Just curious. Who would you trust to defend our country against our enemies- Hi

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image87
    Faith Reaperposted 2 years ago

    Just curious.  Who would you trust to defend our country against our enemies- Hillary or Trump?

    I am conducting my own little poll here of sorts, as I am just curious who would you trust to defend our country against our enemies and why - Hillary or Trump?

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  2. Rohan Kulkarni profile image59
    Rohan Kulkarniposted 2 years ago

    I am not an american but love this country.I personally get a feeling that hillary clinton is a great lady and is better.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Rohan, Thank you for offering your perspective being a non-american.  I appreciate you for taking the time to answer here.

    2. Coolbreezing profile image62
      Coolbreezingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      If we were to come to the view that " power corrupt and that absolute power corrupt absolutely" (CW) we would have realized that US is in need of a peaceful leader. But since US policies are guided by corporate leadership how the electorate behave

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Lobbyists seem to have a lot of pull with many political figures ...$$$

  3. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years ago

    I would trust Hillary, she knows more about every thing than Trump. Hillary has had to defend herself against a slew of "swift boaters" (for lack of better words) who have sought to destroy her and President Clinton for years. These "swift boaters" have tried to destroy President Clinton, because he was so popular.  They hate Hillary because she did not turn against him because of Monica.
    Trump tends to shoot from the lip and alienate people who are our friends and turn them against us.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Shyron, Thank you for answering and sharing your perspective.  This is a serious question in my mind for all to think about for we truly need the best person to protect the freedoms we enjoy and for the future of our children and grandchildren.

    2. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Republican's have for years have gathered info against Hillary & taken that info and twisted it to make people think the worst and believe their lies & anyone who does not think or research for themselves will believe their lies & add to

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      We all certainly do need to do our own research to make an informed decision for sure.

    4. Coolbreezing profile image62
      Coolbreezingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      To these leaders, those who take a comprehensive approach to addressing foreign affairs, the urge for them to defend America against foreign threats is less of an offensive act due to their ability to negotiate and leverage their disagreement.

    5. Ken Burgess profile image90
      Ken Burgessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      "She knows more than Trump" many have said that here.  Unfortunately she may be akin to Nixon or a mild Stalin... yes she knows more, and yes she has spent a lifetime trying to become President, and that in itself is scary, people who seek power are

    6. Genna East profile image90
      Genna Eastposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Character/personality-wise, Trump has always reminded me of one person:  His former good friend and attorney,  Roy Cohn.  They were very much alike.

    7. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Shyron and Genna and all, Matt and Team HubPages corrected the problem of "Best" answer being chosen, when I did not choose it, so now I am free to choose it when I so desire!  Thank you to everyone for participating.

  4. NMLady profile image59
    NMLadyposted 2 years ago

    OMG Hillary Clinton.  The other guy would hit the nuke button.  Bring on the brown shirts.  etc etc etc   I want to be made safe NOT start WWIII on my own.......

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Really Donald Trump didn't vote to ATTACK and INVADE Iraq, but HRC did it.
      Stop drinking the Koolaid, drink some water there is a heat wave.

    2. Au fait profile image92
      Au faitposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The only reason Trump didn't vote to invade Iraq is because he wasn't a member of Congress at the time.  Technically, if you read what really happened, no one, Democrat or Republican, voted to invade Iraq.  Shrub LIED about that.

    3. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      And that is the point, and why he is better than those that were in and made so many mistakes. Everyone is a liar to you except HRC.

    4. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi NMLady, Yikes, let's pray that never happens!  Hopefully, when it comes to such an important issue as protecting our country from those who would harm us and desire to take away our freedoms, the person would make sound and wise decisions.

    5. Jackie Lynnley profile image89
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Trump is smart enough to surround himself with people who know what they are doing to make the decisions where Hillary has told us she will use her pen just like Obama. I am so sick of that. We have laws, for a reason!

    6. ptosis profile image72
      ptosisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      BradBOT: Trump didn't vote because he was never in gov't - Use some imagination and give me a guess what he would do if he was.

    7. MizBejabbers profile image92
      MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Brad's favorite mantra is "stop drinking the Koolaid" when he can't find a way to explain his  belief in Rush Limbaugh, et al's propaganda. That must be where he got the phrase.

    8. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      pstosis You people can't make cogent arguments, so you malign.
      Yes, Trump was not in government, as everyone in government didn't do the right thing. So this is Trumps advantage. Did you get it that time?

    9. vwriter profile image93
      vwriterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I would say Hillary Clinton. And I might add, a lot of Republicans that served under Reagan and Bush admin seem to agree. Sure she has made mistakes who hasn't. With Iraq, only a few voted not to move on Iraq. So the blame should be with Congress

    10. Abecedarian profile image76
      Abecedarianposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry but I have to laugh at the thought that he surrounds himself with who know what they are doing, because they've done such a great job handling him now. Didn't he just fire another one of his lackeys?

    11. PDXBuys profile image74
      PDXBuysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      NMLady - Oh dear.  You have really been brainwashed by the left.  I guess Hillary's strategy has worked. Also, WWIII has already started.  Obama has been participating in it for the last 8 years.

  5. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
    bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years ago

    Hillary has proved herself to be a liar, and above the law. There is a lack of trust between what Hillary wants personally and what the country and its people need.

    She didn't do a good job in Benghazi. She is a paper tiger, and we need a real tiger. Trump is that tiger.

    Qualifications and actions are not accomplishments and beneficial, and that describes Hillary. She was not accomplished and beneficial either as a Senator or as Sec of State.
    She spent the last 2 years as senator begging to be president in 2008. She has the Benghazi and email failures as Sec of State.

    Donald Trump is not a politician and that is a plus in the PC filled US politics. These politicians have brought the US into a continued decline since the 70s. Why would they do any better in 2017?

    If you want the results to change then you have to change the inputs. Changing from the failures of the professional less than truthful politician to the non politician is worth a chance.
    The professionals have set the bar so low, it would be impossible for Trump to even duplicate their failures, but he could be successful where they have not been, and that would be the reason to vote for him.

    What real experience does Hillary have, certainly not as Sec of State?
    She is always hiding something, and we have no idea what she is doing, or has done even when we have the facts. How can that be the type of person that can protect the country.

    Trump is more like JFK and Cuba. He is a tough and seasoned negotiator. He is the most transparent candidate, and the world even if they don't like him personally, they will respect is straight talks, and his power and fortitude.

    Terrorists like weak presidents like Obama, and Hillary might even be weaker than him. Terrorists are our biggest threat to National Security and the past presidents and congress have been weak, or misguided on what to do to protect us.

    Trump scares these terrorists because he will not call a terrorist a law abiding citizen until they get caught. Obama and Hillary want us to think all Muslims are good. They want to bring more of them into the US without even trying to vet them. Even though this discriminates against immigrants that are trying to get into the US legally, and most of them are denied.

    Trump will be proactive on Terrorism, while Obama and Hillary have already shown by coddling terrorists they prefer to be reactive. Then they blame guns on the mass shooting of terrorists.

    99.9% of gun owners are law abiding people. Yet, Hillary and Obama want you to believe that it is the guns that are the terrorists.

    How is Hillary going to protect the country and the people with this kind of national security platform?

    The terrorists have done quite well with president Obama, and they will do the same or better with Hillary. Trump on the other hand is an unknown, but they know they will see something different with him as president. They will be unsure of what to expect, and they will no longer be shielded by PC, and the democrats.

    Third world people like Islam Terrorists respect power, and neither Obama or Hillary have that respect. Trump is feared because he has that power, and he will use it against them.

    Which is more believable Hillary or Trump? Use the What You See Is What You Get method.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Brad, Thank you answering here.  I know this is a topic about which you are passionate for the reasons you express.  I believe I should have posted a forum on this topic as opposed to a question so to allow for more free discussion.

    2. Jackie Lynnley profile image89
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You have come a long way Brad, I think you may know more dirt on that woman than I ever found out, which is quite enough and letting our 4 die in Benghazi is quite enough to know she could never, ever be trusted.

    3. ptosis profile image72
      ptosisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      BradBOT; improper use of program statements; Overflow (Error 6)  - Are you really Sophie from Hanson Robotics?

    4. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image59
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Easy to tell who are the adults here in these comments, thank you ptosis for making that clear.

  6. Au fait profile image92
    Au faitposted 2 years ago

    I think in a serious attack either candidate would handle the situation reasonably well.  Hillary has had many years of experience and would without question do the better job.  Trump, on the other hand, has made clear he doesn't know beans about running the government ,and will for that reason pick someone for his VP running mate who does.  A Washington insider who will likely work Mr. Trump like a puppet -- very much the way Cheney controlled The Shrub.

    I think far greater than any concern about which candidate would handle an attack on the U.S. better -- here at home or abroad, is the issue of which candidate is more likely to encourage, and even bring about an attack on this country, either here or abroad, with his big, out of control mouth, that spews bilge every time it is open. 

    Indeed, our country needs to declare a state of emergency due to all of us living here having to wear chest high wading boots and still being in danger of sinking in the sewage created daily by Donald the sexist, racist, chronically diarrhetic, mouth.  Not surprisingly, The Donald's supporters model his abhorrent chronic discourse -  or should I say discharge?  It is going to be a long hot summer.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Experience in what, lying about Benghazi. You have no idea about the real Hillary Clinton. She has no beneficial accomplishments for the country or the people, but she does have a laundry list of qualifications, and actions.

    2. Au fait profile image92
      Au faitposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      bradmasterOCcal, you are the liar, but not so much malicious as severely misinformed and ignorant.  I've already responded to you in my answer above regarding 'Trump supporters.'  I never argue with people who don't know what they're talking about.

    3. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      CE Clark
      I won't argue with you, as you are the epitome of not knowing what they are talking about. And a potty mouth.

    4. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi C.E. Clark and Brad, looks like I should have posted a forum in lieu of asking a question, being HP doesn't allow much space to respond to an answer.   Thank you both for expressing your thoughts on this important question for all to ponder.

    5. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      bradmast: Hillary ASKED for more security in Benghazi, YOUR GOP who were in control said NO, and Hillary was blamed for their refusal to fill her request and it is another pass the blame game...Research it yourself!!!

    6. profile image78
      Hxprofposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Shyron - Hillary's State Department CUT security in Libya before the Benghazi.  Do the research!!!!!!!!!

    7. Readmikenow profile image96
      Readmikenowposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Facts are Facts. Hillary LIES. Her Emails revealed she KNEW Benghazi was a terrorist attack. She told the world it was the result of a video.  She'll say anything. She has sold this country out to make money many times.

    8. Abecedarian profile image76
      Abecedarianposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you, and not knowing the difference about what just happened with Britain, he is as ignorant as they come. The scary thing is no one wants to be his VP.  except of course the obvious, Palin.

    9. Ken Burgess profile image90
      Ken Burgessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      My fear is that Hillary is far more like Stalin, than Trump is like Hitler.
      Trump is no politician, that is a plus, not a negative.
      Hillary is the poster child for Washington Politics, and all the seedy, corrupt, dealings that are the worst of it.

    10. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It does seem the longer one is in the "dirty rotten politics" world, they are bound to get a little slimy, even if when started their intentions were honorable ...people may just want someone new as the Clintons have had their day and then some?

    11. My Esoteric profile image90
      My Esotericposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Keep in mind C E, that Trump does not listen to those experts he hires and fires.  Why do you think he would start letting people tell him what to do now?  Because he lacks experience, he has no reference to judge advice.

    12. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hxprof, Congress controls funding/un-funding, not St. Dept. I did the research, suggest you do likewise.

    13. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image59
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Shyron u know NOTHING.Even the DoS said their budget had nothing to do with not providing security in Benghazi! The DoS not only failed to honor repeated requests for additional security, but instead actually reduced security in Libya.

    14. My Esoteric profile image90
      My Esotericposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Here are the cold, hard facts regarding Benghazi. 1) Amb Stevens make the decision to travel, 2) Stevens was WELL aware of the dangers of going to the compound, 3) Stevens and CIA were NOT aware of the degree to which the militia was ready to attack.

    15. Thomas Swan profile image96
      Thomas Swanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      There are other facts that are less favorable to your POV.

    16. My Esoteric profile image90
      My Esotericposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Those are the facts that put Stevens in that place at that time.  The other major factor is that security was hampered because of bureaucratic issues and management failures from his office up to one or two levels down from Clinton.

    17. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image59
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The truth is coming out the ambassador was in Benghazi overseeing gun running to Syrian rebels orchestrated by Hillary. There is no other explanation for him to be there. What Syrian rebels? Well they included ISIS..

    18. Thomas Swan profile image96
      Thomas Swanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      "bureaucratic issues and management failures from his office up to one or two levels down from Clinton." - So Clinton has no blame, and the Ambassador is to blame for his own death? I take it you're voting for Clinton in this election?

    19. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image59
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Listen to Putin explain how "people in power"(Hillary and BO)created ISIS https://youtu.be/OQuceU3x2Ww?t=97 GET THIS! More wikileaks of HRC's emails prove that she followed the orders of Soros https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tctl8FNasFo

    20. My Esoteric profile image90
      My Esotericposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Now we know Don't Taze's allegiance ... Putin and Russia

    21. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image59
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      HAHA,we've had your number from the first time you opened your mouth,it's called The Looney Left,&what u just said bout me confirms it,left wing socialists/communists always ignore the facts and attack the messenger when they've failed

  7. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    Personally Faith, I don't like or trust either of them and am pleased I am not an American voter, but to make the right choices in defending your country and the Western world....I would have to choose Hillary because of her vast experience, and I did admire Bill Clinton, so he would make a good First Man. The thought of Trump as president just scares me.

    1. always exploring profile image83
      always exploringposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Theresa, the thought of Trump being our president brings a fear that's indescribable. He is a danger to himself and our nation. I think Hillary will make a good president and President Clinton will help her make our country great again.

    2. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi John, thank you for weighing in here from an outside the U.S. perspective.  Hi there, Ruby, too ...I should have posted a forum to allow for more discussion to answers ...Thank you both for sharing your thoughts here.

    3. Jackie Lynnley profile image89
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I tell you the truth I never liked Trump and never watched his stupid shows over the years but when he showed up saying what I feared and agreeing with all my thoughts I just saw hope for the first time now in 8 years!

    4. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jackie, I never cared for Trump at all before and never watched his shows either, but with the state of the world and terrorists boldly threatening our way of life, we do need someone who will stop our enemies dead in their tracks.

    5. Genna East profile image90
      Genna Eastposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Ruby:  You're right.  This man is not who he says he is.  The media is only now uncovering some ugly truths -- the laws he's broken, the people he's hurt.  And the worst is yet to come.

    6. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Genna, you're right in that it is plausible that we never truly know the true politician and it is hard to believe just the words that are coming out of their mouths, but we can go on past actions.

    7. Genna East profile image90
      Genna Eastposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      True, Faith. The media's asleep at the switch.  I was shocked at how long it took them to unearth the Trump U scandal.  And the Mohawk Casino scandal and violation of state lobbying laws was terrible.

    8. Lee Ann Bunch profile image67
      Lee Ann Bunchposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hillary is a crook!

    9. My Esoteric profile image90
      My Esotericposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, she isn't; but Trump is in a big way; can you spell Trump University?  Also, now he is asking foreign state to spy on Americans; does that make Trump a traitor?

    10. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Genna, for those reminders.  It just seems the lobbyists/politicians' relationship lends itself to corruption ...

  8. The Dirt Farmer profile image96
    The Dirt Farmerposted 2 years ago

    I agree with John in part. I trust neither to behave in a trustworthy manner, Trump because his is so obviously ill-informed, unqualified and mentally unbalanced, and Hillary because she has demonstrated again and again that her agenda is contrary to the best interests of not only the majority of Americans but the majority of the people of this world. Look at her behavior, approved by Obama, in Honduras where we betrayed the common people there, supporting a military coup against our own laws, and backing a government that is essentially an organized criminal enterprise. In her best speech regarding Trump, she claimed he does not know who our enemies are-- and she was right!-- but she makes friends of those who should be our enemies and enemies of those who should be our friends. Also, Hillary's record shows she is a "hawk" when it comes to war and making money for arms manufacturers. Trump's rhetoric seems to indicate that he too is a "hawk."  I would be ecstatic if both fell off the face of the political map.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jill, Wow, you've presented excellent points  to consider about both candidates, coupled with specific past actions to help bring your points home.  Thank you so much for an insightful answer.  Wonder what are the odds of them both falling off ..

    2. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      President Clinton is the one who banned assault weapons when in office. GW Bush let that ban expire when in office.

    3. The Dirt Farmer profile image96
      The Dirt Farmerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      What part of the comment are you responding to, Shyron?

    4. Jackson Keller profile image62
      Jackson Kellerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, you could sum this year up as a giant L for not only the American public, but as you said Jill, the world. The US is by far the most popular nation in the earth, and to say that our next president won't affect billions would be a lie.

    5. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, our next choice for President will have a global impact for sure, one way or the other.

    6. My Esoteric profile image90
      My Esotericposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Consider this Jill -  The legislature, the national legislature in Honduras & national judiciary ACTUALLY FOLLOWED THE LAW in removing President Zelaya.  IF, it was incorrectly declared a coup; all aid would b cut off 2 poor.  Is that ur solution

    7. profile image56
      kentberry873posted 2 years agoin reply to this
    8. Glenis Rix profile image98
      Glenis Rixposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      What Richard Dreyfuss said  - "Trump is an intemperate, mean-spirited, lying bully. If a man like that asked you for permission to marry your daughter, what would your answer be? If it’s no, I think it’s obvious we shouldn’t give him the most power

    9. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi everyone, thank you for continuing to participate in this question, which seems to be a topic which all are passionate about one way or the other. Team HubPages corrected the problem with Best answer being chosen when I did not choose it, so I can

    10. Ericdierker profile image46
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That is really cool that you got them to correct that glitch. I am sure it was your charm and patience and persistence.

    11. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That is cool, Eric!  Lol about the charm and patience on my part, because it may have be lacking a bit ...waiting at hospital this morning...hubby having cataract surgery. God bless

  9. MizBejabbers profile image92
    MizBejabbersposted 2 years ago

    Hillary! She is not perfect, but she has the experience and the sense to take advice from experienced people. Granted, a few things have slipped under her radar, but Trump seems to have no radar and has the potential to get us into a nuclear war within the first year. He probably is one of the most hated Americans in the world today. How can anyone so despised in other countries succeed in diplomacy?

    I will say that I'm not too happy with Hillary's domestic policy. Wanting to let in hundreds of thousands of people who may have terrorists slipping in with them is not wise in my opinion, but building walls is just plain stupid.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi MizB, thank you for answering and sharing your perspective.  Yes, there is much to think on with both candidates for sure as relates to this important issue that faces our Nation and the free world too.

    2. Coolbreezing profile image62
      Coolbreezingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Since US policies are guided by corporate leadership how the electorate behave once elected to office is dependant uponthe instructions of corporate leadership.

    3. Tusitala Tom profile image68
      Tusitala Tomposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Even the thought that someone like Donald Trump COULD get into your nation's highest office is an indication how sick the USA has become over the past few years.

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      The J Phronesisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think Trump is as hated in other countries as you think. Except of course you have data to prove it.

    5. MizBejabbers profile image92
      MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You're right. Russia loves him, in fact, he says that he and Putin are "buddies". Could that have anything to do with the recent Wikileaks against the Demos? Why always the Demos? I smell a rat.

    6. My Esoteric profile image90
      My Esotericposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      While I am certain #LyinTrump is not in cahoots with Putin, it is clearly in Putin's interest to help Trump get elected since some of their goals are the same ... like destroying NATO.

    7. Genna East profile image90
      Genna Eastposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Esoteric:  I agree.  Both Putin and ISIS want Trump to win the Presidential election.  What does that tell us?  And ISIS longs to fight our boots on the ground in the ME.  Never give your enemy what he wants.

    8. Thomas Swan profile image96
      Thomas Swanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Also, if you read Hitler's Mein Kampf backwards, it says "I want Trump to win the election". And, in the Satanic Bible, there's spell that invokes a Trump election win if you sacrifice the soul of a true-born Democrat to Beelzebub.

    9. libertyordeath19 profile image78
      libertyordeath19posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diplomacy with ISIS ?  Let me know how that works out for you.

    10. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry everyone, but I did not choose "Best" answer yet, and do not understand why it was chosen, as I did not choose it!  Lydia Penn please repost your answer as I want it to remain.  Will check with HP as to what happened?

    11. MizBejabbers profile image92
      MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      My Esoteric, Trump claimed to be "buddies" with Putin. I was just quoting the words out of his own mouth. Perhaps Putin disagrees and just wants to use him, but there is a relationship. Perhaps one-sided.

    12. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi MizB, Just an FYI that Team HubPages removed the Best answer that I did not choose once again. I'm so relieved. Thank you to all for continuing to participate here!

  10. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    Neither.
    My hope is that both of them will have intelligent military commanders in their cabinets who would advise them on defense issues.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi dashingscorpio, Yes, for sure ... that is a must in my mind too to have intelligent military commanders in the cabinet.  A wise person surrounds himself with intelligent people!  Let's hope that will be the case  .  I appreciate you answering.

    2. ptosis profile image72
      ptosisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      OK, you would most likely  not have good advisors or won't listen to them?  I figure Trump would continue on without advice from others

    3. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      ptosis
      Hillary over Trump, Really!

  11. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    It can't be Hillary. She can't utter the words "Islamic terrorist" or "Muslim murderer".
    Instead, she and Obama say "extremist, extremist", which lets them lump in conservatives who want smaller government and protest for it with Muslims who are killing people to implement Shariah law and scare people to convert people to their faith.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Tamara, That is certainly a huge concern to not admit the true nature of our enemies for sure.  Let's pray that Shariah law is never implemented here in the U.S. for our country as we know it will never be the same without a doubt.  Disturbing ...

    2. My Esoteric profile image90
      My Esotericposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I will argue that Fundamentalist Christian or even Fundamentalist Jewish  Law is only marginally better than Shariah law.  No religious law should be the "law of the land".

  12. wingedcentaur profile image83
    wingedcentaurposted 2 years ago

    Mr. Trump, judging from his campaign, would almost certainly be the more aggressive of the two, in "defending" the United States. No doubt his philosophy is something like: "A good defense is a good offense." I'm sure he's into "taking it to the enemy," and all that.

    I would trust Mr. Trump to "defend" America in the more aggressive way, even to the point of recklessness---if his governing style is in any way to be judged from his campaign style. The problem is, as you know, Trump has no political or civil administrative experience.

    But I would trust Mrs. Clinton to defend America in the relatively more judicious, thoughtful, and ultimately more effective way, especially for the long-term. She is simply a lot more experienced than Trump; she has her own background to draw from and also the former President, her husband, Mr. Clinton.

    I'm sure they're equally committed to "defending America" in their own ways.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Thomas, Thank you for expressing your views on both candidates on this important issue in such a civil manner with no name calling. That is refreshing. I think we should all be mindful to communicate our views in a mature and informed manner.

    2. MovieMatt profile image46
      MovieMattposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Clinton is a corporate yuppie.  All she cares about is power. She's already in bed with "the enemy"

  13. Lee Ann Bunch profile image67
    Lee Ann Bunchposted 2 years ago

    Trump, because Hillary is our enemy!  We need someone to bring our country home.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi lee Ann, I appreciate your participation in this question.  We do need someone who is capable to make sound decisions to ensure our country is safe.

    2. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Don't think Hillary is an enemy because her enemies say she.is.

    3. MovieMatt profile image46
      MovieMattposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Like Gary Johnson!

    4. cibi profile image60
      cibiposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Even a french countries were talking about the american countries political parties and rules  they were follow .france president viladimer pudin were talked earlier about the american politics even a very small country have a more political parties.

  14. RachaelLefler profile image93
    RachaelLeflerposted 2 years ago

    Hillary has a proven track record of making security worse for the American people and then covering up her actions with lies upon lies. Does that answer your question?

    1. RachaelLefler profile image93
      RachaelLeflerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      She just says whatever is politically correct, Trump isn't afraid to say what's on his mind at all. All Hillary gives us the American people is lies with everything filtered through meaningless political correct garbage language that means nothing.

    2. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hillary ASKED for more security in Benghazi, & the GOP said NO!!! In the investigation committee could find that she din NOTHING WRONG. Watch the hearings http://time.com/4084578/benghazi-hearin … -analysis/

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      Hxprofposted 2 years agoin reply to this
    4. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Rachael, thank you for answering.  We all do need to make sure we understand the track record for sure.  I will confess I can't take any more of the political correctness mess.

    5. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image59
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hillary has a track record alright, of lies, scandals and crimes all of which attest to the opposite of everything she claims to be, and just like Shyron her followers believe and spread the lies and propaganda the media shills for HRC.

  15. evergreencoseo profile image60
    evergreencoseoposted 2 years ago

    Well being that Hillary has proven that she can't be trusted on so many occasions, I would firmly say this is an easy question to answer. Hillary should be in Jail, not defending the country.

    1. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Because the republicans have been creating that LIE for, you think that it is true?  You go ahead and trust Trump.... Then you will deserve what that man does to our country.... but the rest of us do not.

    2. MizBejabbers profile image92
      MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      And you trust Trump? Really!

    3. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Not trusting Hillary and studying her actual record does not mean someone trusts trump. No, it's not a vast right wing conspiracy.  Hillary is a terrible candidate with a horrible record, but her cheerleaders aren't interested in knowing the truth.

    4. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Nathan, thank you for answering.  Hi Shyron, I wish we could forget party lines and truly be united for the best interest of our country. Hi Christin, you've presented a good point there.  Thank you all for participating.

    5. Neil Sperling profile image73
      Neil Sperlingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      This fits this question and I wish everyone would listen to it.

      "If Your Enemy is a Policy - That we can work with." Confessions of a former covert CIA agent - Amaryllis Fox
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnEKEfkdrOU

  16. NatalieAndersen profile image42
    NatalieAndersenposted 2 years ago

    None of this duo. They have blurry minds indeed!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Natalie, they are all we've got ...

  17. profile image0
    JDWilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Considering Ms Clinton's currently being investigated for at the very least mishandling national security information, why anyone - ANYONE - would trust that she would behave differently as President/Commander-in-Chief just boggles my mind.  She callously disregarded protocols designed to protect sensitive information as Sec of State.  And millions of people are willing to give her even MORE power by voting for her to be President.

    It really is happening - what is right will be declared wrong - and what is wrong will be honored.

    I am not a Trump advocate either - I just think when it comes to our national security - one of the candidates should be disqualified for her previous actions.

    1. MizBejabbers profile image92
      MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Any Democrat with any experience running for president is going to be investigates on some trumped-up charge. Obama will probably be next. Mark my words....

    2. profile image0
      JDWilhiteposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      MizBejabbers -  TWO THOUSAND pieces of classified information have been found - some of which was to be compartmented information.  To claim that is "trumped up" is simply refusing to accept the facts

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi JDWilhite, thank you for answering. Yes, one candidate does have previous actions we can review and the other candidate we don't have that to go on unfortunately ...

  18. Genna East profile image90
    Genna Eastposted 2 years ago

    Hi Faith.

    My answer may surprise you, but I don't believe Donald Trump is seriously running for President -- never have, actually.  I think he threw his hat into the proverbial ring, initially, for the media attention and exposure -- which he loves -- in order to boost his brand name and things snow-balled from there.  He's relatively cash poor,  which dovetails with his overdependence on loans and sizeable personal debts.  For example, a lot of his personal debt he attached to his Atlantic City casino interests, which explains how their failure commenced long before the city's.  He also drew huge salaries and bonus incentives. A lack of understanding in how to deal effectively with the competition did the rest.

    I read through the comments, and agree with several.  What I found particularly interesting was William Thomas' comment:  ..."to the point of recklessness."   That is quintessentially Donald Trump.  He has a long history of being reckless in business, and also lucky in real estate - namely the timing of the growth value in the NY markets.  It's who he is.  This also explains the need for his foray into branding his name to other products:  Money and publicity. 

    I see a number of wheeler-dealer Trump characters in the business world today.  But not all have inherited the same money, NY political and social contacts and business backing to propel them to wealth.  And calling the shots in a boardroom is light-years from the experience and ability it takes to grasp the staggering complexities of the world stage as a global leader.  I've always found Trump's bombast rather entertaining in the past.  I've never taken his amusing braggadocio seriously; I know too much about the man.  But the Presidency isn't some real estate venture game or a reality show.  "The Donald" runs a  showy game, with boldness, exaggeration, some truth, many untruths and false promises.  They call him, "The King of the Whoppers," for good reasons.  But this is classic Donald Trump:  At the end of the day, it's all about the sell. 

    You've posed an important, thought-provoking  question, dear Faith.  But I think the ironic tragedy is that we Americans are faced with this question to begin with.  Hugs, my friend, and have a great weekend.  :-)

    1. profile image0
      Terry Salujaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm, I never thought about it that way. Now that you mention it, it is very plausible. I can only hope that's true.

    2. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, Genna, you've presented a lot of great insight here into the mindset of Trump and his possible motives.  Sounds like you do know a lot about him.  You're right about the irony of the question even having to be posed.

    3. bluesradio profile image69
      bluesradioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I have raised similar thoughts to friends of mine.   Wondering if this isn't a ruse to create the ultimate game show, so you wanna be President.....

    4. Abecedarian profile image76
      Abecedarianposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      We've had those discussions as well in our household, but the one factor about Trump's ego is he hates to lose. So his running just to stir the pot, I'm not so sure.

    5. Ken Burgess profile image90
      Ken Burgessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Now THIS is a great critical analysis of Trump that I can believe/accept.  So much better than the irrational and unreasonable 'he's the next Hitler, he is evil' type of rants so many like to type with such fervor.  Unfortunately the alternative is j

    6. Genna East profile image90
      Genna Eastposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Ken.  I purposely didn't address what Trump says regarding his "rants" toward others.  They are a matter of public record, and do not need to be defined by me.

    7. Prayerhub profile image75
      Prayerhubposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No, he is running ,he has guts to tell America  what most politicians seeking for votes will never tell them.The Politicians normally- hide , seek and  tell the public lies while campaigning.  He is bold,he has told America and the world the truth.

    8. My Esoteric profile image90
      My Esotericposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      He has guts, all right, and "telling it like it is" is fine and refreshing, BUT ONLY if what he is saying is the truth, and most of it IS NOT. "Obama Founded ISIS"???

      Ken - Understand Hitler's personality & HOW Hitler came 2 power & what he

    9. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Everyone, I realize I should have posted a forum rather than a question to allow for more discussion. Thank you for your continued participation here.

    10. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image59
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Obama and Hillary are the founders of ISIS, without their policies ISIS would not exist. Trump is right, because em ignores the facts, that doesn't make Trump a liar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI4DBv_6Vzw

  19. Sharlee01 profile image89
    Sharlee01posted 2 years ago

    I would trust Donald Trump. I feel Hillary Clinton is to far to the left, and I have a fear she has taken lots of moeny from many middle east countries. I just can't place my trust with her.

  20. The Indexer profile image81
    The Indexerposted 2 years ago

    If you have  businessmanTrump  as your President, you can be sure of one thing - he will move heaven and earth to protect any corner of the latter where he has built a golf course!

    1. bowlins profile image74
      bowlinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly! No promotion of the other candidate, but simply acknowledging that "our" best interests will come in a far second to Trump's already vested interests.

    2. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi John, thank you for answering.  Yes, we must attempt to try to understand the motives of each candidate.

  21. LeslieAdrienne profile image81
    LeslieAdrienneposted 2 years ago

    Help us Lord!!! If there were ever a time a nation needed to pray, the time for our nation is NOW!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Leslie, prayer for our Nation is certainly needed.  When we've asked God to leave our schools and everything else, then He will.  Thank you dear Leslie.

  22. TedWritesStuff profile image79
    TedWritesStuffposted 2 years ago

    Would be interesting to see what is defined as an "enemy"...

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Ted and watergeek, yes, I'm sure one's idea of an "enemy" is a lot different to another.  Here, I am talking about those who want to take away our freedoms in the US and harm us because we are Americans.

  23. Virginia Allain profile image87
    Virginia Allainposted 2 years ago

    Unfortunately, Trump would actually create incidents through his intemperate statements and end up getting us into wars that are totally unnecessary.

    Hillary is hawkish in nature and closely entwined in big oil and our military-industrial complex. Again, this can lead to wars that have nothing to do with defending our country & more to do with enriching the corporate interests.

    Bernie Sanders is the only leader that I'd trust to keep our country safe from wasteful, destructive wars. He would not hesitate to defend us, but would explore all avenues to deal with a situation peacefully first.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Really, how is he going to do that?

    2. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Virginia, thank you for sharing your insight here to ponder.  You've brought up interesting points here concerning all candidates.

  24. old albion profile image71
    old albionposted 2 years ago

    I live in the uk and I fear that Trump is a man that could get us all into trouble all too easily. On the other hand sometime ago I watched a couple of documentaries. They were entitled; The Clinton Chronicles. Some contributors might have read them, others not. I would appreciate feedback form any one who has read them.
    Graham.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Graham, thank you for sharing your perspective from outside the US.  There is a lot of necessary research to be made so that all can make an informed decision.  But we only have these two ...

    2. Ken Burgess profile image90
      Ken Burgessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Watched the first in that series... people who are afraid of Trump thinking he is the 'next Hitler' (thanks to the media painting him that way of course)  should instead be very afraid of who Hillary really is, and what her politics really are.

    3. profile image78
      Hxprofposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yep.  Look at them both and discard them both - that's what I've done anyway.

    4. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hxprof, so you just would not vote ...I believe we should always vote no matter what, as there are counties in this world who have no choice at all, and so I think of voting as a genuine right.

    5. Prayerhub profile image75
      Prayerhubposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Which other trouble are you afraid of ?, Promising moslems free visa and bombing ISIS  at Irag,Yemen, Syria. Libya  makes her always a target of  the Islamic extremists  unawares .What America needs now is a stronger president to contain the attacks.

  25. bowlins profile image74
    bowlinsposted 2 years ago

    For me, there are trust issues with both candidates – both morally and politically.  To answer the actual question, while attempting to contain my personal opinions of their character(s), I would without hesitation back Hillary Clinton.

    Why? For me that is a simple answer.  Hillary is quite educated, obviously highly intelligent and has dedicated the majority of her life to becoming further educated on the nation’s issues. Her experience far outweighs Trump’s (in defending our country against our enemies).  Donald Trump comes off very boxed in, with seemingly little tolerance for 1) furthering his OWN knowledge and 2) accepting responsibility.   

    The only situation I could feel comfortable with Donald Trump negotiating on behalf our country is if we were actually purchasing another country!  Outside of that, the idea of Trump handling anything that could potentially affect the safety of our brothers and sisters as a whole – not a chance in he!!.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      How has Hillary defended our country against our enemies. You mean like her and Bill did in the Vietnam War?

    2. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sandra, thank you for sticking to the actual question posed here and providing your reasons for choosing Hillary.

    3. Debraw50 profile image72
      Debraw50posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Bill was a draft dodger. And sold our jobs to Nafta...

    4. Neil Sperling profile image73
      Neil Sperlingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm for REAL CHANGE - neither Hillary Nor Trump stand on REAL CHANGE. They both stick to an outdated system that has proven to be obsolete. It's Time Humanity learns to THRIVE. I'm With Jill....
      Bernie should join Jill.  Thrivalilsm

  26. johnmariow profile image80
    johnmariowposted 2 years ago

    I believe the best way to defend our nation is to engage the cooperation of all Islamic nations in the war against terrorism.  I think it would be a mistake to alienate Muslims like those who fight alongside our soldiers, those who told our troops where Saddam Hussien was hiding and those who help our CIA track down terrorists.

    Our next President must uphold and defend the US Constitution and the core values of our Founders. Those core values are detailed in The Federalist Papers, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

    I think that Hillary would do a better job defending our nation from our enemies.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi John, thank you for answering and sharing your thoughts on how the next President should proceed as far as defending our nation against terrorism.

    2. Jackie Lynnley profile image89
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      But Hillary does not believe in the Constitution and has promised she will use executive order as much or more so than Obama.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jackie,  Oh, really.  Yikes, that is concerning!

  27. whonunuwho profile image75
    whonunuwhoposted 2 years ago

    I am just glad that the job of the president is not to defend our country, rather that of leadership. Without strong leaders countries may not succeed. Thank goodness there are a large group of presidential support and a very strong army to back us all up when we need them to do so. Although the president carries a lot of weight, the American people and their support mean everything. Only time will tell us all about what will transcend. During these trying times a strong faith and the help of our god will see us through.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi whonu, you're so right and thank you for that reminder of the President's job is that of leadership.  We do need a very strong military and a President who will support one. You're so right about a strong faith and trusting in God.

    2. Coolbreezing profile image62
      Coolbreezingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I would say a better choice of word is not to defend our country but rather to lead our country. The supposition is such that a good leader would try his or her best to avoid unnecessary conflict. Thus, the urge to defend America against foreign

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Good point there, James, about using the word lead as opposed to defend.

  28. MovieMatt profile image46
    MovieMattposted 2 years ago

    Neither, They'd both invite them in.  (Trump only acts like he wants to keep people out for the publicity)

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Matt, Thank you for answering.

  29. billybuc profile image87
    billybucposted 2 years ago

    Faith, I never get involved online with political discussions, but since you asked, I'll make an exception.  Actually, I'm not going to discuss here, either.  Just give my answer and move on to more important things in my life.....like my farm.  LOL

    Can I have a third choice? I neither trust nor believe either of them, but luckily for us there are three branches of government to keep things somewhat sane.  We survived Nixon and Hoover and we can survive either of these two corporate mouthpieces.

    Have a great weekend, Faith!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Bill, so glad you've weighed in here and reminded us of our third choice! You're right, we can survive no matter what, being how our government is set up. I hate politics too; always have. Ironically, I work in the area of fighting public corruption.

    2. savvydating profile image95
      savvydatingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Nixon was a better president than most people know. I am personally offended that 99.9% of the public does not realize exactly how much he accomplished. http://listverse.com/2013/11/08/10-reas … president/

    3. Au fait profile image92
      Au faitposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Savvydating, if you notice, anytime someone messes up and accomplishments they may have an no matter how important those accomplishments were, they are rendered irrelevant as if they had never been.

    4. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image59
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      America has survived many administrations that have been disasters(eg. BO) but is that all we want America to be?To just survive?Thinking people are fed up with the idea a country's hope is to survive,we want our country to thrive!

    5. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Dont' Taze Me ...Good point about not just surviving but thriving!  Yes, hopefully we all want to thrive.

    6. mio cid profile image56
      mio cidposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You are so right. Every time it is said we won't survive this president or the other  the country has proven it wrong.

    7. Eldon Arsenaux profile image77
      Eldon Arsenauxposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Neither has served in the armed forces. The answer, then, is simple. Neither!

    8. compugraphd profile image59
      compugraphdposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      ב"ה

      I, too, trust neither -- I'm planning on writing in Bob Menendez (for Prez) and Artur Davis (for VEEP). Join me????? ;-)

    9. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Everyone and Lydia Penn, I'm sorry but I did NOT choose a BEST answer to this question!  Don't know how that happened unless it was via my phone by accident.  Please repost your answer Lydia.  I will check with HP why it shows I chose best answer?

    10. Perspycacious profile image79
      Perspycaciousposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I am reaching the point of seconding Bill's comment.  Neither one has actual military experience, while Gary Johnson and his running mate have been responsible for their states' national guard units and may have even more military experience.

    11. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yves & C.E.  U have both hit on something so profoundly accurate! Follow every rule, do good, be heroic & charitable 4 YEARS. Screw up once or twice & UR a BUM which shall be UR legacy. This says the very most about all of US!  Go figure.

    12. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Paula, thank you for continuing to participate.  Once again BEST answer was chosen when I did NOT chose it.  HP removed the other answer, and so I will email them once again.  How does this keep happening?  It is growing wearisome!

  30. Miss Know profile image70
    Miss Knowposted 2 years ago

    Assuming "enemies" include terrorists, extremists, illegal immigrants, spies, rogue countries, countries who steal our jobs - I would count on Trump to defend us - Hillary will be busy appeasing the minorities.  In face of an attack on the country, Hillary will be standing "spreading love" - will she have the guts to go after the culprits?  Doubtful. 

    Trump may be ill-informed, he will galvanize the security forces into action.  Besides don't forget - he will have "well informed" political insiders ready to advise him.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Gracie, yes, exactly, those are our enemies in my mind.  You've pointed out the main thing in my mind that is concerning about Hillary is that she seems to be too afraid to say who are the real enemies for some reason ... Thank you for answering.

  31. IslandBites profile image86
    IslandBitesposted 2 years ago

    I don't like Hillary, but at least she's not an airhead with a big ego. Without a doubt, her over Trump any day.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for participating here and sharing your thoughts, IslandBites.

    2. Ken Burgess profile image90
      Ken Burgessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      smile  yeah no ego in Hillary at all.  Although, one has to wonder what makes a person who was already in the White House for 8 years, and then ran her career specifically to get back there (Senate, Sec of State) so driven to become President?

    3. IslandBites profile image86
      IslandBitesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't say she has no ego. I said she's not an airhead with a big ego.

    4. savvydating profile image95
      savvydatingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Both candidates have equally huge egos. We're doomed either way, unless a miracle happens.

    5. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi savvy, thank you for weighing in here ...yes, that does seem to be the case, sadly.

  32. ChrisIndellicati profile image80
    ChrisIndellicatiposted 2 years ago

    Honestly I don't trust either, but I'd rather choose the narcissist over the psychopath and if you don't know which is which I don't know what to tell you. One hint is the psychopath was a lawyer.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi ChrisIndellicati, thank you for sharing your personal perspective of each candidate's character or the lack thereof ...I guess LOL

  33. profile image0
    Megan Sheufeltposted 2 years ago

    I trust Hillary more, and my reasoning is not complicated. Neither of the candidates have military experience, so in a situation where the commander in chief is not an expert in the field, they should at least be able to a) choose knowledgeable expert advisers and b) listen to those people who actually know what they are doing. Trump has too much hubris to listen to the advice of his cabinet in a national defense scenario and is more likely to do what he wants, even if it's ill-advised.

    1. Jackson Keller profile image62
      Jackson Kellerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Benghazi

    2. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Megan, thank you for answering and your reasoning behind your answer.  Let's hope the person who is elected will be wise enough to seek out counsel of those in the know on such important matters.

    3. Debraw50 profile image72
      Debraw50posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The emails that disappeared. You all know that if we did this, we would be sitting in jail right now and not being able to run for president. And what about bengazi? My heart goes out to the American families who lost their loved ones there.Go Trump

    4. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Debraw, those poor souls should not have died ...period!

  34. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image83
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 2 years ago

    The whole world is watching the race of US Presidential elections. The concerns of America for human rights and other global issues are appreciable. America matters in all current issues of the world from economy to democracy.
    But I think both the present aspirant for the top post of the world are naive in the arena of National and International affairs, as it appears from their utterings. Their reckless tackling and immature handling of International Terrorism may endanger the security of Americans.
    Hillary is arrogant and the reviews of a book "Crisis of Character" by Garry Byrun, the former Secret Service Agent at White House, in which he recollects the crazy, careless and obstinate attitude of Hillary as a first lady, makes her unfit for the top post.
    On the other hand Trump appears like an intemperate clown to the proximity of insanity. Business and politics are different matters. His business dealings with the dictators of Third World have put him in dark shades. Supplying arms to the terrorists may be beneficial for American economy, but you can not escape the responsibility for the terrorism in other countries by saying that it is a war for freedom or political unrest or not your concern or any other pretext.
    But at present the choice lies between these two and here the destiny will shape the future of the world in general and America in particular.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sanjay,  thank you for answering and you have presented good points here.  You're right, the future of the world in general and America in particular will be shaped by whichever one becomes President ...

    2. Ken Burgess profile image90
      Ken Burgessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Its funny, few really understand who Hillary is... a far more dangerous entity than Trump could ever hope to be.  Trump is bluster and bravado, in reality he is a decent human being and businessman.  Hillary is ruthless, conniving, obsessively driven

  35. bluesradio profile image69
    bluesradioposted 2 years ago

    Both have faults but Trump's lack of international knowledge and his totally unrealistic plans I find downright scary.....would much rather have Hilary in charge.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Marc, yes, both certainly have their unique idiosyncrasies for sure!

    2. cperuzzi profile image99
      cperuzziposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Best answer in a nutshell.

    3. Ken Burgess profile image90
      Ken Burgessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Sad thing is, Hillary's plan for America is worse than Trump's lack of 'worldly experience'... Hillary knows what she is doing is terrible for Americans and America and she does it anyway, Trump might do the wrng thing unknowingly, so which is worse?

  36. Jackson Keller profile image62
    Jackson Kellerposted 2 years ago

    A question similar to this was posed, and my reply went like this... read more

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Jackson.  I did not realize about the other question posed and that you had written a hub to answer the question.  That is interesting!

  37. norlawrence profile image78
    norlawrenceposted 2 years ago

    Neither one would be great in my opinion.  Trump because he does not have any experience. I do not trust Hilary at all after Benghazi and the way she feels about gun control.  I do feel the gun laws need some changes.  I also remember when she was pushing world gun control with the UN.  This was going to stop all crime and the terrorist attacks.  How dumb can you get.  They would still have guns and the honest law abiding people would not. Criminals, gangs and terrorists will always be able to get guns.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on both of these candidates, Norma.  You're right about the terrorists and gangs will always have guns no matter what gun control they attempt to put into control, when the law abiding citizens will be defenseless.

  38. tommylop profile image81
    tommylopposted 2 years ago

    I would say Trump. Hillary is too politically correct to say that one of our biggest threats come from radical and fundamental Islam. That said Trump is to much of a loose canon and he does worry me on foreign issues.

    1. Ken Burgess profile image90
      Ken Burgessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      How is he a loose cannon?  I think he is full of bluster, but he is a businessman and showman, not a sword rattling lunatic... I have listened to his rallies, they are simplistic, pro-American, pro-Nationalistic... but not at all war mongering.

    2. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Tommy, the political correctness is a huge concern in my mind too.

  39. shanmarie profile image78
    shanmarieposted 2 years ago

    I don't really trust either one of them, but for different reasons. Hillary is not as open and honest as she tries to project and Trump seems more hot-headed than he wants people to believe. How could you trust either of those traits to national security?

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Shan, hopefully, both candidates understand how important it is to have wise and experienced people to inform them of what's best for our national security. Let's pray that is the case.

    2. shanmarie profile image78
      shanmarieposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I sure hope so!

    3. Neil Sperling profile image73
      Neil Sperlingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Neither is Correct. I'm With Jill.... Thrivalism is possible.... we just have to stop believing that an outdated obsolete system can do the trick. Bernie join Jill would be the ultimate

    4. My Esoteric profile image90
      My Esotericposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      So you are saying Jill, a candidate for President, wants to toss out an obsolete Constitution and write a new one?  Is that what "stop believing that an outdated obsolete system " means to you?

    5. Neil Sperling profile image73
      Neil Sperlingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      My esoteric- If you read my letter - links within it and listened to Jill's video in th letter - you would not ask me this

  40. filmchick1987 profile image73
    filmchick1987posted 2 years ago

    This is kind of like asking if you'd trust Voldemort or Professor Umbridge to protect a country...

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      These are all we've got ...

    2. Thomas Swan profile image96
      Thomas Swanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      We've also got Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.

  41. Ken Burgess profile image90
    Ken Burgessposted 2 years ago

    I have to assume that Trump would put the best people possible in charge of Defending the country, the best Generals, the best people for Sec of State, Sec of Defense, etc.

    I think Trump would be better for this than Hillary, who puts politics first over results, who would put reputation and perceptions over results.  That is the problem with politicians who have ideals not in line with the best interests of Americans and America.  I think we have had two consecutive failed Administrations at this (Bush, Obama) though I will give Bush more leeway as he had to contend with 9/11.

    Obama has pushed HIS agenda and beliefs, which oftentimes has nothing to do with what is in the best interests of America or its citizens, and which oftentimes has tragic results because of his naïve outlook on the world in general and how it works.

    Making America weaker, helping make its 'enemies' stronger, so that these nations are more on equal footing is not going to make it so the world's nations sit around singing 'what a wonderful world' together... it means it will lead to wars, invasions, horrors on a scale not seen since WWII... all such people like Obama bring the world such strife and grief, Woodrow Wilson, Neville Chamberlain... a lot of how Obama perceives things and interacts with the world is much like those two... and the world will again pay the price for such foolhardy leadership.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Ken, I appreciate you answering in such detail as to why you believe your choice for President is best to lead our country in these areas especially.

  42. iggy7117 profile image76
    iggy7117posted 2 years ago

    I have not trusted a politician or president ever. I think it is an injustice that Hillary is even running with the email indictment looming and the other things she has done.  I don't trust her to tell illegals to get out or make the harder decisions that are not politically correct.

    Sometimes you have to do what is best over what people will think of you.

    Trump seems inexperienced and hot headed, But he is a successful businessman and I like what he has to say. My concern would be how and if he can do what he says.

    My vote in this electrician goes to Trump.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Vince, Thank you for answering and offering an explanation why you choose Trump.  You have prented a lot of good points here. Yes, the politically correct aspect of it all does concern me and I am so tired of it to be honest.

  43. jandrewnelson profile image61
    jandrewnelsonposted 2 years ago

    I would prefer neither and I won't be voting for either of them.

    Remember, the lesser of two evils is still evil.

    Jerry Nelson
    http://jerrynelson.org

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jerry, Thank you for participating. That's true. ...wish we had another choice.

  44. profile image56
    shahriare04posted 2 years ago

    I will say that i am not too pleased with Hillary's domestic policy. needing to let in many thousands of individuals UN agency might have terrorists slippy in with them isn't wise in my opinion, however building walls is simply plain stupid.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi shahriare, a lot to think about for sure

    2. Jackson Keller profile image62
      Jackson Kellerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Could I ask why keeping illegal immigration at bay is a bad thing?

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I don't have any issues with immigrants; they just need to go through the legal process and show they will be law abiding.

  45. cperuzzi profile image99
    cperuzziposted 2 years ago

    Hillary - no contest.

    I despise almost everything about her. However, her foreign policy experience, combined with her background that has been in the political forum since the late sixties makes her infinitely more qualified than Drumpf.

    Drumpf will get us killed. His policies would be disasters and the more we look into his business practices the more we find he's not the business magnate the media made him on "The Apprentice".

    Hillary is the only real choice in this election. I think putting her against someone as repulsive as Drumpf is the only way that she could get into the Oval Office.

    The only thing I'm looking forward to in this election will be the debates which will be comical.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Christopher, Thank you for your participation and sharing your concerns. It's hard to believe these are the only choices we will have as leader of the free world ...

    2. Ken Burgess profile image90
      Ken Burgessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Again, her experience.  Would you vote her in for that experience knowing she was the next Stalin, or Hugo Chavez?  Experience and Power can be a dangerous thing in the wrong hands.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Experience and power in the wrong hands can certainly be very dangerous.

  46. BlakeStirling profile image70
    BlakeStirlingposted 2 years ago

    Neither. I'm not sure we have the kind of political leadership needed in that department. Unfortunately we live in a political landscape filled with politicians more concern about polls and legacy than they are with making hard, and perhaps controversial decisions. Presidents these days make their choices based on the majority, even though that majority might not have all the facts to back their claims. Because of this we are force to suffer through presidential terms that lack real resolve and leadership. We need individuals in office who are willing to tell us we are wrong just as much as we need them to stand firm on their core beliefs. So, now ask yourself how many times have these two flipped flop? Is what they're saying really what they believe, or our they just saying the things we want to hear?

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Blake, That certainly seems to be the case, sadly ...but what can we do if there are no other candidates?

    2. BlakeStirling profile image70
      BlakeStirlingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Good question. True, it's far easier to spot the flaw than it is to give a solid solution. Personally, we need to dissolve the two part system and the electoral college.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I think our actual vote should count.

  47. profile image0
    KC Pickensposted 2 years ago

    This is a different take, but I would prefer that the defense of our country largely be in the hands of Congress as a whole and a consensus among our most responsible and informed politicians rather than just the president.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi KC, and as someone else pointed out too, that the President's job is not to defend our country but to lead it, as there are others who are actually in charge of that, but the President has the last say ...

  48. srosales profile image60
    srosalesposted 2 years ago

    I trust Trump.
    He may not be perfect but he is the best shot we have.
    Hillary is a backstabbing liar she has sold our weapons for our military to other enemy countries behind our back and there is no telling what she will do if she makes office. As much as I would like to have a girl president I would vote for many men before choosing her

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi srosales, Thank you for answering and stating exactly why you would choose Trump over Hillary.  There is a lot of concerning past actions that do need to be considered for sure in this area, especially.

  49. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 2 years ago

    I probably would not have chosen to answer this if not asked by you, Theresa.
    Because you used the word, "Trust," I have to respond quite honestly.  I don't trust a single politician in our country, most especially during campaign time when the lies, manipulations & mud-slinging is rampant.  I would not "trust" either of these people to defend our country against our enemies.
    If I was just guessing or hoping who "might" react faster and harsher to defend us against enemies, I'd have to say Trump.
    Hillary seems to be just more of the Obama-low-key-laid-back-"JV-Team"- attitude-Political- correctness-at-all-costs .  If she becomes POTUS, all I can say is I sure as hell hope she is NOT as she is portraying herself at this time. Like I said....who knows?  All they do is LIE. It's a terrible awareness to know that every day, each & every time they move their lips....they lie to us...the very people they are paid to represent.  Paula

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly, Paula!  I intentionally used the word, "Trust," for that very reason, for we need to be able to trust the President to lead us in a manner that is best for the citizens of our great country, but I just don't know?

    2. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Oops!!  UPDATE!!  According to Comey, I guess we can TRUST just about any Tom, Dick or Harry off the streets.  Their ability to defend us against our enemies will ALL be based on their INTENT!  Relax America.  We're safe.  Right???

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Right?  Big Oops there, Paula!  Good grief Charlie Brown ...
      Yes, we're safe ...NOT!

  50. Thomas Swan profile image96
    Thomas Swanposted 2 years ago

    Probably Trump. Hillary is an interventionist of the worst kind, and interventionism has a habit of riling our enemies, or creating new ones. Furthermore, given all the false flag attacks in our history that have been used to justify interventions, I suspect Hillary has very little interest in defending the country.... not when she can use the fear their attacks create.

    Trump is a bit more of an isolationist, but not exclusively. However, he'll probably do more in terms of defense, whether his reasons are moral or not.

    Anyway, they're both... just... awful, and that should be the overwhelming argument when making any comparison between the two.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Thomas, thank you for your detailed answer here.  Interesting points on both candidates you have shared.  I wish we had more choices, but we must discern which one will be the best to do the job for our safety and way of life.

    2. Thomas Swan profile image96
      Thomas Swanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Faith Reaper. I don't think we actually need to decide though. If they'd both do more harm than good, no-one should have to endorse that harm by voting for it. No-one should have to lumber their conscience in that way. i.e. Vote for neither.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Thomas, I see that you're from New Zealand so it may be a bit easier for you to say to not vote, as you have no vote.  I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and why. I grew up being taught that it is important to always vote though.

    4. Thomas Swan profile image96
      Thomas Swanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I've been in NZ less than a year. I also never said not to vote. I said not to vote for Trump or Clinton. Personally, I'd vote for Jill Stein of the Green Party, or write-in Bernie. Taking a stand against 2-party politics is a vote for democracy.

    5. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Thomas,  thank you for the clarification here.  I understand what you are saying.

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