Yesterday I voted for Donald Trump.
I understand and agree with many of the arguments against him, and people who vote for Clinton will get no argument from me. Frankly, there’s not much to argue about. Certainly not Trump’s positions on the issues, which had very little to do with my choice because I don’t trust him to keep his promises any more than I trust Clinton. Which is to say, not at all. But after lots of thought, this was a surprisingly easy decision.
Here are five reasons why:
- When your choice is between two corrupt candidates, choose the one the media hates most. The mainstream media actively supports Clinton, but does their best to keep Trump under a microscope at all times. That means he’s much less likely to get away with anything, whereas she would have carte blanche to screw things up without a peep from anyone.
- Trump deserves to be on the ballot; Clinton doesn’t. The people nominated Trump fair and square. Clinton’s pals at the DNC stole her nomination from Sanders with dirty tricks.
- We must stop doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. Clinton represents more of the same, which isn’t working (to say the least). At least Trump is all about trying something new even if some of his ideas are whacky.
- America is not a monarchy. It felt wrong when the second Bush was nominated, as if the Washington elites had crowned his family as royalty and rammed him down our throats. It feels like that with this second Clinton, too.
- No one should be above the law. When Bill Clinton had that private chat on the jet with the US Attorney General followed quickly by the Department of Justice and the FBI deciding not to prosecute, Clinton lost me forever. If any other government employee had kept those emails on a server in a bathroom linen closet, they would be facing prison time. But Clinton does it and gets elected President? Not if I can help it.
All the way home from the polling place I kept thinking it would have been nice to vote for someone I believe will be a good President. But who knows, maybe Trump will surprise me by governing well. Miracles do happen. But unless the Lord God Almighty intervenes, all I know is my hopes and expectations will be very low on November 9, no matter who’s elected.