By Raymond Shipley
With less than four weeks until election day, the atmosphere surrounding the 2016 elections has become a conundrum of chaos. Time and again this author has seen all-out attacks on the Donald Trump Campaign by the mainstream media, Clinton Campaign and on social media. However, what has yet to be seen is a rational and logical argument as to why voting for Hillary Clinton would move this country in the right direction. What has been seen and heard have been condemnations of Trump and virtue signalling about "feels." Sorry, I'm just not buying it.
While waiting for that rational and logical argument in favor of Clinton that will never come, this author decided to give a few reasons a Trump presidency would begin to reverse the "long march" towards the regressive left this nation has been on for the past 50 or so years.
1. The Supreme Court
The death of Antonin Scalia has left the Supreme Court in a tie: four conservative (Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Kennedy) and four progressive (Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan and Sotomayor) Justices. The next POTUS will appoint at least one Justice to replace Scalia, shifting the Court in favor of their ideology, 5-4.
Since 1971 the average age of retirement for Supreme Court Justices has been roughly 79 years of age. Currently, three Justices will be of retirement age within the next four years: Ginsberg who is currently 83, Kennedy who is 80, and Breyer who is 78. Whoever is the next President will be able to reshape the Supreme Court, and thus the laws of the land, in an unprecedented way. Those in favor of the Second Amendment, as well as limited government and individual autonomy, have an obligation to vote for the Republican candidate, Donald Trump.
2. The Federal Reserve
Contrary to popular belief, the United States does not print its own currency. Although the Constitution gives the exclusive authority to print and coin money to Congress, the 1913 Federal Reserve Act violates our very Constitution by granting this authority to a private bank, aptly called The Federal Reserve. Article 1, Section 8, Clause 5 of the Constitution states:
"(The Congress shall have power) To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures"
The Federal Reserve will assuredly have its own article on this site soon enough, as it deserves, but for now suffice to say it is an unconstitutional act that progressive President Woodrow Wilson (D) passed which allowed private bankers to control the currency and economy of the United States of America. Since a private bank prints our currency, the United States government is forced to borrow money from the bank in order to fund the government and its many projects. The government must then tax its citizens in order to pay back the loans, at interest. If Congress were to print its own money, as the Constitution demands, there would be no borrowing nor interest to anyone, let alone a private corporation.
Donald Trump has declared he would call for an audit of the Federal Reserve. In a tweet on February 22 of this year Donald Trump stated "It is so important to audit The Federal Reserve," and an article published in The Week this past April, entitled "Donald Trump is shockingly sane on the Federal Reserve" applauded his positions on the bank. Author of End the Fed, Ron Paul has also declared Trump to be the only candidate willing and able to take on the Federal Reserve.
For 103 years no president has ever audited the Fed despite its connections to the Stock Market crash in the 1920s, the Great Depression, and the housing market crash. Moreover, no president since Andrew Jackson has been able to rid this nation of debt, and he did so by dismantling the central bank. On this, the choice is clear.
3. An End to Common Core
It is absolutely mind boggling to see parents and caretakers scream frustration and dismay about Common Core only to proclaim their support for the major party candidate that supports it. Donald Trump has proclaimed loud and clear that he will end Common Core, and dismantle the bureaucracy that is the federally controlled education system. This author suspects that Common Core's insistence on "critical thinking" is simply a misnomer for "critical theory", and as such serves to undermine the culture at large just as Horkheimer envisioned. It is only logical that the bigger something gets, the less control a population has on it. The same goes with education. If it is local, parents have a say. Once at the state level, parents' say is diminished accordingly. Once in Washington D.C. the likelihood the same parents that once had powerful voices will ever be heard is virtually nonexistent. Trump wins on education, hands down.
4. Illegal Immigration
Illegal immigration, for a time, took center stage in this election cycle. It may now be overshadowed by sex scandals, voter fraud and crimes of treason, but memories last long and important issues remain so.
Despite what many think, Donald Trump never said Mexicans were rapists. In his use of "truthful hyperbole" Trump stated that "Mexico is not sending us their best," and that many coming through our southern border are rapists. What Trump was referring to was an article published by Fusion that claimed, "A staggering 80 percent of Central American girls and women crossing Mexico en route to the United States are raped along the way." The article also said, "Women and girl migrants, especially those without legal status traveling in remote areas on trains, are at heightened risk of sexual violence at the hands of criminal gangs, people traffickers, other migrants or corrupt officials (emphasis added)." You can read that article here.
A country has every right to control its own borders, for without borders there is no nation. There is nothing inherently racist in building a wall, controlling immigration or sending back to their country of origin people who broke the law and entered this country illegally. No one would argue a neighbor has a right to sneak into one's house at night and move his family into the guest bedroom because he can no longer afford his mortgage. And certainly no one would expect you to now pay for his food, education and medical bills just because he had hidden out for a long time. Right is right, wrong is wrong, legal is legal and illegal is illegal.
Moreover, if a nation changes its inhabitants the nation itself ceases to be. This is the same argument Amerindians give in condemning the white man for coming and displacing them as the dominant population. What once was an Amerindian continent became an European nation for all intensive purposes. That people come to the United States because it is the United States should be argument enough to keep it that way.
Trump is simply not Hillary: he has not played at politics for over 30 years with nothing to show for it; he has not sold favors to special interest and foreign entities; he has not lied to Congress or the FBI; his spouse wasn't disbarred from practicing law nor impeached as president; he did not vote for any foreign wars of expansion and nation building; he is not accepting money from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, two nations that have been funding ISIS, nor from big banks and corporations like Goldman-Sachs; he was not responsible for the four dead Americans in Benghazi, and didn't joke about the murder of Gaddafi; he has not stolen any elections or been involved in voter fraud like Hillary; he has not called Hispanics "needy", black men "super predators" or people from the middle east "sand niggers"; he has not broken a federal law that disqualifies him from holding office in the United States Hillary has with her email scandal (see U.S. Code, Title 18, Part I, Chapter 101, Section 2071); and despite his foul language and arrogance, he has nowhere near the stains on his history Clinton has (see "Hillary - Lies, Deceit, Murder Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). Furthermore, for all his tough talk about trade he is also not the warmonger Clinton is. With her pushing such a hard stance with Russia even Green Party candidate Jill Stein has picked Trump as the better of the two.
This election is more important than any election in my lifetime. This is about Globalism versus Nationalism, World First versus America First, government control versus the chance for Liberty, Regressivism versus the chance for Conservatism. There are no reasons to sit this election out, and the only reason to vote for Clinton is if one hates that for which America stands, or due to an immaturity and inability to see the big picture. Trump says he stands for the People and the Constitution after which our Founding Fathers modelled this nation. There is only one way to find out. Vote Trump.