Why I Chose To Vote Red.

Why I Chose To Vote Red.

Do not read if you get easily offended or can't respect people's opinion.

I feel like there are some things as a young Republican woman I need to get off my chest. Yes, last night was Election night, and yes as many of you probably know by now Donald Trump won. I voted for him. No, I am not racist. No, I do not condone sexism. And no, I do not judge you for voting your choice.

As a first time voter, I was in very much of a dilemma based on the fact that I was left to pick between Trump and Hillary. But I did my research, and I chose to vote red. I feel personally victimized as a Republican that just because I voted for a nominee I agree with all of his viewpoints. I don’t like that as a young woman I am personally victimized and attacked because I supported Trump. I don't like reading everybody's posts talking about how disappointed in Americans they are. And I especially don’t like that when I say that I voted for Trump that I am immediately racist, against gays, hate Muslims, and whatever else people decide to throw my way. Get this, I voted for Trump to go AGAINST HILLARY. Yes, that’s right, against her.

I voted for Trump because just like many others, I am so sick of polished politicians saying whatever they feel we want to hear and then doing nothing about it. Trump came in and it was a whole different ball game. It was refreshing having someone tell you like it is, having someone tell you all these things that are wrong with our government and not caring, it was nice having someone just express and sympathize with us that he knew where us MIDDLE-CLASS PEOPLE came from even though he is a billionaire and… stating ways to actually fix it.

I voted for Trump because he promised to repeal Obamacare. Do you know how much people are paying come tax season for Obamacare that isn’t even a good system? There is NOTHING good about Obamacare. With Hillary, she was just going to keep it and “fix” the problems in it when the whole thing, in general, is a problem.

I voted for Trump because his economic plan is actually proven to give us more jobs in America, his plan is to get coal-miners back, and help oil rigs actually start drilling again (yay, Dad). He plans on helping America get out of debt (as much as he can because we’re in a lot of it).

I voted for Trump because Trump actually never said that gays were going to lose their rights. He actually stated that your sexual orientation has nothing to do with you work ethic or who you are as a person and there’s no need in firing you, he never said he was going to choose “whites” over “blacks”, and get this, Trump actually stated that he believed in promoting gender equality in male-dominated industries.

I voted for Trump because he promises to strengthen border control. No, hopefully, he doesn't actually try building a wall (despite his stupid remarks to do so), but actually just strengthening regulations. To actually take the time and do background checks and make sure that the people crossing the border don’t hate America and don’t try to kill us by being secret radical terrorists. Not all Muslims are bad and I do not think so one bit. But we have to get ahold of border control before it all gets out of hand and another terrorist attack occurs with the hundreds that already have.

I voted for Trump because unlike Hillary, he didn’t delete thousands of emails that were on a private server and crucial to the Benghazi case. Trump didn’t leave four of our American’s for dead by ignoring their pleas for help and just going to bed. And in court, Trump didn’t say the words “why does it matter”.

I voted for Trump because he promises to uphold our second amendment, he respects our police and our vets that really are not getting enough appreciation in today’s society, and because no matter what happened Trump always made it a point to thank them for their service.

I voted for Trump because WikiLeaks proved that Hillary not only rigged the primaries and threw poor old Bernie out, but she also cheated in the first debate by getting questions told to her and giving them specific ideas on what to ask. WikiLeaks also proved that Hillary staged all of the violence that occurred at Trump rallies and that SHE, yes that’s right, SHE paid those people to cause violence so she could portray Trump as a bully and a bigot.

I however, did not vote Trump for the simple fact that I am uneducated, racist, anti-gay, anti- other religions and want nothing but the worst things for them. No, so do not come at me with that. There were more LEGAL and MORAL reasons as to why I chose not to vote for Hillary than there were her actual beliefs.

Trump has won this election because there are many people like me who think the feel the same way. But, if you, however, felt the need to vote for Hillary because you just couldn’t accept Trump, that is fine. I am a mature adult and understand that everybody has different opinions. And here’s something even more mature… I will accept it (gasp) yes I know, so shocking. If you voted Hillary, so what. You chose who you thought would be the best leader.

If Hillary had gotten elected, yes, I would’ve been so upset because she wasn’t who I had voted for. Would I go as far as to say, burn our American flags? No. I would not protest her, I would not run through the streets yelling derogatory terms towards her and I would not act like a fool. I would simply go on with my life because rioting and acting that way gets you nowhere but dividing the world more than it already is, and in my opinion (which means something according to people who want you to vote) it’s not Trump’s fault the world is divided. It’s ours.

So with that being said, YES I voted for Trump, yes I accept it, and yes I hope it works out in our favor. I think it’s time that Americans stop acting so entitled and riot and act like fools when they don’t get their way. The election has come and gone, Trump has won. Accept it. The only thing now that can stop the divide is us coming together and quit making things about race and hatred and rebellion against others. Because guess what, we’re doing it to ourselves. Just love one another and accept that people have different ideas and opinions. Be thankful for the life you live and be thankful for another day, people. That’s all you have to do… because in the end, we still live in America and have way more freedom than any country and Trump only wants to make it great again (sorry I had to). Just remember, no matter who is president... Jesus is King and he owns the throne.

With love,

A die-hard republican female.

Disclaimer: All of the facts in this article were fact checked at http://www.ontheissues.org/Donald_Trump.htm :)

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As A Female Christian Millennial, I Fully Support Alabama's Abortion Ban Because I Know God Would, Too

A life always has worth, no matter the circumstances.


Alabama's state legislature passed a bill on May 14, 2019 that makes it illegal for abortions to be performed past six weeks of pregnancy. Doctors who are caught violating the law could be sentenced up to 99 years in prison. The bill is the strictest anti-abortion bill to date this year as states try to pass laws to challenge to Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court.

While the law does allow an exception to women whose lives are at risks, it does not allow for abortions in the event of rape or incest. I support Alabama's new law, and I applaud them for their efforts to protect the rights of unborn children.

As a Christian, I believe that life is a precious gift from God and should be treated with care.

The sixth commandment is, "Thou shalt not kill," and Jesus said the second greatest rule was to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39-40). I believe this applies to every person born and unborn. But, even from a secular perspective, there are reasons that support an unborn child's right to life. Let's break down two of the most important components of the bill: abortion itself and the case of rape and incest.

A big argument in the debate is whether a baby is alive before it is born or only after it is born.

I believe can be explained and answered with simple medical science. In the medical profession, a person is pronounced dead when there is no more activity in the brain, known as brain-dead.

At that point, they consider there to be no more life in the body.

The opposite of death is life, so if you have electrical signals still coursing through your brain, then you are alive. A fetus begins to have electrical activity in its brain at six weeks. Most women do not find out they are pregnant until around that time, so by the time they decide to have an abortion, the baby, by all medical accounts, is alive.

Another indicator of whether a person is dead or dying is their pulse.

The pulse is how many times a person's heart beats per minute. If a person does not have a pulse, they will more than likely die if their heart cannot be resuscitated because no oxygen is getting to their brain.

Medical personnel does everything they can to start a person's heart back because they know that the heart is key to life.

A baby's heart begins to beat at five weeks old, again before the mother knows she is pregnant and can choose to have an abortion. Since the United States' justice system upholds that killing a person is wrong, then shouldn't killing a baby, who is alive, be wrong too? I think this is plenty of proof that aborting a baby is killing a living person and is therefore wrong.

Rape and incest are two horrible acts that should be punished. It is never the victim's or conceived a child's fault in the situation.

Given the reasons above for why abortion is wrong, I also believe, while both crimes are horrendous, that abortion is still not the answer to this problem. I do understand, however, that women, because of the traumatic experience or other reasons, may not be able to care for the child.

As such, I am an advocate for adoption.

There are many couples out there who cannot have children on their own who would love to adopt. In order, for this to be a viable option, though, Congress needs to make amendments to adoption laws.

Adoption is outrageously expensive, much more costly than an abortion, and is a long and tedious process.

Though the laws are in place so that not just anybody can adopt a child, the government still could stand to relax laws a little. Another option could be to offer aid to those who wish to adopt specifically to cover adoption expenses or to only those who meet certain requirements. If we want to protect unborn children, we must give women and families more viable options.

I know that my views are not popular, but God did not call us to be popular, He called us to be His disciples.

I will not compromise my convictions because I am in the minority. I support the women who have to face this dilemma, and I pray that they and our government officials make the right decisions and aid these women and families in need of help.

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We're All Thinking It, I'm Saying It: Too Many People Are Running For President

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There are, currently, 23 Democrats running for President. On the Republican side, there's, of course, Trump, but only one other candidate, former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld. Democrats have a whole range of people running, from senators to congressmen, a former vice-president, and even a spiritual advisor. We can now say that there are DOZENS of people running for President in 2020.

Joe Biden has been leading the pack for quite some time now. He was even leading polls before he announced his campaign. Although he is the frontrunner, there really is no big favorite to win the nomination. Biden has been hovering around the mid-30s in most polls, with Bernie Sanders coming in second. Other minor candidates in the hunt are Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Kamala Harris.

After the surprising defeat of Hillary Clinton in 2016, Democrats have become electrified and have a mission to take back the White House after winning back the House of Representatives in 2018. There are so many people running in 2020, it seems that it will be hard to focus on who is saying what and why someone believes in something, but in the end, there can only be one candidate. This is the most diverse group of candidates ever, several women are running, people of color, the first out gay candidate, and several more.

There could be a problem when it comes to debate time. I mean, the first debate is next month. Having around 20-plus people on stage at the same time, debating each other kinda sounds like a nightmare. How can someone get their point across in the right amount of time when someone else is going to cut them off? Debates are usually around an hour and a half. So, if you divide it up, each candidate would get just under five minutes to speak. That would be in a perfect world of course.

Democrats seriously believe that they can beat Trump in 2020. They say they have learned from the mistakes of 2016, and have the guts and the momentum to storm back into the White House. By July of next year, there will be only one candidate left. Will they be able to reconcile the divide during the primaries? We will see. It will surely be a fun election cycle, so make sure to have your popcorn ready and your ballot at hand to pick your favorite candidate, no matter what party you lean towards.

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