A patriot is often likened to someone who fights for his country even at the cost of his life. I implore you to become a patriot today, for the Republic is in great danger of becoming irrelevant. This time, you don’t need to bear arms but to just say you’re a patriot doesn’t cut it. To just be American (born or acquired) does not make one a patriot either.
To most (constituents and leaders alike), patriotism simply means to vote their party regardless the perceived (negative) consequences to the country. This election cycle, the specter of a Trump presidency is a grave and imminent danger all patriots must protect the Republic from.
Even under the influence of delusion no one can justify a Trump administration as something to look forward to or anything good for the country, and yet there are still scores of Republican leaders who are shamelessly making a case for Trump, claiming he is better than Hillary for the country.
I knew delusion is bad but I’ve never imagined so many could suffer of such misconception. I must admit that I didn’t know delusion could become so devastatingly contagious. To claim that Donald Trump is better than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is beyond delusion! In which aspect could Trump possibly be better than Hillary for the country? Here is how I summed up the argument in a previous article “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.” In which area is Trump better than Hillary again?
Since the beginning of the 2016 presidential elections cycle, my preferences were never a Republican or a Democrat; I was an ardent supporter of the Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders although I disagree with some of his policy proposals. I was his supporter and wrote many articles (here, here, here and here) to defend him against the “socialism bashing” from the left and the right. I supported Bernie because I am a patriot; I supported Bernie because he was the candidate who aligned most closely with what I believe a president should be, a President for The People. I supported Bernie despite the fact my analysis drove me to conclude quite a few months ago (November 4, 2015) Hillary will be the nominee. I held hope Bernie could prove my analysis flawed and wrong but to my great disappointment, his campaign provided another opportunity on April 24, 2016 to confirm that Bernie Sanders’ FeelTheBern movement was dead and the Vermont Senator will not be the nominee.
Regardless your position yesterday or today, irrespective of your party affiliation, if you are American first, the choice in the general elections is simple and straightforward. No matter how much you dislike Hillary, she is the sensible choice. Mrs. Clinton is level headed and experienced but equally important, she is very smart; the country can depend on her to make rational decisions; can anyone claim that Trump is capable of making rational decisions? In addition, Mrs. Clinton will be surrounded by advisors and experts in all matters policy, politics and foreign policy and relations.
Patriotism must not be traded for party affiliation; 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.
To run a country is not a role for an actor to play; it cannot be scripted. No logical individual can possibly justify handing the fate of the nation, of the world even in the hands of Donald Trump. Party affiliation must not be the catalyst for your vote in November. Anyone who claims to love the country, anyone who claims to be a patriot cannot justify flipping the country (pun intended) by handing it to a very unsettling individual. Can anyone claim that Trump is capable of making rational decisions?
Donald Trump’s mental instability renders him unfit to run the most powerful nation on earth, especially during a time when the whole world is in turmoil. The country is at a crossroad where party affiliation must not be the deciding factor in this presidential election cycle. 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 err on the side of the unknown. 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.
If you are a patriot, the time has come to make the noble decision to defend the country, and the difficult choice to vote against your party candidate and against your party. Patriotism requires that we as People take a stand to save the nation from the imminent danger of a possible Trump presidency. There is no rationale to justify otherwise. Be a patriot!
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