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Why I’m (Still) Voting for President Trump.

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This article was suggested by my wife and I agreed it was a good idea. You see, Donald Trump was not my first choice for the Republican nomination for president in 2016 and he wasn’t in 2024, but it quickly became obvious that he would be the nominee during both primary seasons.

I was never a “Never Trumper” mind you; I just saw good options in other candidates. But now that he is the presumptive nominee, I am supporting him. Even after the efforts of the Democrats to sully him through impeachments, investigations and legal smears, I still support him; in fact the “lawfare” being waged against him makes me want to vote for him even more. I don’t think I’m alone in that. Here’s my reasoning.

When Donald Trump was in office, gasoline averaged $2.00 per gallon and the US was energy independent; actually able to export oil. Eggs were $2.00 per dozen and other food items were much cheaper than they are now; just three-and-a-half years later. There were no new wars during his tenure and the US was respected by our allies and feared by our enemies. He revitalized NATO with a much-needed “kick-in-the-pants” to get them to take responsibility for their own defense. He brought manufacturers back to the US. He reduced the size of the administrative state, the “deep state,” which sucks the life out of our country’s budgets and stifles business innovation. He also brought about the Abraham accords, bringing us closer to peace in the Middle East and honored Israel, the only democracy in the region, by moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Also, our southern border was under control.

On the other hand, on his first day in office, President Biden cancelled construction of the Keystone Pipeline and oil drilling on public lands, which ended our energy independence with the stroke of a pen. He later had to beg Saudi Arabia to increase drilling so we could buy from them. As the prices of gasoline and diesel fuel increased because of the shortage, the price of EVERYTHING went up because everything we buy arrives in trucks. This made it much harder for the middle and lower classes to afford basic necessities.

As inflation took off, the Federal Reserve raised the Federal Funds interest rates to try to slow inflation: from 0% in 2020 to 5.5% in July, 2023. It became harder for people to buy homes because income levels had to be much higher to qualify for a mortgage. That means it’s also harder for sellers to sell their homes, raising the specter of a housing crisis.

Biden’s solution to inflation was to pass trillions in new Federal spending (hilariously named “The Inflation Reduction Act”), most of which went to special interests, like “green energy,” and drove down the value of the dollar because the profligate spending was just printed money. This further fueled inflation, while mortgaging the futures of our children and grandchildren as the national debt ballooned to $34 Trillion!

But Biden’s decision to hamper drilling for oil had other far-reaching consequences internationally. When we were a net exporter of energy, Europe could buy from us, but when our energy surpluses dried up, Europe had no choice but to turn to Russia. As a result, Russia grew stronger and Europe became dependent, allowing Russia to be confident they could invade Ukraine without interference from Europe or the US. Biden has supported Ukraine in their war effort, but only enough to cause them to lose slower. No one in the administration has a plan for victory.

The Obama-Biden obsession with the Iran nuclear deal, in which they relaxed sanctions on oil production and even sent cash (!), enabled Iran to fund its terrorist proxies like Hamas and Hezbollah. This led directly to the October 7, 2023 terrorist invasion of Israel, which caused the deaths of more than 1200 Israelis, plus Americans and other nationalities, taking many more hostage. This forced Israel to go to war to end the threat to their national security once and for all. All this is directly attributable to the policies of Obama, secretary of state Kerry and President Biden. And Biden made no effort to get American hostages freed.

But that was not Biden’s only foreign policy blunder in the region. A paradigm shifted for many Americans when Biden ordered the immediate withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan from their secure base, leaving defenseless hundreds of American civilians and Afghanis who helped us. Most of them were likely summarily killed. In the chaotic, abysmally planned operation, billions of dollars of American weaponry, ammunition, vehicles, aircraft and other materiel was foolishly left behind for the Taliban, Al Qaeda and ISIS to use in their misadventures. It was an inexplicable and completely unnecessary scandal. We know now that Biden refused to listen to any counsel from his administration or the generals.

Biden’s irrational hatred of Donald Trump also caused him to commit the ultimate domestic policy blunder: stopping the construction of the southern border wall and inviting at least 10 million illegal aliens to come into our country unvetted. We have no idea who these people are and what their intentions are. Billions have been required to be spent by Federal, state, and municipal governments to deal with the influx of “migrants.” Hundreds of thousands of Americans have died from Chinese Fentanyl, brought in by cartel mules. Nobody knows how many evaded border control and are in our country because they have been sent to spy or plot terrorist actions. Many of those coming in are military aged men without families, many from China and the Middle East, not just from Latin America. How easy would it be for them to organize into cells to carry out a thousand 9-11s or October 7s?

Then there’s the evidence that Joe Biden has taken millions from countries who hate us, like China, Iran, Russia and Ukraine, all facilitated by his waste-of-oxygen, whoring, druggie son. How vulnerable are we because our president is beholden to foreign powers which want to see our country fall? Was the opening of the border part of the deal?

In short, most everything was good under President Trump, but most everything has been unbelievably bad under President Biden. President Trump was able to do all this good in spite of being maligned and hindered by the Democrats in Congress, the administrative state, the “main-stream” media, social media, Hollywood, academia and even jealous Republicans. Now they are using “lawfare” to try to imprison Biden’s political opponent, like a third-world junta, with Biden, the “big guy,” as strong man.

Under Biden everything has turned sour. People can’t afford food and housing. As a country, we are in danger of very real threats to our national security, our economic viability, our place of leadership in the world, and even our existence as a nation.

Note that I haven’t mentioned Biden’s age. That’s because there are many people much older who are competent and productive. Unfortunately, Joe Biden is neither. He has never had an original thought; he had to drop out of a presidential race 30 years ago for plagiarism and has been caught in lies and made-up stories too many times to count. Every decision he makes seems to be wrong. He has terrible instincts, but he refuses to listen to counsel. Now, it is clear that his mind, which was never great, has about gone around the bend. He can barely talk, even when reading a teleprompter.

President Trump on the other hand is vital, engaged and articulate, if sometimes verbally clumsy.

I don’t think the choice could be any clearer.

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