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 the exact same thing.
What if Trump wins?
Despite a plethora of controversial viewpoints and opinions, Trump has developed a great deal of support, from a variety of voters. In particular, Trump has won a lot of support, connected to the daily news cycle. In turn, this has created a base of supporters, that just might win him 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 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. Lest we forget, this is a job most billionaires would rather avoid altogether. So 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, perhaps the Republican party could 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. The first issue, in the event of a conservative candidate winning office, would be taxes. Trump would likely lower taxes, on the upper class tax brackets, in hopes of creating, trickle down economic policies. This is a standard Republican move, as the Republican Party has historically done so, when taking over the Presidency.
Trump would also likely increase the military budget, as he routinely speaks about the need for military strength, a view also aligning with conservative roots.
Furthermore, Trump would also likely opt to build the Keystone Pipeline, a very scary thought, that could greatly harm the global ecosystem. This is perhaps the most threatening Republican platform, in terms of future generations.
This ecologically devastating future, 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, set out to limit global carbon emissions. Nevertheless, it is a very real possibility that Donald Trump would prioritize short term economic benefits, in favor of building Keystone, as opposed to following through on the “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 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. This is especially true, because Pentagon officials run so much of our country today. Trump is clearly a capable leader and can command a room. “The Donald,” has experience running very large corporations, both domestically and abroad. Not only that, his successes in business, should have taught him something that he can use as President, if he were to win.
Whether Trump’s “trolling,” taints the very identity of our nation or not, remains to be determined. Yet, in the event Trump does win the upcoming election, the man will in no way, be the most eccentric to ever take office. For example, 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 that America embraced 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, Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee and her vast experience, is going to be difficult for Trump to withstand. Nevertheless, Trump represents real change, simply because he’s a very outspoken candidate.
I don’t know what else to say. Maybe it’s time that Americans consider abolishing 18 and 19 year old voting rights. This could be done to encourage youth voters to care about the future of our country, perhaps more than they care about music and video games… Just a thought…. Troll for troll.