Students justify, compare Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton


Payton Fenwick

Senior Logan Treaster and junior Erik Brown debate their pick for president.

Put simply, this election is a choice between an establishment candidate, or an outsider. Trump is not a politician. He is not the type of person that will tell you what you want to hear until about ten seconds after you’ve cast your ballot. Trump, unlike Clinton, is not in the pocket of lobbyists and foreign governments. Trump has been able to build an enormous company that has created thousands of jobs. It is his business-like approach that the government desperately needs at a time when the debt is ever mounting. Many members of the Democratic Party are treating this election as if this is their chance to stop the reincarnation of Hitler. Ironically, Hitler was closer in policy ideas to Clinton. Nazi is short for National Socialist
after all.

Clinton talks about moving forward, yet she has no intentions of changing the system that has destroyed the United States both domestically and on the international stage. At home, the GDP is now growing at an abysmal rate of 1.4%, not to mention the 12 million people that have been added to food stamps and the national debt doubling by 10 trillion in just seven years. Yes, Clinton has experience, but that has only left her beholden to lobbyists.

Trump’s overall plan is to simplify and lower the tax code to help all Americans, secure the border, renegotiate trade deals to help bring back jobs. He also plans to reassert the US on the world stage to stand up to Russia, Iran, and North Korea; something the current administration has refused to do.

There isn’t enough time to mention the list of scandals that Clinton is allegedly involved in. Things like Benghazi, Wikileaks, a private email server, or landing under sniper fire in Bosnia. This election is a tipping point in U.S. political history, so please go out and vote, or don’t complain about the results.