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Every election cycle brings out the same old
hackneyed accusations and “gotcha!” revelations by each candidate about their
opponent. And now that we’re in the final few weeks of the 2016 presidential
election, each candidate and their nudniks are using the most broad-brushed
black paint in characterizing their political opponent.
I’m sure looking forward to this childish
nonsense to end. Then maybe my email Inbox can return to some semblance of
normality. Can I get an “Amen”?
So then, what are we the American people to do
with two candidates that have the lowest approval level in history (or so it is
reported)? One simple answer: VOTE! Set aside the personal quirks, oddities,
blunders and foolishness of both Clinton and Trump, and engage in some due
diligence by studying the pressing issues that confront our nation right now.
Who is most likely to handle these challenges?
1.National Debt – Our
nation is rocketing toward an indebtedness that is unthinkable. We are nearly
20 trillion dollars in debt, doubling in the past eight years. It is clear to
“We the People” that Congress and the President do not know how to properly use
the monies obtained from us, the American taxpayers. So, which of the two
candidates is most likely to stop the hemorrhaging of out-of-control spending
by our elected representatives?
Author Chuck Roots
2.Military Readiness –
It is reported that our military has been weakened to the point that we are as
unprepared to handle the exigencies of world-wide threats today as we were in
the late 1930s leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor which, ready-or-not
(and we were definitely NOT), launched us into World War Two. Just this week
missiles have been wantonly launched numerous times against our Navy warships
off the coast of Somalia. Benghazi and Syria also come to mind. There’s a
robust Communist China and a bellicose Russia, to boot. So, which candidate
will have the steely resolve to stand against the world’s bullies?
3.Loss of Jobs – Over
the past number of years the unemployment rate has been toyed with by the current
administration to make it appear as though the unemployment rate has gone down.
The truth is voodoo economics. Whole categories of people are used or ignored
to “fudge” the numbers. Large companies and corporations are either moving to
“business-friendly” states, or relocating outside of the United States in an
attempt to reduce the costs of doing business. Which candidate is more likely
to turn this behemoth problem around by creating an environment where
businesses can once again thrive?
4.National Security –
The alarming rate of people from around the world who are crossing our borders
illegally is appalling. Americans who live along the Rio Grande River are
watching people simply walk across into the United States. Many of these
Americans are assaulted and terrorized by these illegals. Our Border patrol is
woefully undermanned and incapable of putting a stop to this abuse of our
national borders. Again, which candidate is most likely to take the necessary
steps to stem this flow of illegals into our country?
5.Threat of ISIS – Any
number of Islamic groups, ISIS being the “threat du jour”, are targeting our
country for take-over. It is the intent of Islam to subjugate all peoples under
the banner of Islam. So if they can neutralize America and its power against
them, the rest of the world should be much easier to conquer. Even a cursory
study of Islam will enlighten you as to the projected goals of world dominance
by this far from benign religion. Islam has been attacking the United States
aggressively since 1968 with the assassination of Bobby Kennedy by Sirhan
Sirhan. Which of the two presidential hopefuls will have the courage to go
against the conventional thinking that wants to believe that Islam is a
religion of peace and take aggressive action against this murderous threat to
– The very core of our nation, and the basis upon which all laws and policies
derive is the Constitution. This singular document, lovingly crafted by men who
had never before experienced the freedoms they hoped for the rest of us, and
under the guiding hand of James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, is now
under serious threat of being weakened by those who have chosen to give variant
interpretations to its meaning and purpose, specifically the first, second and
fourth amendments. Which of the candidates is most likely to honor the
Constitution and uphold its rightful place in governing our nation?
It would be easy to list many more issues that we
Americans must face
under a new administration, but you get the idea.
The beauty of our country
and its laws and form of governance is that “We the People” get to choose by
election in the ballot box the person we want to lead us into the future. Study
the issues. Get to know more about your candidate. And then cast your vote.
The Bible declares, “What is
impossible with man, is possible with God.” This is why we can still pray and
expect God to bless America.