Monday, October 17, 2016

Haven't Even Blinked.




My support for Donald J. Trump has never wavered. Why? I’m looking long term and at the big picture, which — if he’s elected — will be our best opportunity to work for a constitution-based USA. 


We have strayed from the checks and balances intended for our democratic republic. We are electing mere mortals to Congress who become out-of-touch millionaires within a few years. We have an administration that uses the federal agencies as handmaidens who fear him enough to defy their missions to serve citizens and not political powers. We find thugs being glorified in the White House, while heroes are lowered into graves with no commendation from either the White House or Hillary Clinton. Law and order are anathema to these two; their actions speak louder than hollow words.The constitution is ignored by the president, his current cabinet and Hillary; proof is everywhere, in fact so plentiful we are confused about where to start when citing flagrant abuses. We have documentation of coverups in the State Department, IRS, Justice Department and other agencies. We learn our president participated in and knew about the illegal private server in Hillary’s home. We have ISIS because we circled dates on calendars for our enemies to prepare for filling a vacuum after our troops left. We have a Secretary of State who — to me, even worse than the inept decisions leading to four deaths and injuries of numerous patriots — had the gall to lie to the families of those fallen Benghazi men, claiming deaths were due to an amateur video very few people in the world had ever seen. Hillary’s hateful observations about almost every group (blacks, women, poor people, Christians, Catholics, Jews, nurses even, and so forth) are ignored by her media. Well, I find I’m only getting started on all these deficits we find ourselves in.


He can give us back our pride, 

hope and belief in ourselves again. 


Before choosing whom to vote for, I assess where we are, and what needs to start happening to correct national problems. From living my life here in South Florida to watching our relationships, or lack of, in the international arena, I find deep crevasses. With such problems facing us, we need a proven problem solver. I’ve read Donald Trump's books, his positions and plans and vision as president. I’ve watched him in this year-long, uphill, increasingly monstrous battle against powerful Democrat, GOP, media, pay-for-favors establishments. He stands up for us, taking the wildly horrendous and false attacks by the Clinton Cartel, which has long and violent tentacles. It hurts, knowing he is working and fighting for us — not any lobbying group, not a handful of media elite, not foreign governments that embody everything our constitution forbids. It hurts, knowing we are — or have been — a country of generosity, tolerance and acceptance of decisions made by a majority of people. Yet, forces beyond my comprehension are ferociously attacking the one person who, in this period of our history, can lead us to economic and military security, can heal our divisions (if the extremists will forgive and allow themselves to heal). He can give us back our pride, hope and belief in ourselves again. 



Because he needs all the help he can get, I don’t want November 9th to come and — whatever the outcome — ask whether I did all I could. I served as a Trump poll watcher during early election and will again for our early voting in Palm Beach County. I attended the upbeat, inspirational rally in Boca earlier in the year, and also the recent one in West Palm Beach. At it, he  spent between 60 and 70% of his time on the issues, yet not one world of those important plans were reported in our local, very liberal media. You’d think 1990 was yesterday and frivolous claims of publicity-seeking-friends-of Hillary represented the only challenge facing us. Last week, I attended a training session to learn how to knock on doors, and the 15th was my first day out. I highly recommend it: four hours and only two people admitted to voting for the other candidate. Every Trump supporter knew the issues, his tough battle, media deceit, Hillary corruption, the president’s failures…oh, it was pure joy meeting so many well informed people. I’ll also work phones at GOP phone banks and will continue knocking on doors — which gives an 18 percent return, higher than any other form of campaign outreach. Trump models selflessness for a great good, and I’m trying to mimic his tireless example for his greater good and, by extension, for us all. 



All this to say, if you’re reading this, please participate in the “ground game.” Go to the Trump campaign website, click on volunteer and do something. The GOP will give you addresses and names of potential Trump voters; it doesn’t ask you to knock on a lifelong Democrat’s door. The phones will even dial numbers for you. There are guidelines for you. I’m NOT a Republican. I’m an independent deplorable. I’m very concerned about what was once a beacon for everyone on the planet because of our freedoms, those same freedoms eroding with each passing day under Democrats. 



Kathyleen Sherrod

Greenacres, FL


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.


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