OurView: Democratic candidate ideas enough to trump current administration


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Trump’s chances of being reelected are going down as we learn more about the Democratic candidates. Top contenders in the Democratic primaries appear to be Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders.

Trump raised his right hand on Jan. 20, 2017 and swore to preserve, protect and defend our nation. Every single day since then, Trump has failed to follow through with his oath. 

Within hours of his inauguration, Trump attacked the Affordable Care Act in his first executive order as president. It seems like Trump’s main goal is undoing everything his predecessor created. Aside from only seeking to undo all of the good former president Barack Obama tried to bring to the U.S. He has lied about virtually everything, refused to release his tax returns, signed memos to advance the Dakota Access Pipeline, imposed a travel ban on Muslim citizens, and has made countless racist and sexist comments against a variety of people.

Recently, President Trump threatened military action against Iran over a drone attack on Saudia Arabian Oil Facilities. Although Iran has fully denied involvement in the attack on the Saudi’s, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace force responded to the accusations by saying that Iran  has been preparing itself for “a full-fledged war.”  

Given Trump’s history of embarrassing international relations, this appears to possibly be the worst. President Trump threatening over twitter that the U.S is “locked and loaded” is among the most alarming moments of his presidency. The possibility of going to war with Iran seems more realistic than ever before. This comes right after the third Democratic Debate. 

Trump has the capability of leading us straight into war and has also created a definite split within our own country. It’s time we get this borderline dictator out of the White House. 

America deserves change. It’s time we have new ideas in the White House — Democratic ideas. We need a change in rhetoric and policy. Luckily, there are plenty of Democratic candidates running against our current emphatic president. 

Last Thursday, each candidate got the chance to let us know what they’re all about at the debate. Each candidate brought a new idea to the table. Not all ideas were perfect, but they were one thing — not Trump’s.

Issues the Democratic candidates discussed were mainly focused on gun control and health care. Notable things candidates said came mostly from the underdog candidates attempting to breakthrough. Beto O’Rourke made a bold claim about gun control, emphatically saying he would take away all automatic assault rifles. Andrew Yang kicked off his time by asking voters to text his campaign for a chance to win a freedom dividend of $1000 to 10 families for the next year. 

The majority, however, was spent with candidates arguing over the best health care plan and who could take the best jab at candidate Joe Biden. Overall, it was an entertaining night, but at the end of the day, any of these candidates would be better than Trump. 

It is up to us to educate ourselves on each candidate and choose one that best aligns with not only your values but America’s as well. Choose your candidate and vote. Tell everyone you know to vote. Voting is the only way we can ensure that a repeat of the 2016 election is avoided. We can’t let that happen again; America needs us.