The Pros and Cons to a Donald Trump Presidency

The Pros and Cons to a Donald Trump Presidency

Is there anything good? Anything bad?

With the way things are going now, things point towards Donald Trump being the nominee for the Republican party. Donald Trump becoming President can shoot some life into American politics or destroy it. If Trump becomes the President of the United States, is America doomed? Will America be great again? Here are the pros and cons to Donald Trump becoming the next President of the United States.

PRO: He has been in business for his entire adult life.

Donald Trump has been a businessman for his entire adult life, that's what America needs. This country is 19 TRILLION dollars in debt and nobody knows how to pay it back. America needs a President with a business background. Most people believe that a businessperson has a better chance at bringing the deficit down than just another run of the mill politician. The national debt is a huge issue that candidates in either political party are talking about. Out of all the candidates remaining, Trump has the best chance at bringing America towards a balanced budget.

CON: He's had some pretty awful businesses.

Selling steaks at Sharper Image, a mortgage company right before the housing market collapses, Trump Airlines, Trump Vodka; the list goes on and on. Come on Donald use your noodle.

PRO: The main issue he wants to fix is illegal immigration.

"WE'RE GOING TO BUILD A WALL!!!!!" The Donald has been talking about fixing the illegal immigration problem in this country since day one of his campaign.

CON: The way he's going to pay for "the wall."

"WE'RE GOING TO BUILD A WALL AND MAKE MEXICO PAY FOR IT!" Wait what. Why would Mexico want to do that? Let's say Trump can't get Mexico to pay for the wall and then asks congress for money to build the wall and they say no. Then what?

PRO: He has contributed to Democratic campaigns in the past.

Yes, this is a pro. Since he has contributed to Democratic campaigns, he has a better chance of bringing people together since he has had a working relationship with both sides.

CON: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are going to go after him for contributing to Democratic campaigns.

He even gave Clinton money in 2008 towards her Presidential campaign. We know he never gave Sanders any money because Sanders doesn't want corporate money and would rather get $27 from people.

PRO: He cares about our vets.

One of the main things everyone can agree on whether you like Trump or not is that he is correct about our veterans. There are men and women that come home from their service in the military and cant find a job and eventually live on the street since they don't have the money to afford a house. Trump wants to take great care of our veterans and if you argue that then you aren't a true American.

CON: He flip-flops on a lot of issues.

The thing he has recently flip-floped on, was having soldiers commit War crimes. Someone that cares so much about the military shouldn't want that. Trump has also flip-floped on issues such as immigration, the war on drugs and abortion. Who knows whether he will flip-flop while in the White House.

PRO: He wants to make America great again!

Trump cares about this country very much. He is all about bringing jobs back from China and other foreign countries in order to grow the economy and make America strong again.

CON: Since when is America not great?

For the people that actually believe America isn't great anymore, can you think of any other country you'd rather live in? I didn't think so.

Donald Trump would absolutely bring a different personality to Washington. Whether or not that leads to him being a successful President is still left to be seen.

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I'm The Girl Who'd Rather Raise A Family Than A Feminist Protest Sign

You raise your protest picket signs and I’ll raise my white picket fence.

Social Media feeds are constantly filled with quotes on women's rights, protests with mobs of women, and an array of cleverly worded picket signs.

Good for them, standing up for their beliefs and opinions. Will I be joining my tight-knit family of the same gender?

Nope, no thank you.

Don't get me wrong, I am not going to be oblivious to my history and the advancements that women have fought to achieve. I am aware that the strides made by many women before me have provided us with voting rights, a voice, equality, and equal pay in the workforce.

SEE ALSO: To The Girl Who Would Rather Raise A Family Than A Feminist Protest Sign

For that, I am deeply thankful. But at this day in age, I know more female managers in the workforce than male. I know more women in business than men. I know more female students in STEM programs than male students. So what’s with all the hype? We are girl bosses, we can run the world, we don’t need to fight the system anymore.

Please stop.

Because it is insulting to the rest of us girls who are okay with being homemakers, wives, or stay-at-home moms. It's dividing our sisterhood, and it needs to stop.

All these protests and strong statements make us feel like now we HAVE to obtain a power position in our career. It's our rightful duty to our sisters. And if we do not, we are a disappointment to the gender and it makes us look weak.

Weak to the point where I feel ashamed to say to a friend “I want to be a stay at home mom someday.” Then have them look at me like I must have been brain-washed by a man because that can be the only explanation. I'm tired of feeling belittled for being a traditionalist.


Because why should I feel bad for wanting to create a comfortable home for my future family, cooking for my husband, being a soccer mom, keeping my house tidy? Because honestly, I cannot wait.

I will have no problem taking my future husband’s last name, and following his lead.

The Bible appoints men to be the head of a family, and for wives to submit to their husbands. (This can be interpreted in so many ways, so don't get your panties in a bunch at the word “submit”). God specifically made women to be gentle and caring, and we should not be afraid to embrace that. God created men to be leaders with the strength to carry the weight of a family.

However, in no way does this mean that the roles cannot be flipped. If you want to take on the responsibility, by all means, you go girl. But for me personally? I'm sensitive, I cry during horror movies, I'm afraid of basements and dark rooms. I, in no way, am strong enough to take on the tasks that men have been appointed to. And I'm okay with that.

So please, let me look forward to baking cookies for bake sales and driving a mom car.

And I'll support you in your endeavors and climb to the top of the corporate ladder. It doesn't matter what side you are on as long as we support each other, because we all need some girl power.

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