Who Do You Support Former VP Biden or President Trump? It’s All About YOU.

It’s almost like we live in two different countries today. The common theme amongst Twitter users seems to be centered around political beliefs right now. At some point, a country has to be able to put down their opinions and state the obvious. We can make this country great again by looking at what we accept into nothing more than our front door.

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Its that simple. Think about the values you would willingly accept into your home and weight the two candidates. Let us break down the current presidential election. We have Joe Biden vs President Trump. Both men have tainted histories on race relations and questionable histories in regards to their treatment of women.

Here’s a list of women that Trump has been accused of abusing. https://www.thecut.com/2016/10/all-the-women-accusing-trump-of-rape-sexual-assault.html As you see the list is very long and there are some surprising people that show up on the list. Not only is the list long, but there’s a video of him at a party with a known sex trafficker.

Then we have Former VP Joe Biden. I was actually surprised at some of the accusations when I googled them for Joe Biden. Perhaps, I will add one point, there has been an update on one of the allegations and I will post that as well as the allegations. https://www.businessinsider.com/joe-biden-allegations-women-2020-campaign-2019-6#caitlyn-caruso-said-that-after-she-shared-her-story-of-sexual-assault-at-a-university-of-nevada-event-in-2016-biden-hugged-her-just-a-little-bit-too-long-and-put-his-hand-on-her-thigh-6 The update can be found below. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/oath-biden-accuser-tara-reade-cited-bidens-work/story?id=70829512

When I worked as an investigator sexual assault was when a person penetrated or fondled an individual. It was a little more than someone smelling someone’s hair or hugging an individual. I actually had a case once that was called in against a religious leader because he side hugged a minor. He didn’t touch her inappropriately and in truth she said she didn’t know if hugging was considered assault. The school that called it in said that they didn’t know if calling it in was the right thing to do because it seemed innocent, but we still investigated it. So, what is the medical term for sexual assault.

Sexual assault is any sexual activity to which you haven’t freely given your consent. This includes completed or attempted sex acts that are against your will. Sometimes it can involve a victim who is unable to consent. It also includes abusive sexual contact. It can happen to men, women orĀ children.

https://medlineplus.gov/sexualassault.html

Both candidates have a sorted history of race relations. VP Joe Biden has said and done things in his history that makes black people uneasy. He was at times on the wrong side of the street. However, he went on to change his ways which eventually led to Obama nominating him for his VP. After he was in office he and President Obama went on to do a lot of great things for African Americans. I think Biden’s heart changed. If he were the man he was in his 30’s he wouldn’t have ever run with President Obama. He could have easily changed parties if his feelings were truly coated in racism. https://theintercept.com/2019/09/13/joe-biden-democratic-debate-slavery/ As a former investigator, I can tell you he was somewhat right about what he said in regards to family issues. The sad fact is that we have a lot of children without both parents in the home. That creates a lot of issues and those issues create more issues. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2016/10/14/progress-african-american-community-during-obama-administration

President Trump has not been without blemish when it comes to the race monster either. He has said things and done things in the past which have often been aligned with racist individuals. However, at the same time, he has done some things that would become groundbreaking in regards to race relations in Florida with integrating establishments in a time when people did not feel comfortable with integration. He has also worked to improve the Criminal Justice System which was a large hindrance to black people. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/every-moment-donald-trumps-long-complicated-history-race Trump’s Criminal Justice Reform. https://www.prisonfellowship.org/2019/01/what-is-the-first-step-act/?mwm_id=295776850205&sc=WB1710B10&sc=WB1710B10&gclid=CjwKCAjwtqj2BRBYEiwAqfzur_gJ4gRLyjJfOhBrPZBXseMU-6_hwWwTPfalqSgujRxghGqPVbI1dhoCotgQAvD_BwE

So, at the end of the day, both men have been on the wrong side of important issues to some degree. One was able to gain redemption with his work in the White House under Obama, and the other one is currently still working on his legacy. If it were only about these two issues, we would be in for a good race. However, we have a looming issue called COVID-19 lurking in the shadows. Presidencies are built or broken on crisis and crisis reactions. With nearly 100,000 people dead and more sickness on the horizon hearts will change. This election will come down to two things in the end. It will come down to the recovery of the economy and the physical recovery of a country. If more people die because of the COVID-19 virus more people will feel a need to change direction.

When you are deciding who to support think about the front door question. Who would you be more likely to open your home to?

Will The Real President Trump Please Stand Up?

President Trump made a move today which will go down in history as his Cuban Missile Crisis moment. He was able to separate his ego and put the needs of the country first. Often it has been wondered if President Trump would be able to place the country before the man. After today statements, we can now breathe a tad bit easier. Although, we are not out of the woods yet.

President Trump’s American Hero

President Trump will be remembered as one of the most interesting presidents in American history. The difference between President Trump and former presidents like President Reagan is the layers surrounding their beliefs. If you ask anyone about Reagan, Obama, Clinton, and even Carter you will find a set of beliefs that they seemed to occupy. Those beliefs were often embedded in their administration which produced their intended outcome most of the time.

Obama for the most part was very friendly with the press.

Perhaps this is where the majority of President Trump’s problems stemmed from, in the beginning of his presidency, he often shunned the press. We are a country that gets the bulk of our information via internet and news channels. Trump pretty much isolated himself from certain news outlets out of fear of misrepresentation. That isolation fed a mob of angry news agencies that continued to slander and twist certain articles of Truth-so he would call it. This is how the term fake news took root in his White House.

We will look back at some of the things President Trump has accomplished his first term in office. Soon after his inauguration President Trump started signing different laws into motion. One of the items on the list would be the revamping Veteran’s Affairs. Under Trump’s leadership Veteran’s Affairs would see cost of living allowance raised, a new appeal system, and a speedier way to navigate through the claims process.

They fought for you!

Trump would also go on to revamp the criminal justice system. He would oversee the handling of bills aiming towards reducing sentences for people who had committed nonviolent offenses. Many of the people who were serving time for crimes like simple possession of marijuana could now look to see their sentences reduced. President Trump also did something that not many former presidents can claim. He created another division of service. We now have the Space Force which if I understand it correctly is a branch of service related to the Air Force. These are ideas that I think are specifically tailored toward Trump.

So here comes the policies and events that cause confusion. We will tackle the issue of immigration first. If you haven’t been following immigration for a while, you might not be aware that the immigration issue started well before Obama. If you remember back to President Bush Jr. and Mexican President Vicente Fox, you should recall the immigration issue at it’s finest hour. Vicente Fox and President Bush both had a agreement of some sort which allowed Mexican workers to come to the United States. Here is just one of many articles showing how immigration grew in the U.S under a Republican president. https://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Postmark

Similar practices soon started to balloon inside the United States and before you knew it Fox was justifying the practice by saying the people from Mexico were taking jobs that black or white person weren’t willing to take. http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/14/fox.jackson/ .

This practice went on for quite a while and it was one of the practices which Obama really hit on during his first election. He went on to revamp the immigration system so that more disenfranchised citizens would be allowed to enter the work force. In many ways prior to President Obama you were looking at in America that was very similar to pre Civil War America minus having slaves. The new slave labor was cheap labor with immigrants.

In walks president Trump, he takes the immigration battle even further. Trump is able to see that there were still a lot of people left out of the job market due to some of the same problems that took place before Obama took office. He cracks down on immigration , but the root has already taken place. Perhaps this is where many people start to dislike Trump. Trump understood how the immigration problem grew and established a plan to take back America. He went a little too far. This is perhaps the start of a very problematic stance. Some of the things that occurred during the take-back process were somewhat cruel. Yet, he felt it needed to be done to ensure future generations of Americans would never be jobless again.

For many people immigration would remain a big issue. Trump took away the safety net for people of protected status which soon started to split how Americans felt about immigration under the Trump administration.

Then walks in the continual inappropriate communication between Russia and lately Ukraine. The communication which often seems to be aimed at hindering our elections by way of interference led to his impeachment. This created a big problem for President Trump and some of the people who voted for him. I have often wondered if Trump has trust issues with his own base. Does he not trust his base enough to do things the right way? He moves like a person who feels like he is up against the ropes, but in reality he has a secure base.

His latest lapse in judgement would be the killing of the Iranian General. The assassination nearly tipped our country into another Middle Eastern conflict. In my opinion, we are living in a very dangerous time. We have both the Republican and Democratic party at odds with each other constantly, and trust is at an all-time low. Due to the strained relations between the Democrats and the Republicans President Trump decided to only talk to a few people about attacking the Iranian General. Without a formal meeting with his Congress he decided to take matters into his own hands which proved to be a Pandora’s box in the making.

If there were one piece of advice that I could give to our president today, it would be the trust your government meaning your Congress. Understand that you might not agree on all subjects but at the end of the day, you all have something in common. You want what’s best for America.

Iran Issues A Unique Stance To America

It is now almost 11 p.m. on Tuesday night. By now, we have all unleased our anger over the bombings of Al- Asad and Erbil bases in Iraq. I will be the first to say I flipped out. Seeing the missiles going towards our base infused me with hurt, anger and a feeling of despair.

This isn’t the way you end a 20 year war.

Iran has stated that at this point they pretty much consider it even Steven in not those exact words. If America stands down they will not persue the matter any further. Meanwhile, questions are coming forward. People are wondering how America manages to leave the situation without damaging it’s reputation as a strong force to be reckoned with.

We are and always have been do or die.

I wouldn’t want to be in President Trump’s shoes for even a split second tonight. He has to make a decision on how his country will continue. If he caves, what will it mean for the rest of the international community? At this point we know how we got here, but the meat of this story is where do we go from here. Do we retaliate and go full blown into a world war? Or will we see something different from Trump this time around? Will he take the time out to talk to all members of Congress and hammer out a reasonable plan.

Up to this point, Trump has done Trump. Meaning he has done what he wants when he wants, but now he has to come to terms with a new reality. People will live and die by the choice he makes in the next few days. I cannot even begin to say what I would do in THIS situation, but the one thing I know I wouldn’t do is exclude seasoned minds on either sides of the table. He will need to trust like never before if he wants to save our great country !

Is It Okay For White People To Have Self-love?

Yesterday, I was surfing the web and I came across this article on Yahoo. It was early in the morning and my glasses were nowhere to be found. So, I use the auto setting on my phone for a quick response!

Little did I know how many people would be stirred by the response. This morning the response gathered nearly 300 replies and then a sudden sadness took over.

I think we have inadvertently told a group of people that their pain and troubles lack substance because of their so called magical barrier called privilege.

We use the worlds white privilege like they are nothing. However, I would like to wager that white people hate that phrase about as much as we hate race card.

The truth is all people hurt and all people have specific obstacles they must overcome. The danger comes when we minimize the pain of one group by maximizing the difficulties of others.

Where does that group gain its strength and healing if we all fail to listen? One poster made a statement declaring that any minority would love to be white. I had to disagree because being white comes with stress of being born with a stain that never really seems to disappear. Every generation is blamed for the sins of people who lived many many years ago. Where is the privilege in that? There’s no privilege in not being able to talk about your struggles and have the term privilege thrown in your face.

Perhaps if we can stop focusing on who does this and who does that, we might be able to get a better idea of what matters. Unity has to include all people from all walks of life. If we look to end poverty we should look at ending all poverty. When looking at pain, we should look at healing all pain. When we minimize the struggle we push people away, and at the end of the day, we need each day other.

We know what racism is and isn’t. I challenge people to think outside of the box and ask yourself what can we do to change the heart of the matter.