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Please reconsider

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Submitted by Alana Ronald (Canada), Sep 28, 2016 at 10:07

Mr. Pipes, I will agree that The Donald is no paragon. However, think of the alternatives.

From a numbers aspect alone, I believe voting against Trump is a vote for Hillary. Hill is a smug, corrupt, lying arrogant woman who aided and abetted an alleged rapist, her husband. The Clinton Foundation with its Saudi $ contributions of up to 20% of total contributions; a record of only 10% funding going to charity; her truly deplorable Benghazi legacy; the email fiasco, reflecting a lack of responsibility, failure to comply with basic security measures, and cynical lying to cover her mistakes; Whitewater - I could go on but the list is too long.

Gary Johnson: ": Was it moral for the US to have intervened in WWI and WWII?
Johnson: "I don't know."

Johnson defended Weld for his abhorrent comparison of Trump's border policies to Nazi policy.

I'm not sure that I know more about Johnson, but the things I pointed out scare me more than anything Trump might do, as I have faith in Donald's advisors to influence in a positive direction. I think your fears about Trump are overblown.

Essentially, I respect your reasons for switching allegiance, but I disagree. We need a strong friend of Israel, we need a person who realizes that war is sometimes essential, and we need change.

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Here is my position: http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2016/07/blowback-from-criticizing-trump#tactics

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