and money for themselves and paying back others that have done favors for them. Hillary in all her years as a public servant has not really accomplished anything for the American people. Even before all this recent stuff came out, I knew Clinton was very dirty and she only does something if it will get her something. She has scandal after scandal surrounding her, but is so very politically connected and has dirt on so many other Political people, that the political elite have always protected her. She is not a woman I would want to work with, work for or be friends with and because of that I damn well do not want her to be our President.
Please know that the recent financial crisis, that destroyed the value of homes for so many people, was due to legislation and the push from the Clinton administration. We are here trying to come out of a severe recession because of Bill Clinton’s initiatives enacted while he was in the White House regarding the banks, trade, loosening mortgage standards, etc. The lack of jobs also is partly caused by his trade legislation during his administration. People have to understand that the effects from previous legislation take a while to work through the system and most people will not notice it since the change is slow-moving or they are asleep, including the politicians. People think everything is great because things are cheaper, labor is cheap and stock prices continue to go up.
However, all those nice cheaper things come at a cost. For example, corporations keep trying to cut costs, which is good, but sometimes they cut too much by gutting their workforce, replacing workers with illegal people or lower paid imported workers or they send certain job functions overseas. People do not notice the slow erosion of our economy where more jobs go overseas and where more illegal immigrants take over more entry-level jobs, and where Corporations start utilizing H-1B VISAs to get rid of older professionals and replace them with very young people from other countries willing to work for much less. This affects the economy and people’s ability to buy goods in our country! Some people have seen what is going on, but because of this election and because of Trump bringing this issue to the forefront, many more people are finally becoming aware of it.
The government unemployment rate is a false figure because of the misleading formula used. It only shows the people on unemployment over the last 6 months, the maximum term of unemployment benefits. Once people drop off unemployment after having used up all their benefits, they no longer count as unemployed in the formula. America has really not gotten back any meaningful jobs, so a lot of people are unemployed without any benefits and not counted, or go on welfare or disability and are not counted or take early retirement and are not counted.
How about all the students graduating with great professional degrees that can only get a minimal paying job or no job at all? How about all the many laid off professional people who would like a job and have a lot of intelligence and experience to offer but will never be considered because of a number, their age! The rest of the unemployed people that did not successfully get a job in their profession maybe will be lucky to get a minimum wage job just to exist and are then counted as being fully employed. All student’s jobs, summer jobs and entry-level jobs are not available for the young Americans because either some professionals have taken those jobs, some wives have to go to work to make ends meet or the flood of illegal immigrants are taking those jobs, leaving hardly anything for the young Americans.
We need to pick and chose the best people to come into our country to supplement and fill the jobs available AFTER ALL American’s have jobs. All people who want to come to our country need to be vetted and our country also needs to make sure we need their skills to supplement our American workers and not replace our American workers. And people that come to our country have to be self-sufficient with no welfare, food stamps etc, the way it was when Our Grandparents came over to the USA. That frees up more money for people that are on welfare and are unemployed and can help them get the jobs filled by people that shouldn’t be here. Lowering the tax rate structure for US companies from one of the highest in the developed world to closer to competing countries will attract more companies to come back to the USA and employ more Americans.
There were a lot of underground talk from FBI informants this past summer when they became concerned that their investigation into Hillary Clinton server and emails weren’t being taken seriously by the upper political directors and after seeing all the roadblocks that were being placed in their way hindering their investigation. They started sounding the alarm even before Comey came before the public in July and asserted that Clinton was careless and had classified info on her personal devices and shared the info with people not having those clearances, but they would recommend the Department of Justice NOT pursue an indictment. I have had a Top Secret Clearance in the past and I can tell you that no one would be able to get away with doing what she did without some jail time. This corruption I have seen has shaken me to the core!
Probably the worst thing I learned from the underground talk was that Hillary, if elected President or if she steals the election, will have the USA in war with Russia within the first year of her administration and it will become a major World War. I do not have any children, but I am so concerned for everyone else’s children and grandchildren, both sons and daughters, because they will all be called to fight this war. Hillary throughout her job as Secretary of State has wrongly supported wars in the Middle East and along with Obama has supplied arms to rebels that allowed rebel factions to split off with the strongest faction becoming ISIS, causing the rise of terrorism in our country and many other countries. There was talk about some of these issues in Special Operations Force groups starting many years ago. She also will continue funding wars to help pay off the big defense contributors to her campaign.
I am going to end here with those being the main reasons for why I cannot support Hillary as President. There are so many other reasons I will not get into, regarding how she ran her dirty campaign and the Clinton Foundation fiasco, etc.
Unfortunately, I can’t say anything good about Hillary becoming President at all, other than us getting our First Woman President, after many years of waiting! I want the First Woman President to be the right woman that I can be proud of!
I will give a separate post regarding why I support Donald Trump as President and some things will surprise you!
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