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Campaign 2016 (What does it really come down to?)

Updated on May 4, 2016

The biggest issue of Campaign 2016 is Peace!

If you are among the 14% of the American public that is satisfied with our current governance from Washington, DC, you will probably vote for Secretary/Senator/First Lady/ Mrs. Clinton.

If you are among the 86% of the American public that is dissatisfied with our current governance from Washington, DC, it seems you have two choices other than Hillary.

You can choose not to vote at all, as has been the choice of millions of eligible voters in recent national elections. Or you can choose to vote for Bernie's Revolution or for Mr.Trump.

What the Republicans needed this time around was not another President Reagan, but rather another General Eisenhower.

General Eisenhower was invited to run as a Democrat, and invited to run as a Republican. History suggests he could have won running with either party. He chose to run as a Republican for its international view of the world America faced at the time. We can all, Democrats and Republicans, be glad that he was who he was, and where he was for his eight years in office.

Mr. Trump could have chosen to run as a Democrat or a Republican, as some others have pointed out. He correctly saw the weaknesses and divisions within the Republican Party and divided and conquered his way to what is now his apparent nomination in July.

Keep this thought in mind as you watch the ongoing Campaign 2016, and it is a thought from President Eisenhower's farewell address. Ike warned that we need an informed citizenry, or the Military/Industrial Complex of the Pentagon/Industrialists/Lobbyists can spell disaster for America and the world.

A resurgent Russia under Putin, and thermonuclear China and North Korea, not to mention other nation's with existing nuclear weapons, will tempt us to a reliance on the same Military/Industrial Complex that President Eisenhower warned us against making too powerful.

When you vote in November, or think you might just sit this one out, decide what you want America's and the world's future to look like.

Russia, China, and North Korea each have their own Military/Industrial Complexes to deal with. North Korea's leader is celebrating his. China is barely controlling its. Russia has unleashed its.

Where does Peace stand in all this?

President Eisenhower lost his chance at his goal of world peace when the U-2 spy plane was shot down and Krushchev, under the control of his military, ignored President Eisenhower's hopes, and the hopes of the Russian and American people. Russia went on to heighten the Cold War.

There may not be another time when world peace is ever that close. If not, who do you really want guiding America through today's troubled seas?


© 2016 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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      Demas W Jasper 17 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Are we really down to choices, whereas we used to have choice 1, choice 2, and choice 3? Time will tell, and an America which is actually run by its civil servants will continue on stumbling and tripping, but forward.

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      Demas W Jasper 18 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - Methinks thou dost protest too much!

      Have a great weekend.

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      Deb Hirt 18 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Your wisdom is insurmountable and your intentions are with us.

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      Demas W Jasper 18 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      David Stockman's suggested Trump agenda cites some hopes for peace and prosperity. It's worth a read. See Newsmax of 5/7/2016 clip.

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      Demas W Jasper 18 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Many of us would agree that people (anyone) can change, while taking their good qualities along on their ongoing journey.

      Candidates for national office literally travel the United States of America, perhaps in a bubble of Secret Service protection, but literally seeing and hearing Americans, their goals, concerns, and needs.

      Mr. Trump, for all his weaknesses and limits, cannot be unaffected by such experiences.

      So far no one has called him "Lucifer" although (as nasty as the 2016 campaign has been) that is probably not far ahead in the future.

      If you have already made up your mind who you will and won't vote for, you will lose the greater perspective the next six months can gave.

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      FlourishAnyway 19 months ago from USA

      Whether he calls himself Republican or something else, I'm sorry but Trump is a narcissist.

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      Dana Tate 19 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      I'm still undecided on who I think would make a good president. I'm sorry but I'm really hoping Trump does not win. Bernie Sanders may seem like the best one so far.

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      Demas W Jasper 19 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MsDora - If you know of anyone else who wants or needs to think, won't you pass this one along, please.

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      Dora Weithers 19 months ago from The Caribbean

      Very interesting and clear-cut views, Demas! You're running your own campaign to make us think. I appreciate that.