Why Does America Need Change???






This Presidential election is like none other in my memory, perhaps in history. Initially, there was a large field of seventeen Republicans candidates that finally came down to Donald Trump. The Democratic field was much smaller and Hillary Clinton was chosen as their candidate.

Why is this election so different?

Many Americans have come to realize that we need a drastic change in our government. The same old political landscape we’ve seen for generations cannot continue.

Why not??

Are you happy with the direction our country has been going in? I certainly am not! Our government has morphed into this huge conglomerate of agencies and regulations. It’s so bogged down that nothing gets accomplished, but a TON of money gets gobbled up. It is time to clean house! (Senate too!) It’s not just about President, but Congress and most importantly the Supreme court – the very trajectory of our country.

The last eight years have been disastrous – we’ve gone from bad to worse. We are losing our rights, losing our freedoms and being eaten alive with political correctness, illegal immigrants and destruction.

Thomas Jefferson said “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have – the course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases”. His fears have been realized – our government has become so large that we are in jeopardy of losing our constitutional freedoms.

Under Obama, the military has decimated to its lowest since pre-World War Two. They are stretched beyond their limits and our enemies know that. We must bring our military back to where they need to be. There’s truth in the idiom “The best defense is a good offense”. Other countries no longer respect America. Obama keeps apologizing, where we need to show strength.

America is not secure. We don’t have adequate borders to keep illegal aliens from pouring into our country.  It seems to me the word “illegal” is telling. These people are NOT coming into our country through the right path – they are breaking the law! Now this administration, and the next, if Hillary is elected, is bringing tens of thousands of “Muslim refugees”, into our land and we, the American people are supposed to just accept this???? I have just heard that 100 Muslim “refugees” will arrive in my area – Flint, MI, by October 1st. They’ll be in your town next. We are already seeing Radical Islamic Muslims causing terroristic events all across America, and that will get worse, if we do not stop this influx. We need the wall!! We need the wall now!! If Hillary is elected, you can expect hundreds of thousands of “refugees” to cross our borders.

What about ObamaCare?? Remember the lies – “you can keep your insurance” “you can keep your own doctor” How affordable is the Affordable Care Act? Premiums are up dramatically for everyone. Deductibles are through the roof. If you don’t have insurance, you are penalized! Many insurance companies have dropped out of ObamaCare because it’s too costly. As if it’s not bad enough, I’m afraid the worse is yet to come. ObamaCare needs to be repealed and replaced!

Look at our National Debt! Our debt is close to $20,000,000,000,000 (yes, that is trillions) and growing rapidly! The Federal government is borrowing about one out of seven dollars it spends! “The estimated population of the United States is 323,783,121 so each citizen’s share of this debt is $60,279. Who do we borrow the most from? CHINA!!! Kind of scary, isn’t it??

Our economy is in sad shape. Unemployment is at an all time high. People have actually given up looking for employment, it’s gotten so bad. Homelessness has increased, especially among our veterans. We need to find a way out of this pit. Our senior citizens can’t even get a raise in Social Security, but Congress votes pay raises for themselves.

America was founded with a system of checks and balances. Our Founding fathers warned of government growing too large, and that’s just what happened. There was a reason for three branches of government – executive, legislation & judicial. Each branch has its own responsibilities and is supposed to keep an eye on the other branches.

Unfortunately, Obama has neglected to acknowledge this. He just makes “executive orders”. He has a phone and a pen! He ignores everyone else and does what he wants. Forget what the American people want!

One of our greatest presidents, Ronald Reagan, wisely said that “government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem.”

It is incumbent upon all of us to respect and preserve the principles America was founded under for future generations. After all, when Benjamin Franklin was asked what the new government would be, he stated: “A republic, madam. If you can keep it.”

We are in dire straits. We need a President who will put America first again! Think of our children and grandchildren. What kind of America are we leaving for them. Will it be an America that is strong? An America that has values? An America that is Great? An America that is free?? Or will this all just be a fleeting memory – something from the “good old days”?

I believe Donald Trump is the right choice for President for the time we are in. We need someone who can hit the ground running with a plan to save our country. Election Day is not far away. The choice is yours. Do you want to continue with politics as usual, or do you want what may be our last opportunity to move forward and Make America Great Again?

It is time for all Americans to be in prayer for our country.  When you go to the polls on November 8th, think carefully and vote wisely.


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About Gail Pinder

I was born in New Jersey and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania. I have lived in many places – Texas, Arkansas, Delaware and finally Michigan. Several years ago, I met a wonderful man – a Vietnam Navy vet who shares my love of God and Country! We have been happily married for more than 18 years. I have two children of my own and Emery has two children. We have four wonderful grandchildren. Emery and I both have Multiple Sclerosis. He is now in a powerchair and I am his caregiver. Life is somewhat challenging, but we do the best we can. We tell everyone that “We have MS, but it doesn’t have us!” I have always loved to write and my dream was to becoming a “writer”. PICC gave me a window to my dream and an opportunity to share my thoughts with others. Our faith is strong and I don’t know where we would be without it. We are determined to spread a little sunshine in a darkened world.