posted on 12 July 2016
Written by Frank Li
The field of the 2016 Presidential election is effectively set: Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton! Neither is ideal for most Americans (Poll: Americans Want Third Choice, Not Trump or Clinton), but one of them will be the next President, thanks to our de facto 2-party political system. So instead of wasting our votes on a third-party candidate, it makes more sense to vote for the lesser of the two evils (again), doesn't it?
First off, let’s truly understand today’s America …
1. What is today’s America, anyway?
Is it a democracy or a [constitutional] republic? It’s a [constitutional] republic with full democracy (i.e. one person, one vote), albeit somewhat adulterated (e.g. no requirement for voter IDs).
Unfortunately, democracy, partial or full, has never really worked throughout human history! For example, saying [full] democracy worked in America in the 1990s is like saying communism worked in the USSR in the 1960s – Both were transitional!
Going back more than 200 years ..: Our Founding Fathers neither designed nor intended America to be a [full] democracy for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that democracy was a proven failure way before 1776!
As a matter of fact, the word “democracy” never appears in the U.S Constitution!
America was built solidly on American capitalism, chiefly based on rugged individualism and abundance (in natural resources). America was great throughout her first 200 years in spite of democracy! America is deeply in trouble now because of democracy, which has been thoroughly destroying American capitalism! In other words, “it’s democracy, stupid!” For more, read: Diagnosis for America (Version 3).
Bottom line: unless America reforms as I have suggested (Solution for America (Version 3)), she will fail, just like Greece, ancient or modern!
2. American Voters' Ideology Spectrum
The image below shows my qualitative view of American voters' ideology spectrum, which can be highlighted in two points as follows:
In short, “it’s the ideas, stupid," with the GOP needing more, and better, ones!
3. Big ideas
In a nutshell, our three biggest problems are the following (in that order):
Both parties are equally responsible for Problem 1, while the Democratic Party is more responsible for Problem 2 and the Republican Party is more responsible for Problem 3. Because Problem 2 is much more serious than Problem 3, we may be able to expect a GOP President to possibly address all these three problems! For more, read my book: The GOP Bible for 2016.
4. Which candidate is more likely to address these problems?
Trump, of course! Two main reasons:
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump present a stark contrast:
Unfortunately, in an advanced democracy like ours, telling the truth (e.g. the argument against public-sector unions) can often be suicidal for anybody seeking public office. Therefore, Mr. Trump presents uncertainty, since we won't know his standing on these three big problems, perhaps until it's too late. But we need to be willing to take a chance, if we hope for any real change! For more, read: What Would a Trump Presidency Look Like?
Give Donald Trump a chance to “Make America Great Again”!
Now, please sit back and enjoy the video below …
>>>>> Scroll down to view and make comments <<<<<<
This Web Page by Steven Hansen ---- Copyright 2010 - 2017 Econintersect LLC - all rights reserved