I saw an interesting blog post that my Facebook friends were sharing: Why I Am Voting for Donald Trump. I rolled my eyes and thought, “Oh great, what is this garbage.” But then I read it.
It was incredibly well thought out, and it echoed the sentiments I hear in my conversations with real-life Trump supporters. They are good people looking for CHANGE. Many are sick of the political system in general. A “savvy businessman” is an appealing alternative.
Yet, they also caveat their passion with a long list of excuses for Trump’s bad behavior. I know excuses quite well because I used them all as a teenager. Excuses indicate a total lack of accountability.
The main criticism of Hillary supporters is that they:
- Only bash Trump
- Do not address the issues
I would like to change things up, and do both of those things together, but in reverse order.
Here is why I am voting for Hillary:
- Immigration: I believe our immigration system needs reform so that it is humane and treats every person with dignity. I come from a family of immigrants. I am so grateful they were allowed to emigrate to the U.S. and build a life. It is my responsibility to pay it forward and ensure other families are able to do the same. I embrace immigrants. These beliefs are aligned with Hillary’s immigration reform plan.
- Women’s Rights: I believe women and men deserve to be paid equally. I believe people deserve paid leave for major life events, like childbirth or caring for an ill family member. I believe a woman, her family, and her faith should be involved in a woman’s personal health decisions, with the counsel of a doctor. If a woman is pro-life, then she has the freedom to make choices aligned with her beliefs. If she is not, she also has the same freedom to make choices. Hillary has a proven track record of promoting women’s rights and has a plan for fostering women’s rights and opportunities once she is in office.
- Poverty: I believe we have an obligation to help those in need. Hillary’s job package will make major new investments and bring new jobs, including a $50 billion investment in youth employment programs, reentry support for the formerly incarcerated, and entrepreneurship and small-business growth in underserved communities. The minimum wage increase will also have a positive effect on low-income Americans. Hillary has pledged to help low-income families afford child and health care, as well as to revitalize underserved communities. She has a proven track record of working to help impoverished children and families.
- Economic Plan: I believe we need to increase middle-class incomes, create fair growth, and support long-term growth. Those earning more than $400,000 per year should pay more taxes than someone making less than $40,000 per year. That is called simple logic. The minimum wage needs to be raised to (at least) $15, and tax cuts should go to small business owners and those in the middle-class. Making preschool available to all 4-year olds and expanding Early Head Start is important for our future. All of these things will happen under Hillary’s economic plan.
- I believe our country needs a female president. My nieces are five years old and one-month old. I want them to live in a world where women can be equally as powerful as men.
These are the five things that, in my opinion, will most drastically affect the future of our country.
Here are the reasons I am not voting for Trump. He has:
- No experience whatsoever in government.
- No proven track record of leadership
- No plan
- A message built around fear and hatred
- Made money in a dishonest way (ex: Trump University)
- Used his words to promote racism and a culture of violence
Putting someone with his temperament and lack of experience in a position of power is simply dangerous. Additionally, he has the personality and like-ability of a mosquito.
I know people who plan to vote for Trump. They are good people who are passionate about seeing change. They believe if they don’t vote for him, the Republicans will lose their footing in Congress and the change they so desperately hope for will never occur.
We are at a critical point in U.S. history. It’s actually very exciting! This is no longer about Republican vs. Democrat. It’s about positive expansion or negative contraction. The real and most impending issue at hand is whether we are going to elect someone into office who will take us forward, or someone who will take us backwards, and most likely sideways and upside down too, because he does not know what he is even doing.
To Trump supporters, I say, please open your eyes. I have no faith that Trump will keep his word on any of the issues you are passionate about. He has a history of flip-flopping, the temper of a mad hornet, and the wisdom of a baboon. Do not put your faith and trust in this man.
Also, I see a flaw in the “but he’s a business man, and he’ll run this country like a business” logic. First, this is a country, not a business. They are two different things with two very different objectives. So, next! Also, would a savvy businessman hire someone with zero business experience to run a company? Why are we electing someone with zero government experience to run a country?
It’s like when you see a friend chasing after an unhealthy relationship. Please stop chasing after Trump. We can all see he’s the wrong guy for you. This is not about you, it’s about him. Please open your eyes and see it too. We deserve so much better than him.
I will personally start the revolution if Trump wins. Because I can’t live in a country led by a man like that. And let’s be real, he won’t be able to handle the job. He will eventually have to look in the mirror one day, and point the finger at himself when he says: “You’re fired.”
I want Hillary to win the election because I want to see positive change. #ImWithHer
The most exciting (and important) thing is to VOTE. No matter what, Hillary or Trump will be our next President. My vote has never mattered more, and I personally find that kind of flattering. This is a big deal. Register to vote here: https://vote.gov/
At the end of the day, everyone wants to see change. We want to see our country continue to grow and develop. I believe that no matter what the outcome of this election is, the American people will keep the country headed in the right direction.