An Argumentative Political Preference of Hillary Clinton as President
During an election it is hard to decipher the truth when you are constantly exposed to political propaganda. However, when you look how each presidential candidate has behaved throughout their career, you can determine their character. Character, or personality, will determine a candidate’s ability to not only lead, but to compromise when necessary. A great president is someone who is able to communicate well, listen well, and be a diplomat without forgoing their own values. They should value family, reasonable freedoms and I believe among the candidates, Hillary Clinton is the most apt to lead and deserves the title “Leader of the Free World”.
Hillary Clinton has had a long career in politics and is well-educated. She graduated from Wellesley College and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School. As a woman, she has paved the way in politics she became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation, the first female partner at Rose Law Firm, and the first female senator of New York. As First Lady of Arkansas, she reformed the public school system and was on board of directors of Wal-Mart. Clinton’s democratic opponent, Bernie Sanders, often calls out her ties with corporate America (Gray). In the eyes of the population, her ties with Wall Street make her dishonest, untrustworthy. However, these people fail to remember Clinton has been immersed in politics for four decades. Hillary and her husband, Bill Clinton, are supported by corporations because whether you like it or not, their wealth gives them political power. For the Clintons to be agents of change, they have had to scratch the backs of big banks, corporations and the wealthy (Lazaroff). However, Hillary has always used her power for good.
Some of Hillary’s greatest accomplishments have been advocating for the rights of children. She co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families early on in her career and helped create the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Adoption and Safe Families Act and the Foster Care Independence Act. When Bill Clinton became president, as first lady she focused on the welfare of families, women and children. Although some of her ambitions failed, like reforming the health care system, she fought for reform and for the general good. She also advised her husband to appoint the first woman, Madeleine Albright, to be Secretary of State (Baker). The media is quick to dismiss these accomplishments. Even after her husband’s term in office, Hillary Clinton has remained in the White House. As Secretary of State, she had invaluable experience in foreign affairs. In 2016, we need someone who has experience because the U.S. is entangled in Middle East, Europe and Asia. Hillary Clinton is not a firestarter, she is level headed and has proven to be a diplomat, she will not make any rash decisions that could put our nation’s security at risk. For all these reasons, Clinton would make an excellent president.
The candidate you should absolutely never vote for is Donald Trump. Trump is a businessman, he has absolutely no experience in politics. He often makes vague, mean, racist, and sexist statements to provoke people and tap into our anger. When he controls our media and our emotions, he controls us. Let’s not give into the generic statement “Let’s Make America Great Again” when the man has never clearly specified what policies he would put in place. His grandest and most solid plan to date is to put a wall on the Mexican-American border and fund it using the Mexican government’s money. This plan would supposedly solve the immigration problem, but making the Mexican government pay for and creation of the wall is ludicrous. Even more, his hot-headed temper makes him impulsive and often he flip flops on serious issues. To give this man the title “Commander-in-Chief” would be dangerous because he has proven time and again that he is impetuous and lacks forethought. If he was elected president, I would be incredibly concerned about our country’s safety.
Hillary Clinton is really the best candidate out there. She has a solid record in politics, clocking in many decades and her values have stood the test of time. If anyone questions her morality, I would ask them: what would you do if you were in politics? A lot of politics is a money game, but that should not detract from her obvious objectives: to provide people with a better standard of living and to help the common good. While Bernie Sanders seems like a morally upright type of person, a lot of his policies are also vague and potentially dangerous. Breaking up Wall Street, our financial sector, and providing free college will not solve all of our nation’s problems. It could put our economy on edge and often Bernie Sanders fails to focus on other problems like foreign affairs. Clinton has the strongest background, good character, and a strength in perseverance that sets her apart from the noisy crowd. For these reasons, Hillary Clinton should be elected Madam President.
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