(Closed) America what happened??

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Post # 106
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Blushing bee

I am thrilled. I believe Trump will be the change we need.

Post # 107
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Newbee

American here….

Yes, Trump will be the President of the United States, and although I’ve been terrified to say publicly, literally terrified, I admit openly that I fully support him.

It is undeniable that both parties have had their discrepancies throughout their campaign; Trump with his vulgar conversations and Clinton with her scandals relating to FBI investigations and foreign politics, however, Trump has succeeded in carrying out what Sanders’ platform was solely based on – the separation of corporate businesses and politics. 

Trump surpassed expectations after being slandered by the media, having private conversations exposed, and his absurd speeches towards minorities and women. 

So, why do I support him when every single person (it seems) considers me a racist/bigot/homophobe for doing so?

Because I agree with more of his policies than I do hers. 

Trump’s immigration policy enforces immigration laws, which is such a major controversy to most. My step mother is an immigrant, and she just became a citizen of the US after 4 years. She went through the process the right way and has proven to be a contributing member of society. With the threat of terrorism on US soil, I believe in a vetting system that is thorough enough to keep the safety threat on the other side of the door, and welcoming immigrants/refugees who embrace the American way of life into our home. Think of it this way: would you leave your front door open at your home 24/7 and let whoever comes in eat your food, spend your money, and create constant worry about their motives of being in your home? I would hope not and for the safety of your family, I’d hope you’d question them before letting them in.

In regards to Trump’s abortion policy….I am not a mother and I have never been pregnant, however Trump is pro-life with the exception of rape, incest, and health of the mother. I believe that after six months in a woman’s pregnancy, there should be no termination of the child; no exceptions! But please keep in mind, these are MY beliefs, and they are reflected in Trump’s advertised policy. 

Trump wants to cut business taxes to 15% and the individual rates. The idea behind this is that companies will continue to afford to host their jobs here in the United States rather than have them exported to foreign countries. All around, his tax plan should increase American employment, wages, and will be placing the money back into America again, rather than our foreign neighbors. 

The foreign policy has me a bit in the middle, because I have been terrified of attacks on our country. Trump wants to destroy radical terrorist groups and diminish Iran’s nuclear deal. He does not want America to be scared of our foreign enemies, but I am hesitant because this can open a gateway to a battle we are not ready to fight.

 

I could continue, but I am hoping I’ve made my point clear. I agree with Trump’s policies, not his outbursts that the media is so eager to exploit. I have watched this man get ripped apart by the press throughout his campaign, but he will never back down. This man won the US Presidency without major corporations funding him, with the majority of American’s slandering him for being a racist/bigot/sexist/homophobic man and for what? What does he gain by running for President? He has all of the money he could possibly want or need, right? The truth is he is passionate about this country and he hates the way our economy has fallen and how certain classes of people are footing the bill. He loves America and he’s going to do something to make it a better place for everyone.

For a little bit of background, I am a Latino American that you could consider to be “middle class”. I recently enrolled in a new health care plan because my previous one has premiums increasing by 200% next year. I work in a Financial Firm outside of DC, and to those who are “watching the economy crash”, I’ll tell you this – Brexit had the same fear at first, so I’m saying this to you now – watch our market rebound and be stronger than ever. Watch.

At the end of the day, I am tired of people saying their going to move to Canada or labelling those who support Trump as what I’ve stated above. It’s nonsense! Clearly, a qualified candidate for the liberal party was so heinous to the masses that she lost. To a reality star. That says despicable things. Who is a republican that turned over several Democratic areas that Obama had previously won.

So there, I said it. I said what I’ve been thinking throughout this entire shit-show of an election. I think I speak for the majority of Trump voters when I say we are not the people you think we are because we support Trump; we are tired of the government screwing us over term after term and we now feel our power to vote has been put to good use – a non-politician in the White House who will kick this country into gear. He has shown us that anyone can be President. Anyone!

Stop the hate. Join together. Be kind.

 

Post # 108
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Blushing bee

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annonymous21385 :  Thank you for this, perfectly said.  I’m sick of being labelled a racist bc I identify and vote as a conservative.  I voted based upon policies (mainly foreign due to terrorism) and to end the corruption of the Clinton machine.

Post # 109
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I think this comes as such a shock to us because people who support Trump have been scared to be outspoken about it for fear they will be ridiculed and called racist.

It’s been socially acceptable to support Hillary, so those that do so aren’t afraid to voice their opinion. This lead me into a false sense of security that Hillary would win, when in reality there were even more supporters of Trump who were just afraid to admit it publicly.

Post # 110
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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j_jaye :  Most people I know who voted for Trump never thought he was the “right” person to lead office, they simply thought he was the better alternative to a proven liar who was funded by Wall Street. Also, many Catholics voted for Trump due to his pro-life position. Although, I have to wonder if he ever funded an abortion. I’m guessing he did, considering how many women he’s played.

I didn’t vote for either-I voted third party. And man, is my Facebook wall PISSED at third-party voters right now, understandably so. This entire election was a disaster and I’m so disappointed.

Post # 111
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Sugar bee

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hollyberry4 :  It is so good of you to think of your students. It gives me some faith in people. 

 

Post # 112
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Newbee

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sparkles0609 :  The labelling on all ends must stop! I’m so sick of it. And take note, I did not compare Trump to Clinton in my writing other than stating they both have issues that have been exposed to the public eye.

I could go on a field day about Clinton and all of the corruption, but what will that accomplish? The truth is NOTHING. It simply supplies more conflict for people to have.

People think our race issue is at an all-time high because of Trump. News Flash: WE THE PEOPLE have the power to stop the racial divide. How? Stop talking about race. Stop. Embrace one another as equals. When someone is being racist towards you or another human being, rise above and treat them with kindness.

The social issues can come to an end as long as we enforce it. Politics will create no solution for the social divide by speaking about it because you will always have those who disagree…hence, creating more conflict.

 

Post # 113
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

My heart is heavy today.

Post # 114
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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lightofmylife : Can I just ask, you said you voted 3rd party but are disappointed today. Were you disappointed with the outcome or just the election in general? What were you hoping to see as a 3rd party candidate? Just genuinely curious.  

Post # 115
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Also please remember that while Trump won the electoral college he did not win the popular vote.  Clinton had more votes, but did not win the electoral college.  Surprisingly this is what Trump thought would happen to him.

Post # 116
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2015

As a middle class, educated, working, non racist, non homophobic woman I have never been prouder to be an American. I took my 4 kids with me to vote and explained to them that it was their civic responsibilty. I work on the border looking at goods entering this country and I see the problems with our foreign trade policies first hand and how it is dessimating american manufacturing. I am hoping Trump can bring the change we NEED.  I think the last president was awful and I did in fact vote for him hoping it really was “time for chage”.

Neither candidate was perfect and I am sure everyone here has made a snide comment about someone at some point in their life that could come back on them at some point. I just chose the one with the policies that I believe will get America back on track.  For those calling him an idiot…well I have never met a billionaire that was dumb so…

Today I am proud to be an American and thank the large number of people that agree with me!

Post # 118
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Helper bee

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wvbee15 :  Well, I guess we all just have to hope that these unborn humans aren’t born girls that become “10s” so they have to worry about a man in power “grabbing them by the pussy”.  Or Muslim.  Or gay.  Or trans.  Or poor.    

Post # 119
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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ktsteimel :  Fair question. I’m not surprised a third-party candidate didn’t win. I’m disappointed that we came to this point. I really liked Martin O’Malley and preferred Rubio over Trump. I’m disappointed it came down to a proven liar and a hateful man who frequently discriminates. I’m a registered Republican but voted for Obama in the past two elections, and I was willing to vote for the best candidate again this time around regardless of party affiliation. But I simply couldn’t vote for either Clinton or Trump this time around. Part of that decision may be because I live in a red state. Had I lived in a swing state, I probably would have voted for Clinton over a third party.

Post # 120
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

Ok… so first off let’s point out that HRC won the popular vote. So, in reality, majority of Americans voted against trump. Which is sad because even though more people voted for her, she still lost because our system is fucked. 

 

I’m so sad today. I’m really so sad. And scared. I had to explain to my crying 11 year old today that we will be ok. We will find a way to make it through this and hopefully learn from this experience some how. I don’t really know what else to say other than i’m just so humiliated and scared. Today is a sad day in America. 

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