The mainstream media has been cashing in, “on Donald Trump hysteria,” for the past several months. So today, at Civilians News, we’re going to do that exact same thing.
So what if Trump wins?
Despite a plethora of controversial viewpoints and opinions, Trump has developed a particularly great deal of support, from a variety of voters. Furthermore, Donald Trump has won a lot of support, connected to the daily news cycle, where in turn, this has created a base of supporters that just might win the upcoming election.
So what does that mean for the future of this… “great country?”
- Will… fruit smoothies retroactively replace the cheeseburger, as the new culinary symbol of American austerity?
- Will…. America go to war 6 days after the election?
- Or…. if Trump wins, will New York build a water-park… named after, “The Donald,” himself?
Only time will tell but one thing is for certain, Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee, in this year’s upcoming election. So who am I, to act as though this could trigger the end of the world, as we know it?
Trump’s resume is more than impressive, his work ethic is evident and history shows that the Presidency is a very difficult job. In fact, the job of President is probably one of the most stressful jobs, in the world. Whereby, lest we forget that this job, of US President, is a job that most billionaires would rather avoid altogether. But here we are, in 2016, with a very real possibility that a very opinionated, very stern and quick tempered man, may soon become the Commander and Chief, of the American military. Not only that, but the Republican party may also regain control of 1/3rd of the Federal Government.
So how could this impact the future of America?
Well, it could potentially mean a number of policy changes in Washington. But the first change, in the event of a Conservative candidate winning office, would likely be taxes. Trump would likely lower taxes, on the upper class tax brackets, in the hopes of creating his preferred, “trickle down economic policies.” This is a standard Republican move, as the Republican Party has historically done so when taking over the Executive branch.
Trump would also likely increase the military budget, as he routinely speaks about the need for military strength, a view also aligning with his Conservative roots.
Furthermore, Trump would also likely opt to build the Keystone Pipeline, a very scary thought that could greatly harm not just the US, but the global ecosystem. In my opinion, this is perhaps the most threatening Republican platform, in this year’s election.
However, this ecologically devastation, which should be more primarily discussed on the news, is perhaps the reason NATO held the Global Goals Summit last year. This summit, in accord with the first ever, “global goals for reducing green house gases,” sought to limit global carbon emissions. However, it is also a very real possibility that Donald Trump would prioritize short term economic benefits, in favor of building Keystone, as opposed to following through on these, “global goals,” agreed upon last year.(See Past Article On Keystone Pipeline consequences.)
This issue… could also unfold into a situation where Conservative leaders use other issues, such as Rowe V. Wade, to leverage political power in favor of building Keystone. Again, this creates a scenario where building the oil pipeline, with a focus on short term economic gains, inevitably creates federal government gridlock, in the event of a Republican winning office.
However, in the event that Trump does become the 45th President of the United States… there are a few things that could also be positively affected.
To his favor, Trump appears to be a very capable boss for the Pentagon. This could benefit America in a number of ways. And this is particularly true because Pentagon officials run so much of our country today. Trump is a capable leader and can command a room and not only that, his successes in business, should have taught him something that he can use as President, were he to win.
Whether Trump’s, “trolling,” taints the very identity of our nation or not, remains to be determined. Nevertheless, in the event that Trump does win the upcoming election… then this man will in no way, be the most eccentric to ever take office. In 1923, Calvin Grace Coolidge (1923-1929), literally kept a zoo of animals in the White House. This was a seemingly eccentric style of leadership, beyond that of even, “The Donald,” himself.
Clearly, “The Donald,” may not come across as the strong or quiet type, however, maybe it’s time for America to embrace someone who’s not afraid to have an opinion. Nevertheless, Republican gridlock over the past 8 years, will surely be met with Democratic gridlock, in the event that a Republican takes office.
Nevertheless, Trump is still the underdog this year and Hillary Clinton is the nominee with the vast experience, experience which is going to be difficult for Trump to withstand. Although, Trump represents real change, simply because he’s a very outspoken candidate.
To conclude, I think that maybe it’s also time for Americans to consider abolishing 18 and 19 year old voting rights. This could be done to encourage youth voters to care more about the future of our country… Troll for troll.