Hilary Clinton vs Donald Trump
I will be representing Hilary Clinton's views, and stating reasons why she would be a better president than Donald Trump. Please note that this is a debate of the two lesser evils. I am a libertarian, but I cannot see myself trusting the future of American diplomacy, military, and foreign policy in the hands of Donald Trump.
Donald Trump has motivated racism, impulsivness, and an overwhelming stupididity in his voters. His views are not thouroghly explained, and are very idealistic. Donald Trump is the embodiment of the grassroots anti-establishment Republican. He views himself as one of the most intelligent men alive, and has motivated his religious disciples to believe he is the most intelligent man in the world. In this debate, I will be argueing that Donald Trump is idealistic, naive on policy, and has oversimplified many issues.
C1-Donald Trump's political views and statements
-Ban all Muslims from entering the US First, I will start with the main problems with this.
Evidence for the global community disliking Trump was shown in the UK. People there created a petition to ban Donald Trump from entering the US. This should be taken into account, because the petition got over 370,000 signatures in the UK, and was actaully debated in Parliament.
Muslims will feel alienated in Donald Trump's administration. Evidence usually shows that when Muslims feel left out and discriminated; radical idealogies will become more persuasive. This does not have to do with their religion, and can be applied to any group of people with any religion.
Many law professors deem it as unamerican as it is unconsitutional to pursue such a ban. The Federal Government cannot ban any religious group from entering the US. They are free to move to America. The Founding Fathers also specifically state the government has secular. There should be no religous persecution here. Banning Islam will cause the government to promote their own religion.
-Donald Trump claims that we have to play ISIS's game
Trump basically declared that the federal government should torture people. In other words, he wants to violate international law. I will outline the problems with this stance.
Torture is immoral, and I do not see why I should explain myself. We all know that torture is inhumane, and only practiced by the tyrannical.
The western world is supposed to be better when it comes to governing human beings. We all want equality under the law. Authoritarian regimes do not care about lives, and are there to keep there own power. The western world is supposed to be enlightnened.
The US constitution specifically states in the 8th amendment not to resort to cruel punishment. In 1984, Convention against Torture law was put into place. Donald Trump will not only violate the 8th amendment, but will also violate international law.
-Kick out illegal immigrants
People do not realize how significant of an impact do illegal immigrants make on the US economy. Amnesty would be ideal in fixing the situation. Not only did Donald Trump stereotype illegal immigrants by calling them rapists, drug dealers, and immoral people, but he also has created a bad name for himself in Latin America. Here are the reasons why Donald Trump came up with another pathetic idea.
Illegal immigrants contribute 11 billion dollars to the economy each year. They actually pay higher taxes than the top 1%. There is no evidence that they are drug dealers and rapists. They account for 8% of the gross domestic product.
The Mexican Government has already stated that they are not paying for they are not paying for the wall that Trump wants. The Mexican people are beginning to feel worried. Researchers asked Mexicans what they thought of Donald Trump. One must have an IQ above 95 in order to guess that usually the response is always negative. Trump has created a negative view for himself in that world which will quickly become a negative view of America if he is elected president.
Donald Trump generalizes people. Illegal immigrants make up 5% of the worker population. There is no evidence pointing to all of them being drug dealers. This proes that his decision making skills are not only impulsive, but dumb.
C2-Donald Trump's supporters
I will not do what Donald Trump is amazing at, and generalize his supporters. But, I will give arguments stating how his supporters at his rallies are usually violent and racist.
-Ku Klux Klan supports Donald Trump
The KKK supports Donald Trump which is already a negative indicator that shows that Trump is motivating racists. KKK leader David Duke already endorced Donald Trump. He claimed that he hoped Trump will do everything he hopes he will do. The frightining part about this is that Donald Trump has not condemned this. He has not said anything against the KKK. He acts like he has never heard of this before. This only motivates racism in America.
-Rallies become more and more violent
It is already a problemt that his rallies are becoming more and more violent. Here are the unique reasons why it is a problem when Trump is involved.
There are already several frightning cases where Trump's supporters have been violent. There were black people protesting in one of his rallies. They were booed obviously by his supporters, but than things started becoming physical. A Trump supporter started beating up a women. This is unacceptable.
There are two alarming cases where a Trump supporter beat up someone of a different skin color. The first case is where a Trump supporter beat up a hispanic man. The Trump supporter was yelling Trum while commiting this crime. There are so many videos on the internet of a Trump supporter beating up a Muslim student. This is simply embarrising for a candidate to have supporters who beat up people of different races.
Trump never condemns any of this. He even is proud of the fact that his supporters commit such acts. He even said he will send supporters at Sander's rallies to disrupt them.
I believe I have provided reasons why Trump should not become president. In conclusion:
Donald Trump has a long track recod of opposing a criticizing the failed foreign policy of interventionism. In 2007, Trump condemned the disastrous invasion of Iraq, which would later go down in history as a complete disaster:
"And yet, 400,000 people, the way I count it, and probably millions have been badly maimed and injured. What's going on? What's going on?"
"And the day we pull out, it is going to explode. We're keeping the lid on a little bit -- it is still a catastrophe. But the day we pull out -- because they are in a civil war, whether we want to admit it or not, they are in a civil war."
He later stood up to George W. Bush's foreign policy legacy in his performance at the South Carolina debate . Even amidst booing, Trump stood firm on his views.
At his American Israeli Public Affairs Comittee Speech , Trump said:
"I do think it’s a different world today, and I don’t think we should be nation-building anymore"
"I think it’s proven not to work, and we have a different country than we did then. We have $19 trillion in debt. We’re sitting, probably, on a bubble. And it’s a bubble that if it breaks, it’s going to be very nasty. I just think we have to rebuild our country."
While some may be concerned over Trump's diplomatic prospects, it must be noted that he has done more for US-Russia relationships as a candidate than Barack Obama did after 8 years of presidency  .
2: Nativist and nationalist
Trump has made the interests of American citizens the forefront of his campaign since day one. Trump's refusal to reward illegal immigration, proposals to build more American jobs, and promise to restore America's past greatness have been the main driving force behind his campaign's runaway success . Trump has vowed to overturn NAFTA, the free trade deal which had massive negative effects on the economic prospects of US citizens.
Trump stands firmly for the interests of American people, and they know this.
Hillary Clinton has a long history of being a warhawk. Her oft-touted record as a politician supports this. As Joseph Mulkerin at Truthout writes:
"Hillary Clinton was reportedly one of the most hawkish members of President Obama's cabinet, pushing for the 2009 troop surge in Afghanistan and US intervention in Libya. She has also been a vocal proponent of the same drone war that has led to the deaths of 2,400 civilians. In her recent memoir, Hard Choices, she bragged about having presided over the imposition of "crippling sanctions" on the Iranian economy during her tenure as secretary of state. These crippling sanctions are a form of collective punishment and have benefited the wealthy only, while making life miserable for everyone else."
There are many more problems with the prospects of a Clinton presidency. Since I ran into some unexpected time constraints whilst participating this debate, I will elaborate and highlight these in further rounds.
If one wishes to defend American national interests, and put an end to pointless warfare, support Donald Trump.
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