OPINION — Have we all read the “Donald J. Trump Contract with the American Voter” posted at his campaign website? It lists his first 100 day plan as president. He pledges to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, D.C. I especially enjoyed reading “a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated” and “a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health).”
Did George W. Bush ever attempt this during his eight years in office (including six years with a Republican controlled House and Senate)? Did John McCain or Mitt Romney propose such measures? Yet the latter both complain that Trump is not a conservative.
The Democrats hate Trump as do many Republicans. Almost the entire national media has dropped the pretense of objectivity and are in the tank for Hillary. So is Hollywood. Trump appears to have all the right enemies! But why?
Follow the money. In my opinion, they are convinced that Trump will be true to his word and drain the swamp that is the corruption of our government. The Wikileaks emails have exposed the dirty tricks and criminal activity associated to the Clinton campaign. Ordinary people would have already been frog-marched to prison for less. If Trump is elected, many of the rich, proud, and powerful will lose their gravy train. Others will also end up in jail.
Yet I hear that many Utahns favor a protest vote for Evan McMullin. McMullin may be a good guy and his ideas for a new party are welcome … next year after the election. He has no chance to win the presidency in 2016. His current role (whether intentional or not) is that of a spoiler, another Ross Perot, to deny Trump the six electoral votes from Utah. Looking at McMullin’s positions on the issues at his website, I see broad agreement with many of Trump’s. Evidently the attraction to McMullin is that he didn’t say mean or lewd things 11 years ago (at least that we know of; the Clinton Machine isn’t focused on him. I don’t give credence to Gloria Allred and her clients’ all too familiar claims. They constitute the usual political dirty tricks.)
To me the election choice is clear. If is not clear to you, I recommend taking advantage of Sunday, Nov. 6 to fast and pray about your course of action.
Submitted by Eric Freden, Parowan.
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