The Case for Clinton

Many have expressed being dissatisfied with their choices in the presidential election.

Even here at FSU, 80 percent of registered students aren’t happy with the candidates. It’s not uncommon to spot a “We’re screwed 2016” bumper sticker during the morning commute on Route 9.

However, the idea that Hillary Clinton is anywhere near as incompetent, inappropriate and unstable as Trump is plain inaccurate.

In fact, Hillary Clinton may just be the most qualified candidate for president that America has seen.

During her decades-long service to America, Clinton has co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, worked with Republicans and Democrats to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program and negotiated a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

She has served as the First Lady in Arkansas, a junior United States Senator representing New York, the First Lady of the United States and as the Secretary of State.

Meanwhile, her opponent, Donald Trump, has built casinos and hotels, hosted and co-produced the reality TV show The Apprentice and bankrupted his companies six times.

To put it simply, Clinton has the experience in politics that Trump will never possess, and has a fundamental understanding of how our government works.

While Trump and his supporters have bestowed Clinton with the nickname “Crooked Hillary” in response to the email scandal, their insult lacks evidence. The FBI has investigated the incident and found no proof that would suggest she intentionally mishandled information.

Trump, on the other hand, faces a civil lawsuit from an unknown woman who claims he raped her when she was 13 years old, and his companies have been repeatedly investigated for fraud, bribery and housing discrimination, according to The Washington Post.

Clinton’s dependability, even temper and steadfast resolve have been demonstrated time and time again, especially in stark comparison to Trump during the presidential debates.

Additionally, Clinton’s views align with the progress we as a nation have made so far, particularly when it comes to basic human rights.

A vote for Clinton is a vote for LGBT+ rights. Clinton plans to pass the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal laws to protect queer individuals in public accommodations, public education, employment, housing, federal funding, jury service, legal protections and credit.

It’s a vote for women. Clinton will pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would close the wage gap between men and women. Additionally, she plans to defend Planned Parenthood and women’s reproductive rights.

It’s a vote for the 99 percent. As President, Clinton would eliminate the loopholes used by big corporations for tax breaks and implement a “fair share surcharge” on billionaires.

It’s a vote for affordable college education. Clinton plans to cut interest rates on student loans in half, as well as make community college tuition free.

It’s a vote for sustainable energy. As president, Clinton would initiate a $60 billion Clean Energy Challenge to cut carbon pollution, expand clean energy sources and make combating climate change a priority for America.

A vote for Clinton is the only sensible vote. If you value America’s progress and integrity, vote for Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States.

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