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Why I Am Voting for Donald J. Trump—My Man!

Lynn Armitage
10/16/16

I am a politically incorrect Indian. (See what I did there?) I march to the beat of a different party drum. Historically, Native Americans have aligned with Democrats, the party of big government, which quite frankly, I have never understood. After all, isn’t it the American government that took everything from us in the first place? So why on earth would we want more of it? Why would we embrace a party that advocates for government controlling nearly every aspect of our lives?

Instead, this political oddball believes in limited government, low taxes, free enterprise and the birthright of every human being to become whatever the hell he or she wants to be—without government interference! By definition, I suppose you could call me a Republican. Or even a Conservative.

Or, to define myself in more current terms, I am a Trumpster. Before you start throwing things at your computer, and declaring me a traitor and a disgrace to Indian Country, please let me explain.

First off, I agree that Donald J. Trump is not a perfect human being. Then again, who is? Thanks to Hillary’s hard-working opposition research team, we are learning that there are many skeletons in Trump’s closet—which he built himself, encased in gold, by the way.

However, as a woman, I don’t give a flying flip what Trump said, privately, on a bus 11 years ago to Billy Bush. What I do care about is what is going to happen to this country if Hillary Clinton, the Queen of Open Borders, gets elected.

Thanks to WikiLeaks, we now know of her plans, in her own words: “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future …” she declared in a closed-door 2013 speech to Brazilian bankers, for which she was paid a handsome $225,000.

But somehow, Hillary’s frightening vision for America has become lost in the Trump sex tape scandal and other frenzied campaign distractions that her team has been tossing at us like grenades, as if to say: “Look here, not there!”

So in case you missed it (and you probably did if you watch CNN, MSNBC and other alphabet-soup networks), Hillary Clinton, if elected president, has vowed to roll out the welcome mat to 650,000 refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries in the Middle East. This generous display of hospitality amounts to a 550% increase in the number of refugees Obama has ushered in this past year.

Let me say that again: A 550% INCREASE IN REFUGEES! That should be a real sore spot for most Natives, I would think. I’m sure I don’t need to remind Indian Country what happened as a result of the last European invasion a few short centuries ago.

Genocide aside, here’s the current problem we are facing: The United States does not have the intel to properly vet these refugees. CIA Director, James Comey has said as much. “We can query our databases until the cows come home, but nothing will show up because we have no record of that person. …You can only query what you have collected.” Comey also warns of a terrorist diaspora (a scattering of people) in the next two to five years “like we’ve never seen before.”

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham says an immigration agent approached her at the LAX airport the other day and told her that under a direct order, he rubber-stamped a number of Muslim refugees into our country who didn’t even have passports. The only documentation they coughed up were their names and countries of origin written on a piece of paper.

While I imagine that most of these refugees are good people looking to start over in a peaceful country, can we honestly afford the uncertainty? To paraphrase Trump, we don’t know exactly who these refugees are, whether they share American values or not, or if they have any desire to assimilate into our country.

And with ISIS LITERALLY dying to annihilate all Americans, the “infidels,” allowing 650,000 refugees into our country—as Hillary vows to do— who we simply cannot vet properly should scare the living hell out of you.

In fact, CIA Director John Brennan warned that ISIS is training operatives to infiltrate the refugee population. They will be hiding among us, their gracious American hosts, ready to pounce, by the tens of thousands. We have already seen the horror of what a handful of radical Muslim jihadists have done in this country in the last year. Orlando? San Bernardino? Chattanooga? Hello? Imagine what THOUSANDS can do—right here on American soil.

We also know from a recent WikiLeaks dump of e-mails from John Podesta, the Clinton campaign chairman, that Hillary even admitted in another 2013 speech that it would be impossible to vet Syrian refugees and that they could put the countries they enter at risk.

So why, oh WHY the push for allowing more of them into our country? It defies logic.

As a woman, I am particularly concerned about an increase in sexual assault from a massive influx of refugees. No, I’m not a racist, so don’t even go there. It has already happened in Germany. This past New Year’s Eve in Germany, more than 2,000 refugees sexually assaulted 1,200 German girls. And more recently at a German music festival in May, there were reports of a mass sexual assault on women by Pakistani refugees.

Despite her best intentions to welcome with open arms more than 1 million refugees into her country, German Chancellor Angela Merkel now says she regrets that decision, as it has caused a dramatic rise in crime.

America, TAKE NOTES!

For Native women, especially, it should be a real concern. According to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, 63 percent of Native women who report assault—including sexual assault—say the perpetrators are non-Native, and it is often very difficult to prosecute them in tribal court due to jurisdictional boundaries. Remember, Infidels in the radical Muslim mind includes Native Americans too.

Look, Donald J. Trump is not perfect. Then again, we are not electing him for sainthood. But I believe his heart is in the right place. He truly loves this country, and is committed to protecting our borders and keeping Americans safe.

I am hoping in the next and final debate, Chris Wallace asks the candidates one very simple question: “Why do you want to be president of the United States?” The answer to that question would be quite revealing.

I don’t believe Hillary Clinton is content with just being the leader of the greatest nation in the world. We know from her own words that she has something more global in mind. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has made his position quite clear from the start: “I don’t want to be president of the world. I want to be president of the United States of America,” he proclaims.

Yes, I admit to being a Trump supporter. And on November 8th, I will vote for this loud, obnoxious, controversial political impossibility—just like millions more like me who are seeing red; amber waves and waves of Americans who are sick and tired of D.C. corruption and collusion, and who will fight valiantly at the polls to save our country.

My fellow Native Americans: We simply cannot vote for Hillary Clinton. If we do, we will surrender our borders to a flood of unvetted refugees and immigrants (sound familiar?), some of whom could be very dangerous, and we will lose our country, our beautiful America … yet again.

Lynn Armitage is a contributing writer and enrolled member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin.

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tmsyr11's picture
No Donald Trump IS NOT the perfect human being….in fact he is likely in most circles an a$$Hole! But it would take the A$$hole over the Pant Suit thief, liar, a cheat, an abuser, an enabler (woman victimizer), an ill (unhealthy), hack, criminal (not convicted) representing an establishment bent on looting from US Treasury and burning any traces of its practices. THANK YOU WIKI-LEAKS! At one time not too long ago, Americans could rely on the FBI and read stories of clean-cut Elliott Ness and the G-man (FBI) take down the largest criminal syndicate of Al Capo. Unfortunate for James Comney – we find now HE is on rolls of the current syndicate of the Clinton Foundation and many career FBI Agents (retired and current) are dismayed and frustrated at Coneys’ decision NOT TO CONVICT Hillary Clinton. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The illegal alien immigration problem is an INVASION considering there is minimal current US Government effort to curb illegal alien attrition to lawful – legit populations. Since there is NO ATTRIBUTION (US Federal) to illegal aliens, then domestic US populations are experiencing and INVASION! The legit American Indian Governments and Nations are not immune to this effect – and will have to stand in line and wait for US Federal allocations as 20+ MILLION illegal aliens have to be treated for health, fed, clothed, and schooled. Who organization stole from Haitians during their Earthquake in 2010? Who is for continued illegal alien migration to the United States? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Why are more and more Foreign Nations-Governments, i.e. Chinese, buying and gobbling up land, retail, commercial……farm(?)? US Trading deficits and that US Federal Deficit of $20 TRILLION has to be paid in some form or fashion as the US Government cannot continue to produce and manufacture US Print dollars from US printing presses lest you want to pay $5.00 for milk? What lines are drawn to prevent countries as China from buying more US Farm-land….whose watching and measuring this effect? Imagine foreign countries owning how US foods (traditional) are distributed? Whose husband opened Federal US Trade with Asia? Who was against the Pacific Trade Deal before she was for it? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do we really want a War with Russia? How will that War be paid for considering US is still licking its wounds from Iraq and China owns the Federal US Debt that credited for the first 10 TRILLION dollars? What happened to our US military the past 10 years considering the greater advancements and increased investments that Russia, Iran, North Korea, and China have implemented? Who voted for War in Iraq? Whose Husband implemented and supported regime change in Iraq, i.e. war, because of Weapons of Mass Destruction? Who started and left the current ME mess in such places as Libya, Syria, Iran, etc.? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> These are the kinds of questions-concerns (greater) than simply who was blown in White House 20 years ago and who was grabbed in the crotch 10 years? Don’t YOU think the allegations against Donald Trump who factual they would have surfaced 2 years ago or even 1 year ago than 2-4 weeks before an Election? This is Clinton Crime Syndicate at work that demonstrated its influence (in collaboration with US TV Media News – NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, Fox). THNAK YOU WIKILEAKS!!!!! I am not voting Hillary CLINTON and unfortunately after 8 years of federal spending, spending, spending, someone (including US American Indian/Nations/Tribes/People/Governments) are going to have to pay for it considering the REAL WORLD DRAMA and effects happening abroad. How much more can you stick your heads in the sand? How much longer can you put your fingers in your ear and hum and say “la, la, la….i cannot hear you”.
tmsyr11
100IndigenousAmerican's picture
Living in fear is not the path of our Native Americans. Benjamin Franklin once said; “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” We have more in common with refugees than the ruling class white America that always support people like Trump for any reason.
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100IndigenousAmerican's picture
I support Gary Johnson, he has always stated hard truthful facts and kept his words when working with Native Americans in New Mexico.
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Liam DFeather's picture
I agree, you are a political oddball! But if you truly were a Native American fully in tune with your culture you would know that turning people, who need help, away from your door is not who we are as a people. Your idea of keeping others out because you fear to lose what you have is nothing more than white capitalism at it’s worst. You want to pay less taxes and then you complain about all the crime and sexual assaults, even rape. But it’s those taxes that pay for the law enforcement, fire dept., the roads and highways you drive on everyday, and many other services and luxuries in this country. You don’t want to pay taxes yet you cry and whine when those services are not available because you want lower taxes. I may not like Clinton all that much but a Trump administration would declare war on the environment, even worse than the second Bush did. You can forget about tribal businesses succeeding because Trump is definitely anti-indian and he wants to close the tribal casinos, because he doesn’t want the competition. Your own oneida casino will start having problems. And with the environmental laws being gutted under Trump this country will be well on its way to being a polluted wasteland. So go ahead and vote for Trump. It won’t be the refugees causing problems for Indian country, it will be a Trump administration.
Liam DFeather
David Odell's picture
Our problems in the middle east stem from our relationship with Israel and Saudi Arabia, both of which support the Palestinian occupation and other policies like it, which is exactly the problem here in the US. Wikileaks never criticizes Israel. Trump is beholden to Israeli debt and will continue the wars or worse. He has claimed he will help Israel make Jerusalem the capitol of Israel. That is contrary to a recent decision by UNESCO to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli. The evangelicals behind Trump are hoping AND praying for armageddon. If someone feels compelled to vote for one of the 2 criminals, then Hillary is the safest choice. I would never vote for either. Trumps debtors is the reason he will not disclose tax returns. If everyone knew who he owes, then its a whoopsie. Voting for president has never been more useless. The place to get active is the local and state. educate them against their will.
David Odell