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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Why I'm Voting For Trump

I was going to post this on Nov. 7th but since people (nearly a third of voters) will be voting early, I decided to do it now.

Is Trump a stealth supporter of Hillary?

I ask because, until a few weeks ago, everything he did has done nothing but help Hillary Clinton. Unless he's hoping for (or knows about) some miracle that will take her out of the race. But I do not see that happening. She is protected by the Obama administration and the media. But she was easily beatable!  However, he has ignored advice from all corners and committed numerous mistakes in his campaign.


Faye doesn't like Trump but not because of the usual reasons, she thinks the media selected Trump to run against Hillary. Maybe so, I can't say. All I can say is that it appears he is not planning on victory. She thought this about McCain also. And I tend to agree, the media played up McCain until he was the nominee and then went after him unmercifully.

 
Much of what he (Trump) says is in reaction to statements by the other side... which I think is a part of their strategy.

On the other hand, I am reminded of the lop-sided battle between Goldwater and LBJ and the joke that was big during the Vietnam War:


They said if I voted for Goldwater, the war would expand, we'd bomb North Vietnam, and we'd be mired in an Asian war. I voted for Goldwater and, sure enough, that all came to pass...

The Obama administration finally acknowledged that the $400 million paid to Iran was, essentially, ransom (they called it "leverage") for the Americans they were holding.

The choice couldn't be more simple:

If you are happy with the way things are, vote for Hillary (because she promises no change). If you want change, vote for Trump.

These people claim they are leaving the US if Trump is elected:

Rosie O'Donnell

Lena Dunham

Chelsea Handler

Jon Stewart

Cher

Chloe Sevigny

Elizabeth Moss

Lily Rose Depp

Miley Cyrus

Samuel L. Jackson

Neve Campbell

Raven Symone

Eddie Griffin

I could not find anyone who said they will leave the country if Hillary wins.

I think that says something: conservatives will abide by the outcome but liberals won't.

And I like what Obama said at the DNC:

"...and that is why I can say with confidence there has never been a man or woman more qualified to serve as president of the United States of America." [implying that she, not he, should have been the Democratic nominee in 2008.] And he ran a campaign of lies. You now have the opportunity to erase the last eight years and change the system that exists. Another thing I don't like is that the system is heavily weighted toward the Democrats and that is because the Democrats have made it that way.

If you are African-American then I ask you to think about what the Democrats have done for (and to) you. They have filled you with fear of Republicans yet they have destroyed your families and built the ghettos ("the projects") many of you might live in. They have been running the cities in which you live for decades and haven't improved them. Don't you wonder why?


And, remember, your vote is secret... if you don't tell others who you voted for then they will never know.
Sure, Trump is a risk but so is life. Ask yourself if you want this country to follow the same path it has been on or do you really want change?

If you want change and to shake up the government, you will do as I intend to do:
Vote for TRUMP.
Here's another point of view:
http://blog.dilbert.com/post/150603095761/assessing-the-risk-of-trump



 

11 comments:

NotesFromAbroad said...

Sadly for a lot of people, there is no choice, only the Lesser of Two Evils.

I have to decide which one I detest the most and vote for the other one. This is , in my opinion, a horrible choice and time in this nation for choosing a President.

Douglas said...

I agree, we are stuck with a terrible either/or situation this time. The last time I was faced with it (1968) I chose to not vote. Others may think that every presidential election is that way and they may be right. However, I choose change over more of the same.

Tal Hartsfeld said...

I don't know about "leaving the country" as being a viable response to the candidate not of your choice winning, as I don't think things will change course much (in terms of which direction this country's going) no matter who wins the election, since I personally believe the patterns have already been predetermined anyway.
Call me a "conspiracy theorist" if you will.

Douglas said...

Tal, I think this country is circling the drain but I am old and that may be just age talking. You are likely younger than me and, therefore, possibly smarter. I fear the country will not survive another Clinton in the White House and I am sure her picks for the Supreme Court will ruin the country. So I will perhaps waste my vote, trying to elect a guy who might be very dangerous because the other choice is, to me, much worse. Hillary promises the world to her followers and I know she cannot deliver without raising everyone's taxes. All I can hope for is that the Bernie supporters will see the light but I fear they won't.

Tal Hartsfeld said...

I'll be turning 62 in a week (on the 12th).

Frankly, I regard politics as little more than theatrics, complete with "scripts" I consider condescending to the intelligence of anyone with reason.

And I do consider everything to be rigged.
Not only in politics, but also in every other facet of our "western civilization" cultures.

Douglas said...

Unfortunately, Tal, that is still younger... I am 70. The older I get, the worse things look to me.

Tom Sightings said...

I think Hillary Clinton is narcissistic, self-serving, dishonest and power hungry. But then, anybody running for president has got to be that way. Imho, Trump is all of that, plus he's obnoxious and boorish to boot. Just be careful of change, because change can be good, but it can also be bad. Personally, I'm not voting for Trump. May vote for Hillary, or else maybe Gary Johnson.

Douglas said...

Hi Tom, I can't, in good conscience, vote for someone who will say and do anything to get in office so you let NY state go where it will and I will try to prevent Hillary from getting the presidency. Trump's not helping, though.

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