The 2016 presidential election is coming up fast, and you should hear the calls at the station. The daily barrage of insults and accusations have begun! Callers and tweeters crying racist, sexist, misogynist! Good lord.
There’s nothing wrong with having pride in America and a concern for her military. Because I love The Constitution, doesn’t mean I’m a bigot. Not wanting Hillary Clinton as President doesn’t mean I hate women…just corrupt politicians.
Keep in mind that I’m a pretty even-handed guy. Crowder (the gentleman who so graciously hosts my columns on this site) and I disagree on plenty of issues regularly. I’m pro-gay marriage, and transgender rights, however, I’m very conservative on military and border issues. As a youngster I saw Ronald Reagan elected over Carter, and I saw the cars getting bigger and better once again. I remember the gas lines during the Carter administration, the tiny cars, and the weakness Jimmy showed during the Iran Hostage situation. I formed my political self between 1978 and 1989. Sure, I voted for Perot after Bush Sr. closed Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Michigan, but I now realize that a vote for an independent doesn’t really count in a system like ours.
Had I been a kid during the Clinton years, or during the flower-power era of the 1960’s, I might have become a liberal. I love the music from the sixties, but I simply can’t embrace the left’s mindset on the military, wealth redistribution, abortion, and foreign relations.
How could my America have elected Obama twice? How can anyone even consider Hillary for 2016? How can others, who profess to care about the big picture not see the things I see? How can my many left wing friends be so different from me? Is it better to kill unwanted children? Should we let the UN run our nation? Is contempt for success a good thing? Does honor not matter?
They say “Vote for her because she’s a woman,” or simply “because he is black.”
No. I won’t. The issues are what matter…and content of character.
I’m no partisan. If you have a fantastic Democratic candidate running for Mayor, I see no problem….they’re not usually making decisions on national security, or the military. As President, it makes no sense. For the life of me, I cannot comprehend anyone who looks at the issues, and still votes for a Democrat as President. The greater good is what matters, and when it comes down to it, that’s all spelled out in the U.S. Constitution. The candidate that follows that document will have my vote.
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