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4 Great Reasons To Not Vote For Donald Trump In The 2016 Presidential Election

Updated on September 20, 2016

Some Background Information and How We Got to this Critical Moment

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.

Donald John Trump, the Famous Real Estate Personality and Current Republican Nominee for President of the United States

Eisenhower and Lincoln were Republicans that Knew How this Nation Should Be Handled and Run

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.

Hillary Clinton the Former First Lady and Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton is Still the Better Choice for President Whatever Way You Look at it

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.

Donald Trump: The Racist GOP Nominee

Other Reasons Why Donald Trump is Such a Terrible General Election Candidate

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!

This Video Should Convince Americans How Bad Donald Trump Would Be for the United States

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      Jack Lee 6 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Only four? I could think of many more. Also, there are just as many reasons not to vote for Hillary... How sad for our country.

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      Ara Vahanian 6 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Jacklee,

      Hillary may not be perfect but at least she is qualified to be Commander in Chief. Donald Trump has had so many business failures and operates a campaign of negativity, fear, and outright hostility. This same American public never gave Obama a chance to do something and now they are against Hillary Clinton because of silly, bogus reasons. They were spending time focusing on where she sent her emails instead of focusing on the issues that really truly matter. Hillary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving the public as First Lady, Secretary of State, and Senator of New York. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has been living off of his daddy's money and he has never really earned anything. The unfortunate part is that there is a huge degree of misogyny here in the US, that is one reason why they don't trust Hillary. I say they should give her a chance for four years.

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      mio cid 6 months ago from Uruguay

      Great hub.I know there are hundreds of reasons not to vote for "Little Hands" ,but I understand you could not possibly lay them all out in one hub.So I propose you write more series of four more reasons not to vote for the Bigot, Racist,Xenophobe Homophobe, Donald.

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      Jack Lee 6 months ago from Yorktown NY

      In my mind, both are not qualified to be President. One is an egotist, the other a liar...

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      Paula 6 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Hello.....I read your interesting hub. Very well-written.....However

      Here are more than 4 reasons to vote for him:

      He has not been a Politician therefore poisoned and corrupted like all career politicians and 2nd generation politicians. (like the crooked Clintons...the Bonnie and Clyde of DC)

      He cannot be bought. He needs no more money than his own which keeps pouring in. No more pay for play like Hillary has going.

      He is not a pansy ass who is afraid to upset the stinking RADICAL ISLAMIST TERRORISTS and will be tough and serious about protecting us and wiping these savages out!

      He doesn't like Obamacare, true and although I have no issues with the ACA.....aren't the majority of Americans very displeased with it? That's what I read.

      He's very intent upon IMMIGRATION....enforcing the laws we have to the letter and stopping the influx of those from the Middle East. Why can these people not be placed in safe havens in their own countries somewhere? There have to be wealthy, safe places for Middle Easterns to be with their own kind. We don't need more budding terrorists. (Like the one who stabbed people at the Mall in Minnesota...he was one that came over for asylum with his parents.) Let them stay where they are and kill their own people. They're happy as long as they're killing.

      He certainly will create jobs. He's a mega businessman and the country should be run like a business. He can do that.

      Look, I agree he's rough around the edges, but that's no big deal. He will surround himself with brilliant, hard working people. He's rude but not cruel. I admit he can use some lessons in being Presidential.

      He's much much much preferable to HRC.....by miles & miles.

      For me, the truth is I will be able to deal with whatever the outcome is because that's just the way I've always been. If I have to adjust to something, I do it.

      Have a great evening. Paula

      BTW, nice to meet you.

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      Ara Vahanian 6 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Mio Cid: Thank you! I just try to point out how many flaws there are with Donald Trump. I probably could have written more than four reasons though. And to JackLee and fpherj48: Donald Trump is not a politician and that is precisely the problem. He cannot possibly know how to create more jobs, be tougher on terrorists, or really know ho others have it harder than he did because he never really had to work for anything. He inherited his daddy's wealth and managed to misuse it, that is why he will never release his tax returns though he should do so because it is expected of him. And banning Muslims from entering the USA is the very thing that goes against what this country is about. The US has been a nation of immigrants and we must not go against that tradition. Donald J. Trump is a man that is an embarrassment not only to the GOP but to the United States. He isn't a real patriotic American, he is just a fool who will do anything to please himself. And BTW someone who talks about dating his own daughter if he were not married during a Presidential campaign has no business running for the nation's highest office. Another reason that so many support him is because he is Donald Trump-name recognition. The GOP should have nominated a proper person to run for this office not some failed businessman that treats the campaign like a reality show. It shows how many stupid idiots there are here in the United States and that is a very sad thing. We deserve much better than this man who fails to have empathy for others.

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      Paula 6 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      A perfect example of how wonderful it is to live in America. We are each entitled to our opinions and choices... Thanks.

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      Ara Vahanian 6 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      That is true we do each have our own opinions and choices... however, that does not mean people should be oblivious to what's going on here. The GOP deserved a much better candidate than Trump. Or maybe not since they are so stupid to have allowed things to get this far. I don't even think Trump wants to win this election.

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      mio cid 6 months ago from Uruguay

      The extreme right has always throughout history campaigned against "the politicians"and the political class and has taken advantage of the simpletons who don't understand that the politicians and the political class, the people they themselves elect is the only thing that stands between them and a government of and for the oligarchy.

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      Paula 6 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Celeb.....I would not argue that the GOP deserves better. I have made this statement several times. This is what we're stuck with. My point is that I would vote for an orangutan before the most corrupt, immoral, fraudulent, wholly deceitful, sneaky, dishonest, insincere, reckless & pathological thug, Hil-liar-y Clinton. The woman is the dirtiest politician ever in the history of our nation.

      All due respect Sir, you may not assume that I or anyone you do not know, might be oblivious. I can assure you, I am not at all. Remaining respectful, I can also assure you I am far from "stupid."

      Most importantly, FYI, I am an Independent......always have been, always will be. I am not extreme in any direction. Extreme is unacceptable to me.

      You have a good evening .

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      mio cid 6 months ago from Uruguay

      I would say fpherj48 is one of the nicest people on Hubpages and a true independent , but regardless of anyone's political view we should separate the person from the person's politics.

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      Paula 6 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Hola amigo mio! I wanted to acknowledge you sweetie, but I didn't know if you wanted to pretend you didn't know me.....LOL (I'm joking) When it comes to my family and friends, many of us disagree politically (and of course other ways.)

      I make a huge distinction. Better to not discuss than to clash with people we love. I do most definitely vote "person" not party. Proof? I voted both times for Obama!

      Enjoy the rest of your night my friend! Peace, Paula

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      Ara Vahanian 6 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Mio Cid and fpherj48,

      I may have been somewhat harsh in my comments. What I should have said is that many are uninformed about what is really going on. The mainstream media does not tell us everything. Donald Trump has the name recognition and has been in the public eye for so long and that's why he has so many supporting him. Also, there are many that are sick of the political establishment and that's understandable as well. However, people really should ask themselves whether they would be more comfortable with 4 years of Donald Trump. They'll be surprised at how much worse it will get if he gets to the Oval Office. There are decent men like John Kasich who did not win the nomination. I do like the fact that we have third parties. There are some who say that Bernie Sanders who is an Independent should have won the nomination. Bernie is a man I really respect and am proud of how far he came. But we will have a Clinton vs. Trump general election and I would still rather take my chances with her than with Donald because I simply don't trust the guy. Whatever flaws Hillary may have, she will be less worse. Let's agree to disagree.

      Have a good day!

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      Paula 6 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Yes, agreed. Our choices are not good. Period. It is choosing the lesser of 2 evils. Deciding who is less evil and who is far too evil to consider....well, that's how it boils down to a matter of opinion and personal choice. Do I love Donald? Not by a long shot..... In fact, I was just as shocked as most when he beat out all the others. I never expected it. I preferred a few others, Rand Paul, Christy, Rubio......

      We must work with what we have.

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      Ara Vahanian 6 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      I am glad that we were able to have a somewhat civil and I think great discussion too. We have to work with what we have. In a way, shocked is not what I would say. It comes down to the fact that so many are sick of the political establishment and so that's why Trump won the nomination. However, there is also the possibility that many will have to deal with Hillary Clinton if she wins, as unpopular as she is. Many may have to put up with someone they don't trust. Our political system can be better than what it is but it is up to the people to vote for the right ones and put them in power. That takes a lot of political education. It is knowing who to really vote for.

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      Cee-Jay Aurinko 6 months ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Great hubbing, Ara Vahanian. There's no way Donald Trump will become President of the United States. I honestly can't see it. But if it happens, I will no longer have faith in humanity. People can't seriously be that dumb.

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      Ara Vahanian 6 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Cee-Jay Aurinko: thank you very much for saying I'm a great Hubber. I try my best. As for Donald Trump not becoming president, I also don't see it happening for the reason that it is because of a demographic shift in the US. The Caucasian population percentage is declining and the minority population is increasing. Minorities do not like Trump and if they really show up at the polls and vote, he will lose.

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