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2016 Presidential Election: Trump vs. Clinton. Your Vote Decides Our Country's Direction.

Updated on November 13, 2016
Do you thing George Washington would approve of what we have become?
Do you thing George Washington would approve of what we have become? | Source

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?

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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?

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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.

I'd hide my face too, Lady Liberty, if I saw what was happening in America today.
I'd hide my face too, Lady Liberty, if I saw what was happening in America today. | Source

Illegal Immigrants

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.

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!

A great part of what is wrong in America can be traced to our country's refusal to follow the guidelines set forth by our Founding Fathers and the belief in God as our leader first and foremost.
A great part of what is wrong in America can be traced to our country's refusal to follow the guidelines set forth by our Founding Fathers and the belief in God as our leader first and foremost. | Source

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.

Beware the smile for it holds the power to ruin our country if we allow it.
Beware the smile for it holds the power to ruin our country if we allow it. | Source

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.

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      Mr Archer 18 months ago from Missouri

      It seem s like the media is trying to say everyone want Clinton but the comments say no way. I just cannot stomach another four years of status quo and that is exactly what we'll get with her. With Trump, I think we can safely say it will not be status quo. Take care RJ and Cheyenne.

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      Ralph Schwartz 18 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      With Hillary we get - keep doing the same thing the same way and expect different results

      With Trump we get - who knows what to expect on many fronts but that they will be pro-American decisions.

      I like someone who can shake up the system instead of someone who will further drive America into crushing debt and have important policies tied to fake things like global warming and the IMF

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      Shauna L Bowling 18 months ago from Central Florida

      Hear, hear Mike! I'm not sure which of the candidates will prove to be the lesser of all evils, but I do know I will not vote for Hillary Clinton. She's disrespectful to our military and sneaks behind our backs to befriend our enemies. There's no way in hell she deserves to be president of this country. That's all I have to say.

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      Mr Archer 19 months ago from Missouri

      Amen!!!

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      Ralph Schwartz 19 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      America has been run by lawyers for too long - I'm more comfortable seeing a businessman take the helm and work on things that matter to all people. Professional politicians are the problem.

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      Mr Archer 19 months ago from Missouri

      A probationary time sounds fine to me. If you can't cut it you're cut out; then have the VP step up. If they can't well a special election could always be held.

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      Old Poolman 19 months ago

      Mike - It would seem that History is repeating itself and we are once again forced to choose between the lesser of all the evils. What happened to the days when we had at least one candidate we could really believe in?

      It is just to bad we don't have a one year probationary period for our President and members of Congress. If by the end of their first year they have not accomplished even part of what they promised they are out of there.

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      Mr Archer 19 months ago from Missouri

      Mike and Bill if we don't get busy with it there won't be anything to get busy with. They all need to go and soon. Every blankety blank one of them should go run and hide from We the People. Bill, I respect your vote and wish there was a viable candidate there for us to vote for. A part of me thinks Bernie might make a run in some 3rd party form, but if he doesn't who else is there? This truly is the worst candidacy I have ever seen or heard of in our country's history. America should be ashamed to think this is the best we have to choose from. The problem is, only those associated with the party's will become a candidate: no one else will step up, or can step up. It's a sad state of affairs, my friends.

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      Bill Holland 19 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I can't vote for either of them, Mike. My conscience just won't allow it. I'll vote for a 3rd Party candidate when it comes time.

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      Old Poolman 19 months ago

      The first issue with all of this is we can truly not believe a single one of the campaign promises we are hearing on any given day.

      This entire election process is so confusing it leads one to believe we-the-people have very little say in which candidate becomes our next President. The so-called delegates have told us it is they who actually decide the winner, not we citizens who vote.

      The mere fact that the State Primaries are strung out for months would be a good reason not to trust the outcome of any election. These Primaries should all be held on the same day across the entire country.

      The rule changes that we see being made are very confusing. How would a loyal sports fan feel if his team lost the game because of a rule change made in the middle of the game? They would be outraged just as we voters should be outraged.

      As you point out we now have large groups of people who are totally dependent on government handouts for their very survival. The system in place today makes it nearly impossible for them to get off the dole once they fall into the trap.

      The entire process is now about money and power. The good of the country has long been forgotten by our elected officials. It really is time to run them all off and replace them with new officials who are not corrupted by the Washington way.