Donald Trump arrives at a Trump rally at Sanford Orlando International Airport on Oct. 25, 2016 in Sanford, Fla. Photo/Stephen M. Dowell
STANDING OVATION. Donald Trump arrives at a Trump rally at Sanford Orlando International Airport on Oct. 25, 2016. photo/Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS




Never before have two candidates divided the country as clearly as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. With the election just around the corner, voters nationwide make their final decision on the most fit candidate. Citizens should know the facts on Trump and Clinton before casting their vote.

Without a doubt, voters can clearly see that Republican Donald Trump represents the best option between the two candidates. His plans focus on creating thousands of jobs in construction and manufacturing to reduce unemployment rates, generate new tax revenue and better transportation, water and telecommunication sectors. Furthermore, his revolutionary plans regarding America’s energy intake through reliance on domestic production means the United States will no longer rely on foreign powers for fuel and energy.  “Trump has branded his name onto many different types of firms, including modeling agencies and alcohol distilleries, all of which have been successful at some point. He is an experienced and tough dealmaker that has only the best intentions. He devotes a huge amount of his time and effort in order for his businesses to be at the top.” (The Odyssey Online)

Out of the multitude of plans that Trump has for the nation, his three biggest issues lie in foreign policy, immigration and the defense of the Second Amendment. Of these three, foreign policy remains the most critical. The threat that terrorist organizations like Islamic State of Iraq and Syria pose to the United States and the Western World, represent the greatest danger to freedom and security the world faces. To combat the threat of ISIS, Trump supports the idea of peace through strength.

By creating a compromise with Congress that strengthens the crumbling U.S. military, and providing a diffusion of regional tension in the Middle East, America can once again promote itself as a bastion of peace and progress for the entire world. However, if the U.S. truly wants to destroy ISIS once and for all, making peace with them is not an option. Only through working with Kurdish forces in the Middle East in joint-strike military operations, and a rapid debasement of ISIS’s recruitment and propaganda machine will the U.S. have the ability to finally cut the head off of this venomous snake.

Trump’s ideas on foreign policy go hand-in-hand with his plans for immigration reform. This point acts as one of the major negative ideas attributed to the candidate, mainly due to his claims that the U.S. will build a wall along the Mexican border. However, his plans are more sensible than just building a barrier between the U.S. and its southern neighbor. Through stricter screening procedures and temporary suspension of immigration from nations where anti-western sentiments are prevalent, Trump hopes to send back the 11.4 million illegal immigrants (according to the Department of Homeland Security) and foreign threats that spill into the U.S.

In reducing the number of illegal immigrants, the stress and fear regarding around the Islamic faith will subside, and America would once again represent a country of safe and rational freedom.  While Hillary will focus on fighting terrorism abroad, she forgets that strengthening the nation’s boarders is the only way to keep terrorists out of the U.S. It is high time that those aiming to easily slip into this nation illegally are dispelled, and through Trump’s immigration plans that reality seems all the more likely.

Ever since the Columbine shooting almost two decades ago, the argument over gun control has raged across the U.S. With each occurring incident, the debate only escalates, but Trump aims to end the dispute once and for all. Unlike Hilary Clinton and her position of adopting strict gun laws, Trump wants stronger enforcement of the Second Amendment and a relaxed stance on gun laws. Through adopting a more strict constructionist view of the constitution, and upholding the rights granted to the American people in the Bill of Rights, Trump will secure the right to bear arms.

Taking away a citizen’s guns strips him of the ability to defend his home. One way or another criminals get their hands on guns, and if the average citizen cannot properly defend himself without one, then gun control does nothing but hinder him. Only through holding steadfast to the Second Amendment and driving home the point that no one stands above the law will the United States finally achieve the domestic peace it has long sought.

The Trump campaign centers around the idea of reestablishing the U.S. as a safe haven for security, wealth and progress within the world. Through the creation of new jobs across all sectors, tightening the nation’s borders, taking a dominant approach to the war against ISIS and returning to the roots of what made the Constitution great, Trump will create an America that can represent the very best of what modern democracy can become. In this way, Donald Trump really will “make America great again.”




By Carston Carasella

Hey, my name's Carston, and I'm a second year staffer at BoonePubs. My motto is fake it 'till you make it, and I love the movie Big Trouble in Little China. I'd love to travel to Minorca because that's where my ancestors are from. Some of my hobbies include working at the always wonderful Panera Bread, and writing. My hidden talent is that I can play guitar, and I wishfully hope to one day become mayor of Portland.

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