On November 4th, 1980, a young man of approximately 21 years and 11 months of age, a Senior at then-Memphis State University, stepped into a voting booth for the very first time in his young life. Excited and nervous at the same time, he cast his vote for Ronald Reagan as the President of the United States of America. Some 36 years later, this same American will cast his vote this morning in an election which he firmly believes will either ensure America’s continue existence or condemn the Greatest Nation on the Face of God’s Green Earth to a slow and painful demise.
Of course, I’m talking about myself.
The right to vote is not a responsibility that I take lightly. It has been paid for by good men and women who have gone on before me that have given their lives to secure our Liberty.
For those of you who might be reading this post,who do not understand the definition of the word “Liberty”, Liberty is freedom with responsibility.
The privilege to vote in an American election is one which is reserved for American citizens. This is OUR nation. One which we have been given the responsibility to protect, to run, if you will, in a manner which ensures that the blessings of our Liberty will be passed on to the generations who come after us.
So, this day is not just about exercising your right as an American citizen to vote for the candidate who you choose, it is also about protecting and maintaining the blessings which we have been given. Blessings which have been paid for on the battlefields where American men and women have died so that our country might live.
There is a reason why we call those whom we send to our city, state, and federal government positions public servants. They are elected so that they might follow the orders or wishes of the American public. They are not sent to their positions to follow their own self-interest, but rather to do what is in the best interest of the American people.
If you stop and take a good hard look at the two viable choices that the American people have before them today to vote for as President of the United States of America, they are as different as night and day.
The Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, has been involved in politics for 30 years. From her days as First Lady while her husband Bill Clinton was Governor of Arkansas to her time as “Co-President” with her husband, Hillary was given power that she never earned. Her power was acquired through the popularity of her husband. Once their time in the White House was over, they moved to New York in order to further grow their empire, as the ongoing FBI investigation in the Clinton Foundation is dramatically showing.
During her time as Senator from New York, Clinton basically accomplished nothing, as the blank look on the faces of her supporters when you ask them to give you a list of her accomplishments during that time will show you.
Additionally, as I have chronicled in numerous post, her time as Secretary of State under President Barack Hussein Obama resulted in the world that was left in worse shape than when she took that office.
She has stated that if she is elected president today, she will continue the legacy of Barack Hussein Obama, a legacy which will leave America with a stagnant economy, 95,000,000 Americans out of our Workforce, an out-of-control immigration policy, a racially divided nation and a world on fire with a Middle East being ruled by Radical Islamic Despots who are exporting their followers throughout Europe.
On the other hand, there is Donald J Trump, the Republican Presidential Candidate, a self-made millionaire and entrepreneur, who is running on the campaign slogan of “Let’s Make America Great Again”.
In this Citizen Statesman’s Campaign Platform, he has proposed common sense answers to problems both foreign and domestic, in a blunt way that is very refreshing.
He has proposed securing our Southern border while stopping the flow of so-called refugees from Syria, until they can be properly vetted, in order to secure our country’s safety.
He wants to end the failed experiment known as Obamacare, which has only succeeded and taking away the Preferred Medical providers from Americans, while limiting their choice of medical insurance providers and the facilities in which they can be taken care of.
Trump has also promised to bring back jobs to America through offering tax cuts to job providers and through eliminating restrictions on job growth such as unnecessary regulations.
There are so many more ways that I can compare the two candidates, that I could write several thousand words on the topic. However, as I wrote yesterday, it all comes down to this one question:
Who do you trust… with the future of you, your family, your friends, and this sacred Land which God has given to us?
As you consider my question, please allow me to paraphrase the fellow who I voted for some 36 years ago, who asked some questions of his own during an address that he gave on the evening before the 1980 election…
Are you more confident that our economy will create productive work for our society or are you less confident? Do you feel you can keep the job you have or gain a job if you don’t have one?
Are you satisfied that 95,000,000 Americans remain out of our Workforce? Is that something you are prepared to live with?
Are you pleased with the ability of young people to buy a home; of the elderly to live their remaining years in happiness; of our youngsters to take pride in the world we have build for them?
Is our nation stronger and more capable of leading the world toward peace and freedom or is it weaker?
Is there more stability in the world or less?
Are you convinced that we have earned the respect of the world and our allies, or has America’s position across the globe diminished?
Are you personally more secure in your life? Is your family more secure? Is America safer in the world?
And, most importantly–quite simply–the basic question of our lives: are you happier today than when Mr. Obama became President of the United States?
Are you willing to vote for a Presidential Candidate who embraces Obama’s Legacy of Failure?
I cannot answer those questions for you. Only you can.
Hillary Clinton calls us “Deplorables”.
Donald J Trump calls us AMERICANS.
Please, exercise your right and privilege as an AMERICAN and vote today.
Until He Comes,