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The Main Reason to Vote for Trump is Hillary Clinton

By Rob Tenery, MD on July 5, 2016

Donald Trump may be the most politically incorrect political figure around. A lot of what he says is what most of the other candidates probably know is true, but are afraid to make their real beliefs known.

Start with his comments about the border with Mexico. He touted that Mexico was not sending her 'best'. It's very plain that she’s not.  In fact Mexico is probably not sending anybody over. Coming across the border on their own are mostly refugees from Central America, women and children predominately, unemployed males who can't qualify for a green card, expectant mothers and gang members exploiting the drug trafficking trade. Ask yourself how many Mexican financial analysts, scientists, lawyers and doctors sneak across the Rio Grande in the dead of night.

Trump continues to stand by his very controversial position of sending back all the illegal immigrants to their home country, then maybe fast-tracking most of them back if they had not been convicted of a crime. Almost everybody in both political Parties is against Trump’s position on the feasibility and the morality of deportation of all illegal residents.

The uproar over Donald Trump’s suggested moratorium on Muslim immigration may be an over-exaggeration. When asked by Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren, his answer was “you know it's temporary." Trump went on to tell Bloomberg News, "I would limit specific terrorist countries, and we know who those terrorist countries are." In a separate interview that day, Trump suggested he wasn't actually proposing a hard ban on immigration from "terrorist countries," but only that people from such nations should be strongly screened.

Seems cold-hearted! That is until we look at some disturbing statistics about these refugees.

Although the vast majority of Syrian refugees are just trying to start a new life, hidden within their ranks are an unknown number whose intended purpose is to spread their Islamic militant philosophy to other countries. ISIS has admitted as much. Two recent revelations shore up this concern. The refugee population coming out of Syria are 73 percent males between the ages of 15 to 50, which means they are of prime military age. The second is in randomized interviews about 13 percent of the refugees say they support the actions of ISIS.

Published on Daniel Pipes Middle East Forum on Nov. 8, 2006, and authored by Vinod Kumar Sharma, Professor at the Advanced Research Institute of the Reserve Bank of India, is the article, How Many Muslims Are Terrorists?  In his article, Professor Sharma points out some very disturbing revelations. The overwhelming preponderance of terrorist acts are conducted by young Muslim men 15 to 30 years old. Only one out of fifty terrorist attacks involve a female. Based on the most objective data available, at least 60 percent of all Muslims have the potential to be jihadists by way of their fundamentalist voting patterns. Using these criteria of sex and age reduces Islamic terrorist candidates down to a maximum of one in every seven Muslims.  

Extrapolating from the recent data collected on the Syrian immigrant population, and coupled with suppositions of Professor Sharma, for every 10,000 Syrian refugees, the vast majority being Muslims, between 700 and 1,000 could potentially become jihadists. That is not to say they will, but just that they could. To reinforce this argument, at least one of the confirmed terrorists in the recent Paris attack was part of the current Syrian migration.

When asked if he would go along with racial profiling (in reference to Muslims), Trump’s answer was he’d consider it.  The great majority of those that adhere to the Muslim faith in the Unites States are law-abiding citizens. But what about the terrorists’ acts committed at Ft. Hood, the Boston Marathon, the aborted Garland, Texas attack, the San Bernardino massacre, now in Orlando and worst of all 9/11. Not only this country, but the world, must come together to stop the growing threat of terrorism. Since most of the acts of terrorism, whether they are homegrown or imported, are by the radical wing of the Muslim faith, it is imperative that the peace-loving majority of the Muslim faith, join in the fight against their radical Muslim counterparts. Otherwise, racial profiling becomes the only option!

It is clear that unless these two major areas of contention--- illegal immigration and terrorism--- are adequately addressed, this country will face some devastating consequences. Add to that the unrealistic projections to meet the commitments of the entitlement programs, and you have the ‘perfect storm’.

For a moment, take the individual candidates out of the discussion, and just look at both Parties’ positions. On immigration, the Democrats benefit by slowing down the process of dealing with border issues and continuing to bring in refugees since most Mexicans and Muslims tend to vote Democratic. The more that come here illegally or legally, the more they factor into the electoral college vote in the Presidential elections as well as the general elections at all levels.

To arrive at solutions of building a wall, voter ID cards, birthright citizenship, sanctuary cities and strict enforcement of the current immigration laws, there is going to have to be a change to a Republican in the White House. Once President Obama, who appears reluctant to make a meaningful commitment to wiping out ISIS, is gone, public unrest will push whoever is President to more effectively deal with these terrorist threats. Addressing entitlement commitments will take the support of both parties. Will that happen? Not with the environment in the current Congress. It will also depend on the agenda of the next President.

Hillary Clinton’s experience as first lady, Senator and Secretary of State, would appear to give her a significant head start over Trump. That is, until her apparent lack of accomplishments in each of these positions is examined. Her apparent agenda to increase entitlement benefits gives reason for concern. The Brexit vote should serve notice that ‘the people’ are fed-up with unregulated immigration, and Hillary Clinton’s campaign promises appear to promote the status quo.

With Obama’s election and reelection, this country has proven the bias of race has largely been put aside. Now, it may be time to put gender bias aside by electing a female to the White House. Unfortunately, with her poor record, the threat of indictment hanging over her from her email scandal and her questionable dealings as Secretary of State with the Clinton Foundation; Hillary Clinton doesn’t appear to be the right female.

The choice of Donald Trump seems to be the lesser of two evils!





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