Why I am voting for Donald Trump

Jacob Mock

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Before I get into the article, I need to remind those who can vote to do so.  


I am voting for Donald Trump on November 3rd. I feel that it is important to explain my position on the election. President Trump, whether you like him or hate him, has changed American politics. I feel that these changes have been both negative and positive. He is, let’s say different in the way he gets stuff accomplished, which is highly effective and something unique in comparison to the normal political discourse in Washington. 


Now for the real reason you all are reading this. Why I am supporting the reelection of President Donald J. Trump.  



 President Trump and Joe Biden are definitely different when it comes to economic policy. Where President Trump has cut taxes across the board, Biden wants to roll back the tax cuts under Trump. Biden wants to increase regulations on businesses that were cut by Trump. Biden wants to kill fossil fuel jobs whereas Trump has embraced those jobs. Not to mention record low unemployment and record-high levels on the stock market, and what I find most important is the record-high median household income. 


Criminal Justice Reform

When it comes to criminal justice President Trump has a much stronger record than Joe Biden.  Joe Biden sponsored the 1994 Crime Bill. His own Vice Presidential pick Kamala Harris said, “it did contribute to mass incarceration in our country.” Speaking of Kamala Harris, let’s discuss her record on criminal justice. When Harris was a prosecutor it was said by Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent director Lara Bazelon that Harris “fought tooth and nail to uphold wrongful convictions that had been secured through official misconduct that included evidence tampering, false testimony and the suppression of crucial information by prosecutors.” Also, lawyers in Harris’s office whilst she was Attorney General of California fought to keep certain potential parolees in prison because it would “severely impact fire camp participation.” 

On the other hand, President Trump signed the First Step Act on December 21, 2018, which shortened mandatory minimums sentences for nonviolent drug offenses and addressed several laws that increased racial disparities in the federal prison system. 


COVID-19 Response  

Has the COVID response by the U.S. been perfect? No. I personally believe that regardless of who would have been in the White House the response wouldn’t have been perfect. The facts about COVID have been all over the board from literally everyone. At first, Dr. Anthony Fauci even said that “there is no need to change anything that you’re doing on a day-by-day basis.” The media has conveniently has forgotten about it. This doesn’t even mention how Joe Biden has opposed almost every single policy the President has put in place in regards to COVID. A perfect example of this is when he called on the President to “Stop the xenophobic fear-mongering.” after Trump put in place a halt on travel in regards to China. 


The “Fine People” Myth 

This has to be my biggest annoyance and the biggest lie that has been pushed by the media and the left that I had to address it. This is the topic of Trump’s response to the terrible events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia. The narrative has been pushed by the media and even Joe Biden in ads and speeches that President Trump praised white supremacists and called them good people. This is a blatant lie. Did President Trump say the phrase “you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides”? Yes, he did say that. However, the left and media couldn’t even take the time to look at the transcript of the comment and look literally at the beginning of the sentence where he says “you had some very bad people in that group.” If the media and the left cared to look down the page a paragraph or so you will also see that Trump straight up says that “they should be condemned totally.” when referencing neo-nazis and white nationalists. 


Would Donald Trump have been my selection if I could have chosen any person for President? Definitely not. But, the world and this election aren’t perfect. Although it is a cliche to say that this election is the most important in recent history, this one may just be that important. The two major candidates have vastly different views for America. Both will have significant effects on the future of this country. 

If anyone wants to discuss this article with me, or politics in general, feel free to approach me.