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Submitted by jules (United States), Jul 22, 2016 at 18:17

Daniel, Not to dispute your reasons because they have merit. However, intelligence, ethics, honesty, etc have never been top priorities for electing POTUS.(yes, it's true, even "Honest Abe" wasn't all that honest. After all, Abe was a politician ;)

Plato wanted his kind, philosophers, ie.,the "Philosopher King," to rule in his political tome, The Republic*, but it wouldn't work; as we say in the south, "That dog don't hunt" (spending all their time philosophizing, e.g. arguing.;)

Your choice is a buffoon-ish entrepreneur or a crooked "professional politician" who sloppily (..or didn't give a rip) used her private email account for classified State Dept. messages. (sedition) You dont need to be reminded that's only 1 of her many crimes. China is ROFL rooting for her to be first woman POTUS. Oh, the deals they will make., and not in American favor.

A vote for Trump - as reprehensible as you find him - is a vote against that crooked, dangerous for America power monger.

*nb: "...philosopher of science Karl Popper argued in The Open Society and Its Enemies (1945) that Plato's alleged proposal for a utopian political regime in the Republic was prototypically totalitarian" (-wikipedia )

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