I am a young black woman and I am proud to say that I will be voting for Donald J Trump in the 2016 Presidential election. The question I get, mostly from those suffering from CNN overdose, is “you are black why would you ever vote for Trump?” We can go into how the democratic party has failed minorities over the past 8 years but I will rather stick to the basics, the more important issues that affect me personally. Even if I do not have any substantial reason to vote for Trump, I have absolutely no reason to vote for Hilary Clinton.
As of January 2016 I was sure that I will not be voting in the general elections because all the candidates seemed like a joke to me. But as the year progressed and I continued to pray more for America, I realized that I cannot continue to stand on the side lines and pray, I have to join the conversation. Especially with my vote. Haven done thorough research on all the final candidates, I am now certain more than ever that I will be voting for Donald Trump. But why Trump? For the sake of simplicity, I will give just three reasons and try to stay out of petty rumors surrounding the election.
At the beginning of the third presidential debate there was a session about abortion that moved me to tears. As a Christian and a mother I am firmly against abortion and to hear Mr. Trump stand with people like myself straightforwardly solidified my confidence in him. Mr. Trump has stated firmly that he is pro-life (with a few exceptions) and I stand firmly with him. Abortion is murder of convenience in most cases and I personally cannot stomach voting for a candidate that will not speak up for innocent children. Most people that defend abortion refer to instances of rape, but here are some real statistics that debunks their argument:
“…1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest; 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems with either the mother or the child; and 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons – that is, the child is unwanted or inconvenient…”(abortionno.org). No human being has the right to take the life of another human being.
Hilary Clinton rightly stated that the Planned Parenthood programs provides services order than abortion (more info. ) , however staff of Planned Parenthood clinics have been caught selling body parts of aborted babies (watch video). This is disturbing to say the least. Killing innocent babies and turning around to make a profit off their body part is worse than terrorism. It is unhuman.
Hilary Clinton also reprehended Donald Trump, during the final debate, telling him not to scare people about partial birth abortion. If you do not know what that is, please take a few minutes to read about the procedure here.
Say what you want about Donald Trump but I can firmly say that he is not playing politics with the lives of the millions of babies that are killed annually through abortion.
- 2nd Amendment:
I have written about the importance of the second amendment in previous articles (read) so I will not belabor the point. Haven served in the United States Army for several years I know a number of people that own fire arms and I know what the process of obtaining a fire arm entails. If you believe that anybody can walk into any gun store to buy a gun in the United States, I have a bridge to sell you downtown Alaska. The “gun-problem” is similar to the “drug-problem”. People will still obtain guns illegally no matter how stringent the legislations are.
We hear all the scare rhetoric about guns but we hardly hear about the good stories attached to gun ownership (terrorists shot dead in the parking lot in Texas). The bottom line remains that guns deter crime – “…states with open carry laws did have a 23 percent lower violent crime rate…” (politifact.com)
- National Security:
I have never heard the words “Islamic Terror” come out of the mouth of presidential candidate Hilary Clinton. This is a huge problem. A problem so big I cannot fully explain it in this article. Islamic terror is a reality. Does this mean all Muslims are terrorists? Absolutely not. However, radical terrorists recruiting people of all ages to commit heinous crimes under the cover of Islam is a reality that the presidential candidates need to face and address. If you cannot name the problem, you cannot solve the problem.
Another issue entangled in this point is the issue of immigration. I am unclear on what Hilary Clinton’s stance on immigration is because her speeches on immigration and the content of some of her wikileaks emails are grossly conflicting. One thing we can all attest to is the fact that Donald J Trump wants to build a wall. Whether or not this is feasible or reasonable is not important. What is important is that Mr. Trump understand that immigration problem poses a threat to national security and he is going to attempt to fix the issue. He understands that immigration problem is complicated and he acknowledges that there are bad illegal immigrants that are criminals and there are good ones trying to make a living and be a part of the American dream (example). The world we live in today is very different from the world we lived in 10 years ago. We need a commander in chief that can be trusted with securing a nation as great as America.
The beauty of life is that we are all entitled to our choices. However, every choice has consequences. Do not make your voting choice until you think long and hard about why you are voting for a candidate. If you cannot write down three solid reasons why you are putting your vote down for a candidate and three solid reason why you will not vote or another candidate, please keep thinking. You owe it to this country, you owe it to the world.
By Lola Fajemirokun
NEW YORK CITY – AUGUST 17 2015: Republican presidential nomination front runner Donald Trump arrived at 60 Centre Street for his stint at jury duty in Manhattan’s supreme court.
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