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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
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.
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.
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
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
"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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 ..
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :-)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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 ...
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 ...
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
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.
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
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?
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???
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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