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posted on 12 July 2016

Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton

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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:

  1. America, generally speaking, has been moving left, with the number of Democrats surpassing Republicans over time! In other words, we have lived through the transition from a center-right country to a decidedly left one, exactly as Karl Marx predicted more than 150 years ago: “Democracy is the road to socialism; socialism leads to communism”!
  2. There are simply not enough Republicans left anymore! Too many Americans are dependent on the government (e.g. for jobs or handouts), and they keep wanting more by voting for Democrats, who keep promising and handing out more (e.g. food stamps). However, Republicans can still win the American Presidency in 2016. How? By having some big ideas to capture the majority of the swing voters in the middle (i.e. most Independents and even some moderate Democrats)!

In short, “it’s the ideas, stupid," with the GOP needing more, and better, ones!

3. Big ideas

I believe I have the most accurate diagnosis for America (Diagnosis for America (Version 3)), as well as the best solution (Solution for America (Version 3)). But will America listen?

In a nutshell, our three biggest problems are the following (in that order):

  1. A failed political system, with several American Presidents each perpetrating much more damage on our country than all other "terrorists" combined! For more, read: Three Worst American Terrorists: JFK, GWB, and BHO!
  2. Democratic Socialism, with the worst being public-sector unions. For more, read: Detroit, Public-Sector Unions, and JFK.
  3. Democratic Imperialism, with the worst being the Iraq War. For more, read: Fixing the Military-Industrial Complex!

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:

  1. Hillary Clinton has been a large part of all three problems! For more, read: Who is Hillary Clinton, Anyway?
  2. Donald Trump is not a politician! So he has played no part in any of the three! Better yet, Trump is not even a Republican per se. Instead, he is a de facto Libertarian (just like me)! For more, read: Who is Donald Trump, Anyway?

5. Discussion

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump present a stark contrast:

  1. With President Hillary Clinton, the future is quite predictable: more of the same along the current line, and worse.
  2. With President Donald Trump, we may hope for big and positive changes!

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?

5. Closing

Give Donald Trump a chance to “Make America Great Again”!

Now, please sit back and enjoy the video below …

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