Donald Trump.

 

It seems the name doesn’t leave the headlines. The man causing the most anger I’ve seen in a long time.  I saw a tweet the other day from a friend of mine that said, “Donald Trump is exactly what Hitler was in 1936.” In fact every time I pull up twitter I’m greeted by the overwhelming hatred for the billionaire businessman turned politician. Don’t get me wrong, I respect everyone’s political view, even if it’s just whatever ridiculous “fact” they saw on social media earlier that day. But I’ve seen some really ignorant people say some really ignorant things.

Donald Trump says some pretty outlandish things, I can’t disagree with that, but I can respect anyone who isn’t afraid to use their freedom of speech, especially someone in a position where every word he says is analysed and criticized. Politicians, more than anyone else, have gotten to the point where they are too scared to speak their mind. “Politically correct” has become the focus of our nation’s leaders instead of the American People. We don’t want to hurt people’s feelings, so we say exactly what people want to hear.

So here comes a man who has the concerns of the American people first on his list instead of the feelings of the American people. Donald Trump addresses the issue of Syrian refugees coming into our country like it should be addressed. He isn’t afraid to say what needs to be said. And the man gets attacked for every word he says. Trump’s concerns include preventing a Paris attack on American soil, not getting health care to citizens who don’t want it. We have been taking the ISIS problem too lightly for too long, and Donald Trump is tired of that.

If Trump is the reason that America is going to “turn into a communist nation,” then why is he 20 points ahead in the Republican polls? The American people are ready for a President who isn’t scared to get involved in foreign conflicts. Donald Trump said it right when he said that we are no longer a superpower nation. Superpowers don’t look the other way when our way of life is threatened, as we have in recent years.

I will not be old enough to vote in the 2016 primaries, but if I could, it wouldn’t be hard to choose my vote.

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By Jackson Whiting     

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