Donald Trump is actually running for the Republican Presidential nomination, and I am just as shocked as anyone to see that he is legitimately following through with this proposed plan to be the next president. Trump is a famous businessman and pseudo-celebrity, who is known for having a loud mouth and speaking his “mind,” and while that works from a television standpoint, it is not exactly the ideal persona for the President of the United States. Donald Trump has more skeletons than anyone who has ever attempted to be president, and he is not even trying to hide them. Trump is trying to appeal to a section of the country that is fed up with being “politically correct’ and he seems to be succeeding mightily, but I feel as though this is all a huge social experiment or plot. It is clear that many people are tired of politicians so people like Trump are getting more attention than necessary, but can anyone honestly believe the ideas he is proposing? Some of the policies Trump speaks of directly violate the constitution and can be seen as extremely inflammatory. I understand that there are many that share views with “the Donald,” but in order for the country to succeed most people would have to agree with the leader, at least at the start of his campaign. I don’t think Donald Trump is honestly serious about his presidential run, because above all else, he is a businessman. This candidacy has brought enough publicity to fuel Trump’s interests for the next few decades, and the odd and sometimes outlandish opinions he has expressed have galvanized many to speak their minds. Trump knows this country is not a personal business, so I’m sure he will just continue to use politics to further his net worth before dropping out of the race, holding the affection of an impressionable voter base and the ability to give a huge endorsement.
Last night’s CNN debate reminded me more of a school yard argument than of an actual political debate. I have said before that I don’t enjoy political talk, so I will keep this short and be sure to stay away from declaring any of my personal political views. My issue with the debate that took place last night was not the candidates, but the extreme lack of professionalism by the moderator. I have seen debates in which candidates attacked each other, but this is the first debate in which I have seen a moderator calling up the barbs aimed at each candidate in an effort to instigate arguments. There were a couple of times in this debate that it seemed like the candidates would come to blows, and while that would have made for some intriguing television, that is not the proper way to vet a possible presidential candidate. I understand that CNN is currently in a ratings battle, but I think they should stick to reporting news, and keep the sensationalization of the presidential debates to the tabloids. I would love to see the future president stick to the issues, but unfortunately it seems that childish arguments are the only way the media knows how to raise ratings. The President of the United States, is a highly revered and prestigious position, in the months leading up to the next election, I would love to see more serious conversation about where the candidate wants to take the country and less name calling.
The United States presidential election is right around the corner, and that means everyone has suddenly become a world renowned political genius. Politics is one of those topics that it is just best to steer clear of when it comes to relationship building. It is incredibly rare to see more than two people agree on multiple different political issues these days, and these small differences in opinion usually lead to huge arguments. I don’t think I have ever seen two people ever amicably discuss their differences when locked in an intense political debate. I don’t mean to say that politics can not be spoken about in a cordial and sensible manner, but I have never seen a political debate end until one individual’s voice gets a bit too loud. I have my own political views, but unless I decide to run for office, I generally keep them to myself. In my opinion most people should just leave politics to the politicians, too many people view their political party as they view their favorite athletic team, and frankly, it just isn’t that simple. There are too many variables in a political argument, and most politicians are most likely going to change their stance on an issue several times before a vote, so arguing for or against any candidate is quite pointless this early in the race. Political talk can be very divisive, and at times uncomfortable to those who are observing the argument, so please, if you feel you must have a debate, it is best to keep as calm as possible and remember, many of these politicians don’t hold as strong a view on an issue as their constituents think they hold.
Politics has blotted out the existence of compassion and common decency in this country. The U.S. has a huge problem when it comes to doling out proper blame for a terrible situation. Yesterday, there was a terrible terrorist attack committed in a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Nine people were killed by a horrible person who obviously wanted to bring fear and destruction into what is supposed to be a peaceful place, but all the media wants to talk about is mental health and gun control. I have an opinion on the issues this tragedy brings forth, but I don’t think now is the time to talk about those issues. A person who committed this awful act will be turned into a poster boy for why we need more psychiatrists or less guns, but this man is a killer and a terrorist. Politicians need to stop trying to play sides on these issues, when we have a clear threat to the people of this nation who is being label as just a misguided soul who should not have been sold a gun. I understand that there are plenty of people in this country with various mental health illnesses, but I think that conversation should be ongoing, rather than used as a go to excuse anytime a criminal acts dangerously. The tragedy in Charleston should be a wake up call to politicians and the media, we need to look at the problem and work on a solution, instead of pushing political platforms. The country must come together as one to pray and show support for the city of Charleston, and the families who have lost loved ones. Politicians are way too focused on votes, and in a time like this I would love to see some humanity as we try to understand what exactly is happening in this country.