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2017-02-03 09:33:14 -0600
Hillary Clinton — Because she seemed more than qualified and had paid her dues and Trump seemed like a megalomaniac monster.
2016-12-23 08:18:54 -0600
Why I voted for Donald Trump – Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for President, is controversial. Many people are upset over his statements concerning illegal immigration, his habit of insulting his opponents, his boorish behavior, and his inexperience. Even though I am unhappy with some of Trump’s behaviors, I still voted for him, here are some of the reasons why:
1. I voted for Trump because I am pro-life.
In Newsday, on June 10, 2016, Clinton said, “I’ve been proud to stand with Planned Parenthood for a long time, and, as president, I will always have your back.” Clinton has indicated she supports abortion all the way up until the moment the child is born. As a Christian, I simply cannot and will not vote for a baby killer. Trump was pro-abortion for many years and only decided to be pro-life shortly before the election season started. However, he says he is pro-life now and because of this, he is the better choice. In the debates, he stood up for the sanctity of the life of the unborn child.
2. I voted for Trump because of the Supreme Court.
On February 13, 2016, Antonin Scalia died. He was one of the most conservative judges on the Supreme Court. His seat sits empty and the Senate has refused to confirm a new judge until the next President takes office. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 83 years old , Anthony Kennedy is 80, and Stephen Breyer is 78. It is likely that the next president will get to replace all three of them during the next four-year term. Trump has promised to appoint solidly conservative judges who will be faithful to the Constitution. Clinton would appoint liberal judges who would take away religious liberties, take away gun rights, support abortion, and limit the free speech of individuals and corporations.
3. I voted for Trump because I trust his judgment.
The Apprentice is a reality TV show and I know it is not real. But, I enjoyed watching the show. Every week, America watched Trump make decisions concerning who to fire and who would stay on the show. He never made arbitrary decisions. He carefully weighed the evidence, allowed all sides to speak, and then made a decisive decision. I did not always agree with his decision, but I always understood why he made the decision and I respected him for his choices. The ability to do this does not necessarily transfer to international affairs, but I suspect it does.
4. I voted for Trump because he is a successful businessman.
Trump is known for building buildings. If he builds a nice building, he makes a profit. If he builds a bad building, he goes bankrupt. He has both succeeded and failed in the real world. In contrast, politicians from both sides of the aisle live in an artificial world where they spend billions of dollars and have nothing to show for it. Our government is overrun with waste and corruption and no one seems to be able to stop the gravy train. Trump’s experience in the business world brings a fresh perspective to government that will be good for America. There are some incompetent Federal employees that need to be fired (I’m looking at you Veteran’s Administration) and Trump is the man for the job.
5. I voted for Trump because I believe in the rule of law.
The law concerning illegal immigration is clear yet President Obama has chosen to ignore the law even when ordered by the courts not to do so. If this nation is going to continue to function, it must be a nation that obeys the law. Otherwise, we will become a Banana Republic where “might makes right.” Trump has promised to enforce the laws that are already on the books concerning illegal immigration. While I am sympathetic to those who are in the United State illegally (Deuteronomy 10:19 tells us “to love those who are foreigners”) the nation has to be a nation of laws. The proper recourse for dealing with the immigration problem is through the legislature, not through executive decree.
Also, Clinton clearly broke the law when she kept classified e-mails on her private server. The reason she needed a private server was because she wanted to hide the fact that foreign countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar gave money to the Clinton foundation in exchange for access to the State Department. The fact that the
has decided not to recommend an indictment does not change the fact that Clinton broke the law and endangered the security of America.
6. I voted for Trump because I support the platform and the policies of the Republican party.
- I support the right to bear arms. "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe” (Luke 11:21
- I support pro-life policies. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…” (Jeremiah 1:5
- I support traditional marriage. “…at the beginning the Creator made them male and female” (Matthew 19:4
2016-12-20 16:08:55 -0600
Gary Johnson. Far from a perfect candidate and severely flawed in many ways, his platform was closest to my political views. I found both major party candidates completely unacceptable choices.
2016-12-15 21:11:06 -0600
I voted for Hillary. The last person I voted for was Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian candidate in 2004. I didn’t vote on principle since then because I believed that both parties were different flavors of the same poison and they had the system rigged to ensure that one of them always won. I voted for Hillary because, as much as the Republicans have become more toxic in that time, Trump was a whole new category of awful that was clearly substantially different than Hillary. Also, his success proved that the system wasn’t rigged; there’s no way a rigged system would have brought him all the way to election day.
I believed that the government was corrupt and bad at everything they do, and that any exercise of the government’s power is a use of force. To some extent I still believe that, especially when thinking of the government as an organization. But the government is also a social and cultural artifact. Enacting and enforcing legislation is a part of what they do, but as people, government officials also push social agendas in some direction, and our support of those people drives the agendas they represent into the cultural dialog. In that twelve years I’ve learned more about social and economic injustice, and the government is complicit in that injustice. If people with privilege sit out of politics on principle, saying that participating in an immoral system makes you complicit in that immorality, then people without that privilege will suffer, and that’s not something that good people should allow.
As flawed as the system is, it is still capable of doing good things. We only get one life, and if we spend it doing nothing but complaining about reality not living up to our standards we’re wasting it.
2016-12-11 20:58:38 -0600
I proudly voted for Jill Stein. This election was a great awakening for me politically. I donated money from our family’s very limited resources to Bernie Sanders campaign. I gave time and energy to his movement because he was the only candidate with a reliable and consistent integrity on the issues that matter most to my family. I watched how the Democrats and media sycophants gas lighted him and his supporters while giving Trump’s freak show free airtime. I was disgusted by HRC’s hubris and record of military interventions. For me, she failed the morality test in her Iraq war vote. Sanders supporters were grass roots average Americans. When the Dems made it clear that it was more important (super delegates discretion) to nominate
rather than beating Trump with Sanders who had much stronger polls beating Trump then I knew the Democratic Party became the party of wealthy donors and corporate interests and not working class Americans. I have since
and Jill Stein’s platform offered everything I was looking for in a political direction for this country: Green New Deal, eliminating student loan debt, no more wars for oil:
. Her running mate was a human rights activist who wasn’t ashamed to call out Barak Obama’s failures. I voted with a clear conscience and was grateful to have forever come out from under the lesser evil voting trap.
2016-12-05 18:05:13 -0600
I voted for Hillary Clinton as a tribute to my mother. Mom and her generation brought about positive changes for women. Mom loved
. Mom died a little more than a year ago, after dementia stole her brilliant mind and sense of fun.
would not have gotten my vote any other way.
2016-12-01 20:36:34 -0600
I voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary because he was the only major party candidate who represented the interests of human beings over corporations. When Clinton won the nomination, I put all my support towards Jill Stein and the Green Party. I agree on essentially every issue with her platform and I respect her deep and unwavering commitment to crucial environmental and humanitarian issues. My only regret is that I was momentarily lured into believing Bernie could win the Democratic nomination. If I had foresight I would have just supported Jill from the beginning. The
has demonstrated unequivocally absolutely no interest in progressive ideas or policy at this point.
2016-11-30 23:05:15 -0600
I voted for Hillary because she was the only one of the candidates who seemed to have a concrete idea of how she would effect her policies and the only one with experience in foreign affairs which is a large part of the presidency. Bernie would have been my first choice however as he addressed class division which is a topic that used to be central to the Democratic platform, but has been moved away from in recent years in order to court big corporations. In a time that the economic divide is worse than ever this is a critical issue that needs to be addressed.
2016-11-30 21:59:45 -0600
I voted for Hillary Clinton because it was the right thing to do in my opinion. While I was originally “feeling the Bern” when Sanders conceded I was more than happy to vote for Hillary. I do not view her as “the lesser of two evils” I see her as an intellegent, hard working woman that has demonstrated that a dream and preserverence can take you anywhere. Hillary is unarguably the most successful woman in American politics and she is a role model for young women. While I may not have agreed with all of her policies, I still was proud to openly support and vote for Hillary.
2016-11-29 20:04:39 -0600
Hillary Clinton b/c my entire life Republicans have stood for nothing by systematizing selfishness. I have never and will never vote for any Republican.
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2016-11-29 19:15:48 -0600
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2016-11-29 19:15:22 -0600
Hillary Clinton. I was a Bernie supporter, then I began looking at Jill Stein. I wanted to vote for Stein but I felt it was a moral imperative to cast a vote that would really count against the vile Donald. My choices were based on the need to control climate change, the need for a living wage, the protection of a woman’s right to her own body, the deplorable mass incarceration epidemic, police brutality, the science behind marijuana, etc. As a whole, I believe we need a leader who believes in basic human rights for all people regardless of race , gender, ability, sexual orientation or religion.
2016-11-29 13:50:13 -0600
Hillary Clinton, because she was by far the better-qualified candidate.
2016-11-29 13:29:29 -0600
I voted for Hillary Clinton because she is a smart, experienced, and moral person. I have absolute confidence in her ability to lead this great country. Conversely, I have every doubt that
can do the same. He is a lying, immoral, sexual predator, thin-skinned, ego-maniac, unintelligent blowhard. He has zero humility and zero-capacity for what the presidency entails. May God have mercy on this country.
2016-11-29 13:09:32 -0600
I voted for Hillary, because I could never consider voting for Trump. I didn’t even do as much research as I should have about what Hillary stood for, because I already knew I was voting for whoever had the best chance of beating Trump. Originally I considered voting for a third party, but realized that a vote for them meant not fighting against Trump, so Hillary it was. Don’t get me wrong, I do love her, but not as much as I loved Obama and hated Trump.
2016-11-29 11:23:52 -0600
Hillary, because holy shit what is an angry potato doing as our president.
2016-11-29 11:21:26 -0600
I voted for Hillary, and here are my major reasons, which I posted on my FB page the day of the election:
*Because I want to protect my daughter’s right to make choices about her body.
*Because I’m married to a police officer and Hillary has pledged $1 billion toward officer training programs that will help change, repair, and strengthen the relationship between police and the communities they serve.
*Because history matters. She will preserve President Obama’s legacy, and it’s time for the first woman to be elected to our nation’s highest office.
*Because everyone has a right to marry who they love and create the family they want.
*Because access to healthcare is a basic human right.
*Because our country must provide paid leave to all new parents. I mean, come on America.
*Because Hillary is the most qualified person who has ever run for President.
2016-11-29 10:58:41 -0600
I voted for Gary Johnson soley because I live in Massachusetts, which had a 99.6% chance of going blue. I figured rather than throwing away my vote on one of the two party candidates, I’d vote strategically to try and get the libertarian party minor party status. Which, I succeeded at.
2016-11-29 10:54:03 -0600
Hillary Clinton, because I am fucking terrified of what Trump will do to the lives of the marginalized, the state of our planet, the future of democracy, and the lives of people i love.
2016-11-29 10:52:47 -0600
I voted for Hillary because I believe she was the lesser “evil” per se, out of all the candidates this election. I don’t agree w/ everything, but my mom who was alive during the first Clinton administration said she really like Bill as president and my family has always been big fans of the Clintons, especially Hillary. I guess that’s the biggest reason I voted for her— plus, she is very articulate in what she says and I appreciate that.
2016-11-29 10:52:12 -0600
Hillary Clinton! Racism is a deal breaker for me!
2016-11-29 10:05:48 -0600
I voted for Hillary because I believe that her ideals were the best out of all of the candidates presented for this election.
2016-11-29 09:48:58 -0600
Ryan O – I voted for Hillary because I am adamantly against the privatization of public services. While I do not think Hillary is the absolute most ideal candidate to prevent this from occurring, I sincerely felt she would be the easiest to work with. I also think we needed someone who wasn’t making empty promises to the middle class about bringing jobs back to America that have little to no chance of ever returning unless it is done by a robot. We need a leader who can be frank about changes “we the people” need to make in order to adapt and evolve to the new and inescapable global economy.
2016-11-28 19:37:08 -0600
I voted for Hillary because she was without a doubt the most qualified person for the job. I also believe in protecting all Americans, no matter the race, gender, sexual orientation or religion, and Trump does not stand up for or even denounce the mistreatment of the oppressed in this country.
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2016-11-28 14:20:54 -0600
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2016-11-28 14:20:29 -0600
I voted for Johnson because I couldn’t live with the idea of voting for Trump or Hillary. Neither should have ever gotten as far as they did, but the idea of a wasted vote or voting the lesser of two evils or against the person you dislike the most is likely why they both made it to the top. I am a Christian who believes in women’s and gay rights, I believe in small-ish government, but understand the need for assistance. I believe in reproductive rights, but also believe that abortions shouldn’t be so barbaric and inhumane. There is no one party that fits my beliefs, so I vote all over the board.
2016-11-28 13:19:44 -0600
“The world will be saved by the western Woman.”
- I voted with the Dalai Lama
2016-11-28 13:18:56 -0600
Hillary all the way. She was the best choice for this campaign. Experience says a lot. And who thought the Alt right would win? I’m a democrat always. Now we need to fix the party, policies, future candidates and campaign strategy to literally win back America for all Americans.
2016-11-28 12:46:28 -0600
I voted for Hillary, but it wasn’t as much of a vote for her as it was a vote against Trump.
2016-11-28 12:02:15 -0600
I voted for Hillary because I truly believe she is the best person for the job. I also am terrified of a world with Donald Trump as president.
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