Alright, I kept telling myself that I was not really going to get in to politics this election because, honestly, the sheer amount of stupidity in this country has really made me re-think speaking up since the gut reaction of our present culture is to immediately troll or respond in a way that does not help the conversation or even prove their side. Most responses I have seen are the same kind of zealotry that would make terrorists go, "Whoa, a bit much, bro." I mean, that's not a good way to see it, but all those idiots out there make me tired.
So, what brought me out of this resolution? It should not surprise you, the stupidity of people! I keep hearing over and over again how Donald Trump is going to be the next, great President of the United States and I hope and pray that this is not the case. Why? Well, I'm going to tell you and it is your choice if you accept it or not.
The thing I want to address first is his immigration policy of no automatic citizenship for those born in the United States of illegal immigrants. Though his website is vague, from his speeches, the idea is that if you are the child of an illegal immigrant and was born in the United States, you do not get automatic citizenship.("Immigration Reform") I wonder if people understand that supporting this violates the 14th amendment of the constitution, the constitution that people think he seems to support. He finally comes out with a statement of exactly what he wants to do as policy AND it violates the constitution. Good start to the race!
To quote, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."("14th Amendment")
One of the things that makes me really chuckle is that fact that people have gotten upset at President Barack Obama because he "lies" to the public. President Obama, granted, only has 21% true and 26% mostly true on the Political fact checking website, ("Brarack Obama's file") but the republican hopeful has 0% true and 5% mostly true.("Donald Trump's file")
Now, the thing that also upsets me and really makes me write this post is the fact on how his campaign is being run. Americans are frustrated at a lot of the things in the government and I'm honestly worried that people are looking in Mister Trump's direction because he is pretty much saying everything that we've been thinking. Do you really want a President who chooses to attack and bully people who do not agree with him? Do you really think the rest of the Congress is going to just stand up and welcome him? Mister Trump is a much worse choice than President Obama. Our President is idealistic and he was inexperienced when he first started out as a President. I do not agree with a lot of what he did, but he tried. Donald Trump is a troll who is trying to get to the presidency to implement his own personal agenda in a way that is reminiscent of a shotgun being pointed in the general direction of the problem and not caring who gets hurt. Yes, he does have some ideas that would help our country, but I fear how he would implement it if his view of our Constitution is that it is something to get around or ignore completely. The constitution has been ignored enough, we need a candidate who is going to try to get best of both worlds and is willing to work with both sides of the congress, not just follow the ideals of just his party. We need compromise and discussion in our government again. Without it, we are going to get people like Trump which will simply be yet another nail in our country's coffin.
P.S. All my political posts have comments disabled because I refuse to allow trolls and others to start a political storm here just because they want to. If you want to discuss this, take the link and go to a forum that discusses politics.
"14th Amendment." 14th Amendment. Web. 28 Aug. 2015. <https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxiv>.
"Barack Obama's File." Barack Obama's File. Web. 28 Aug. 2015. <http://www.politifact.com/personalities/barack-obama/>.
"Donald Trump's File." Donald Trump's File. Web. 28 Aug. 2015. <http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/>.
"Immigration Reform." Immigration Reform. Web. 28 Aug. 2015. <https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/immigration-reform>.