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2016 Presidential Election: Trump vs. Clinton. Your Vote Decides Our Country's Direction.
What Are The Issues?
So what are the important, hot button issues that we will use to decide our next POTUS? Will we use illegal immigration as the key? How about spending, both here and abroad? Will jobs lost to foreign countries be the topic of discussion? Or maybe the background of the candidate, their honor, trustworthiness and history be the issue we use to determine who we want to lead our country?
It needs to be these, and more. The time has come for our country to stop being a doormat to the world; to halt the immoral actions of a few greedy individuals who would sell their own mother into slavery to see a profit and would not blink an eye at putting Americans out of work by sending their jobs to India or China; to put an end to the seemingly endless invasion our southern border has seen; and to stop serving up the banquet to those who will not work to pay for it.
And if you believe the Democratic Party will do any of these things, I've got some ocean front property in Oklahoma I'd like to have you take a look at.
Which topic is the one which concerns you most this election?
There Was A Time...
Once upon a time, a governmental party put together a good thing; a source of assistance meant to be short lived for those who truly needed help getting on their feet. This idea was led by educating people who lacked education; putting a good job within their reach and setting their feet upon the path to success, the American Dream. We welcomed immigrants, those who saw America as the Land of Opportunity, who left their homes and brought their families here because we had what they didn't: a chance at a good life. We had jobs, and led the world in those jobs. Innovation, industry, basically anything a person desired was either from here, built here, assembled here or grown here.
Not today. Today we send jobs to third world countries and exploit them even while we refuse our own citizens a chance at that dream. Innovation is from across the seas at least as often as it is from our own shores and foreign powers own a vast amount of what we once prided ourselves on owning: our country. Immigrants still flock to our shores and cross our borders but many do it illegally, at night, through tunnels and on boats landing on God forsaken shores, dumping people off and running away. No longer are they seeking jobs; far more often they are seeking the new American Dream: free money, housing, health care and voting rights.
And who is giving them those items, the luxurious things many Americans can't afford for themselves? Why, the Democratic Party. In fact, it almost appears as though this group is intent on creating a class of people who rely solely on the Government for their very existence and in turn will vote for the continuation of that party in order to make sure their way of life doesn't cease to exist.
And large portions of America go along with this idea. They are called Liberals.
How do o you see yourself? As a member of the __________ Party?
I Am Not Un-Amercian
Lest you think I am not American in nature, nothing could be further from the truth. What I am is one who believes we should treat one another as we ourselves would like to be treated. My problem is where those persons who are increasingly demanding more and more of my patience, my funds, my morals, my beliefs while refusing to compromise or meet in the middle to accomplish a set of goals which would be arrived at through a mutual discussion. Rather than talk about how best to fix something, the Liberal Party demands others give in to their requests, relinquish their morality and beliefs, accept what may be unacceptable. Case in point: illegal aliens, or illegal immigrants.
Illegal Immigrants are here illegally. Simple, right? They came into our country via a means which has been determined by a court of law and leaders in our country to be illegal. In other words, they have broken our law by the very act of entering our country. They began their life in our country by an act against our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, the very fabric of our country.
But our Democratic leaders are saying that however they got here, they are here so we must accept them. They cannot be sent packing, they cannot be deported, they cannot be held liable for their illegal actions. Ignore those actions, give them what they want and we can all go home peacefully.
Depending on who you ask, there are anywhere from 10 to 20 million illegal immigrants in our country. The current administration uses the 11 million number which actually stems from a study done some 12 years ago. In addition, this estimate of up to 20 million may not include those who received amnesty from Obama.
But if we include those who arrived here legally, gained a visa and subsequently lost it through expiration the actual number of illegal individuals could be much, much higher; perhaps even doubling the larger number to somewhere near 40 million illegal individuals, which would be in excess of 10% of our nation's total population. And if they are all receiving funds and services, and if they were to be allowed to vote who do you think they would vote for?
If We the People do not make a substantial change to our government, to the policy of "live and let live regardless of who they are, how they arrived and if they did so legally or illegally" we are in for a rude awakening in the near future.
- 'Make America Mexico Again': Why Americans are fed up with illegals | Fox News
There is something a bit unsettling about watching violent, foul-mouthed protesters waving the Mexican flag on American soil.
Part Of What Bothers Me
A part of this that bothers me the most is the Democratic Party saying that we cannot refuse this group of people; that they are here and we should just make the best of it. So what if they arrived illegally, by the dark of night, crossing a border, bringing their families along, and seeking refuge in our country. Honestly, it is not the individual I have a problem with: it is the process in which they are taking advantage of our "good nature". There are methods of becoming a legal immigrant and they are not following this process. There are steps that they need to take to follow the law and they refuse to do so. And yet, when Trump calls this group of people lawbreakers the Democrats lose their mind and call him un-American, crass, say he is a liar. Well, if one breaks the law, one is a criminal, right? Pretty simple to me. Maybe the Democratic Party has been pandering to this group for so long they cannot tell what is right and what is wrong. Maybe they need to look into what the law is and fix it if it needs fixing rather than just saying its broke so ignore it: come on over!
That Leads Me To This...
And that leads me to this statement: if we elect Hillary Clinton we will be continuing this existence of allowance for those who have broken the law. Again, it is not that I am against them individually, rather I am against the method they chose to arrive in our country. I go to work daily, put in my time doing my best and at the end of the week I reap my reward (less taxes to support the government, of course) and I do this by the letter of the law. I do not steal, lie, cheat or sidestep a law even if I think it makes no sense. If I drive down a road in the middle of nowhere and the speed limit is 35 MPH, I drive 35 MPH. It doesn't matter to me if a police officer is there or not: I respect the law enough to comply. It is there for a reason.
Our Immigration Laws are there for a reason. They protect us from those who would do us harm. It might be a terroristic form of harm, or it might be a taking a job away from a legal citizen who needs it form of harm. Harm is harm. Why are those who are breaking the law allowed to continue to break the law, flaunt themselves in manners of disrespect and taking money and services from others who need them more because they are legally here in our country?
Because they are a group, a large group who votes; who will vote for the person or persons who will continue to allow them to stay here, to take, to reap without having ever sowed a single seed.
And that, my friends, is why I will not vote for Hillary. No way, no how, no chance. The Democratic Party has proven itself to be one who speaks for a certain clientele and I do not belong to that group of people. I work, every day. I do not seek free money or health care. I do not want to sit on my fanny and collect something for which I did not work to earn it. I am for We the People, not We the Illegal Immigrant People. I do not believe in jobs going overseas or remaining on these shores to be filled by someone who does not belong to this country, who is here only by breaking the law. Bring the jobs home, put our country back to work, stop having a few making so high a portion of the income and spread it around a bit more. Reduce the profits to improve the country. Send someone packing if they are here illegally and praise those here legally by giving them the chance to succeed.
If we do not do this soon, those of us who call the Middle Class home will become either extinct or unemployed, even as we go from being the majority to the minority here in America.
In the words of Ray Bradbury: "Something wicked this way comes". We have a choice: stop it before it gets here and takes over or wait until it is too late to change the outcome. My friends, that time is drawing nigh. And I for one am getting scared.
My Final Thoughts
The conclusions reached here and the beliefs described in this hub are my own. I did the research, I came to the conclusions on my own. I may not be right, I may be mistaken on some things but I truly believe our country is in trouble and if we do not change its direction we will be heading towards a destination most of us would prefer not to visit.