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Does America Need to Hit Rock Bottom Before Things Actually Get Better?

Anyone that has been personally touched by the consequences of any kind of addiction knows darn well that enabling and compromising with an addict rarely leads to recovery. The only way an addict “gets the message” is when the consequences of their choices are felt personally. Changes are rare when we don’t feel the pain or suffer consequences first hand. When consequences and circumstances directly affect us, we take notice and many times that is the point where changes begin. It’s so hard to tell what needs to happen to wake someone up, but when and if it happens, changes will begin. I think it’s America’s turn to “hit rock bottom” so we can get on with making America exceptional again.

I have a really hard time saying the word “never” to any particular person, but I have no problem saying it to any idea or stance I believe is damaging to the individual and/or nation. That word has burned me so many times throughout my life. I consider myself an “Optimistic Realist.” I believe change is always possible, but not always probable. Change is usually slow and painful, none-the-less; I love to see people succeed “against all odds.” I feel certain our founders would say that America’s very existence as a free nation was against all odds. I feel really comfortable saying the Democratic Party our parents loved is long gone. Anyone identifying themselves with that party will never have my vote. Liberalism is sucking the life right out of our great nation and this party does nothing but promote it. Conservatism is the solution, but we are so far gone most don’t even know what a conservative candidate looks and sounds like. It seems like we always conclude that compromising is the solution.

Can I say “Never Trump” at this point? I think of the “Never Trump” campaign as a continuum. Personally, I am tired of compromise and being “bullied” into voting for the “lesser of two evils.” I am told that if I don’t vote for Trump, I am letting Hillary in. My response now is “So be it!” The population of the United State is 323,811,919 as of this moment and we can’t come up with a better Republican candidate than Donald Trump? I say we deserve whatever is coming to us. Yes, Trump might improve our economy at bit, keep the illegals out, help defeat terrorism and “shake things up” a bit with his political incorrectness, but that isn’t good enough for me. Trump has proven to be very liberal his entire adult life and now we are simply hoping he might be taking a turn to the right? Where’s the evidence?

Well, I have witnessed conversions first-hand and if the Donald is going to get to the right side of the critical issues for me… there would be a “conversion story.” There always is and it’s usually dramatic and evident. The Donald clearly has access to microphones and we all seem to admire his loud, booming personality, so let’s hear it and see it. Telling Bill O’Reilly he is pro-life now without any evidence is lame and unacceptable. I’d like to hear his conversion to pro-life story loud and clear. I’d also like to hear that he now supports a mandate that requires every mother thinking about aborting her child to see an actual abortion being performed. This might boost my confidence in him. I will never vote for a candidate who is not pro-life. There is nowhere to go from there.

I also have no respect for any adult that takes the side of a grown man in a wig, dress and heels over the safety of women and children. Only an ignorant and/or uncompassionate adult would encourage and celebrate a child’s decision to identify with the opposite sex of their God-given genitalia. The adults that encourage and celebrate this as normal need help too. They lost their minds and I say that unapologetically. Donald Trump has not spoken out against this new trend.

Lastly, I can’t respect a man that thinks political incorrectness includes insulting and demeaning another candidate’s spouse. The way Donald Trump spoke about Heidi Cruz was despicable. I think Ted was too nice in his response. I would have liked to see him practice some “righteous political incorrectness” and tell Trump that he owes Heidi an apology and if he ever speaks about her like that again he will get a boot in his rear end! I will never vote for a candidate who says he “loves women” and then displays this level of utter disrespect. I think these three examples demonstrate my disgust for the Donald quite clearly.

Some of you may think I am being very critical, but he is applying for the job of the most powerful and influential leader of the world. The ball is in his court and the “burden of proof” is all on him. If he wants or thinks he needs my vote he can figure something believable out and earn it. I will watch and listen carefully and make my decision accordingly.

I think it’s time for “all or nothing.” When enough people feel the pain of their complacency and willful ignorance, they will personally “hit their rock bottoms” in different ways and real change will begin. So if Trump can’t prove he is the worthy candidate in six months, what better way to humble America than to allow Hillary to run the country? She will drive the entire nation to its knees for sure. We will be on the “Highway to Hell” and then there is but one way to look and that way is…. UP!

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Judy Rice

Judy Rice is the proud mother of teenage triplets, Jillian, Spencer and Derek and wife to Gary, one of the most loving, hardworking, honorable men in the world. She is a Christian who is a huge fan of traditional marriage, freedom, and is pro- life to the core. She has a Masters in Counseling from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before kids, she worked as a counselor, advisor and teacher at the university level. She clarified her world view in her thirties and believes her most valuable education continues to come from reading the Bible, reading in general, listening, paying attention and participating in meaningful communication wherever it occurs.