Something About This Election

Donald Trump is not a good man and how he has become candidate for President of the United States still baffles me. Video of him talking about his celebrity privilege to interact with women in an inappropriate way was brought to light yesterday and has created a firestorm for the candidate.

He is a boorish bully. Trump by his own words has demeaned women, minorities, the disabled and so many more. His running mate is not safe for the LGBTQ community because of laws passed during his term of Governor of Indiana. Republicans continue to look to the hard right in nominating their candidates which really never works out for those who vote for them. I also feel that the right-wing is using Christians to perpetuate and advance agendas that work against the least of these and those on the fringes.

Achieving peace doesn’t mean advancing war to get there. Too many men and women have been sent to the front lines unnecessarily. People like me support our military, we just don’t want them to have to go war without a really good reason.

If elected, Donald Trump would put the country and even the world in peril. Not only his temperament but his world view is troubling and somewhat dangerous.

My candidate for President, Hillary Clinton is not without issues. She is still by far the best choice at this time for America. She has the all the qualifications and the experience of being in government that will help people. There is also a historic element of her possibly being the first woman to be elected President of the United States. People bring up her emails and Benghazi but after spending millions of dollars in prosecuting and persecuting her there hasn’t been anything that to me is a massive red flag.

With all due respect, I think the GOP should be thinking about 2020 when they will have a chance at a do-over. The person they nominated is not a safe person to have in a school-house or even the White House.

There is a debate tomorrow which should be interesting. Let’s see how both candidates will respond to average, everyday people.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

4 thoughts on “Something About This Election”

  1. I respect your opinion. In all honesty it saddens me that she is the first female for president but I’ll get over it. I’ve done extensive research into her platform and honestly cannot give her my vote. I look at the people she’s chosen to take advice from and a look at her past as what shaped her world view into what it is now. I’ve done the same for Donald and am not by any means on the ‘trump train’ for very similar reasons.

    However when it comes down to it trump has surrounded himself with people of level heads who advise him well, and Hilary has not. The fruit of what both have produced isn’t life giving by a long shot, which is why prayer is something of importance to me for all those in leadership.

    Without guidance, people fall,
    but with many counselors there is deliverance. Proverbs 11:14


  2. I’m definitely resonating with what you’ve shared. Watching the last debate, I was unsure of who to vote for and was leaning a little bit towards Trump. However, after the last debate and after hearing about his comments regarding women, he’s definitely lost my vote. I agree that while Hillary isn’t the most ‘ideal’ pick, in my view she at least has the experience and would be a better option than Trump.

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  3. I don’t like either one but it’s either Hillary or maybe even a third party candidate for me. Trump is a joke! I can’t believe people would actually consider him as a candidate! He would be another Hitler.


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