Month: August 2016

Clinton, Trump, and What Makes America Great

I watched with great interest, great inspiration, and sometimes great horror the Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention.  The Presidential nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and their supporting speakers pitched opposite visions of how to make America great.  Clinton focused on service to others, cooperation, and inclusiveness.  Trump emphasized protection against international enemies, economic stability, and domestic law and order.   Although Clinton’s message of “Stronger Together” is certainly more palatable than Trump’s divisive, alarmist rhetoric, I believe that it also undermines something fundamental that makes our country truly exceptional – individual rights.

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