Tuesday, June 21, 2016

#NeverHillary

I just returned from an unprecedented gathering of faith leaders with the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party, Donald Trump, in New York. My friends ask me, how can I consider voting for Donald Trump? They fail to realize that Hillary Rodham Clinton's (HRC) very clear record of failure makes my choice for president in this election cycle easier.

We all know the kind of United States Supreme Court HRC will give us if she has the opportunity to appoint vacancies. It will be a Leftist activist judiciary making up laws (not interpreting the Constitution as is its job.). Constitutional Conservatives cannot risk that. Religious Liberty and the Second Amendment hang in the balance with the current imbalance on the court. Both have been under attack by the Left since the early 60’s with prayer and the Ten Commandments excised from the public square and ever more encroaching gun control laws.

The faith community has fought for faith-based organizations’ right not to include abortifacients in their health insurance plans as just one example of the fight for religious freedom. Liberals simply don't respect the right to practice one's religious beliefs on the abortion issue if those beliefs conflict with their agenda to murder the unborn whenever the mother, in particular, finds it convenient.

Similarly, the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment is just one Liberal president away from being a distant memory. With every radical jihadist terror attack, the Left attacks gun ownership instead of the real issue – the war against the radical elements of Islam.  It's shameful.

The facts around the world show that disarming the citizenry makes us less safe because the criminals keep their weapons and leave everyone else more vulnerable. Criminals, or those with a diminished mental capacity, will not adhere to gun control laws. That's the nature of a criminal or the mentally insane. That's just how it works! Liberals trip over themselves to be seen “doing the right thing” even if the “right thing” has been proven not to work.

“Why does Switzerland, a country that requires a military-style rifle, plus ammunition, in every home, enjoy a very low homicide rate? Why does Israel, a country where perhaps 10 percent of citizens possess permits to carry concealed weapons, enjoy a very low murder rate? Why do gun-control proponents fail to mention countries with homicide rates higher than ours, including Brazil and Russia, with very restrictive gun-control laws? Why does Washington, D.C., a district whose laws make it illegal to buy, possess, transport or acquire a handgun, experience the highest per capita murder rates in the nation?” asked national radio and television commentator Larry ‘Elder writing for Town Hall.

Our freedom is at stake and the Supreme Court is the only institution that can preserve it. With Justice Scalia dead, Justice Ginsberg on the verge of her last breath, Justice Kennedy approaching 80 years old, and Justice Thomas considering retirement, the next president could impanel as many as an unprecedented four, if not five, U.S. Supreme Court Justices. This election is about the U.S. Supreme Court.

We also know HRC's foreign policy record is one of utter failure. Russia & Libya are only a few worth mentioning here.

Under former president Bill Clinton in 1994, we promised to stand and protect Ukraine from Russia if they got rid of their nukes. They did. Then the Obama Administration stood by and watched Russia invade Ukraine and annex Crimea because they could not defend themselves. So much for HRC’s 2009 reset button with Russia. Russia fully annexed Crimea in 2014 just after HRC’s departure from the State Department. With resets like that, who needs a secretary of state or president like HRC?

In Benghazi, Libya, U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens cried out to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department for help and protection on multiple occasions. HRC and her State Department ignored Ambassador Steven’s cries for help. The ambassador and three other men of valor (Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty) are now dead. Ten others were injured. HRC authored and perpetuated a lie and dished it out to the victim’s families that the attack was a spontaneous response to an anti-Islam video while telling her own daughter Chelsea the truth on the night it happened that it indeed was terrorism. The video as a cause for the attack was a complete fabrication crafted to fit Obama’s appeasement of radical Islam, in my opinion. No one, especially HRC, has paid for this gross inability to protect Americans and then lying about it. HRC is unfit for the presidency on this point alone.  Imagine a Republican committing these shameful misdeeds.

Now Obama, and by extension HRC, strain to allow 85,000 Syrian refugees into the U.S. whom they cannot properly screen. We know these radical jihadists infiltrated the humanitarian migration effort to settle Syrian refugees into Europe. While the November 2015 attackers in Paris were EU citizens, they fought in Syria and migrated back into Europe. This infiltration led to the slaughter of 130 people on November 13, 2015 in Paris. How can we support this type of ideological blindness that bends over backwards to be politically correct on the world stage while putting Americans in harm’s way?

Finally, HRC believes she is above the law. Beyond her repeated lies (like her husband who was impeached for perjury) that any wrong doing was done with respect to her email server, the report from the State Department itself is clear. She violated her own agency's policies and was criticized sharply by the inspector general. The "jury" is still out as to whether HRC negligently handled thousands of emails marked as classified (some so top secret that the Inspector General could not even read them); this would be a crime. Lets not forget she deleted over 30,000 emails.  Wonder why?  This matter is still under investigation and will certainly plague HRC well into the General Election. Does any Liberal or Democrat care? Anyone else with State Department emails intentionally placed off the grid on a private server and jeopardizing national security would have been indicted and recommended for criminal prosecution. Do Americans want another president who does not respect the rule of law?

I think conservatives know what the clear choice is for our national security and our values; Trump is no easy choice for a conservative or for me but a NO vote for HRC is a no-brainier. Now let’s see if "The Donald" can persuade me along with other conservative voters to cast our lot with him. Today's meeting in the Big Apple was a good start.   #NeverHillary