Politics 101

I am not inclined to talk about politics but, the recent list of presidential candidates got me to thinking. How are so many candidates from the same party feel they should run for president? I know that the state primaries will decide who will be nominated at the National Convention.
There was a recent debate where all candidates voice their opinions on the issues like immigration, gun rights, gay rights and many others. They all followed the Democratic Party platform which is a progressive government and equality for all, contrary to the Republican platform which is small government and states’ rights to decide their own government.
There are 24 Democrats who are well educated and have created a campaign fund over half a million dollars which is necessary to get on the list. Current polls show President Trump has a very large campaign fund infrastructure much more than the candidates. What it means is that he has the capability to use those funds to reach out far more to his supporters.
I wrote that last paragraph last year at the beginning of the primaries. This year 2020, I find that quite a few dropped out of the race due to lack of campaign funds. However, there are now several more candidates who have recently decided to run for president within the party. Come July, the Democrat convention will decide who will be nominated. This is good because now I can focus on one or two individual’s solution to the issues which will be highly discussed. The Republicans have two candidates opposing Trump for president. How’s that going to work?
I do have one concern. That is that most democrats goal is to get Donald Trump out of office. I believe that the democratic party should put all their efforts toward getting their candidates in the senate and house of representatives and not just the presidential office. The president is just the head of the party he represents and he is supposed to have the backing of that party.
There is a system of checks and balances in our government in which laws are passed. Both parties in the house and senate approve the bill before the president signs off on it. However, at this time we are in the midst of a major upheaval of the Executive office due to an impeachment of the president. I would just like to remind people that an impeachment is just a house of representative investigation of wrong doing by an elected official. The senate must now have to conduct a fair trial to remove the president from office if he is found guilty. Even if he is guilty the senate can still keep the elected official in office. This is why the Speaker of the House wants an impartial trial.
Our president, Donald Trump, is our elected leader. Even though he has a foot in mouth disease he deserves some respect for the position he holds. However, it is very hard for us to remain respectful for the action he takes when he goes against his advisor’s recommendation. There are so many instances that it would take a longer explanation to write them. The short versions are immigration reform, Global Warming, etc.
Truthfully, I want a president who will work with both parties. I want my elected officials to vote in good conscious not what the lobbies are paying him to do. I want someone like Henry B. Gonzales who can be elected time after time to represent us. I know that this far too much to ask. We have to have clean air and water to survive. We have to have food to eat. We need good paying jobs. In order to do this, somebody has to make it work. Who’s that going to be?

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