Trump vs Neocons: Why I’m Voting for Donald Trump

 

 

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Ryan Roberts
Staff Writer

The 2016 presidential election isn’t an election between Republicans and Democrats; it’s not even an election between conservatives and liberals. This election is between the neoconservative establishment and Donald Trump.

Donald Trump represents a new era in American political history, what he offers more than anything is the destruction of dysfunctional neocon establishment policies, which have been disastrous for both America and the world.

In Donald Trump, we have a candidate whose primary interest in both foreign and domestic policy is the well-being of America. A businessman, never before holding political office is the antonym to Hillary Clinton’s career politicking and neocon warmongering as Secretary of State in the Obama administration.

Seeing the failure that is American foreign policy in the Middle East, the American people finally have the choice and moral duty to end the policies, which have led to the destruction of stable governments in the Middle East and the rise of ISIS in Syria and Libya.

For years, under the Bush administration, there were protests concerning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but once the Obama administration had finished the removal United States troops in 2011, opposition to United States intervention in the wars of foreign countries seemed to dwindle. Yet under Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, we have seen the natural continuation of neoconservative intervention in the Middle East.

During Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, we have seen the results of a continued American intervention in the ME with the death of Muammar Gaddafi and the progression of Libya into a failed state in 2011. Now the Obama administration continues to support rebel terrorist groups in Syria, prolonging a deadly civil war with the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad that has displaced millions of refugees. A Clinton presidency would only exacerbate our intervention, as she has stated: “Assad must go.” But what Assad will be replaced with, is unknown, but easily predictable, another failed state such as Libya, in which terrorists such as ISIS will foment.

Donald Trump’s policies to prioritize America and to minimize our intervention abroad have garnered much criticism from both political parties, but most importantly many so-called conservative pundits and politicians have announced that they would not vote for him, in the form of a Never Trump movement. This further proves that Trump is the antidote to the neocons that have held the reigns on our foreign policy well over a decade. It is time that America focuses on herself, and not others.

Now more than ever, can the American electorate influence the future of this nation by electing Donald Trump on November 8, 2016.

reroberts@lc.edu