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Oh, how I hesitated writing this post as I know it may ruffle a few feathers. But, I felt I had to as a response to all the outrage surrounding this election.
I don’t like Trump. Not as a person. And not as a political leader.
I find his comments regarding immigration and border control to be crass and lacking of any sort of human compassion.
I was appalled at his lack of respect to the disabled reporter.
I think he speaks first and is quick to anger. He seems to run his mouth without thinking of the consequences.
There are many reasons why I don’t like him.
Yet, I voted for him.
This came as a shock to people who know me closely as they were the ones who had to listen first hand on my feelings about him.
Ever since the results of the election came in, I’ve seen and heard people proclaim that anyone who voted for Trump must be a racist person who can’t stand to see a woman in office. While I’m sure that was the case for some voters, it wasn’t the case for me.
I voted based on my own conscious and by weighing the points that matter most to me. There were three points that were extremely important to me.
I’m not sharing my points to debate with anyone. I understand that people share different views. These are simply the three that are the most important to me. Yours may be different.
Has there ever been another topic that has been debated as heavily as abortion has? I cannot support a candidate who supports abortion, especially late term ones. I am a Christian and I believe life begins at conception. I’m also a mother who’s struggled with fertility and suffered miscarriages. I cannot support the ending of the life of a child.
A prime example of great idea, poor execution. Needs revised.
I don’t presume to know the best way to handle people who commit mass murders. But, I can say with certainty that taking guns away from lawful owners is not the way to handle it. All we have to do is look back in time to see what happened in Germany after Hitler took away guns. As a nation, we need to focus on helping the mentally ill BEFORE it gets to a violent point.
Yes, I am pretty much a completely, conservative Republican who is not interested in living in a socialist country.
Notice in this post, I didn’t base my decisions on the private lives of either candidates? That’s because it didn’t matter to me. I didn’t cast my vote to make a judgment off someone’s personal life. It was still, the hardest presidential vote I’ve ever faced. I truly felt as if I was choosing the lesser of two evils. That’s why I went back to the views of the campaigns and cast my vote accordingly.
I hope this opens some of your eyes as to the reasons why someone would vote for Trump. Not all of us are die-hard supporters. I imagine it’s the same for the Clinton supporters. Some of you voted for her based on a few views that are important to you. Are you wrong? No. Am I wrong? No. We just differ on our opinions.
As a nation, I hope we can move forward. I sincerely hope that Trump will be the best president we ever had, but, I’m not going to hold my breath on that. I do hope that we can all learn that hate is never the response. Especially among family and friends.
As always, comments are welcomed but I will delete belligerent ones that are only written to attack others.