Lack of discretion vs. lack of honesty and judgment
With the debate being approximately 24 hours away, the atmosphere has certainly grown tense. The release of the Trump video of 11 years ago has leaped across all elements of communication. There is absolutely no way or manner to approve of the language used by Trump in his discussion of women. The crude and vulgar language that was expressed has no place in the mouths of individuals who aspire to leadership positions in our society.
It is also exceedingly important to consider the revelations that were exposed by the release of Hillary Clinton’s speeches to Wall Street by Wikileaks. The content of these speeches reveals both the real and genuine intent of Clinton’s aim to instill her philosophy of open borders and open trade as policy, if she is elected. Further comments about her being removed from the pedestrian way of life of the middle class and the need to have both a public and private persona explain a great deal about her character or perhaps the lack thereof. Neither integrity nor ethics appear in her above positions.
Neither of the bombshells about the primary candidates is inspiring, but I must ask the following question of you. Which of these two examples will have the most resounding effect on you and your family over the next four years? As unpleasant as the remarks stated by Trump were, I do not believe there will be lasting repercussions from them. This is particularly true, as the lesson learned the hard way by Trump will have a stern and lasting effect on him. Throughout the primary campaign, he has certainly been bombastic at times in his message, but it is a humbling factor for anyone who spends time with individuals along the campaign trail listening to the average person’s cares and concerns. It is certainly believable to me that Trump has been affected in this manner.
On the other hand, Clinton has repeatedly tangled herself in lies and fabrications in regard to her emails, her relations to the intricacies of the Clinton Foundation, how she and her husband have accumulated $100 million to $200 million of net worth, and her actual views and positions that she wants our country to follow. Perhaps the most devastating statement is that she favors open borders for the country. If this perception became reality, can you imagine what our nation would look like in a very short period of time? We would either become a Third World economy or a country filled with terrorists.
Our economy would be strangled with large numbers of slightly skilled workers or those with no skills. One would take jobs from those of our citizens who need them, and the other would be recipients of welfare. Consider further that she wishes to establish a single-payer health care system, which would lower considerably the quality of health care without being cost-effective. To support the Clinton approach to our economy will require significant increases in federal taxes on all levels of our society. The fossil fuel industry of coal, oil, and natural gas would be strangled. Our Supreme Court would be packed with liberal justices who would support the elimination of the Second Amendment and would also jeopardize religious freedom.
In addition, I ask you to consider her tacit approval of the nuclear agreement with Iran. This shows incredibly bad judgment. She is also the architect of the turmoil in Libya and further supported President Obama in the pullout of our limited forces in Iraq, which led to the birth of ISIS. This combination of situations reveals how poor her judgment has been in foreign policy. To top it off, her “reset of policy with Russia” is pathetic, as now Russia has warned the U.S. not to have any of our aircraft over certain areas of Syria, and if they are there, they may be shot down. We now appear impotent to respond.
There is no way to excuse the intemperate remarks made by Trump 11 years ago, but I cannot believe they will have the lasting or disastrous effects that the election of Hillary Clinton would have for our economy and on our standing in the world. Think long and hard about these factors prior to voting Nov. 8.