I’ve never voted in an election. Until a few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure I’d vote in this one. In fact, I received my voter’s registration card only a few months ago, so you could say this political landscape is somewhat new for me.
However, through research and civil discussion I have come to the decision to support presidential candidate Donald Trump, and I’ve simplified my reasoning to three things.
The first is that I don’t think Trump has anything to hide.
It’s no secret this election is one-of-a-kind. For the first time in our nation’s history, we have a strong possibility for the first woman president to be elected, with not one but two women on the final ballot. The 2016 presidential race has also displayed a wide array of ideas with three third party candidates, even though, in my opinion, this is clearly a two-horse race.
But with the amount of media coverage that this election has garnered, everything from Trump’s time in college to what he had for breakfast the other day has been brought to the light. On the other hand, there are still so many speculations on what happened with Hillary Clinton and the ongoing investigation of her integrity. I find it hard to support something I know so little about amidst all the secrecy already surrounding the government.
Secondly, the policies of Clinton on abortion, gun control and creating jobs does not sit well with me. In my opinion, Trump has proven himself as a businessman, and his implementation of Reaganomics will create more jobs and revenue for a country in desperate need of both.
I also do not see putting more limitations on guns as a way to limit the hate and injustice in this world. Bad people are going to continue to find ways to do bad things, because that is the corrupt nature of this world.
Finally, despite arguments that Trump is more of a celebrity than a politician, I think he is the change in thinking Capitol Hill needs.
The media coverage has hurt the candidates across the board, as ideas of policy and procedure are being gobbled up by hearsay from BuzzFeed and other anonymous blogs. I think when you are able to sift through the false accusations and allegations, Trump is more fit for office than people think. He is confident, knows what he stands for and will unlikely be swayed by the political corruption that has infested Capitol Hill.
With that being said I think it is extremely important for people to vote in this election. Do I think either candidate is going to resurrect America to what it has been in the past? No. Do I think Trump is the better candidate? Yes. However, you are entitled to you’re own opinion, and I encourage you to act on that on Nov. 8.