It’s actually pretty simple ‘Make America Great Again’ and with a candidate like Donald Trump, you actually believe it will happen.
I have long held Libertarian ideals, yet in my private life I am very conservative. As a teenager I liked a lot of what liberals had to say, but that was during the Bush Administration, and I never really cared that much for Bush, though I did like some of his speeches. You’d have to be heartless not to get behind him after 9/11, but aside from that, I didn’t care for his expansionist government policies and reckless spending. The handling of the Iraq war still haunts us today.
The only time I really liked Barack Obama was when I first heard about him in 2006. I liked some of his speeches, and he spoke like the constitutional professor that he was. After that I never much liked him as it slowly became evident that he was a big government activist and did not have much love for the United States. He has been a terrible president. His only real achievement is becoming the first black president. That is an inspiration for black people and minorities for generations to come. It’s a shame that it ends there.
During 2012 I backed then presidential candidate Ron Paul. I loved the way that he spoke, and I believed what he said to be true. He is a genuine guy and was a fantastic congressman. I did not vote for Mitt Romney because I found him to be disingenuous and did not believe anything that he said. After his tax remarks recently about Donald Trump, it proves what a loser he is. Where was that tenacity during the 2012 presidential debates? He was and is a true establishment guy, and not good for this country.
Fast forward to 2016. Rand Paul is an excellent senator. I loved his 13 hour filibuster in 2013 and I love how passionate he is about protecting America and the constitution, but he is not as effectual as his Dad at conveying his message. Ted Cruz delivered his filibuster a few months later and I found it to be copied. In fact, much of what Ted Cruz says seems to be copied. It feels to me like he’s saying exactly everything you want to hear without the sense of being genuine about it. The fact that Glenn Beck is backing him also concerns me. For the longest time I loved Glenn, and I’ve gone back and forth on liking him for a long time. But he always ends up rooting for the establishment candidates. Just like he did the Bush’s, just like he did Romney. The fact that Ted’s wife works for Goldman Sachs is another red flag. Goldman Sachs was the biggest campaign contributor to both presidential candidates in 2012. They run the show.
And now there’s Donald Trump. I didn’t know much about Trump until recently. I knew that he was friends with Robert Kiyosaki, and that sat well with me as Robert is a great guy and inspiration in the entrepreneurial world. Since Donald announced his plan to run for the White House, I began researching him, and as a gift for Christmas, my in-laws gave me a copy of his book ‘the art of the deal’. I read it a few days later before New Years, and quickly went out and bought his latest book ‘Crippled America’. I began to have more insight into the man, and then went and watched the first three seasons of ‘the apprentice’ with my wife. I was very impressed with the deals he has made over the years, and the way he runs his businesses. I started researching his politics, and saw that he has been registered as both a democrat and republican over the years. One thing that stood out to me is that over the last couple of decades he has always sided against the establishment. Something else that stood out to me is that he has indeed donated to both sides of the isle, but that it is mostly just to stand in good favor with candidates so he can keep business operations going.
After watching the highlights of some of the debates, I find myself liking Donald more and more. I don’t believe he’ll part the seas, I don’t believe he’ll be a perfect president. He isn’t a true conservative, and he doesn’t hold all my values and beliefs. But what I do believe is that he’ll get the job done. He says he will strengthen border security and strengthen the military, he says he will bring jobs back to America. I believe that he will do this. The reason being that he is the only candidate talking about Mexico and China being a threat to our economy. He is the only one talking about tariffs, taxes and trade. All of the remaining candidates are bought and paid for in one way or another, but not Trump. He’s in this for himself. He’s in this for his businesses, and he’s in this for his kids. This is his finale to a very colorful and successful life. He is the only proven and successful businessman on stage, and he is the only one who has proven he can work with both sides of the isle to get things done and get things moving. With nearly 20 Trillion Dollars of debt, this country cannot afford to get tangled up right now. The constitution is vital to this country and I do not believe Donald will shred it. The government is too big, and it does have too much power over us, but anarchy will not help us, and if the economy is not righted very soon, the country will dissolve into that. At that point it would not matter who was president. For that reason alone I believe Trump is the only solution for the presidency right now. He is not perfect, he is not a true conservative, he will not right every wrong in our country, but he will break loose the economy, and the strength that gives us will aid us in repairing the country in years to come. Trump is the short term solution to our biggest problem, and in becoming president he will aid us in fixing our long term problems.
I am officially endorsing Donald Trump for the presidency. Good luck, and God speed.