4 Great Reasons to Not Vote for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election
Some Background Information and How We Got to this Critical Moment in United States History
With an election year coming up in the United States, people will go to the polls all across the country to elect the next president. At first when I began covering the American political system back in 2012, I was asking whether Barack Obama would win a second term in the White House or the Republican candidate whoever he or she is would end up knocking him out of the White House. At the time that I began diving deep into the reasons for the Republican Party’s cons, polls were indicating that Obama may win a second term. With 54% of the people approving of his job as president at the time that I composed what would have been the second draft of this piece, Obama certainly was reelected winning 332 votes and beating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. With that said, here are some reasons to not vote for the Republicans in 2016 and even after that (assuming that the GOP does not change its conservative philosophy). This is not meant to say that every Republican politician is bad but the main focus will be why we should not vote for Donald Trump.
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Care will be taken to not sound too partisan. In other words, I will attempt to not choose sides here and to look at this issue objectively. That stated, we have had Republican presidents with at least some level of understanding of what it takes to run a country. For instance, war hero Dwight D. Eisenhower was wise enough to realize the dangers of empire building during his 1961 Farewell Address. And Abraham Lincoln, the self-educated lawyer that was one of our brightest and most respected Presidents is my favorite President of all-time who wanted desperately to keep the nation together because he loved it so much. There have been exceptions but the GOP has had many not so good politicians. I say this also realizing that the Democrats also have had poor Presidents one being Lyndon B. Johnson.
Reason #1: Trump Will Hurt the Middle Class Even More
First of all, if you are a person that is earning only a middle class income, the Republicans don’t support the middle class. Why is that? Those of us that have studied and know the system will remember that Reaganomics and the trickle-down theory only worked against the middle class increasing the gap between the rich and poor. The Republicans have been known to support tax increases for the wealthiest people in America while the middle class is struggling right now. The Republicans have also been known to get support from the biggest companies in the nation. However, the two party system has changed so much with the rise of corporate donors, PAC’s and “the Establishment” that even Democrats have been criticized. I congratulate Arizona senator John McCain for his public service and for saying that Obama is a decent man. And Mitt Romney was a far more decent candidate for president compared to Donald Trump. It is fair to assume that Mr. Trump will not really look after the middle class should he happen to win in 2016.
Reason #2: Trump Hates the Affordable Care Act
Author’s note: some of this next section was composed back in 2012
Secondly, the Republicans have done everything they can to try and repeal Obama’s health care plan that has now been signed into law. This is another attempt by the Republicans to see Obama fail as president. We have had far too many people in this country that have no health insurance coverage. Health care that is affordable is a big priority for the millions of people that don’t have it. If you want to have any chance of getting good health care in the future, do not vote for the Republican Party. We have been debating about health care reform since the Bill Clinton years. It is time that we got something done and the passage of the health care legislation known as the Affordable Care Act is a huge step in the right direction. Health care is a basic human right and there is no reason why the United States should not have health care that is affordable and can help in times where people really need it (particularly those with a preexisting condition such as myself). With Trump being critical of just about everything that Obama has tried to do, there is no reason to think that he won’t be against trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Reason #3: He Will Not Help Those That Are Unemployed
The Republicans have also done everything that they can to oppose and deny extension of unemployment benefits to all people in America that need them. The Republicans have even opposed extending unemployment benefits to those that have been without work for 99 weeks or longer. This group of people was known as the 99ers. How can the Republicans be so uncaring about those that need help the most? If you want to see the unemployed of this country get help and extensions with their unemployment checks, don’t vote for the Republican Party specifically Donald Trump. I would not mind if the GOP nominee for this election had been John Kasich of Ohio however.
Reason #4: Trump's Foreign Policy Would be Horrible
And perhaps the most important reason to not vote for the Republicans even in 2016 especially Donald Trump is because if the Republicans overtake the White House, there will most probably be more wars started that this country does not deserve to be in. We had two wars started by the George W. Bush Administration and that is two wars too many. With America facing major economic problems, we cannot afford to be in other conflicts. The Republicans have had an aggressive stance on foreign policy issues and this country does not need aggression. It is interesting that this is mentioned because Hillary Clinton will also have somewhat of an aggressive foreign policy. She will more than likely continue to support Israel and the Palestinians will be attacked constantly. The proposed Palestinian state is not likely to materialize. The air strikes against ISIS will continue and she may be in favor of ousting Syrian President Bashar al Assad. However, when we look at the foreign policy area, it is hard to imagine Mrs. Clinton being worse than Mr. Trump.
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This country has to focus on better things. I’m not saying that there are no corrupt Democrats in Washington. It is just that there are more corrupt, crooked and dishonest Republicans. If you want a better chance of seeing a better foreign policy, don’t vote for the Republicans in 2016. The Republicans are a threat to the survival of this country because of Mr. Trump’s improbable rise to the GOP nomination. I say this taking into consideration how Donald Trump praises Russian President Vladimir Putin. And secondly, I believe that Donald Trump is not the proper person to fix or improve this nation’s condition. With all of Hillary Clinton’s perceived negatives, she is seen by some as the lesser of two evils. She may not be perfect but a Donald Trump presidency would be catastrophic for the United States.
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These four reasons are four of the best reasons to not vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming 2016 general election. This election is the most important election in the lives of young people (millennials and those that are under 40 years old). A person like Donald Trump that has insulted and belittled women, Hispanics, been staunchly against anyone who is a Muslim and has mocked a disabled reporter does not deserve to be President of the country that George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe took great care of. The greatest and most honorable act that all of us in the US can do is to reject Donald Trump and people of his caliber by not voting for him. Say no to people like Donald Trump because he is most definitely very unfit to be the 45th President of the United States!
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