I’m Voting For President Trump Again Because He Kept His Promises by Robert Socha
I did not watch the first presidential debate on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Okay, that is not entirely true. I did watch the first 18 minutes, and what I witnessed was not something I could bear for the duration. It was chaotic. The President appeared frustrated and agitated, his challenger arrogant and acrimonious. The moderator was wholly incapable of avoiding chaotic and cruel banter. Nevertheless, I probably should have endured the rancorous debate, but I chose not to.
I chose to turn off the show because I am an ideological voter who is not usually swayed by political rhetoric in the weeks leading up to an election, especially a presidential one. I will have voted for the Republican party line from my first ballot for President George HW Bush (41) in 1992 to President Donald Trump in 2016 and on November 3, 2020. Many of my left-leaning friends have asked me to defend my position on how I could vote for a “misogynistic narcissist,” “let facts be submitted to a candid world.”
I am not voting for President Trump’s personality. While I completely agree that some of his behaviors are boorish and uncalled for, there are admirable and kind aspects of his character. Let me cite two examples: first, when President Trump met a man born without arms, after shaking the prosthetic bionics, he instinctively reached up and touched the man’s face with a gentle caress, knowing the value of physical touch (1); second, when he learned about Justice Ginsberg’s death in a live impromptu interview as he was boarding Air Force One, his response was magnificently empathetic (2).
I am voting for President Trump’s accomplishments. In 2016 my vote for Donald Trump reflected more of my distaste for the Democratic Party challenger than his untested ability. However, I was fascinated by this outsider’s attaining the Office, and this attainment has proven both entertaining and productive.
Let me note some of those accomplishments:
First, he is unashamedly pro-life, a necessary position to take. We should have protected the innocent babies instead of allowing their murder in the womb for the last 50 years—that culture of death filters through all aspects of our society, cheapening human life. Our Constitution guarantees the right to life to ourselves and our posterity. It is time we return to those guarantees for “a person’s a person no matter how small.”
Second, he cut taxes. I like tax cuts. One of the central tenants of our Declaration of Independence is the confiscatory taxes the king laid on the colonies. The Founders rebelled for less than we endure today. Tax cuts are necessary to reign in goliath’s spending. It is easy to create myriad programs when there is unlimited funding. Limit the funds, and the unconstitutional spending will necessarily disappear.
Third, he stands for Americanism. Despite recent attempts to demean her character, The United States of America is the source of freedom and prosperity humanity enjoys. Her founding documents are vital, having endured these 244 and 233 years, respectively. Although they are not perfect, “It therefore astonishes me, Sir, to find this system approaching so near to perfection as it does; and I think it will astonish our enemies…” (3). Independence is necessary to promote the advancement of the quality of life for our citizenry. Reliance on foreign governments is dangerous, and alliances therein are to be treated cautiously. The President’s tackling of foreign affairs is admirable as he unashamedly reminds our friends and enemies alike not to take our generous support and magnanimous spirit lightly or for granted.
Fourth, he has nominated originalists to the Supreme Court and countless lower courts. The Founding Fathers were worried that the Court could become a despotic branch if it operates as it does today (4). The Supreme Court as the arbiter of everything pertaining to constitutionality is dangerous, allowing for the transformation of our republic into an oligarchy. Thankfully, having three government branches is holding the nine unelected lifetime judges accountable, but their power is great when we take their rulings as absolute and unchangeable. The legislature exists to counter those rulings that may have overstepped their constitutional limits.
Fifth, he enacted prison reform.
Sixth, pre-Covid19, his policies helped attain record unemployment.
Seventh, he has respect for the military and made necessary changes in the VA to alleviate some of its ailments.
Eighth, he is the first President I can remember who tried his best to keep the promises he made on the campaign trail. The one line I read about this morning concerning the debate, but I did not see live is an excellent summary, “I’ve done more in 47 months, than you have done in 47 years, Joe.”
Ninth, he has allowed for Christian prayer and worship to be conducted in the White House.
Tenth, if you can remove the passion and predetermined ideas toward the President’s rhetoric and read or listen to some of his speeches, they are amazingly unifying. For example the President said, “It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.”
I hope that we can continue to be one nation under God.
In closing, I remember the Scripture stating: “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Proverbs 29:2 KJV. It is my constant prayer for our elected officials to choose to rule honestly and with humility. Hopefully, another four years under a Trump administration, we will witness a restoration of hope and unity in this nation, “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
- Benjamin Franklin – http://www.emersonkent.com/speeches/address_federal_convention_franklin.htm#:~:text=Benjamin%20Franklin%27s%20Address%20to%20the%20Constitutional%20Convention%2C%20delivered,Wilson%20at%20Philadelphia%2C%20Pennsylvania%20-%20September%2017%2C%201787.
About the Author
Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.