I was/am trying very hard to stay out of the mud slinging going on in the political world. I really am. And I refuse to repost a lot the things that come out on facebook, even though some of it may actually be factual. But I have reached a point where I feel I need to say this. Feel free to comment if you like.
1. I am not a Trump fan. In fact, I made an agreement with a daughter last winter that I wouldn't vote for Trump if she wouldn't vote for Hillary. I have since reneged on that and released her to do what ever she feels she has to do. I say again, I am not a Trump fan, but I can on no way vote for Hillary. So, I will vote for Trump, and here is why.
2. I will start this by saying I voted for Cruz in the Primary. I would have voted for Carson if he was still in the running at that time. Trump is not a politician, but a business man. So what. Maybe it is time to have someone in office that looks at things in a different light. If Trump surrounds himself with people who understand foreign policy and he listens to their advise, he may actually do well. IF he gets elected, we will see. He is a bully and a loudmouth. And he may cause Problems for the U.S. But then, we already have problems, so on to Hillary.
3. Since Obama took office he has doubled the national debt and this will continue under Hillary. Also, Hillary has already stated that IF, and I repeat If, the second amendment is a constitutional right, Then it is subject to reasonable regulation. She wants to model the second amendment on the gun program that have in Australia. She has stated this in several speeches. She said that the Australian buy back program worked very well. Uh, no, it did not. Even though the country of Australia may have compensated the people for the guns they "took" away from them, it was not a buy back program, as the government didn't own the guns in the first place. Also, Most of the shootings that take place, that have gun control advocates up in arms, take place with guns that are already illegal and were illegally obtained, and by people who were not allowed to own a gun any way. So, the gun control proposals will only punish legitimate and legal gun owners and leave those who should not have a gun having them any way. Still, the media will espouse the gun control point of view and ignore the legality of most of these issues.
4. Yes, there are other candidates. The most viable one and the most visible one is the Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson. There are some pros and cons to consider here. First, Gary Johnson was a good governor of the state of New Mexico. However, when his wife got sick with cancer, he divorced her and let her die single. I am sure there is more there than was reported, but it looked bad. He also wants to legalize marijuana. While I am against that, I guess that would be better than Hillary's agenda. The thing against Mr. Johnson and any other candidate of a lesser party, is that the rules are that any candidate has to poll at least 15% of voters before they are allowed to go on a debate stage. I say, if they were allowed to go on a debate stage, they may poll a high number, but the rules are against them. So, since they are so low on the polling scale, a vote for Mr. Johnson or an other candidate is simply a wasted vote, except to express displeasure with the two front runners.
5. Who ever wins in November, we as a people need to be aware of what is going on and do what ever is best for the country and insist that those elected to congress be reminded who they work for and to set the rules of play (they don't really work, for the most part ) be changed and that they make rules for the people.
AND THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE DITCH BANK