THINKING ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF OUR VOTE

branches of governmentHere is a thoughtful email from Delegate Scott Lingamfelter. He sent it out Friday, but I thought it best to hold over for Monday morning.

Scott Lingamfelter

Don’t be Fooled: You’re Actually Electing a Government

This is a bit long, but I hope you will take time to read it.  I think it’s important.

People have said to me, “Good grief, we have 320 million people in the US and look at the choices we have for President!”

True.  On the one hand we have a fellow, Donald Trump, who is brash, outspoken, politically incorrect, and one of the most successful businessmen in the US.  On the other hand, we have a person, Hillary Clinton, who is contemptuous of the military, thinks Americans aren’t smart enough to manage their own lives, wants to raise taxes even when the economy is growing at an anemic 1%, was a horrible Secretary of State, and jeopardizes our national secrets with an illegal email system (and then lies about it to your face).  But worst of all, she has become wealthy by duping money out of Clinton Foundation donors or through pay-to-play schemes using her government position to give access to those donors for their support of her political objectives.

Trump’s and Clinton’s view of foreign policy, the economy, jobs, the role of government, and the Supreme Court could not be more different.  It’s a stark contrast.  A brash outsider vs. a corrupt insider.  He insults.  She lies.  He says what he’s thinking instead of thinking what he’s saying.  She says what she thinks you want to hear and thinks what she says is truth, even when it isn’t.  His mind “arcs” from one politically controversial comment or thought to another.  Her mind “short circuits”, her way of justifying her lies.

Moreover, Clinton’s view is that if you’re supporting Trump, somehow you are a “deplorable” person at best and filled with “implicit racism” at worst.  This is an insult to all Americans, and it says a lot about how Clinton will approach the Presidency: with a smug moral superiority that says she is better and far smarter than the rest of us.  She isn’t.

Which brings me to this point.  You may be in a place where you are not happy with either candidate.  I understand.  But you need to remember this.  We’re not just voting for a person; we’re voting for an administration.

Much in the same way that a parliamentary system “votes-in a government” that will control the policy of the country, maybe we should look at this strange election through that lens.

Trump has chosen a strong, effective, and conservative governor in Mike Pence to be his Vice President; which is a good indication of the kind of solid people he will choose for his cabinet. And don’t be fooled, we’re not only voting for a Vice President, but also a cabinet; the senior people who will run the government, the administration that will choose judges, the policies that will be ended or begun, and the executive structure that will work with or oppose Congress.  We are voting for an administration in the fullest sense of the word.

A Trump or Clinton administration will take dramatically different paths.

  • He has made clear that he will work with the conservative Heritage Foundation and the Federalists Society in choosing Supreme Court nominees.  She will depend on the likes of left-looney Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to pick judges.
  • He will lower taxes, Clinton will raise them.
  • He will take on ISIS, she will be as weak as she was as Secretary of State.
  • He will grow jobs; she will grow government.
  • He will shift power back to the states. She will create a vortex of power from state capitols to Washington.
  • He will be about us; she will be about her.

That’s what their respective administrations will look like, folks.  So as you consider the choices, think beyond the two candidates before us.  Because who we elect will have a bigger impact than you may think beyond their personalities.  You are electing an entire government. In that regard, this election may be the first that is truly about an entire approach to government, an administration.  Don’t forget that when you ponder what to do in November.

Share this with a friend and VOTE!

Sincerely,
Scott

4 thoughts on “THINKING ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF OUR VOTE

  1. Good message. Just wish more voters would grasp his message..

    Im disgusted at the Chicago Tribune for endorsing Johnson, a third party candidate with no possibility of winning in a close election.. Im not sure who, Clinton or Trump will benefit by voters who waste their votes on a third party candidate. My guess is it will be Trump.

    Regards and goodwill blogging.i

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  2. Strange that you Virginians have detected already over a thousand aliens voting and no one is being prosecuted. Th a t seems to be a contrast with this post that votes are signifucant. I thought that only happens in illinois. Seems miracles like the dead can resurrect and vote in in other states too.

    Regards and good will blogging

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