Politically, I am an independent. I like to think that means I am independent of group think brought on by the mainstream media. The truth is I can’t stand either presidential candidate. Hillary Clinton is an abomination of a candidate and, I can make the case, as a person. Donald Trump is not much better.
Neither candidate offers solutions. Just insults. We deserve better but this is what we have and we must play the hand we’re dealt. Can you legitimately give me anything Clinton has accomplished that moved America forward? I do not care about her transgressions in the past because what politician is clean? Trump has no track record other than taking advantage of a system that allows one to prosper off the back of others. Neither fills me with confidence.
This is not much of a choice. For me, a president has but one job. Keep the citizens safe. A president cannot affect the economy. It’s cyclical. Always was and always will be. A president can set the tone that allows an economy to grow or shrink. Which candidate is best equipped to drive the former and not the latter?
A president cannot get anything done without the help of the congress. Neither candidate can mend the chasms they created that exists between and within the parties. Most politicians will support the person that can do them the most good. It’s obscene but true and something they don’t teach in the bubble gum Civics classes of today. Which candidate can do the most good for their accomplices in crime? Once you have that answer – vote for the other candidate if you want anything to change!
A president cannot keep communities safe – that is up to those in the community. A president, however, does betray their biases based on who they support when communities go wild. That is a signal to the citizenry and creates an environment that either supports lawlessness or lawfulness. Which candidate will best set the tone for your community?
Try as they might, politicians cannot teach morals and ethics to your children. That’s your job as a parent. That, and most politicians don’t have morals or ethics which is why they are politicians to begin with. Of the two candidates, which one will serve as a better role model should you abdicate your duty as a parent?
So back to my original belief that a president’s main job is to keep Americans safe. Which candidate can best do that for you and your family? This is a no win scenario. Let’s say you are faced with a choice of leaving your loved ones with either Clinton or Trump. They have to navigate them through a maze wrought with danger. The only defense each has is their policies for handling danger.
Who do you choose? Good luck. It’s a choice I don’t want to make. Oh, wait. It’s a choice I have to make come November.