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How do we Make America Great again? By first Understanding our Role - Elections are Serious Business

Updated on February 7, 2018
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God Bless America, Land that I Love, Stand beside her and guide her, thru the night, with a Light from above...

One of the many Presidential debates 2016
One of the many Presidential debates 2016

Serious Business

Electing a President is serious business!

  • Electing School Board Representatives who will be making crucial decisions regarding our child's education, is serious business.
  • Electing County and/or City officials who will use sound judgement, when it comes to our particular County, City, is serious business.
  • Electing Representatives from each State and sending them to Washington D.C. to make the decisions which will best serve their State, is serious business.

When it comes to elections, we can usually get behind someone, from the start.

We are usually familiar with their stance on different issues.

If they've been in office before, we're familiar with how they've voted and we've taken note on whether or not they are consistent.

Other times, candidates must win us over.

Frequently, we are left scratching our heads over the one that wins at the end of the long process.

When Obama was running for office, I found myself cringing often. Almost every time Obama opened his mouth, he was tearing down this great Country of ours.

He continually apologized for America.

He told us and the World, what he'd do if elected and how he'd go about doing it.

He told us and the World that he'd transform America and it never got any better, only worse.

While I was listening and wondering which Country he was talking about and wondering if it was America he was talking about, how and when did he become so down on her, so disillusioned.

Sadly and at the very same time, many Americans were deliriously happy.

Obama would tear down America and the people would respond with thunderous applause.

Obama would speak of fundamental transformation of the United States of America and the people would loudly cheer.

Half of the time, I'd be wondering if America was hearing or understanding what it was that Obama was spouting, due to the loudness in the room.


When I watched Donald Trump in the debates or saw him in different venues, I found myself cringing again.

Not because he tore down America, he never did that.

He does not do that.

I know that Donald Trump is a proud American, not a doubt in my mind!

I cringed, because many Americans were cheering so loudly for Mr. Trump, the celebrity, that they lost sight of the seriousness of the matter.

Overlooked in all of the 'celebrity', I felt, was the best man for the job.

In my opinion, that man, the best man for the job, was Ted Cruz!

I threw my support behind Cruz from the start, because I was familiar with him. I appreciated his knowledge on all things America; on our Constitution, our History, etc. and I admired his consistency.

The man that so many had been looking for and asking for and praying for... was right there, second from the right, blue podium, red tie.

That consistently consistent man.

That man that memorized the Constitution at a young age.

That man that Professor Alan Dershowitz (yes, that Alan Dershowitz) called "off the charts brilliant".

The People did not hear him, due to the loudness, did not see him through the fog of Trump.

I've always given Obama credit, where credit was due.

With the backing of a majority of Americans, he told us precisely what he wanted to do, as he set forth to do it.

Any doubts I had initially about the people not hearing what Obama was spouting, died out with him winning a second term.

I cannot give Obama all of the credit, I'd be remiss in not giving the American voter their credit due; Obama asked for their vote and it was freely given!

In my opinion for all the wrong reasons!

After the noise subsided, the fog cleared, the people got back to yelling.. "Somebody please fix this"!

The People gravitated towards he who said:

  • "I can change as President, I will change".
  • "They will do what I tell them to do".
  • "I mean, part of the beauty of me is that I'm rich".
  • "I could shoot someone and still win".
  • "I did support the Clintons and other Democrats, it was just Business".
  • "Now I'm going to be so Presidential".

The man that supported the Clintons, because he was a member of the Democratic Party for the majority of his voting life!! (how many exclamation marks are too many?)

Now he's going to change. He can change, if he has to change and now... he's going to be, oh so Presidential.

Senator Ted Cruz
Senator Ted Cruz

I sure hope he will be Presidential!

I am so tired of cringing.

I am so tired of settling.

I want to be excited about America's future, once again.

I want to believe in the process.

It is still the best process in the world and I want that to always be the case.

We must take every single election very seriously, it is not television, it isn't a reality show... 'The Real Whatever' It is Real Life!

I hope that Trump will win me over.

Naturally, I want a successful Trump Presidency, because it is all about America and what is in the best interest of the American people.

© 2016 A B Williams


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      A B Williams 15 months ago from Central Florida

      I must say.....I was pushing hard for Ted Cruz, but that was not meant to be.

      Over time, I've warmed up to Trump. He has matured throughout this election season. He has surrounded himself with people that assist in keeping him grounded.

      I'm praying for a smooth transition and a Trump Administration that will consistently uphold the U. S. Constitution and that will never attempt to place itself above We The People!

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      A B Williams 23 months ago from Central Florida

      There is so much that the media does not really want to know! They've lost their way.

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      TSAD 23 months ago from https:// online/ hubpages. html

      Well when the Democrats start making fun of God you'll know the end is near. Have you heard anyone in the media ask Hiliary or Bernie if they believe in evolution? They've asked the Republicans.

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      A B Williams 23 months ago from Central Florida

      Thanks T. Things are so crazy right now. Only God knows our course from here!

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      TSAD 23 months ago from https:// online/ hubpages. html

      Well said AB. I can't help but wonder that a lot of Trump's support is people who were snookered to vote for Obama and now realizing how badly they were snookered are mad and being so uniformed as to vote for Obama in the first place they are simply once again being snookered to vote for words and not substance, conservative substance in this case.

      The one saving grace I have to mention is that Trump's ego is so big and he is intelligent enough to know liberalism is not the formula for a praiseworthy legacy as President (eg Jimmy Carter I and II [Obama]) that he will actually try to make America Great again and we all know that doesn't mean with liberalism which is the lion (or lying) roaming America seeking to devour it.