Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump
Christopher Suprun who wrote the New York Times article entitled above and linked below is a Republican. He stated succinctly and in well-written form exactly what I would say making the case against voting for Donald Trump if one were an elector. His thoughts are bipartisan. I will not reiterate those reasons as one can read them in his opinion.
It has been clear to me since Trump's staged ride down the escalator in Trump Tower announcing his candidacy for president of the United States, and in the days promoting his campaign that this man Donald J. Trump is as far away from possessing the qualifications necessary to run a nation of 350 million people as would be a Barnum and Bailey clown. As president he will pose a clear and present danger to not only our nation but, indeed, the world by his lack of intellect and curiosity about it. If one cannot see that one is truly myopic as his behavior has made those facts crystal clear for all to see.
Franklin Roosevelt In his 1941 "Four Freedoms" State of the Union address stated the fourth freedom was the freedom from fear. I have never in my many years observing the political scene felt a sense of dread and fear at a man this unqualified who will assume arguably the most powerful office in the world. There is a sense of incredulity and terror at what this nation has done. If one does not care about one's life and the lives of succeeding generations placed at risk by the eternally confounding Trump as president then there is nothing more I could say to change one's mind. Read Mr. Suprun's article and then ask God to help us, the only world and the only planet in which we live.