Chances are you’ve arrived on this post via social media, or you’ve been directed here after asking me why I’m voting for Donald Trump in the middle of me spending time with my family or checking out at the registers of local shopping centers.
I think it’s safe to say that everyone who knows me is aware that I am an avid supporter of Donald J. Trump for the 2016 Presidential Elections.
Since publicizing my boarding of the #TrumpTrain I have received a plethora of reactions at every turn; and from every sector of my life. From social media, to complete strangers, friends, family, romantic interests, and even in my professional life…Everywhere I go I’m faced with the same questions:
(And that’s the clean version by the way)
So I figured it’s only right that I write an article all about it since it’s too much to have to repeat thousands of times for an endless abyss of inquiring minds. I’ll start by stating my reasons for supporting Donald Trump and from there I’ll follow up with answering some of the most FAQs I’ve been asked as of now.
Say what you want about The Donald…One thing’s for sure: The man is as bold as they come. Never one to fold under pressure, Donald Trump isn’t afraid to attempt the impossible & prevail; despite the odds & naysayers that have been betting against him for most of his life (arguably beginning with his own father).
He knows how to make his presence felt; he knows how to capitalize off of his controversy & celebrity appeal, and he isn’t afraid to speak his mind, even if it defies all of the rules in this politically correct era that censors free speech and discourages any real form of critical dialogue in politics & pop culture.
In this blog I put this reason as No. 1 because I would be lying if I said that this wasn’t the first thing about Donald Trump that I found to be appealing and refreshing in the realm of politics. I have been called vain and shallow for admiring Trump for his unconventional antics, but I don’t consider it to be any more vain than one who would vote for a candidate merely based on their race, gender, or the amount of government goodies he/she promises to give on other people’s behalf in exchange for votes (and believe me…I speak with lots of people on a daily basis who are willing to vote for candidates based on these factors alone).
The typical career-politician has little-to-no work experience in “the real world” (AKA The Private Sector) and have made most of their working-careers out of running for elected offices in government.
The problem with career-politicians is that once the elections are over with, the elected officials are guaranteed their terms in office regardless how how ineffective they may be (as long as they don’t get themselves indicted for something totally nefarious or illegal). On top of that, career-politicians are bred to maintain The Political Establishment. Because of this, no real change is likely to take place on their watch because it is not in their best interest to get in an elected office to rock the boat. They’re just there to get paid & pass the nation’s problems down to the next Joe-Blow who takes their office thereafter.
Conversely, Donald Trump serves as an alternative to Career-Politicians, as he is a great businessman & negotiator with the track-record to prove it. His accomplishments include -but are not limited to-
Needless to say Donald Trump is held in high regard as the ideal American Entrepreneur, and it is because of this that I have confidence in his capacity to handle the office of POTUS.
Political skeptics will often be the first to tell you that “It’s all a gaaaame maaaan!” & “All of these politicians are puppets! The system is rigged broo!” and to an extent they’d be correct.
So here comes along this loudmouthed billionaire who’s decided not only is he gonna’ run for POTUS, but he’s gonna do it all on his own dime (and with free-publicity from media conglomerates who want to destroy him)!
He’s one of the few men -if not the only man- who is in the financial position, and has the audacity to run for office using his own money, keeping him free from obligation to the special interests groups who otherwise would’ve been responsible for making his entire campaign possible through contributions & favorable media bias.
EVERY other candidate is an embodiment of the political puppets we’ve all been complaining about this entire time; so what’s the excuse now?…
I can honestly say that the quote in the image above accurately describes my recent change in worldviews. Yeah, it’s true…I’m a…(sniff, sniff) recovering leftist lol.
I come from a family (and neighborhood…AND CITY…AND STATE) of mostly democratic voters, and like many liberal millennials at the time I was also an avid Obama supporter in 2008.
This was before I had any understanding of the political spectrum; and where I would fit in based on my positions on various issues.
Knowing where I stand now, I like to identify myself as a libertarian, but depending on whatever poli-sci fanatics you talk to they may beg to differ.
The reality is some issues I still hold liberal views on (Reproductive Rights, Gay-Marriage, Legalized Recreational Drugs), while other issues I’ve developed strong conservative views on (Small-Government, Pro-2nd Amendment, No Amnesty, Pro-Voter’s IDs).
Taking my recent changes in political preferences into consideration, I’ve come to the conclusion that many of Trump’s positions on recent issues are congruent with my own.
I agree with his positions on Immigration Reform.
I agree with his positions on US-China Trade Reform.
I’m in favor of repealing Obamacare.
So is there anything I DON’T like about Donald Trump or his positions? Of course, if you’d like to skip to read these reasons click here to see FAQ’s below.
Ya’ know, it should say a lot that both the Democratic AND Republican Parties are trying to stump the Trump. I’m sure you may want to just write it off as “He’s a horrible candidate” but if you look closer into the whole ordeal it should become apparent as to WHY Donald Trump is such a big threat to the establishment across the board.
The guy is uncontrollable -the very thing I like about him, but I do understand that this is also the very thing that makes him a wild card (See FAQs). It makes him a double-edge sword for the American people, but a definite nail in the coffin for the establishment…and honestly, no change could ever take place in Washington D.C. any other way. The funniest -and kind of depressing- part about it is how much the establishment has revealed itself in its attempts to oust The Donald.
Whether he wins or not, he has set an unprecedented tone for American politics. A tone in which the candidates are pressured to go hard or go home regarding pressing issues. A tone in American Culture in which the people are inspired to overthrow the establishment, and do away with political correctness & regressive liberals altogether. Donald Trump hasn’t even got in office yet & he’s already had a great impact on the hearts & minds of Americans across the country that are tired of tolerating the lies & cultural-subversion that is destroying the very fabric of American culture & values.
Now with all of the Donald Trump glorification out of the way, allow me to weave out the other potential candidates via the process of elimination, shall we?
As governments grow in size & power it increases national debts, increases the likelihood of government corruption (Take Latin American countries for example), and decreases our individual liberties.
I am NOT in favor of “Big Government” or more taxation for government-spending on social programs (i.e. “free healthcare”, “free college”)…So that pretty much rules out Bernie Sanders for me (though I appreciate his honesty in being an unabashed socialist).
I’d give Bernie Sanders the benefit of the doubt in saying that his heart could very well be in the right place, but one would be foolish to believe that his plans of “democratic socialism” (taxing the rich to give to the poor) won’t result in EVERYONE taking on the burden of higher taxes & more national debt.
Correction: Everyone except for the welfare-class who have less to contribute & more to gain under a progressive income tax system.
In addition to that, going back to what I mentioned earlier about Donald Trump funding his own campaign, unfortunately the same cannot be said about Bernie Sanders. Many of his supporters would like to use this claim while ignoring Bernie’s recent endorsements by Super PACs such as MoveOn.org. These Super PACs (Political Action Committees) account for huge amounts of “outside election spending” for candidates by third parties such as George Soros. This allows special interest groups like Soros to indirectly support candidates like Bernie Sanders with contributions to one PAC while simultaneously
buying excuse me, making campaign contributions to other candidates like Hillary Clinton through a completely different PAC.
Speaking of Hillary Clinton; Why not vote for her you ask?
Hillary Clinton is the epitome of a corrupt modern-day political puppet. There are more than a few instances where she has accepted contributions from special-interest groups such as fossil-fuel lobbyists as well as major drug & insurance companies, (the ones she often speaks out against), and international donors like -you guessed it- your good friend George Soros.
Donald Trump has criticized Hillary Clinton on her loyalty towards any special-interest group(s) that gives her money in exchange for government influence (or immunity of the same), as he himself has donated to The Clintons as a businessman in order to continue his operations as a businessman…so he knows exactly how the payola game goes in politics.
Hillary Clinton is also the center of controversy regarding her email-scandal in which she breached national security by using her own private server & email address for business as Secretary Of State. The scandal which is undergoing an internal investigation by The State Department was conveniently “paused” during her election campaign until “the Federal Bureau of Investigation completes its own probe” according to a spokeswoman for Clinton.
Let me get this straight…You mean to tell me Hillary Clinton as SECRETARY OF STATE used her own personal server to conduct official government business, and a half-assed investigation has already revealed 4 documents that were classified…AND the investigations are now strangely put on hold??? 😒
Would anybody like to try to convince me that this ISN’T a clear example of The Powers That Be protecting her from being prosecuted? Feel free to refute this in the comments section if you can.
Besides the fact that many of her progressive proposals mimic that of Bernie Sanders, I personally would vote for anybody else before voting for another 4 years of The Clinton Administration. More on Hillary Clinton in the FAQs.
Senator Ted Cruz is currently in second place behind Donald Trump in the primary elections. He is the undeniably the GOP’s preferred candidate, as the Republican Party has furtively displayed their opposition to Donald Trump as their potential presidential nominee.
My biggest issue with Cruz is his face. 😂😂😂
Ok, ok, I couldn’t resist, but seriously…
I’m sure I’m repeating myself when I say that I’ve had enough of bought-out career-politicians!
Ted Cruz has also displayed some unethical tactics in attempts to sabotage the campaigns of his fellow candidate Dr. Ben Carson by suggesting via twitter that Carson would suspend his campaign moments before the Iowa caucuses. When questioned about publishing the false information via twitter, Cruz shifted the blame on to CNN reports. Cruz took the opportunity to try to encourage misinformed Ben Carson supporters to support him instead (eventually resulting in Dr. Carson really dropping out of the race).
I guess this isn’t really a big deal seeing as how lawyers & politicians (Cruz being both) are known to be cutthroats, but that was quite the low-blow.
Today (now that Dr. Ben Carson is out of his way…kinda) the majority of Cruz’s talking points consists of bashing Trump at every turn.
Ted Cruz really displayed his slimy opportunistic spirit when commenting on Donald Trump’s rally being shut down in Chicago, IL. He took the opportunity, not to emphasize the dangerous nature of liberal riots disguised as peaceful protests, but to join the establishment in taking shots at Trump like the true cuckservative he is. I could go on & on, but I was pretty much done with fam after that.
P.S. Yeah, yeah…I know the presidential elections should be more than a popularity contest, and Donald Trump has his larger share of haters, but it says a lot when a person’s own family & [former] friends doesn’t even like them. It’s like being the republican equivalent to Hillary Clinton. Check these out & have a few laughs.
John Kasich is said to be the most “moderate” of the republican candidates. Ironically, you never hear Donald Trump’s liberal influences being brought up to positively paint him as “moderate”. So my interpretation of what people are really saying when claiming that Kasich is the most “moderate” is that he’s the most cuckservative of the republican candidates.
Kasich has grown to become a bit more lenient in his position on gay-marriage (which I don’t consider to be a bad thing, personally) but where the cuck-buck stops for Kasich is unclear. Kasich has jumped on the #BuildTheWall bandwagon along with Cruz, only after Donald Trump made it a hot issue. Kasich says under his immigration reform illegal immigrants –“If they’ve been here for a length of time”– would be allowed to stay after paying a penalty. I interpret that as “Here, have a slap on the wrist, three hots & a cot & welcome to America” which -again- is a huge disservice to LEGAL immigrants who have undergone lengthy measures to acquire US citizenship through naturalization.
Unfortunately (but not surprisingly), Kasich is also a
career-politician…Oh, wait. My bad, he DID work as a news host for Fox News (if you consider that to be “real world working experience”) and oh look! He worked with your good buddy Jeb Bush for Lehman Brothers leading up to the company’s collapse in 2008 (Hmm…). Well, moving on…
I’m also aware that in states that do not require voters to be registered with a political party there are “strategic voters“ who bait & switch by voting for the weakest candidate on the ballot for the party they’re against; only to vote against that political party during the general elections. It is my belief that this tactic could account for some of Kasich’s numbers in the primaries. Basically anything to get Trump off the ballot -as many people are willing to admit…but if that’s the case I don’t see why bait-and-switch leftists don’t just vote for the democratic candidates of their choice in the primaries…Eh, go figure.
I’ve heard many people say that with the candidates we have to choose from this in election they’d rather not vote at all. Hey, that’s they’re prerogative. As for me, I say Trump isn’t perfect (who is?) but he’s the best candidate in my eyes, so I’m taking my chances.
Well, this has been a rant on my personal reasons why I’m taking my chances with voting for Donald Trump for those of you who are wondering. Feel free to voice your opinions as well as tell us who you’re voting for & why. May the best candidate win and remember: All political positions aside – winners are going to win in life, and losers are going to lose, and that’s regardless of who’s in whatever office.
Instead of expecting politicians to solve all of your problems, start with solving your own and appreciate the aspects of government that are least-likely to interfere with that.
Peace & Love, M.A.B.
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Is there anything you DON’T support/like about Donald Trump?
Yes. As I mentioned earlier, I am a bit reluctant to vote for a candidate who has already demonstrated his ability to break all of the rules, but I’m willing to take the risk before voting for 4-8 years of the same leftists & cuckservatives that have shown to be puppets of the same political establishment. Oh, and one more thing on this matter…Part of what people fail to understand about the mindset of the average Trump supporter: We’re so tired of the status quo, some of us honestly don’t care what happens. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and at this point in time Donald Trump (as faulty as he may be) is like a beacon of light compared to the alternatives. Might as well enjoy the decline.
Also upon seeing The Young Turks commentary Trump Backpedals On Paying Legal Fees I had to give Trump the L on that one. 😔😂
He’s selling himself to the public like every other candidate, but if he’s to become the next POTUS there’s no telling how much of his claims are true vs how much is hot air. Meh. As for him vowing to pay legal fees for supporters who removed protesters…good joke? Maybe…truthful statement? Definitely not. He should’ve left that at being his Segway into the “We love our police” bit.
How do you account for Donald Trump’s numerous failed businesses & bankruptcies?
Every entrepreneur knows that with great success comes great failures. 😌
What if Donald Trump is just running a false-flag campaign to help Hillary Clinton?
I get asked this question a lot, and yes it’s a known fact that Donald Trump was once good friends & a known campaign-contributor of the Clintons. Realistically, do I think that’s possible? Sure, but highly unlikely. Knowing the “winner’s ego” Trump has had all of his life I’d find it hard to believe he’d gain all of this support & attention to turn around & hand it over to his inferiors.
Furthermore, I often ask this question in return: For the privileged intellectuals who have this inside scoop that Trump is just Hillary’s Secret Weapon & his supporters are somehow too stupid to realize this; if this were the case then why aren’t Hillary supporters voting for him? Why WOULDN’T you vote for your own secret weapon?…Riiight lol, I’ll think I’ll take my chances, thanks. 😌
Ya know, your vote doesn’t really mean anything because at the end of the day The Delegates & Electoral College has the final say in who wins the presidency…
It is true that Delegates & Super-Delegates act as
middlemen state representatives between the voting public (the “popular vote”) and the political parties in the primary elections.
The same is true for The Electoral College in the general elections.
This is because The United States is -and always has been- a constitutional republic (NOT a
mob-rule democracy). In other words, we the people do not directly elect our presidents. That alone would be subject to the whims of the majority (mob-rule). Our votes are tallied up to elect officials who -in theory- represent us (the voting public) and then those elected leaders vote on laws (and national affairs such as the presidential elections) on our behalf. This was specifically implemented by The Founding Fathers as a method of countering mob-rule (AKA a democracy).
At least that’s how it works in theory…In practice however, our elected officials just as vulnerable to bribery as the rest of us, which opens the door for the political-puppetry & oligarchical control of government we see today.
Now, if you ask me…I definitely do NOT want to be ruled over by a democracy, and while a republic is ideal in theory, it too can be subject to fall into a state of oligarchy. It’s just a matter of time & circumstances, but it is at that point that we’re no longer dealing with politics, and are now dealing with the inherent flaws of human nature. The best we can do is maintain any given system until it grows corrupt & inevitably collapses. That’s the reality of human civilization, but I digress, as I’m sure that isn’t exactly the full answer you wanted to hear.
Look at it this way: Even if this is all a game & our votes mean nothing…If that’s the case then why would you even care about who I’m voting for in the first place? Imagine if I protested every sports game with “You know this game doesn’t really matter. Regardless of who wins, it ultimately has no bearing on your life, and you have nothing to gain from it, only the sports teams/owners & associations benefit from it all”. Regardless of whether I’m right or not, I’m sure the responses would be the same: Dude! Get out of the way & let us enjoy the game!
Don’t you think Donald Trump is sexist or racist?
No, I don’t. I’m sure if Donald Trump is truly sexist he wouldn’t have the support of the honorable Phyllis Schlafly, and if he is truly racists he wouldn’t have the support of former presidential candidate Ben Carson. Finally, if I truly believed he was sexist or racist I wouldn’t support him myself.
How can you support someone who is blatantly racist against muslims & Latin-Americans?
This is a common talking-point used to incite racial/religious tension & avoid dealing with the specifics of Donald Trump’s statements which have been contorted to call him a racists & islamophobe (a very common tactic of the left).
Donald Trump has made it clear that his statements regarding the U.S. Southern boarder (see 07:25-08:52) is pertaining to illegal immigrants.
Also see Donald Trump Explains His Immigration Plan for an elaboration on Trump’s position on Illegal Immigration.
His statements regarding a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country is pertaining to minimalizing the chances of America suffering the same fate as Paris, France (notice there was no outrage by this same ABC News commentator over The French President temporarily closing their boarders), Sweden, Cologne Germany, & Brussels, Belgium.
How can you support someone who incites violence at his rallies?
As stated before, while I don’t approve of Donald Trump saying that he will pay for the legal fees of any of his supporters that are involved in physical altercations at his rallies, I stand by my own common response “Why are protesters even there to disrupt an event if they aren’t in support of the candidate?” Why are we creating excuses for this?
P.S. This question also assumes that we all should agree with every single action & aspect of a candidate in order to support them. Good luck with that one my ideological friends. 😏
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