Politics and mudslinging hasn't stopped yet and I expect it to continue for years on end. My mind remains unchanged because that kind of stuff has never had any value to me as it emphasizes the negatives of the other side and does nothing to put forth useful, fully considered, ideas to carry us into the future. If you want to yell about the past, and want me to listen, show me your reasons (not your whinny baby STUFF) based on what you determine from historical occurrences in this country.
This is not europe. Europe has no lessons to teach us and if you think they do, LOOK at european history. If you think it is good, move. This country threw off the idea of inherited privilege (kings and queens if you don't get it) as well as government centered ideas. The basic idea was a want to be free from the control of the few and to think for ourselves. Of course, even back then the people of european descent brought their own way of life and displaced the people already here, whom had previously displaced those who were here before them. Instead of truly being of independent thought they brought their own prejudices with them and the old ways were harder to displace than my ancestors believed. And still the situation of today is no different than it was.
What I am saying, should anyone care, is that if you want to run for office, tell me what your honest goals are are going to be, not how bad your opponent is as a person. How are you going to address the true issues of the day are much more important than your opinion of your opponent's perceived defects. Why should we and how are we, the taxpayers, are going to pay for your vision. No, this boy will not support a national tax of any percentage on goods that exempts any company of any industry from them, unless the law already gives them an exemption (non-profits, in example). And if it does not disassemble the IRS I would fully support a nation wide movement of removal of all elected and appointed officials and a return to government based on the original document that established this country with the understanding that "people" is inclusive, not exclusive.
I also believe that our borders should be buffered with an area for people who wish to immigrate and would give them an opportunity to do so legally. I feel drug testing and an investigation of applicants would be justified and prudent as well. To me immigration is honorable, invasion is not. Do it legally, I support your decision. Invade, I have no problem with you being shot down like a dog.
I have read and studied history in many ways, not for a grade, but to improve my own understanding of what has happened before and why so much of history continually repeats itself. Looking at this country's naval history you can easily see what I mean. The first navy formed was not equipped to defend a drainage ditch, much less a coast. Then after the revolution it was downsized so far as to have only a few towable targets before having to be rebuilt almost immediately for the war of 1812. Then again and again after each war the same circus in visionless congress after visionless congress, soldiers sailors suffer the same fate, being forgotten and left to shift for themselves. It seems we have had and have now no group of leaders capable of seeing more than a day or so ahead nor do we have any leaders capable of admitting they have made an error. I include all "parties" in this, make no mistake. No one is willing to lean from their own mistakes, much less from the mistakes of others. (on a side note, this is a lesson my father gave me early in life and like most I was slow in the understanding of it: You do not have to personally make all the mistakes. You can learn from the mistakes of others.)
So this I say, meaning derision for action but not disrespecting the person, POTUS, stop twitting every little and especially big things without a real fact check. House speaker, just shut up. No one wants to hear you beating that dead horse. To the Muslim world, sorry, I reject your religion as that of another false prophet. You don't like it, get over yourself, you feel the same about mine. Biggest difference I see is that I will not stop you from worshiping Shaitan (my view), but you intentionally kill followers of Christ because they reject you. Definitely not an "American" value. I know not all of my kinfolk will agree with my viewpoint, but that will not diminish my love for them.
Look in a mirror and if you are happy with what you see, don't inflict it on me. I look in my mirror and I like what I see, sometimes, other times not so much. But I will not insist you share my viewpoint either way. But if you are looking in my mirror then you'd best watch out because I don't have any clothes on and if you aren't my wife you can expect a black eye at the least. If you are my wife then I will discuss no further and none of you need know what happens next. It will not be posted.