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Author: Barbara Carrasco
Hillary Clinton Is Not Running to be President of the U.S.
One of the questions for the third debate is fitness to be president. I would argue that love of country and the people you serve should be a litmus test.
Trump rightly states he wants to be president of the United States, not a global world and he wants fair trade.
Trump promises to focus on securing our borders to ensure our sovereignty, protect our jobs, grow our economy, strengthen foreign policy, provide proper care for our veterans and he wants a Supreme court that respects and believes in our Constitution.
Hillary Clinton on the other hand dreams of “a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders” as revealed by WikiLeaks. Hillary’s foreign policy has resulted in the Middle East becoming a tinder box. She believes the VA scandal is not widespread. Finally, Hillary elaborated on her choice of justices during the second debate and never mentioned our Constitution as criteria for appointing justices. That should cause extreme concern to all who believe in our Constitution.
Trump promises to serve all the people, unlike Clinton who has expressed disdain for millions upon millions of Trump supporters calling them a “basket of deplorables and irredeemable”; she has called Sanders’ supporters “losers and basement dwellers”; her camp has called Catholicism a “backward” religion and a “bastardization of faith”; she’s called young black men “super predators who must come to heel”; her camp has called the Latino vote a “needy Latino vote”; she has called her voters “ill-informed and apathetic”; she has stated she has two political policy positions: one for the American people one for her donors behind closed doors as exposed by WikiLeaks.
The only voters she has not disparaged are the one percent’ers; Wall Street; bankers; lobbyists; special interest groups and large corporation–every organization that has contributed millions upon millions of dollars to her campaign.
She has not disparaged foreign nations who contributed to the Clinton Foundation such as Qatar, Burnei and Saudi Arabia, who by the way just happened to give Bill Clinton $1M for his B-DAY.
HRC is running for president to serve foreign nations, to keep the money flowing to the Clinton Foundation AND to expand the Clinton pocketbook, not to SERVE the people of the Unites States.