The Great MC Debate: Donald Trump

3 years ago Benjamin Astrum Comments Off on The Great MC Debate: Donald Trump

Let me start this off by saying that Trump is not the perfect candidate. He has flaws just as everyone else does and I do not agree with 100 percent of the things he says and does. With that being said, I do plan on voting for Donald Trump on Nov. 8.

One big concern of mine is the military and veterans affairs (VA). A lot of the people in my family have served in one or several branches of the United States Military and I am very proud of that. The current healthcare system for veterans is abysmal and many die waiting for access to healthcare, which is not any way to treat those who have dedicated their lives to us. Trump plans to appoint a VA Secretary whose sole purpose will be to serve veterans in the hopes that they will get better service and treatment and he is going to ensure that veterans have the choice to seek care at the VA or at a private service provider of their own choosing. Trump would also like to fully repeal the defense sequester and submit a new budget to rebuild our depleted military.

Another issue facing America right now is immigration. Illegal immigration is a big problem in this country and something needs to be done about it. Undocumented immigrants take resources away from American citizens. The current immigration policy costs taxpayers  $300 billion a year. I believe that $300 billion can be used elsewhere and we do not need to spend it on people who are illegally here. Trump wants to terminate Obama’s executive amnesties where he had granted amnesty to all of the undocumented immigrants currently in the country. Trump only wants to let in immigrants that will be successful in our economy and help it thrive, something that I believe will be beneficial to us. If someone clearly cannot be successful in our economy, then why even waste time and resources letting them in, knowing they’ll either leave or live off the government in a few years. Also, allowing all of these undocumented immigrants into the country is a big slap in the face for immigrants who came to this country legally.

Donald Trump’s commitment to maintaining our second amendment also hits home for me. The right to bear arms is integral to our society, especially today with so many mentally ill people running through the streets. Almost everyone knows about the tragedy that happened in Orlando at the Pulse Nightclub but what everyone doesn’t know about is the tragedy that was avoided at Playoffz Nightclub. Exactly two weeks after the Pulse shooting, someone tried to shoot up a nightclub in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The shooter did, unfortunately, shoot three victims but before he could shoot any more, another man at the nightclub took out his concealed gun and put a bullet in the shooter. Luckily, the three victims’ injuries were not life threatening.

Vote for Trump on Nov. 8 and make America great again!

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Benjamin Astrum
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