Dear Editor, 

 

When I vote, I vote for the best one for the position and I truly try to review all sides of both polices both candidates are on. I unlike so many, keep an OPEN mind to why another votes the way they do, is there an issue I am unaware of? I believe learning about the real issues, up until the day you vote. Is the best way to know who you are casting your vote for, in this election.  I am not talking about Facebook propaganda from both sides, I’m taking about researching the real issues and see the solutions that the candidate provides, that is the key to my decision. I have voted for both political sides, in the past. 

In my personal opinion, Hillary Clinton has the temperament and experience to be president. Donald does not. Trump’s lack of control poses a real threat to our nation. If he gets upset with Saturday Night Live and has a tantrum; what’s to happen in real life situations with our troops on the lines? Instead of offering solutions, he hangs scapegoats and wants others to jump in on the blame game.  

I have seen numerous newspapers from around the country feel the same. An example is the Arizona Republic who has only endorsed Republican candidates for Presidency, up until now. They feel like Hillary’s stance on immigration is far closer to what they want, than anything Trump has suggested. 

Texas, another example.  Several of the state’s largest papers-including Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, and San Antonio-Express Star have all endorsed Clinton. The Dallas Morning News drew national attention as it had not endorsed a Democrat for president in more than 75 Years. “We’ve been critical of Clinton’s handling of certain issues in the past,” the Dallas Morning News’ editorial board wrote. “But unlike Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has experience in actual governance, a record of service and a willingness to delve into real policy. Resume vs. resume, judgment vs. judgment, this election is no contest.” 

I believe our country faces critical domestic issues such as immigration, health care, national security, economic inequality, and growth deficit, racial discrimination and distrust in the criminal justice system that are dividing our country. And voting for a President that white supremacy support does not seem like the smart logical answer to any of those issues. He re-tweets their quotes! Trump weakness for insulting people of a different race, religion, or gender including his recent lewd remarks is that in any way for a Candidate who’s running for office to be known for? That’s not someone who’s Presidential. His lack of knowledge, reckless comments and outrageous statements, later brushed off as sarcasm, is not someone I want to represent us as a Nation to other Nations. Do we truly think we can trust him to represent us as whole nation? Or a divided nation? Clinton has her issues, I won’t deny that. But she has experience and knowledge to lead our nation, and we can get real answers from her. 

It’s rare for historically conservative papers to endorse a Democratic candidate for president, but they are…to me that says something about the Republican candidate. Not to mention all the other Republicans who are voting Blue for the first time. 

I am for one proud of a newspaper that didn’t endorse who it seems like the majority in our county wanted. It stands along with other newspapers that have changed its Republican stance to a united stance.  Oklahoma is one of the reddest states in the union, and endorsing a Democrat for president is truly and exception. 

Seeing so many others write negatively, I wanted to write regarding Chickasha Daily Express. To say Thank you and I support you! I understand your position. 

 

Tewanna Irvin,

Chickasha 

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