Let me be clear: the difference between the Clintons and Mr. Trump is that Trump says exactly what he means. And much to the chagrin of the chameleon-like Clintons, Trump’s unfiltered, non-politically correct way of seeing and describing what he sees is what makes him so appealing, so real-time. The Clintons would have you believe that Trump wants to drag us back to the glory days of the 1950’s when, they say, many people who weren’t white suffered. But Trump supporters aren’t buying that bunk.
Trump is old enough to remember some of America’s greatest years—the years when our nation prospered both at home and abroad. We were a productive nation with a strong manufacturing base and plenty of jobs. Back then, our word was our bond and our president did not go around the world bowing down, kissing rings, and apologizing for our existence. We had a strong military that tin-horn dictators like North Korea’s Kim Jong-un feared. When we drew a line in the sand, we meant it. We had morals, ethics, and values and we elected officials who stood on principle and served their constituency within the confines of the law. But, even though they lived through them too, the Clintons don’t want to remember those days.
If you think about it, those days were prior to Johnson’s Great Society, when massive welfare programs were instituted, premised on the lie that the government could eradicate the problems of poverty and racial injustice by throwing money at them. It has been 50 years and the situation is no better. In fact it is worse because the government made it more lucrative to be a single Mom by taking over the role of Dad. So Dads had kids, but unburdened by the fiscal responsibility for them, they left. Still, Mrs. Clinton thinks everyone would be all right if the rich would only pay their fair share. What could be more laughable than Hillary Clinton running around the world as Secretary of State picking up bags up money for her “foundation” and giving away less than 10% of the donations? But no, it’s Donald Trump who has no feelings for those trying to break the chains of poverty. Mrs. Clinton ignores the fact that Trump has created thousands of jobs over the years through his many endeavors. Did he prosper in the process? Yes, but he also took the risks inherent in any financial enterprise. In Mrs. Clinton’s world, risk-takers and non-risk-takers alike get the same size piece of pie until the pie is gone. Of course, she and Bill have their own, bigger pie that you don’t know about.
Making America great again has nothing to do with returning to the 1950’s. It has everything to do with re-establishing our dignity and self-respect as a nation. It has everything to do with re-establishing our safety and security as a people through a strong military as a strong defense. It has everything to do with making our word our bond once again with our staunch allies—like Israel, another nation with a target painted on it because of our spineless response to terrorism, territorial expansion (the Scarborough Shoal comes to mind) and military provocation (North Korea) under Mr. Obama. It has everything to do with invigorating our own economy, getting government off the back of the private sector, putting the Constitution back into the governance of the nation, securing our borders, growing our gross national product and reducing our absurd national debt. That is not a return to the 1950’s—that is simply being sane about our future and it includes every American who wants a stake in it. How is this racist?
It is not Mr. Trump who requires a decoder ring. It is the Clintons with their sly references to racism where none exists. It is Bill Clinton testifying about Monica Lewinsky ("It depends upon what the meaning of the word 'is' is” and “I did not have sex with that woman—Ms. Lewinsky”). It is Hillary Clinton saying, “Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the emails.” What? Remember this when you go to the polls in November. Donald Trump means what he says. The Clintons? Not so much.
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