ELECTION THOUGHTS

After recent revelations of tapes, accusations, and leaked emails, I feel considerable disappointment. Not particularly because of Donald Trump’s lewd comments and supposed actions. I haven’t associated with many rich, powerful, ego-driven men. But I have been close enough to know this kind of stuff goes on—if you catch my drift. The last I noticed, Donald Trump is not running as a social conservative candidate.

If I may quote Heather Mac Donald in the Wall Street Journal (Oct 11, “Notable & Quotable”) she says it all about liberal hypocrites and their selective outrage:

“Now why might it be that men regard women as sex objects? Surely the ravenous purchase by females of stiletto heels, push-up bras, butt-hugging mini-skirts, plunging necklines, false eyelashes, hair extensions, breast implants, butt implants, lip implants, and mascara, rouge, and lipstick to the tune of billions a year has nothing to do with it. Females would never ever exploit their sexuality to seek attention from men.”

To the women claiming Donald Trump “groped” them 20 or 30 years ago—I’m asking, when you called your “special” friend to confide the event, were you complaining or bragging?

I’m not even particularly disappointed by the email disclosures that show Hillary Clinton and her team engaging in cover ups, playing favorites for donations to the Clinton Foundation, colluding with the media to hurt Hillary’s opponents, coordinating with the Obama White House and Justice Department, making rude, condescending remarks about voters, Christians, and even colleagues. By now all of us know Mrs. Clinton is a manipulative, scheming, paternalistic, power-hungry woman who will do anything to get elected. Polls show that in July 65% of voters saw her as not honest and trustworthy.

Actually the source of my disappointment at the moment is Billy Bush. We’ve long known about the degrading way presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Clinton treated women. The only bright light in all this was the Bush family. Presidents 41 and 43 were more dignified; they brought civility back to the White House, seldom even responding to negative charges so as not to demean the office of the presidency. And then along comes Billy Bush, playing the same kind of dirty trick on Mr. Trump weeks before Election Day that Democrats pulled on his cousin George W, resurrecting a DWI charge from many years before. It’s just disappointing.

There are many reasons, other than policy, that make me a Never Hillary voter such as her exhibited bad judgment, her reputation of long-standing as a congenital liar, some questionable health issues, and operating in a “Mafia-like” manner (I can’t recall), to name a few. But it is the issues that drive my decision.

I prefer a Supreme Court that respects the Constitution rather than follows opinion polls and personal prejudices. I believe Donald Trump will give the country this kind of Supreme Court. I want a president who understands open borders undermine our sovereignty and put stress on our workers and jobs. Hillary Clinton admits she dreams of open borders.

My president will understand that smaller government and lower taxes will stimulate faster growth, creating jobs and expanding the economy. Hillary Clinton is proposing a trillion dollar plus tax increase, supposedly only on the rich. That’s what Bill Clinton promised until he learned the real money is in the large middle class. (According to analysis by the Tax Policy Center of the Brookings Institute, Hillary’s tax plan starts to affect households with incomes above $143,100 or the top 20%, not just the top 1% she claims). I prefer a president who will take guns away from criminals instead of average, law-abiding citizens, as Hillary wants to do. My president will support religious freedom for all religions, not just some. I want my president to rebuild our military to levels that will reestablish our place in the world and keep our country safe and truly appreciate our troops and veterans, not just use them as props at conventions.

My president will deep-six Obama Care with its high premiums and co-pays that force everyone into the same choice basket (along with the deplorables) and offer a variety of plans that give people real choices they can afford. I prefer a president who respects the life of a little about-to-be-born baby, not beating it over the head to kill it, as Hillary and Obama support, because the mother considers the child an inconvenience.

I prefer a president who supports the country’s disadvantaged children with charter schools and vouchers, not sides with teachers’ unions, as Hillary does, against our children’s welfare. Who do you think will pay for all the “free” schooling Hillary is promising? Why the children themselves will pay for it in higher taxes and debt service on our national debt for years into the future. My president will work to undo as many of the outlandish regulations of the Obama Administration as is practicable, not expand them, as Hillary wants to do. I want a president who measures success of policies in outcomes, not in how much money has been spent, which is the Democrat way.

The president I choose will have outstanding people around him such as Governor Pence, Rudy Giuliani, Governor Christie, Dr. Ben Carson, and Paul Ryan, among others, who are proven, trustworthy leaders. Not the likes of Cheryl Mills, Sidney Blumenthal, Bryan Pagliano, Jennifer Palmieri, John Podesta, Tim Kaine, Nancy Pelosi, and Charles Schumer who would be on Hillary Clinton’s team.

When my son asked if I were voting for Hillary, I responded, “Of course, not; she’s a crook!” His answer: “Well yes, but besides that think of what she can do for the country.” That’s exactly what I am thinking about, and there is no besides that! I love our country, and right now I’m concerned Hillary Clinton’s policies and goals will ruin it, perhaps beyond anyone’s ability to save it. All this and more make me a Never Hillary voter. But I am a voter, so I will be voting for Donald Trump on Election Day.