first published on July 24, 2016 by Tim
I am not a fan of Trump. I never have been and likely never will be. I find him to be dishonest, crass, self centered, unsophisticated, and generally despicable. I came to these conclusions years before he decided to run for President this time around.
Once it became clear Mr. Trump had a crack at winning the Republican nomination I became one of his most outspoken critics on my personal social media such as Facebook. I chided my friends who claimed he was a staunch conservative as being ill informed and intellectually lazy for not making even a modest effort to learn the not so hidden truth about the mans previous far left positions on most every imaginable political topic.
I’ll say it again; Trump is a far left of center liberal and has been his entire adult life. Before you disagree with me, please do a little research of your own. It’s not hard to find ample evidence I’m indisputably right.
I won’t bore you with pages of evidence to support my belief Trump is a New York limousine liberal that is purposely pulling the wool over the eyes of conservatives. It’s utterly irrelevant at this juncture. His ploy worked as the masses were swooned with ridiculous undeliverable promises and divisive rhetoric that was overly outlandish. He managed to secure the party nomination so we’re off to fight other battles. We’ll pay for that mistake later, I’m sure.
Here’s why I’m left with no choice but to support Donald Trump and worse, compel others to join me in this rather distasteful venture. If you value your rights, as I do, you have no choice but to acquiesce and place your mark next to Trumps name in November.
Hillary Clinton is a known anti-gunner that believes the landmark Heller case heard by the Supreme Court was wrongly decided. This comes from Maya Harris, a top policy adviser to the Clinton camp.
The following is from a Bloomberg article dated May 20th, 2016.
“Clinton believes Heller was wrongly decided in that cities and states should have the power to craft common sense laws to keep their residents safe, like safe storage laws to prevent toddlers from accessing guns,” Maya Harris, a policy adviser to Clinton, said in an e-mailed statement. “In overturning Washington D.C.’s safe storage law, Clinton worries that Heller may open the door to overturning thoughtful, common sense safety measures in the future.”
Hillary is a known quantity. We know EXACTLY what we’ll get with her. She is actively anti-gun whereas even her husband was somewhat careful when dealing with the subject. He learned his lesson after signing the 1994 “Crime Bill” and subsequently losing both the House and the Senate in a revolt carried out by angry gun owners at the polls. While Bill learned his lesson, Hillary didn’t.
If Hillary is elected you can expect her to sign any anti-gun legislation that makes it through the House and Senate. Worse, she will actively campaign for such legislation and use her considerable political clout to strong-arm both Democrats and Republicans to back her proposals.
However, there is a much-MUCH bigger threat she poses. It is because of this unprecedented threat that she must never see the inside of the White House again.
She will seat at least one Supreme Court Justice. The odds are, she will seat two, if not more, in her first four years as President given the age of the court. She can cause all the chaos she seeks with the first guaranteed appointment though. The Justice she selects to take Justice Scalia’s seat will unbalance the court and firmly place the power in the hands of the far left anti-Constitutional Justices thus allowing them to wreak havoc on our 2nd Amendment rights, and others.
I know many of my friends are Libertarians and belong neither to the Democrat or Republican parties. I left the Republican party at a young age when in 1992 I voted for Ross Perot. I’m sick and tired of the two party system and the corruption it fosters, just as many of my friends are. It’s because of this corruption of our current system of government, which includes the electoral college, that many of us seek to elect a third party candidate such as Johnson.
As I stated a moment ago, I too have voted 3rd party in the past. I share the desire to tear the system down and unseat those that have nearly destroyed our precious Republic. I implore you though, NOW IS NOT THE TIME. Far too much hangs in the balance with this particular election. We cannot allow Hillary to appoint one, or God forbid, two SCOTUS Justices. Our rights will forever be lost and our children’s children will never know what it was like to live free.
We must not play a short game for immediate gratification. We must play a long game to secure the futures of those that are yet to be born. We have an obligation to preserve what remains of our liberty and to stop corrupt tyrants such as Hillary from ever holding the highest office in our government.
Johnson has absolutely no chance of winning this election; if he garners even 1% of the popular vote I will be shocked. Worse, because of the Electoral College and the grasp the two parties have on it, even if he were to win 40% of the vote he would still have no chance of ever seeing the inside of the Oval Office. The popular vote means absolutely nothing thanks to the constructs of the Electoral College. If you doubt this assertion, please read up on how delegates vote and the distinction between bound and unbound delegates. It’s important for you to understand so that you can have a full sense of just how corrupted our system of electing Representatives is.
There is a time and a place for such activism against the two party system. However, this is neither the time nor the place. Far too much is at risk, and we must keep our eye on the long-term goal of the preservation of liberty.
For these reasons I am holding my nose once again and voting for the lesser of two evils. Well, in this case I’m not 100% sure Trump is a lesser evil than Hillary as his intentions are still unknown. With Hillary, we know full well what her intentions are. That means our only real option for a chance at preserving our 2nd Amendment is to roll the dice with Trump and trust that he will at least seat conservative pro-2nd Amendment Justices to the court. We can’t let Johnson siphon off even 1% of the Libertarian/Conservative vote because that 1% may be all that saves us.