#WITHHER: The Political Establishment Wants the STATUS QUO

Written by William Pauwels on October 11, 2016

It’s incredible when you think about it – that Hillary Clinton has been in positions of government power for 30 years and has accomplished virtually nothing. And now she’s presenting herself as a problem solver when in fact she will be a further extension of the Obama administration, i.e., more of the same ineffective governance.
Is that what the American people want? More of the same? I certainly hope not. This country needs a fresh start.

What do we have to lose?

Obama likes to say Hillary is the best qualified person to ever run for President, clearly a politically motivated exaggeration. Hillary’s campaign has, of course, exploited this overstatement.

Yet, despite these stellar qualifications, she made some significant errors during last Sunday’s debate.

She said she was not Secretary-of-State when Obama drew a “red line” against Syria’s use of chemical weapons. Wrong! She was in fact in office when this decision was made.

In the case of Benghazi, Hillary failed to provide adequate protection despite several requests. And she failed to respond for help when the two US government facilities in Benghazi, Libya were under attack by members of an Islamic militant group. And she failed to take numerous calls during the night of the crises.

She was also wrong during the debate by declaring the US is energy independent. Not so. US consumption of oil was 19.4 million barrels per day in 2015. US net imports were 4.7 million barrels per day – equal to 1.7 billion barrels per year costing $85.8 billion per year. When you consider the importance of oil to the American way-of-life and its economy, it’s incredible that Hillary could be so ill-informed.

Again during the debate, Hillary said she did not destroy subpoenaed emails after the subpoena was issued. In fact, she did.

Clearly, Hillary’s campaign is focused on women’s rights, late term abortions, race, open borders, higher taxes, and accelerated immigration of Muslim refugees. Her understanding of these and other issues seems quite limited.

The political establishment want a status quo White House – a weakling they can manipulate as President, like Hillary.

Working Americans want change, leadership, security, jobs, boarder control, balanced trade, rational healthcare, a strong military, honest government, constitutional judges, and the American-Way*.

Female rights, Hillary’s primary cause appear low on the political totems pole.

*The American-Way ― *The American Prosperity Machine: TraditionalJudeo/Christian principles, values and culture . . . the right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, freedom, private property, and limited government . . . freedom of speech, opinion, action, religion and family governance . . . an educated, informed and critical-thinking society . . . freedom from gender and racial discrimination . . . affordable healthcare . . . the rule of constitutional and legislated Law . . . the peaceful settlement of disputes . . . honest elections and effective presidential administration . . . patriotic, truthful, checks and balances, separation of power, limited government . . . a strong military . . . cost-effective national defense . . . secure borders . . . the right of citizens to own and bear arms . . . free, competitive markets and institutions . . . properly regulated, free-enterprise . . . balanced trade . . . private property rights . . . low cost, domestically supplied energy and natural resources . . . controlled, properly vetted immigration . . . individual responsibility and ingenuity . . . entrepreneurialism . . . a strong work ethic . . . full employment . . . fair pay . . . appropriate safety nets . . . low taxes . . . a strong, reliable currency . . . financial availability, mobility, and responsibility (balanced budget, minimal debt) . . . competitive, free-market, free-enterprise, constitutionally-limited government . . . and American Exceptionalism.

If you agree with these values and principles, for sure, don’t vote for Hillary. Only Donald Trump can provide us with traditional American Values and a promising change of course.

photo credit: AndrewDallos President Obama and Hillary Clinton at the DNC last night via photopin (license)

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William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.