First of all, THANK YOU to all my fellow Conservatives out there for electing our next President.
I’ve been proud to be an American since way before my family and I became American citizens in 2011, after almost ten years of having arrived in this country.
After eight years/two disappointing elections came Tuesday, Nov 8 2016, a day that those in our camp were hopeful could be ours. We prayed for Trump to win. Despite the pundits, HE knew all along he’d win.
I caught an story on NPR that afternoon on an Election Party at Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton’s Alma Mater. Students there kept talking about how much this election would mean to their daughters and how she’d the best for the job, and I couldn’t stop thinking, “NO. She will NOT be my first female president.“
Then all that afternoon I kept praying and saying to myself my new mantra, “Trump.will.win.. Trump.will.win.”
That evening, the Electoral College votes kept rising in HIS favor. The margin kept widening.
Then finally, at around midnight our time, we had a president. Against all odds, all predictions, loser celebs’ promises to leave the country if he won, and some people’s wildest dreams (but not his!), HE became our next president.
We were kind of in shock. But we did a little happy dance because we couldn’t believe that our voices HAD finally been heard. America basically said WE’RE done with Democrats and gave Republicans control of Congress AND even the most gubernatorial posts.
If that doesn’t scream “We’ve had it with Dems,” I don’t know what does. Because at least my family and I certainly were.
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Even with Hillary’s nearly 2 billion dollar campaign – all those celebrity sheep who performed concerts! Tweeted! Endorsed and showed support – even with the completely liberal media – with all that – we won!!!
“America will no longer settle for anything less than the best” –Donald Trump
In case it wasn’t obvious by now, I voted for Trump. Yep: I’m a woman, a Latina, and a Millennial, and to me, he was always the better candidate. I guess I was part of that silent majority that helped sway things in his favor. I know what you must be thinking:
“He HATES immigrants!”
“He HATES women!”
“He says horrible things!”
That was crap designed to make voters think of the most insignificant (and false) aspects about somebody with the hope of getting them to choose the criminal who was allegedly more qualified.
But I never got sidetracked by all the liberal mumbo-jumbo of him saying X, or Milania doing Y. Think what you want, but I had good reasons for electing a Republican/Trump for the highest office in the Land:
I’d never want anyone who was fine about killing unborn babies to be the face of our good country. I wouldn’t want terrorists or others following our example thinking that unborn babies are expendable. A woman’s body stops being JUST her own when she gets pregnant.
A blogger who I really like (she grew up Republican and just voted Democrat for the first time on Tuesday) shared earlier that living in Chicago has taught her to be OK with sharing her income, with having it be distributed for the benefit of those less fortunate. (Yes, really.)
I told this blogger that she may be a saint-in-the-making (or naïve?) but I disagree with working to share my income with those less fortunate. She and I both (but separately) have dreams of opening an animal shelter at one point, so yes, modesty aside, we’re good people. However, the homeless in SLC are nowhere near the top of my list of priorities. I work so I can help fund a great future for our future family. Ask my fiancé and he’ll say the same thing.
So I don’t believe in never-ending spending and we don’t need a bigger government. What we need is to slash the under-performers or “drain the swamp” in Trump-speak, and save significantly. This way, those of us who are plagued the most by taxes can use that money to invest it in our communities.
There’s also the Second Amendment.
This wasn’t a huge issue but to think that the prospect of defending myself or that of my family defending itself if we needed to could be in danger wasn’t appealing to me. I DO believe that the authors of mass shootings would have wreaked LESS havoc had someone been able to help defend others. I also believe that if guns become much more difficult to acquire, those with the will to kill WILL kill in any way. And placing a ban on knives, strings, paper weights (etc.) seems preposterous.
And a Movement, too.
I like Donald Trump because he’s not what everyone associated with a President is. He’s a businessman, not a politician, so even though he doesn’t have the political experience that some deem so important in a presidential candidate, he DOES have the capitalist know-how and mentality that others deem so important in the leader of the most influential economy in the world.
Along those lines, he’s not the Establishment: I read an article recently on why Trump won and it explained that those who chose him were mostly people from the Middle Class and uneducated White men, such as those in Appalachia and rural areas. (Bear in mind: formerly Democrat-leaning states also chose him: doesn’t say anything?)
That article was mostly a put-down on these voters so I only skimmed it, but it, and most other pundits out there have been missing a BIG point: It wasn’t JUST Trump who won. Republicans maintained control of Congress. And most states now have Republican governors.
Again, it wasn’t only a Republican who finally gained control of the White House. Republicans will also now control the Legislative branch, and the Supreme Court will be mostly Conservative after Trump’s choice for a Justice joins.
Additionally, he will appoint over 4,000 individuals to government positions, and do you know what that means? Yes, an end to the Establishment that THE PEOPLE were sick of. An Establishment that had the poor benefiting more and more from not working, and the rich less and less from making money. An Establishment that fought to make women better than men (and turned some men into wusses). An Establishment that supports killing unborn children. An Establishment that has no place in a Republic.
But not Racism.
Here I thought having a half-Black President would help further race relations and show Black people how far they can get.
But no, instead, they started thinking that only their lives mattered and killing police officers. How charming. It’s like they see that they COULD do something better with their lives…but then start whining and moaning that “White people won’t let us do that.”
STOP DISCRIMINATING AGAINST YOURSELVES, MINORITIES. The more you do that, the worse off you’ll be. Prosperity comes from within. Now please give a warm welcome to a President who won’t reward laziness.
Last but not least, Character
I get it. Trump has said some deplorable things (that don’t include calling others “deplorables,” but I digress). He’s merely SAID bad stuff. He’s said that SOME immigrants are bad (<< true), a Miss Universe shouldn’t have gained much weight (<< true: you’re a MISS UNIVERSE), celebs and the rich could get away with anything like grabbing a woman by the pu$$y (<< true: and don’t be so scandalized, you Fifty Shades of Grey readers–AKA almost every woman out there), among other things.
But she, on the other hand, has DONE bad stuff, and all along I wondered, “WHY are people OK with that?” No, really: To any Hillz fans out there: WHY are any of her deplorable ACTIONS actually all right? Her husband was bad to women and she was bad to those women, they accepted “donations” from countries they shouldn’t have even given the time to, and now their daughter was found to have spent $3M of their foundation money for her wedding (!!). The list doesn’t end there.
So those are just a few of my reasons.
I’m ecstatic about the huge Republican wins this November, but as he said during his acceptance speech, the REAL work has only just begun. I pray he truly makes America great again. We have faith we all together will.
(Just a curious side note: I don’t know if you believe in the power of the subconscious and of thinking BIG, but from the very beginning, Trump’s said not only that he’d win, but that he’s done the best X, has the best Y, or will do the best Z. For decades he’s believed that betterment starts w/the person, which he’s embodied since last year–and of course helped explain why he won. That’s admirable.)
We still value life;
We still stand for the second amendment;
We still respect our military;
We honor our police officers;
We believe in working for what we have;
We aren’t afraid to contribute to society;
We want to get back to our roots… back to the basics of this country was founded on!!
Tell me: Why are you happy that Trump won? What would you like him to do now that he’s won?