You Aren't Really Voting for Donald or Hillary
Donald vs Clinton
Moralistic voters are horrified at the reality that the Presidential Election appears to be offering two presumptive choices: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. To supporters of the Liberal Democratic Party, this is not an issue. To those who are accustomed to voting Republican, this has raised a question, "Can I vote for Donald Trump and maintain the integrity that under girds my principles?" But many presumptive Trump voters, although casting their ballots for the world-renowned businessman, are not really voting for him. Likewise if you are voting for Hillary, you are not really voting for her but something far more important.
Since Hillary is often left out of the controversial nature of this election, let's start with her devout supporters. Few elected people in Clinton's party seem to really like her, be it on a personal level or as a candidate. This brings into question how it is that her party could support her throughout this campaign when a seemingly more popular candidate has risen from the dung heap of the Democratic Party.
The aspect of her base that is most scrutinized is that it is comprised of useful idiots. They are either dependent on government handouts or they truly believe that the Liberal agenda (thus Clinton) is centered on compassion, opposed to the mean-spirited and hate-filled conservatives. I apologize if I have offended any Clinton voters who are resentful of the term useful idiot, but that is how the Democratic Establishment views you.
However, the true-believers in Hillary's cause are not really voting for her at all. They are voting for an ideology. This is why she lost to Obama in 2008 when she was the shoe-in candidate. He was young and had barely any experience, but the party saw that he was able to force the Liberal agenda in such a way that it avoided scrutiny from the mainstream public. In fact, he presented it in such a way that many Conservatives supported him. This time around, despite his popularity, Bernie Sanders doesn't comprehend the true agenda of the Democratic Party. He must be done away with and Clinton must be nominated. Donald Trump's constituents enjoy the exact opposite predicament.
There are no more ideological Republican voters. The Republican Party has abandoned its core principles, thus alienating its base. Conservatives once comprised the base of the Republican Party. Although they will likely vote for Donald this November, they will do so in opposition to Hillary. The Establishment has dismissed the will of its voting base for too long. Their apathy toward the needs of their base has led to the nomination of a political outsider, namely, Donald Trump. The Establishment, on both sides of the aisle, have displayed irresponsibility, a thirst for power, and spending habits that are bankrupting the country by burying it in an irreconcilable amount of debt. Enter the successful, powerful, and unapologetically wealthy Donald Trump; was there any doubt that a tidal wave of supporters would flock behind his campaign?
Donald Trump's base believes in him. The majority of the people that have committed their vote to him have not done so lightly. When he first announced his candidacy, most people thought it was a joke. Then he started to touch on an issue that voters petitioned on for decades and had been ignored: Illegal Immigration. People heard his passion as he spoke about this issue and they knew he was the man they wanted to vote for. He has a committed base of supporters that comprises of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. Even so, whether or not they know it, voters will be "electing" officials that will make a much greater impact on this country than the President Elect.
The End Game
The real prize this election season is the Supreme Court. With the passing of Antonin Scalia, there remains a void on the Supreme Court, leaving only eight Justices on the bench. Because there is an even number of Justices, it is possible for Supreme Court votes to end in gridlock. If the Supreme Court were conducted in the manner that the Founders intended (apolitically), the appointment of the next Supreme Court Justice would not be a big deal. The reality is that politics have infiltrated the Supreme Court in a nasty way.
There is no way to sugar coat this, the Liberal Supreme Court Justices are radical ideologues who are hell-bent on pushing their agenda. The Conservative Judges are Constitutionalists who are concerned about rightly interpreting laws and ruling according to their Constitutionality. Truth be told, if we are measuring Liberals vs Conservatives on the Supreme Court, the real ratio is 4:3 or 4:2. Certain Justices that have labeled themselves Conservative have proven that they are willing to disregard the Constitution in certain instances to force an agenda that they personally agree with.
Hillary Clinton will appoint a liberal to the Supreme Court while Donald Trump has said that he would appoint a Conservative. Thus far, a 5:4 Conservative Supreme Court has ruled cases in a manner that has shown favor to either side. A 5:4 Liberal Supreme Court will not be so kind to return the favor. It will rubber stamp any legislation in support of the Radical Progressive Liberal Democratic Party's agenda. The country, under such circumstances, will be drastically different, and that's not all.
Conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has revealed some inside information concerning the condition of the Supreme Court at large. The untimely death of Antonin Scalia was bad enough, but he claims that the Supreme Court is currently "God's waiting room." Clearly, he is saying that there are other Supreme Court Justices that will either be passing away or retiring within the course of the next term. Knowing Rush, he is probably not referring to the future departure of Liberal Justices, but Conservatives. In a previous episode he has hinted that there are at least two other Justices that will be leaving in the near future. This means, that at best, there will be an imbalance in the Supreme Court of 7 Liberal Justices to 2 Conservative or Moderately Conservative Justices. If you currently think this country is a wreck, you have seen nothing yet!
Supreme Court Justices are appointed by the President and serve life terms in their office. Voters will not literally be voting for the next Supreme Court Justice. The prospect of voting for Donald Trump is not what many Conservatives would like to consider, but if it means preserving this country for another generation, there is no other choice. Amid the wreckage this current administration has left behind, it is hard to believe that things could get much worse (I don't even know what bathroom I'm allowed to use anymore). But trust me, with SEVEN Liberal Supreme Court Justices sitting on the bench, you will experience changes in this country that you could never have imagined.
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