18 months after the 2016 Presidential Elections and Russian influence is still being talked about across the media outlets and social media platforms. I know for a fact that my vote in 2016 was influenced by Russia. And I voted for Donald Trump.
Given the international events of the proceeding decade, the United States was not getting anywhere on the global stage. We had lost our leadership position in the world. The once proud nation of America has become a front parlor joke at international conferences. A nation to push around and to bully.
Our friends and allies across the world no longer trusted us. Our enemies no longer feared us. And terrorism was on an increasing rise and even sleeper cells and home grown terrorism was beginning to raise its vial head.
At home, our economy was on a downward spiral that was going to cause another depression if it kept going. Our capitalist ideals were being scoffed. Businesses were “too big” to fail. Jobs were hard to come by and the thought of loosing one was very frightful. It would be the end of any American family.
With all these things Russia played a role in what could happen to the United States. It played a role in what direction the United States was heading. Russia influenced my vote in the 2016 election.
I could have voted for Hillary Clinton. But her stated policies would have made the dire situation worse. We would become a 3rd world country under that Clinton banner. Today’s Liberal mindset is anti-American values of free enterprise, hard work, being the best you can be and living the American Dream. Today’s Liberal mindset is anti-Christian. They would rather see the morals of our Founders who used the Holy Bible as a guidebook in the formation of this great nation tossed to the four winds. And Christian values discarded and replaced by all the evils of the world. So Russia influenced by vote there as well. We would become more like Russia under a Clinton Administration.
Hillary Clinton also lacked her husband’s charisma and the qualities that everyone liked about Bill Clinton. They are completely absent in that self-serving evil creature that ran for president on the Democratic ticket.
Of course I could have not voted. That is always an option but I think it’s a terrible one. That never helps anyone really. And if you don’t vote you loose your right to complain about the situation. So here even Russia influenced me to vote and not stay home that November.
Voting 3rd party is better than not voting. And someday we might get a 3rd party that can move ground. But for now we don’t have that option.
So that leaves me only with casting my vote for Donald Trump in 2016. The private citizen of Donald Trump has his flaws. Just as everyone else does. But his flaws were not as bad as Hillary Clinton’s. Having seen Donald Trump in various settings, I knew that he was a man of his word. He was not a “which way the wind is blowing” politician. He is very much like our Constitution. Says what he means and means what he says.
President Trump has a great track record of keeping his promises despite the opposition from both parties in Washington. Russia did make me vote for Donald Trump and because of that, there is peace in the world and prosperity at home.