CHEATED AND MISTREATED: Which Candidate Is Going to Love and Respect the American People?

Written by Candace Hardin on April 28, 2015

The late Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers wrote the song, “When will I Be Loved”. Many singers have taken this classic to fame and we all know the lyrics. It seems a fitting theme song for the American people over the last half decade or more.

We the People have been cheated, mistreated, put down and pushed round. The question many of us have for 2016, is when will we the voter / taxpayer be loved? There is no government without the people, certainly not without our tax money, so why are things in such a quagmire?

Republican Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio feels that the United States is in such a mess because it has the wrong leadership. He argues that too many in positions of authority have “forgotten fundamental truths.” He states that there has always been evil, but “never in so many places in so many ways.”

This is not a difficult statement to support. Simply listing the scandals that have broken over the last six years is more than enough evidence to prove that he has a valid point.
Senator Ted Cruz, another Republican Presidential hopeful feels that the Democratic Party has decided there is “no room in today’s Democratic Party for Christianity.” He states that there is a form of “liberal fascism going after Christian believers.”

This is not a hard statement to support either. The Democratic Party was about to pull belief in God from its platform during the midterm elections. They relented at the last moment, graciously allowing God in the party platform. A very nice move considering that this country was founded on “In God We Trust.” We have engraved that phrase on national monuments and our currency since this country was founded.

Rand Paul weighs in on the foreign policy side of the “wrong people” running things. He states that the action of ousting the dictators in the Middle East since 2003 has allowed Iran to rise to the top and create a “vassal state” out of Iraq. He feels that removing the likes of Saddam, Gadhafi and Mubarak from power just allowed the radical Islamic state to gain power. He feels that the dictators were not “good guys” but they kept the radicals in check.

Yet another statement that has merit. ISIS is running rampant and Iran is their benefactor. It still boggles the mind that the US would disregard our ally, Israel, to give the store to Iran. Keep in mind, Iran’s religious leaders and people have a favorite slogan, “Death to America.”

Not omitting the front running Democratic Presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, who has clearly stated her position in front of a Congressional hearing. “What difference does it make now?”

Yes, what difference does the lives of Ambassador Stevens, and the four Navy Seals make to her? Perhaps she was acting on the orders of the administration, or even some nefarious source that we have yet to discover, but somehow attacking American Soil (an embassy) does make a difference. It constitutes an act of war.

The loved ones of the men that were tortured and killed in that compound, I imagine their families can feel the difference. They have a grievous loss to bear.

How many parents would like to hand over the protection of their lives and the lives of their children to Ms. Clinton?

In 2016, when the Presidential election rolls around and it is time to place your vote in the ballot box, please ask yourself these questions. “Who is going to show We the People love and respect?”

“Who seems sincere in their efforts to protect my country and my family?” “When will we return to a decent economy where our children can hope to realize the American Dream?” When will the United States be a strong, respected world power again?”

The American voter needs to demand an end to this madness before it is irreversible.

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Candace Hardin
Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on and has a blog, Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.