Community Dialogue: Presidential Elections-Who did you vote for and why?

Many people were open on social network about sharing their “feelings” on the results of the recent U.S. Presidential election this week. It saddens me of how people can get “profane” on their reaction to the results from both sides. I decided to do this blog to help form a “peaceful” dialogue below and to help understand each others’ background-views on “why” they voted the way they did. Instead of jumping to conclusions and labeling one another just because of who they voted, let’s better understand each others’ background and reason..

I’m open to admit that I voted “3rd Party”, which I have in the past 3 Presidential elections for various reasons (e.g. hypocrisy). As a “Christian”, I believe no party is more “Christian” than the other. Some might disagree with me with this statement, so feel free to reply below and I’ll share my personal reasons for each “platform issue”. There are some values I’m personally “for” in both parties, but same with “against”. I even took a personal online survey (similar to this one-> Where Do You Fit in the Political Typology? ) that put me in the “middle”, which is why I voted 3rd Party.

Republican PartyDonald Trump

Why did people vote for Donald Trump? Voters explain theguardian.com
“…I believe Trump will be a good president because he knows how to make deals, deals that will make America prosperous again. We need to bring our nation together. I like the fact that all three branches are controlled by the same party, now we can get down to the business of straightening out our country, taking care of our people, our veterans, getting the economy moving again and repealing Obamacare…”

Hillary Clinton Is a Dangerous Choice for Voters Against Abortion (A Response to Eric Sapp)
By Dr. Richard D. Land , CP Exclusive Oct 3, 2016 | 7:23 AM christianpost.com
“..Yes, Hillary once advocated that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” However, Mrs. Clinton is accused of supporting late-term abortion because she supports abortion of “precious unborn children” under any circumstances up to the moment of full birth. Speaking of “reproductive rights,” Mrs. Clinton’s preferred euphemism for abortion, she declared that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed.” That sounds chillingly like government coercion to abandon deeply held pro-life religious convictions…”
Obama’s Culture of Life: The Abortion Rate Has Fallen 13% Under This President By Sarah Jones on Mon, Feb 3rd, 2014 at 10:28 am politicususa.com
“..Abortion rate peaked in 1981 under former President Reagan (though he had just taken office), and is at the lowest rate since 1973 as of 2011, under President Obama. The abortion rate had been falling until it “stalled” between 2005 and 2008, under former President Bush.

According to a new study by Guttmacher, the abortion rate fell by 13% under Obama. Declines were the steepest in the Midwest and West, and “less steep yet noteworthy” in the South and Northeast (emphasis mine):

This is what happens when a party uses an emotional issue as a get out the vote tactic but does not really care about actually ending abortion at all. After all, even if they make abortion illegal it will still go on, it will just be unsafe and harm many women. Republicans don’t want the issue of abortion to go away, because it is one of the few ways they can get their evangelical base out to vote. They had better hope the base never catches on to the truth.

This also suggests that Democrats and Obama are not necessarily “pro abortion” as the Republicans like to charge. Quite the opposite. While they are pro freedom for women to make their own medical decisions, they also seek to help women avoid these tough decisions by making birth control accessible. If we want to deal in reality, it’s Republicans who are “pro abortion”, as their policies lead to more abortions, not less.

So here we have President Obama’s Culture of Life, which fits in nicely next to his badge for being fiscally responsible, getting Osama bin Laden, and getting the stock market to record levels. “

Democratic PartyHillary Clinton

#ClintonNation: This is why Americans are voting for Hillary Clinton Rick Hampson , USA TODAY 12:28 p.m. EDT July 25, 2016 usatoday.com
“..Many, however, regard Clinton as more than a gender pioneer, and more than the better candidate this year. “She has probably the most experience of any man or woman ever nominated,” declared Rod Washington, 40, a Monroe, La., public relations professional.

She couldn’t be more qualified, said Jeanne Cumby, 54, of Asheville, N.C., “unless she’d been to the moon.”

To sing her praises, supporters recite her résumé — Yale Law School, children’s advocate, first lady, U.S. senator, 2008 presidential candidate, secretary of state. “Hillary has been there, done that, and wrote the book on a lot of things,” said the Rev. Dennis Ross Sr., 56, a Memphis pastor…”

eight-lies-progressives-were-told-about-what-will-happen-if-trump-wins, inquisitr.com
“..I’m so angry right now. A lot of good-hearted progressives are needlessly trembling with fear today, and it’s all the fault of the despicable tactics run for a year and a half by the amoral Clinton campaign. There were many lies that were told to frighten Americans into voting in support of Hillary, concocted by the neoliberal think tank and reported as fact by the corporate media (with at least some modicum of moderation and accountability) and by paid internet shills (with absolutely none). They brutalized the American psyche with baseless fearmongering, and people are still suffering from it for no good reason…

1. “The Supreme Court will be set back 30 years and Roe vs. Wade will be repealed if you don’t support Hillary Clinton!”

No, it won’t. People made this argument over and over again as though America has never had a Republican president before. As Commander-in-Chief, an American president has a lot more power over U.S. foreign policy than they do over domestic policy. Despite Trump’s assurances to his Republican base that he will help make America the only major country to ban abortion, he simply doesn’t have the ability to do this…

3. “Trump will start World War Three if you don’t elect Hillary Clinton!”

Trump has, in fact, run the least hawkish presidential campaign in recent Republican history, pushing a platform of non-interventionism and diplomacy. Instead of going to war with Russia or starting a proxy war in Syria, he wants to collaborate with Russia to fight terrorism, and he’s said North Korea is China’s problem. He’s surely said some gross things, and he’s surely done some unethical things, but he’s never killed anyone and seems to possess a normal human being’s respect for the value of human life. That’s a trait we haven’t seen in a U.S. president for a long, long time. He wants to make deals and “get along with everybody,” a position he reiterated in his victory speech last night.

4. “You’ll bring fascism/Nazism to America if you don’t elect Hillary Clinton!”…

6. Trump will immediately deport 11 million immigrants unless you vote for Hillary Clinton!”

Trump walked back on this promise months ago and now espouses a position much like that of Obama, who has deported more immigrants than any other president without any complaint from the Democrats. Donald Trump is a WWE Hall-of-Famer who knows how to work a crowd and get people on his side; he’s not an idiot. Nobody’s going to wage a war on 11 million people in a country of 319 million. Here’s an article from The Atlantic about Trump’s actual position now that he’s got the Republicans on his side…”

Neutral

Edward Snowden was asked who he would vote for on election 2016, Hilary or Trump?


*see Deep Thought: Broken Promises-Who to trust?

Current Crisis of Post-Elections:

It saddens me too about the “garbage” (e.g. Mich. students chant ‘build the wall’ in viral video
, Hate Speech Trump America, etc..) going on with the post-elections, which there is a misunderstanding of each one that I personally don’t agree that represents the views of the candidate, which might be for another blog…stay tuned!

Remarks: Please don’t let this campaign or any future political elections ruin any close loving relationships! I remember a good friend of mine that I lost just because I told him who I was going to vote for, which we never sat down for a “dialogue” to express our side-of-the-story on “why” we felt a particular way for the candidate or political party we were supporting…

The Choice 2016 (full film) | FRONTLINE
https://youtu.be/s7uScWHcTzk
“FRONTLINE PBS | Official
Published on Sep 27, 2016
The dueling stories of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as they battle for the presidency.

Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1BycsJW

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the most polarizing presidential candidates in modern history. Veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk goes beyond the headlines to investigate what has shaped these two candidates, where they came from, how they lead and why they want one of the most difficult jobs imaginable.

Elections Rigged?

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election By ROBERT EPSTEIN

August 19, 2015 politico.com
Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.
If you only watch one thing today, make it this: Breitbart (July 2019) facebook.com

Above are just some samples that I found online, what about you?

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Deep thought: Presidential Campaign 2016-How about voting a 3rd party?

Tired of all the “negativity” that mass media has been sharing with this Presidential Campaign? You know the “mainstream” media is biased (sharing “only” 2 main party candidates-Republican’s Donald Trump & Democrats’ Hillary Clinton (see views of both parties) with it’s corporate run “news”. How come they never “talk” about the 3rd party option? It’s because they are trying to “brain wash” us with the two main party system and they don’t let us know about that “other” option we have. I’ve heard that it’s a waste of a vote if we pick a 3rd party candidate…really? I don’t want to be responsible sending one of the “two” main party candidates to office.

I decided to write this after getting sick of all this political garbage being shared via social network (e.g. facebook, twitter, etc..). A “young” teenager even came over to my house opening up that he had to get out of his house because he was tired of the “fighting” (see Deep thought: This is how the “devil” is trying to divide us? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com..e.g television-parents were watching the party convention) going on he saw at his parent’s house…

Don’t let “anyone” make you “hate” a particular group ! goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Think about this if we did send a 3rd party candidate to the “White House”? This will send a HUGE message to our “rich-greedy” power selfish driven corporate run elitist that “we” Americans are tired of all this “reality show-like” (e.g. Professional Wrestling) fake corrupted 2 party biased system.

#vote3rdparty

Who Are The Third Party Presidential Candidates?

Know your 3rd party options!

Presidency 2016, from politics1.com
” THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES ON 20+ STATE BALLOTS:

CONSTITUTION PARTY OF THE U.S.:
Darrell CastleScott Bradley

Darrell Castle (Tennessee)
Presidential Nominee

Scott Bradley (Utah)
Vice Presidential Nominee

GREEN PARTY:
Jill Stein

Dr. Jill Stein (Massachusetts)
Presumptive Presidential Nominee

LIBERTARIAN PARTY:
Gary JohnsonBill Weld

Former Governor Gary Johnson (New Mexico)
Presidential Nominee

Former Governor Bill Weld (Massachusetts)
Vice Presidential Nominee

OTHER THIRD PARTY and INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES:
(Note: Parties with ballot status in at least one state — based on 2012 ballot status — listed first, then all others under the INDEPENDENT & WRITE-IN CANDIDATES header).

AMERICA’S PARTY / AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY:
Tom HoeflingSteve Schulin

Tom Hoefling (Iowa)
Presidential Nominee

Steve Schulin (South Carolina)
Vice Presidential Nominee

AMERICAN FREEDOM PARTY:
Bob WhitakerTom Bowie

Bob Whitaker (South Carolina)
Presidential Nominee

Tom Bowie (Maryland)
Vice Presidential Nominee

BETTER FOR AMERICA PARTY:

No Nominee Yet Designated.

CONSTITUTION PARTY OF IDAHO:
Scott CopelandJ.R. Myers

Scott Copeland (Texas)
Presidential Nominee

J.R. Myers (Alaska)
Vice Presidential Nominee

PARTY OF SOCIALISM AND LIBERATION (PSL):
Gloria LaRiva Eugene Puryear

Gloria LaRiva (California)
Presidential Nominee

Eugene Puryear (District of Columbia)
Vice Presidential Nominee
ALSO NOMINEE OF: LIBERTY UNION PARTY OF VERMONT

PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY:

Lynn Kahn (Independent-Maryland)
Gloria LaRiva (PSL-California)
Monica Moorehead (Workers World-New York)

PROHIBITION PARTY:
Jim Hedges Bill Bayes

Former Township Tax Assessor Jim Hedges (Pennsylvania)
Presidential Nominee

Bill Bayes (Mississippi)
Vice Presidential Nominee

REFORM PARTY USA:

Ed Chlapowski (Texas)
Ken Cross (Arkansas)
Rocky De La Fuente (Florida)
Lynn Kahn (Independent-Maryland)
Darcy Richardson (Florida)

SOCIALIST PARTY USA:
Mimi Soltysik Angela Walker

Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik (California)
Presidential Nominee

Angela Walker (Wisconsin)
Vice Presidential Nominee

SOCIALIST EQUALITY PARTY:
Jerry White Niles Niemuth

Jerry White (Michigan)
Presidential Nominee

Niles Niemuth (Wisconsin)
Vice Presidential Nominee

SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY (SWP):
Alyson Kennedy Osborne Hart

Alyson Kennedy (Illinois)
Presidential Nominee

Osborne Hart (Pennsylvania)
Vice Presidential Nominee

VETERANS PARTY OF AMERICA:
Chris Keniston Deacon Taylor

Chris Keniston (Texas)
Presidential Nominee

Deacon Taylor (Nevada)
Vice Presidential Nominee

WORKERS WORLD PARTY:
Monica Moorehead Lamont Lilly

Monica Moorehead (New York)
Presidential Nominee

Lamont Lilly (North Carolina)
Vice Presidential Nominee

US Political Parties
(Party Registration Numbers Current as of Apr. 2014)
2016election.procon.org
U.S. Political Parties – Comparison and Facts us-political-parties.insidegov.com

I already know the 3rd party I’m voting for, how about you? Do your personal research. Feel free to share your thoughts..

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