I am not a member of the #NEVERTRUMP movement or any group with primary objective to prevent Mr. Trump from becoming president. I am a concerned citizen making a plea for you to consider what the nation would be like and how the world would interact with the United States under a Trump’s administration. If comments made by heads of State across the world are any indication, the United States might no longer be the beacon with the shining light on the hill ; the country may no longer be the envy of the world and its citizens no longer welcome everywhere.
Which nominee will be the next president of the United States is anyone’s guess. Granted the Republicans want Donald Trump and the Democrats are cheering for Hillary Clinton but what makes this presidential election cycle so different, so unique is that for the first time in a very long time the country is not only divided among party lines but the electorate are also widely divided in their understanding of what’s good for the country and which candidate is best to carry it out.
Truth be told, it’s somewhat unsettling to visualize the country, the world even to have to deal with a Trump’s administration. It was entertaining to watch Donald Trump knock all his rivals out of the race but it is no longer funny to contemplate the possibility he might become the next President of the United States. What’s most demoralizing is the fact that some Republican voters and most GOP Leaders who have repeatedly claimed to love the country have now aligned behind a candidate they all have unanimously declared publicly to be incompetent and unfit to become president. Today, those same individuals offer up a list of “illogical rationale” to support Donald Trump; the most frequently cited is that Mr. Trump is better than Hillary Clinton.
Unless one is completely delusional, there is absolutely no area of comparison between Donald and Hillary; to hate, do dislike, to resent and even to find her despicable does not in any way affect her qualifications. Mrs. Clinton is probably the only presidential candidate in modern time with such a long list of credentials; she is the most qualified candidate who has vied for the Oval Office in a very long time.
On the international stage, she is recognized across the world for her work as Secretary of State; she’s met with virtually most heads of State, a big plus for any president who has already established rapport with leaders across the world; on the national stage, Mrs. Clinton is no stranger to policies which have impacted various sectors and groups.
But most importantly, Mrs. Clinton is level headed. Anyone who claims to love the country, anyone who claims to be patriotic cannot justify flipping the country (pun intended) by handing it to a very unsettling individual.
This is NOT a joke!
I am highly concerned because the actions of the Republicans (to support Donald Trump) will not affect just the Republicans; a Donald Trump’s administration will affect everyone; this is the least desirable outcome the country, the world would want.
Patriotism is not just a word to toss around; it’s not a cover to hide under. Patriotism requires making incredibly difficult choices, taking unconventional positions for the sake of the country, for the sake of future generations, for the sake of the world.
The country is at a crossroad where party affiliation cannot be the deciding factor. You don’t need to be a Democrat; you don’t have to like Hillary but for the sake of your children and your children’s children, for the sake of the country, I urge you NOT to gamble the future. There are damages, tragedies, devastations one can never recover from; the Donald Trump’s prospect as the next president of the United States is one such instance.
To run the country is not an act; it cannot be scripted. It was fun to watch Mr. Trump during the primaries; it was entertaining, outrageous, hilarious and ridiculous at times; now it is important. It is not just about the United States; it is not just about you; it is about the future. No logical individual can justify handing the fate of the nation, of the world even in the hands of Donald Trump.
Donald Trump IS NOT WORTH the sacrifice of a nation!
This is not Jeopardy! This not Wheel of Fortune! This is not The Apprentice!
THIS IS NOT A JOKE!