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A board divided: Minority of Editorial Board favors Trump

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Donald Trump rallies supporters after his speech.

Our country is in a state of undeniable crisis. From racial inequality to radical Islamic terror, our country needs a strong, powerful leader. I want my next president to be someone who loves this country more than anything else, someone who upholds the Constitution to the fullest extent. I want my next president to be someone who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. I want my next president to be someone who inspires me to find my own confidence and who has the guts to fight tooth and nail for his convictions, and that’s why I’m voting for Donald Trump.

I know it, you know it, everybody knows it: Hillary Clinton is among the most disliked, untrustworthy and corrupt individuals to ever run for public office in the history of the U.S.

Whether it is cheating Bernie Sanders out of the Democratic primaries, two FBI investigations in 10 months, marginalizing half of the “deplorable” hard-working Americans voting for her opponent or being responsible for inciting violence at Trump rallies, Clinton’s campaign has proven her not only to be unfit for the presidency, but one of the least patriotic people to ever run for office.

Clinton’s blatant disregard for the sanctity of democracy is frankly concerning, and her involvement with special interest groups shows a character that cannot objectively act in the best interest of the country she has sworn to defend. While donors like J.P. Morgan ($998,755), Citigroup ($990,081) and Goldman Sachs ($945,744) are contributing a disproportional amount of money to a woman who has sworn to reduce their influence in politics, one man has committed his self-made fortune to improving a country he firmly believes in.

Trump may have hurt your feelings or said some things you most certainly disagree with. Nobody wants to see Muslims unfairly discriminated against or women disrespected.

Most rational Americans would, however, agree that they want a candidate who reflects a character that seeks to uplift all people and promote a sense of patriotism this country hasn’t felt in a long while.

Trump is exactly this man. What other candidate has affirmed his commitment to this country more so than Trump? Whether it is paying unnecessary fines (and matching them in VA donations) out of respect for the flag, or embracing the LGBT community, Trump has revolutionized the political landscape and traditional perception of the GOP for the better. He has defeated his opponents at every corner, even knocking out Jeb Bush, the most likely GOP nominee of all 17 and beating odds of 5:1 in the presidential primaries. Trump is a winner through and through.

When my children learn about the first female president of the United States, I want them to see a woman of integrity and conviction, a woman who has shown undying loyalty to her country and who reflects the very best America has to offer. That woman is not Hillary Clinton. I want a president who is ready to put all Americans before himself, who is ready to reignite the idea of American exceptionalism and who is prepared to inspire a new wave of patriotism in a country that is ready to rise again. This country needs Donald Trump.

Several members of the Editorial Board have decided not to endorse either of these presidential candidates.

To read the majority opinion in support of Hillary Clinton, click here.

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    Sarah HoffmannNov 7, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Trump’s dialogue goes beyond hurting the feelings of our fellow brothers and sisters who are suffering under systems and policies that people like him put in place. Seeing Trump wave around a LGBT flag or raise his fist does not convince me that this man will stand in solidarity with these people. While his politically incorrect remarks may do nothing to you and may seem like they aren’t a big deal, there are people of color, the LGBT community, women etc. who face injustice, discrimination and polarization (the list goes on and on) thanks to the kind of behavior and attitudes that Trump perpetuates. As white people, it is very hard to understand what is going on to these marginalized groups and to gain that insight. In fact, it’s impossible to ever know exactly how they feel and what they face. But how can you create an argument that Trump embraces the LGBT community when we can clearly see that they do not support this candidate?…same goes for every other group. We cannot speak for these communities and state that Trump is embracing them or supporting them. Let them speak for themselves, I encourage you to take a listen and hear what they have to say. Their feelings towards how they view themselves in America are a lot different than yours, which is something I feel like needs to be addressed. It also does not seem rational to myself and many others to uphold the constitution as if it were written in 2016. Trump and people like him are benefitting from the idea that the constitution is not a living document, and while also not considering that the constitution is a product of its time. It hurts to watch our neighbors suffer and also see people supporting and continuing these harmful policies and attitudes. Hillary may not have been my personal first choice in this election but her political experience, values, and policies convince me that she will do a better job at creating a society in which Trump’s dialogue and bigotry is not tolerated. I’d love to have the same amount of pride in our country as much as you do, but I can’t do that until these issues are addressed. Change can be scary, but I think we will ALL benefit from an inclusive and progressive political mindset.

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    AbdulazizNov 1, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    I support Trump! Radical Islam must be dealt with, I face the death penalty for converting to Christiniaty in my home country!

  • J

    JakeNov 1, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you for saying what needed to be said. I’m there there will be a lot of leftist screaming from those who apparently want an ever increasing federal debt (have you looked up your share of the current $20 trillion?) and/or an ever shrinking job market, continued transfer of wealth from the middle class to the 1%, and/or of course, WW3 with Russia, because “Assad must go!” after he said no to Hillary’s Saudi oil pipeline deal.

    There is only one sane choice, thanks for pointing it out.

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    A.D HudsonNov 1, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    America needs a change for the better. We cannot support special interest groups manipulating the media, the Saudi’s (anti gay) supporting a candidate, cheating, foreign donations into presidential campaigns, outright criminal activity and the attempts to bury it all. We need jobs back in the US and the nonsense out of politics. VOTE TRUMP

  • F

    Former StafferNov 1, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Casey, please defend your points. You say “I want my next president to be someone who loves this country more than anything else, someone who upholds the Constitution to the fullest extent.” Paying taxes is the 16th amendment to the Constitution, but Donald Trump has openly admitted (and is proud of) the fact that he doesn’t pay federal income tax.

    Additionally, you ask “What other candidate has affirmed his commitment to this country more so than Trump?” First of all, how about “his or her”? Second, have you actually done research to determine which candidate has “committed” themselves to the country more? Interesting how you had no hyperlink for that line. Also, an absurd and pointless claim.

    Finally, “Trump has revolutionized the political landscape.” Really? In what way? If you mean that he’s revolutionized it by having never held political office before, I’m not sure I agree. Would you want a plumber in your house who’s never unclogged a drain? A Marquette point guard who’s never touched a basketball? How about a professor grading your English paper who’s never read a book?

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    JCMtzNov 1, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    America & Americans 1st. Let’s Make America Great Again for “all” Americans.

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    KrisviewNov 1, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    You make some points and arguments, mostly they remind me not to vote for Trump. You say you want someone ‘who is ready to put all Americans before himself.” I can’t, in any way, see Trump sacrificing himself for the people of the United States of America. He has been nothing but selfish in every avenue of his life.

    Here is to hoping for the highest 3rd party turn out yet!