MODS: If this goes to hell in a handbasket please freeze it but please leave it for me to read when I get home.
Had a very sudden falling out with my oldest and best friend who has been a mentor and teacher to me for the last 15 years. I respect this man more than I can say and love him like a brother. However since this election he has been so full of venom and hatred I can't listen to his hate speech anymore. He self-identifies as a "Fucking Elitist Liberal" (his own words) I have voted Republican since I found out what the party is supposed to stand for, not that it does anymore.
On the phone the other day we had a awesome conversation and I was so thankful to leave politics out of it, but just as I had to let him go to go in to work he started in with his "If these fucking racist ass ignorant Trump voters with their heads up their asses...and I said STOP man STOP right there. You know I am a Republican, why would you talk to me like that? I am no racist and I am definitely not stupid and I took that shit personally. As I said in another thread I did not want to vote for either of the people we were presented with. I voted for Trump in the primary bit threw my vote away on a 3rd party in the real election because I could not vote for either of these people in good conscience. The conversation ended with Well why the hell are you a Republican? I returned the question and said we are not going to iron this out right now because I have to go to work.
We are going to get together soon and actually try to have this discussion without poison and ignorant accusations. I would like to hopefully do the same here as I consider you all to be the most intelligent community I know of online. Please, and without any name calling or accusations or hatred involved tell me why you vote the way you vote if you would be so kind.
I will be glad to start. I vote Republican for a couple of basic reasons. They are supposed to stand for smaller gov't, less taxes, and personal responsibility. They are also the party that represents the 2nd amendment. I make decent money and my check gets taxed to hell and back especially if I work any overtime.
I am a generous soul, but I do not feel that illegal immigrants should get immediate access to programs that the average American man cannot, such as Social Security that is supposed to be for the people that paid into it for their entire lives. I do not believe in open borders, and I am very much against the importing of these Muslim refugees. I have a huge heart for their plight but seeing what has happened in some European countries like France, The UK and Germany to me is a huge indicator that these people will not integrate into our society nor respect our laws or our women. I have a wife and two daughters to look out for, and these refugees have proven they cannot be trusted to respect our women folks nor our laws. My friend is from Detroit Michigan and says you would not believe how they act back there and that is within our own country.
Lastly I take my 2nd amendment rights very seriously and I do not agree that we have a gun problem. The US is near the top of the list in gun crimes, however if you remove New York, New Orleans, Chicago and LA from those statistics we fall to 4th from the bottom in gun crimes. Coincidentally those cities have the most stringent anti-gun laws. I do not want the rest of the country to devolve into the shooting gallery that those cities are.
OK there you have it as to why I vote Republican. Let's get this started and please if you cannot comment without venom, then please don't comment. Thank you all because I really want to understand how someone could vote for a person like Hillary. Keep it in context ya'll.