With Trump his whole campaign is Make America Great Again, and put America first. I really believe that he’s done that. By doing that, he’s helped our economy, he’s helped us in our hometown a little bit more. America is the big brother, right? Everyone always comes to us, to help with humanitarian needs or in a war or whatever it might be. Everyone always looks to the United States. I think it’s a good thing to be that.
People make campaign promises, but never keep them. They pet the pretty pony, and say what they need to say to get into office. He’s done everything that he said he was going to do. All of his campaign promises, he’s done them. He’s done exactly what he told us he was going to do. He’s not well-versed and his tweets do bug me but I like that he’s not scripted. He’s a human being. Anyone in America can be the President of the United States, should they choose to run and to take the necessary actions. He has a very successful business. He’s retired. He’s basically serving the nation for free. He gives all of his paychecks to organizations. He just gave his last one to the National Park Service. Yeah, he’s done some crappy things in his past. Everyone has. No one is perfect. I think he’s proved that you can make a change. I’m not saying he’s God or anything because that is farthest from the truth. He’s still polarizing. I think he’s proved that he’s the American dream.
There are so many times when I feel I can’t say what I think or feel, because it’s “wrong”. It’s not. It’s what I believe. It might be wrong to you, but what you believe might be wrong to me. It’s fine, but don’t tell me it’s wrong. Just say, “Okay, I don’t agree”, but move forward. There’s not a lot of listening that happens on the democratic side and that really bugs me. There’s also a lot of expectations. People expect something just because they're alive. I think there’s more of an appreciation for things when you pay for them. I hate handouts. I hate participation trophies.
I am against abortion. I totally believe that everyone has the right to live. Should an individual become pregnant and not be able to care for the child, there are so many people out there looking to adopt. I can see both sides. The mother shouldn’t have to carry this child if they don’t want to. At the same time, this child is a living thing. It doesn't deserve to be killed. I can see if an individual is raped and the baby is conceived in a very negative way, then I’m a little more understanding. That’s nine months that you have to live with this child. I can understand that. I would never want to be put in that situation. Late term abortion is terrible. I can’t even imagine being that doctor that cuts up a baby. I hate kids. Honestly. I’ll love mine, whenever I get married, I’ll love mine, I’m sure. I’m definitely not a baby person, but breaks my heart to see that happen.
I’m not anti, by any means. Some of my friends belong to that community and I would do anything for them. I have a cousin who, growing up, denied that he was, but you could tell that he was just by actions. I’m totally okay with that. I do feel like we actively have to find the token person for show. It’s fine, but I feel like if I don’t have an “allies” pin, there are a few people that are like, “Oh, wow, he definitely hates the gays.” It’s not true. I think if you want to normalize something, just be like everyone else. If you’re gay, great, go off and do your thing. I’m straight. I’m going to go off and do my thing. I can’t say I feel like it’s forced upon me because it’s not. I feel like if we’re not actively trying to include them, then people assume we are automatically “anti-them”. We’re anti- “that community”, which we’re not.
Maybe this is my “white privilege”, but I never really saw it as an issue. Granted, I am in a predominantly white, Mormon environment. I feel like we’re moving backwards. Slavery happened and it was a terrible thing, I’m not saying it was good at all, but you learn from the past. History tends to repeat itself, unless you can learn about it and move away from it, right? It happened, we made a change, and now I feel like we should move away. We’re moving backwards. Things are becoming so destructive and it’s creating more of a divide than there was. I’m not saying there wasn’t one, but I didn’t see it as much. Now there definitely is a divide and it’s not in a good favor.
I was raised to work for what I need and what I have. I don’t feel like the rich should have to pay for the poor. I feel like the rich have worked their way to earn what they have and they should be able to keep it. Will I ever be a millionaire? No. Am I jealous of that? Sure. Is my life bad because I’m not a millionaire? No. I have what I have, and I have what I need to survive. I’ve worked for that.
I’m all for recycling. I’m not saying climate change isn’t real, but it’s not as big of a deal to me as it’s been led on to be. Wasn’t it next year that California is supposed to fall into the ocean? Isn’t that one of the original claims?
In my environment I’m not seeing that much of a difference. Rural towns are much different than city's. We don’t have smog. We have clean air here for the most part. I don’t think that we are controlling the weather. If we have a dry year, I don’t think it’s because of man-made issues. I don’t think it’s because of pollution. If we were supposed to have rain this year, God would have given us rain, right? That’s what I think. I’m not saying that climate change isn’t real. Sure, it’s a real thing, but I don’t think that it’s as serious as it’s being led on to be. I think we can all do our part to recycle.