Wednesday, February 17, 2016

It's rare to vote FOR someone.


By Kathyleen Sherrod, Communications Specialist


Trump the son, husband of three, father of five, international business man, author, political activist, generous benefactor, celebrity host, candidate for president. Multi-dimensional, a visionary who challenges himself first, refuses to let setbacks define him. He has a lifelong record of , head on, tackling problems against seemingly insurmountable odds. A few critics point out he has failed in business at times, yet don't report he rebounded and gained respect from employees and his adversaries in commerce. Yes, he has failed in marriages and rebounded, somehow with the support of previous wives and children; he has succeeded in pretty much everything else listed above. Yes, he has changed his mind on some issues. Who among us doesn't admire a person with an open mind to new facts and knowledge, who alters beliefs and opinions at the altar of Life Experience?
When he visits Palm Beach – the county where I live, he attends church, contributes to the community, and sets the standard for patriotism (the largest flag in the area flies above Mar-A-Lago). His critics on The Island cite he is from “new money,” though they adore his children. Many of those critics worshiped Bernie Madoff and lost millions from his scams. Trump, the self made billionaire, invested wisely and grew wealth as a result. I check his online sites, read his comments, and search
for the full rending of out-of-context quotes in various media. Why? All media edits according to the messages they want their audiences to buy into. Plus, there's only so much air time, only so many paragraphs the typical online consumer will read, and precious few hard-copy lines – editing is a requirement for “news.” Trump is straightforward, brash in the campaign (not during business negotiations, just the opposite, conciliatory and respectful until – or if – the time comes for him to walk away from bad deals or hammer for a better one). He has a way of bringing competing interests together and finding a solution that benefits his leading causes of business, philanthropy, and politics.
All of these contribute to why I changed my party affiliation from independent to GOP to vote for Trump in the Florida primary, and who I hope to cast a vote for him as president. It has been many years since I actually voted FOR someone and his visions for the nation. For the many reasons better articulated by others in the political arena, Trump will do everything he can, legally, to reinforce the foundations upon which the USA was envisioned, built and thrived – at least until recently.
He is not a perfect candidate. Show me one who is. He has not cheated or lied to get caucus votes; he has not accepted bribes (donations) from corporations; he has not bowed to Old Style Politicos from the GOP, media or PAC contributors. He is listening to a swath of this country long ignored and stepped over: women, veterans, blue collar workers, families, young people aiming for success, Christians, Jews, and so on. He knows the underbelly of Wall Street and where onerous
loopholes are that must be closed. The same may be said of international leaders in commerce and politics. As a woman, I respect a true leader (regardless of gender) who'll use the full range of his talents, experiences and visions to make me proud of the USA again. At the moment, I am confused and disheartened, fearful that the deceitful political machines – including all forms of media and establishment politicians – will distort Trump's place in history and deny us the fruits of his destiny.
We had many years of " I say what they want to hear to get what I want " politicians and I believe it's time for a change to Make America Great Again.



Kathyleen Sherrod
A career in communications — from NBC affiliate, to independent Florida Newspaper, to US Congress and for trade/lobbying groups.Earned national, state and industry journalism awards, using news reporting as a platform for strategic political communications in Washington, D.C. Eight years in U.S. Congress; as media analyst/news editor for 1980, 1984 and 2000 presidential campaigns; Peace Corps headquarters in Reagan administration; the first communications director for the biotechnology industry; advertising and PR executive, and VP of communications for the replacement union to PATCO. Personal interests: animal and environmental advocate, activist for fiscally conservative  political candidates though politically independent because no political checks all my issues of interest or my positions regarding them.

Supporting Trump


By Elizabeth Imus
Elizabeth currently works as a writer and 
producer in Hollywood, California.
Used with permission

 While Donald Trump may not be the most eloquent of speakers his accomplishments in the business world are incredibly impressive. When the Donald entered the race, I admit, I did not think he would ever become as popular as he is now. I was initially put-off by his inability to communicate his ideas specifically and effectively. I assumed, like many, he was the measure of his words. However, I honestly did not know much about Donald Trump other than what I have briefly seen in the press... and we all know our mainstream media are as reliable as an old pair of pantyhose.  

As I read more information and have seen interviews with Donald's children, I am continually impressed by the kind of man he is. This got me thinking about the old Proverb of judging a man by his deeds and not his words.

Personally speaking, a few very rotten people have hurt me in my life. Those creeps told me everything that I wanted to hear in order to gain my trust only to betray me when I no longer served their needs... and I'm sure that many of you have had similar experiences.

If we look at Trump’s words verses his actions, it's plainly clear that he has done far more good than has said anything bad. His intentions are in the right place. While I was concerned of Trumps motivation for power, I am far more concerned at the power financial donors and lobbyists have over the career politicians running. Not to mention the politicians who blatantly lie to Americans or openly admit they are socialists. That's how politicians have been managing our country for decades and is the reason why our country is in the dire circumstance it is today. The fact that the GOP Establishment is opposed to Donald Trump speaks volumes to me. There are many corrupt powerful men who are about to lose power when Donald Trump is elected President. How can anyone be for any establishment when it is the establishment who turned a blind eye to the needs of Americans again and again?

I'm not the only one who is tired of  flip-flopping-fish career politicians, making backdoor-deals and telling us everything we want to hear but doing very little of what is best for America. 

A tsumani-like movement has washed over America calling Americans into action!

You can see in Donald Trump's children, the love that their father has for them. His prudent, well tempered and wise parenting shows in their lives and actions. I believe Donald Trump has the same love for America, as opposed to people like Obama who hate and want to change what America is and stands for. Far too long, has our country been run by politicians who act like lazy parents, spoiling their children turning them into dependent servants. This, while Donald Trump is leaving the empire he built in the capable hands of his hardworking children so he can serve our great nation and Make America Great Again.

Many evangelical Christians are up in arms over Donald Trumps position on social issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. We must be reminded that God is our judge. God sent his Son Jesus to earth to be an example of his unconditional love and compassion for all!

It is impossible for any leader to save everyone. Only God can do that. We must pray that our leaders have the strength to govern as best they can. In the end, each of us will be held accountable for our actions. In the meantime, we must elect leaders who by their actions can do the most good, for as many people as possible. Voting for a leader who [was formerly] pro choice is not approving that choice. There is so much suffering with the people alive on earth today that if we elect a leader who can fix those things first, the rest will come later. It is not our place to judge or fix things it our responsibility to live as examples of what we believe.

Our country is bleeding and we must elect a leader who can heal our wounds, 
restore our health and get us all back to work. 

God will take care of the rest.

It makes me sad to see all the hyenas that have jumped on the bandwagon making fun of both Donald Trump’s and Sarah Palin’s words. If you write out Sarah Palin’s speeches and format it as poetry, it reads beautifully.

I'm currently reading Sarah Palin’s book, Sweet Freedom. It's a daily devotional that encourages us, among many things, to pray for our leaders. Sarah Palin has a heart of gold and her love for this country is evident. Imagine what YOUR family would look like if the media decided to print every happening. The verbal backlash Americans are giving the Palins reminds me of radical Muslims stoning to death those they disagree with.   

This makes it imperative that we pray for those who slander unfairly. When we engage in Twitter discussions, ask God to speak through us. Find ways to communicate compassion and love while making your points. It is far easier to call someone an idiot, I sadly know for a fact. If we want to restore our great nation we must do so with love and compassion.

When you look at each candidate ask yourselves, who really loves this country and wants to preserve the principals for which it was founded and who wants to fundamentally change it? Some people think that some things in our country need to be changed but the reality is, it has changed, and it needs to be changed back.

Ever since our founding fathers turned their back on tyranny and put a stop to dictatorship by coming to America, the dictators have been coming after them. Attacking our freedom and way of life has been a constant. They have succeeded to the point of where we are today. Our Constitution is being eroded away bit by bit until soon there will be little left. Our leaders are so out of control and corrupt that we have little, if no control at all.

It's time to break this fraudulent system of government, take back our country in honor of those brave men and women who gave their lives for our freedom, and give our children (like Donald’s) a future they can take over and run for us. 

This is why I am now supporting Donald Trump and I hope you will join me.

Brains. Beauty. Trump.


By Kelly Briana
Grad Student


I am a woman who is an educated and informed graduate student and I am voting for Donald J. Trump. Our beloved nation is sinking fast due to Obama and his minions destroying her, and demonizing Americans. I was running out of hope until Donald Trump came into the picture. The one concerning issue I have is the massive illegal immigration policies that Obama has unethically implemented which has made our country more dangerous than ever. When Donald Trump spoke about this and said he was going to build a wall and secure our borders, I thought, “This is who will save America!” As a Wisconsinite, I was a fan of Governor Scott Walker, but unfortunately he was not tough enough on reaching the American people on the issues that needed the most attention, such as illegal immigration. What I also love about Trump is that he ‘tells it like it is’ and is politically incorrect. Trump has done many great things for our heroes, our veterans, and he will take good care of them when he becomes the president. Donald Trump is a rare gem because unlike the GOP, he has stood up and grasped the frustration of the American people. He understands our anger of what has happened to our once great nation. Donald Trump gives many Americans real hope in saving America. I truly believe that Donald Trump will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Vote Trump 2016! 

Vets For Trump


By Eva White 
Former US Army, Nurse


Donald Trump reminds me of my son when he was younger. I would get so frustrated with my son bringing home poor grades, while at the same time being told by his teachers that he was very intelligent and way ahead of the other students in his class. One day I got called in for a parent teacher conference regarding my son's algebra grade. As I sat there looking at his paper, I wanted to cry. Once again he had made an "F".  The teacher explained that my son refused to follow instructions that stated he must show his work and that writing down an answer was unacceptable. I told her I didn't understand why he didn’t because I was sure he knew what he was doing.

My son had been sitting there listening quietly when he suddenly said, "Because I'm right mom."
I replied, “What do you mean Jake?”
My son said, "ALL of my answers are right."
I looked at his teacher and asked if he was telling the truth -- were all of his answers correct?
His teacher looked down at his paper and then back up at me. 
She said, "Yes, his answers are right but that's not the point. He has to follow the rules and show me how he got the right answer."
My frustration was building and I asked my son, “Why don't you just show your work, and make an ‘A’?”
Jake said, "Mom, I don't have time. I just want to get it done and get it right. I can explain it to her later if she needs me to but I know I'm right."

That was pretty much the end of that. Except you might want to know my son was accepted into ACU for Aeronautical Engineering when he graduated from High School. (Ahem. That's where we get Rocket Scientists.) 

I hear what Donald Trump is saying and I understand that kind of brain. He has a plan, he knows it is right, he just doesn't have time to explain it in detail right now. He gives Americans bits and pieces of his plan but then he moves on to his next topic because in his mind he has already figured it out. He can't afford to waste time with explaining the small details because he sees another problem that needs solving.

Yes, it would be nice to see his work, step by step but he has a proven track record of getting the answers right. When he's made mistakes in the past, he figures it out and finds another way to effectively solve the problem. He doesn’t linger there. When he has realized he was wrong on an issue he says so and moves on. He doesn't need to beat a dead horse. He buries it and moves forward.

These are traits that I admire. As a person who has made many mistakes in my past, I could sit and waste time dwelling them or I can get up and move past it. I choose to be more effective in my present day life and let the past go. Donald Trump appears to feel the same way and I get it. I see how successful his businesses are and I understand that in order to have built his businesses in all the countries that he has, he apparently has a much calmer demeanor when he needs too. I doubt he would have his businesses around the world if he didn't have a professional attitude when it is necessary. So, I am not concerned with his brashness or inappropriate comments on the campaign trail.

As for people saying he isn't a proven Conservative, I say let's give him a chance to prove himself. Looking at the success he has had with his children, I think if they are any indication of his morals, values or beliefs, America couldn't possibly do any better. Sure, there are people who may be more politically correct and maybe their knowledge of the Constitution is greater but I have no doubt that as President, Donald Trump will surround himself with nothing but the most knowledgeable people. He demands excellence in the people who work for him and with him. When I hear him say he watches the Generals on TV to get some of his information, I am impressed. These retired Generals are the EXPERTS in their field. Why would anyone NOT listen to them? Sure, he could read the newspapers but why would he choose to learn from a journalist over a person who has been on the ground and in the trenches? We must remember that, as an outsider, he doesn’t have the clearance or access that others already have obtained.  Once he’s elected, he’ll be far more informed just by the nature of the job. This is a man that already wakes up every morning at 4 or 5 am to read reports and news.

Donald Trump has a reason for everything he does, most often by the time we figure out the reason; he has completed his mission and moved on. That is whom I want as President of the United States of America -- Someone who is way ahead of the rest of us.

Former SSG US Army, Nurse (Specialty: Mental Health/psych), Mother of 3 amazing children, Nana to 3 angels. Married to my Best friend. Living a Blessed Life.

Texas for Trump


By Penny Bishop
Regional Sales Manager


I am 50 year old and I come from the great state of Texas. I married my High School sweetheart and we have been married for almost 31 years. I have a 29-year-old son, who is planning on making me a brand new Mother-in-Law in an April wedding. I also have a 25-year-old daughter who is the charmer of the family. I retired from work 2 years ago, when I was diagnosed with Lupus. Before retiring, I was a Regional Sales Manager in the plastic industries. 

June 16th, 2015 forever changed my life along with America. Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy for Presidency. Not long after Mr. Trump’s announcement, when he spoke out about illegal immigration and the MSM, (Main Stream Media)  and Pundits were all attacking him, I said to myself, “There is our next President.”
When Mr. Trump said “illegal immigration”… he had me. In Texas, we know the real problems that you might not realize in other states. That moment was the moment I connected with him, and I said to myself finally someone running for President gets me.
 Let’s go back to 2012 campaign when Obama was running against Romney. I knew if Romney lost the election that all of Obama’s hope and change would not be for the better. Not for America anyway, just for HIMSELF! Do any of you remember the last debate between the two of them? Oh I do – I was screaming into my TV, “Bring up Benghazi!” Oh my! Romney folded. To me, that is what cost Romney the race. He was too scared to go there.
Well, Mr. Trump is not scared to go there. He has already pointed out so many things about the media and the pundits that are unprofessional, and so very true. But guess what? It works. He has brought up so much that has needed to be brought up. He has always supported our Veterans and Law Enforcement Officers, neither of whom ever get enough attention.
Just know that Mr. Trump wants to bring jobs back, wants to build a wall and stop illegal immigration. He wants to defund Obama care and give everyone great health insurance that they can actually afford. He wants lower taxes, especially  for the middle class.
Mr. Trump is the first candidate I have trusted in quite some time.
Finally, so many people that are undecided say, “Mr. Trump doesn’t give specifics on his policy.” Well, I disagree. I follow Mr. Trump, watch his rallies, and have read his policies. As a Momma and a business lady from Texas, you can trust what I’m saying. Just so you know, he speaks from the heart. He speaks for all Americans. He loves America, and guess what? America loves him right BACK! 

God Bless Mr. Trump! 

"It's the economy...."


By Sara Galliano
Grant Writer
https://issuu.com/22women/docs/22women


I believe that Donald Trump will be our next President. He exhibits passion, commitment and the business mindset needed to  guide our country out of debt and into a stronger position.

We need a strong leader that isn't afraid to get his hands dirty and whom wastes time renaming mountains while the country is making bad deals with Iran, immigration isn't being addressed, and our law enforcement is under attack.

Trump is committed to revitalizing our military and bringing adequate health care, housing and funding for our Veterans. Trump has a plan to destroy ISIS and is smart enough not to share the plan with them on national television. 

Trump has consistently supported women in the business field. To quote a Vice President at the Trump Organization, “There are more female executives at the Trump Organization than there are male. Plus, women who are similarly situated in positions similar to that of their male counterparts, are actually paid more.” Trump owned the Miss Universe pageant giving thousands of women over the years an opportunity to showcase their brains, not just their beauty. Many of these women received scholarships, participated in non-profit activities and go on to do something amazing with their lives because of the opportunity Trump provided.

Trump has raised a family, taking pride in the accomplishments of all his children and empowered his daughters to be successful. His children do not drink or smoke, or use any type of drugs nor do they have criminal records. There is no history of mental health issues.

Trump's accomplishments and heart is often tarnished by the media but talk to the bystander who helped with his limo’s flat tire and he will tell you, Trump paid off his mortgage as a thank you. Talk to the NY VETS parade goers and they will tell you who provided the funds to save that organization. Talk to Wounded Warriors or the solider left to rot in the Mexican prison or the family of the soldiers who were told they could get no burial expenses... Trump was the one who made an impact. Trump has been helping Vets for over 40 years with private donations and donations from his foundation. Speak to the St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital about their new 28 million dollar pledge by the Eric Trump Foundation.

People are quick to point out when Donald Trump says something that’s not politically correct but they fail to point out everything he does out of kindness and his Christian upbringing. Some say Trump isn't a politician and that he won't work well with everyone. Let me remind you, he was a businessman rubbing elbows with both sides long before he decided to run. He knows more about politics and working both sides of the aisle than anyone else in the race. He will work well with foreign leaders just like he has all of his adult life building in their countries and making investments.

Trump has the IQ of a genius and wants to apply his knowledge and skill set to Make America Great Again for Americans! He wants to use his last years on Earth to make a difference. He doesn't want a Presidential salary of $400,000 a year for the rest of his life and doesn't need it. Look at all the other rich politicians and ask them to give up their salary, it won't be the same fight to win. Ask the others to give up super pacs and put their money where their mouth is and the only one standing will be Trump.

His drive for America is fueled by passion and knowing his legacy will be leaving behind a country in better shape than it has been in decades. Trump will make America Great for our children’s future. Any mother who wants job security, less stress, better national security and straightforward politics for her children; will choose Trump as President.

Winner


By @C4Constitution

I am a first generation American.  My parents came to America from Finland after the war in 1948.  They studied English and the Constitution to become US Citizens.  My Dad went on to build thousands of houses and employ thousands of workers during his lifetime.  He lived the American Dream and passed down his patriotism for America to his four children.

As an American, I grew up to become an Officer in a public company.  I meet many women who support Donald J Trump for President and I am honored to give you just a few reasons why I support him too.

Our country is in worse shape fiscally, physically, socially and Constitutionally than what a casual onlooker sees at the surface.  In fact, we have been infiltrated by enemy ideologies which run contrary to our Constitution at every level of government.  I watch in utter disbelief as our President and Congress push open borders, TPP, NAFTA, Common Core, Affordable Health Care Act ("ObamaCare"), Sanctuary Cities and much more upon our Sovereign nation.  I am angry that our Veterans are not being given the utmost in medical care and services, the least we can do for their sacrifice for us all.  Money allocated to the VA gets siphoned to pad the pockets of bureaucrats, and our Vets suffer.  I am furious that illegals get the benefits of our hard earned tax dollars when it should go to Americans.  I am sickened that Islam in America is usurping Judeo-Christian values.  The very politicians we vote into office to fight for us, end up voting against our wishes.  When Mr. Trump says our politicians are all talk and no action, I believe him.  He is right.

I am an Evangelical Christian since 1979.  My husband is an ordained minister.  We've lived long enough to experience time and again that God looks on the heart and not the exterior of a person.  Some people are taken aback by Mr. Trump's tone and his occasional expletives. These don't bother me at all.  Is he a "perfect" man?  No, that title is reserved for Jesus alone.  Does he speak "Christianese"?  Thank God, no.  God has used many different types of people through the ages.  I don’t require a fire and brimstone, Bible-quoting President.  In fact, I believe someone like that would never win in a General Election.  Unfortunately, that ship has sailed.  I don't need to dig deep to find that Mr. Trump loves his family and loves America.  He has generously given high millions to countless worthy causes and oftentimes unreported.  I can't imagine why he would give up his great life to take on these vipers.  Fame?  No, already has it.  Money?  No, already has it.  I truly believe Mr. Trump is called to serve in such a time as this.  God knows Mr. Trump's mega ego will be necessary to tear down the strongholds choking us all to death!  Mr. Trump is used to winning.

Mr. Trump is self-funding his campaign. This is crucial to understand. When donors give millions to a candidate, that candidate has to pay the money back by doing the bidding of these donors once the candidate is President. Take a look at the billionaire donors: Koch, Club For Growth to name a few.  Dig a bit and you will find they donate to all the candidates, except Mr. Trump. Why do they do this?  It's called STRATEGY.  These donors are for open borders and a cheap labor force. They don't care who becomes President. They know they own that candidate and open borders will continue.  The RNC & GOP are dastardly.  They have devised schemes to ensure their candidate wins. They first wanted Jeb Bush but We The People said, "NO!" Now they are pushing Marco Rubio. Ask yourselves how Mr. Rubio ended up with 11% more votes in the last 15 minutes of the Iowa caucus when he never polled above 12% to begin with.  Think Microsoft Cloud voting software & GOP IA Headquarters.  I smell a rat.  A big, fat, voter fraud rat.  Speaking of rats, Sen. Cruz and his team proved themselves to be dirty rats with no integrity as well.  What they did to Dr. Ben Carson was disgraceful and fraudulent.  As a people we should never allow it. The onslaught by these dastardly lifetime politicians and donors hasn't yet begun against Mr. Trump.  I implore all Americans to watch entire Trump Rallies on YouTube and go to www.DonaldJTrump.com to read up on all his policies. They are rock solid. We won't get the truth from the media, who are also in place for the politicians and donors.  Mr. Trump has built a highly successful company - doing business worldwide.  He is not a career politician dependent on keeping donors happy.  I believe he will work for America's Citizens.

Isn't it time to choose a candidate who tells it like it is, no holds barred, is well connected around the world, will fight for our Constitutional freedoms and protect us from enemies both foreign and domestic, one who will make us stronger as a nation militarily and fiscally?  Mr. Trump will repeal ObamaCare and Common Core.  He will build a wall and insist immigrants come in LEGALLY.  He will negotiate with nations to make free trade fair, as it should be.  He will lower taxes for us all, allowing American companies to return to our soil and give jobs to Americans.  His great big ol' EGO won't allow for less than success.

All of these are only some of the reasons why Mr. Trump is the ONLY viable candidate for President in November.  We are at a major crossroads as a Nation.  We have the chance to finally unite and in one voice tell Washington and the world that we have had enough and We The People will take it from here.  Please vote for Donald Trump in your State's Primary and in the November General Election.  Do it in person to minimize voter fraud by the GOP utilizing MS Cloud voting software, which has already been manipulated.

Mr. Trump is a winner.  I say let's help him win for us all.  He most assuredly has my vote.