As we stand on the eve on tomorrow’s election, a point many believe is a seminal moment in our history, I cannot help but recall the 2012 presidential contest. Although I desperately hoped voters would turn back the rising tide of anti-Americanism imbued into Barack Obama’s destructive and divisive agenda, Mitt Romney simply did not appeal to those outside of his partisan base. Despite the fact his opponent sported the worst economic numbers of any winning incumbent president, Romney lost handily with a smile and a concession speech. Donald Trump, on the other hand – in all his patriotic fervor, executive acumen and innate flaws – has reignited a nation’s belief in its founding charter and the absolute necessity of a limited government elected for the people, by the people and of the people. His appeal spans from our commercial epicenters to black Christians, single mothers and even those gay nationals who are desperate for a leader that represents all Americans in lieu of merely deploying them as novelties solely to win an election.
I don’t claim to share all of Donald Trump’s political convictions, and I don’t condone those missteps he himself undoubtedly regrets as a devoted father and loving husband, but I am confident that tomorrow – whether by choice or the inescapable fallout of a corrupted system – is the last chance to save America as it was intended: a refuge of liberty and opportunity from the soulless ambitions of despots that tirelessly seek to control the lives, hearts and minds of independent men and women. This Constitutional republic cannot survive when those politicians who claim to serve its interests have no regards for its laws, its sovereignty, or those timeless ideals that forged the most revered and transcendent country of modern civilization in under two centuries. When the press itself can no longer separate fact from fiction and openly espouses partisan collusion over patriotic duty, than the watchtowers of freedom that once fearlessly guarded our way of life – the necessity of open discourse to protect America from those that seek her harm – are hopelessly bent on conquering that which protects their very right to free speech: truth. Without accountability, how does “hope” or “justice” duly exist?
My goal is not to warp people’s convictions into adopting my beliefs; my goal is to ensure their children’s right to intellectual diversity, a life free from one despotic will, is never abridged by a violent fringe element that shamelessly imports and advocates illegal votes in a veiled attempt to appear as the righteous majority. Society is at its creative zenith when individuality and independence embody the beating heart of humanity; not when a corrupt establishment invests more time cajoling and misinforming the masses than they do answering for their failed or reckless policies. And that is why, on this very night, we stand on the cusp of history. Is our government and its corrupt agents of pay-for-play politics responsible for their actions, or will the people once again fall in line, distracted by the glittering lights of “sexism” and “racism”, and pretend Hillary Rodham Clinton actually has our best interests at heart?
Because I cannot articulate his passion, his love of county, I leave you with the immoral wisdom of Ronald Reagan; the same man who once reminded us what it meant to be an American.