Election 2020: A look at the candidates
With the election fast approaching, I think it is high time, someone takes a true hard look at each side and the candidates for both. Who are they and what do they actually stand for? I already know who I will be voting for, because I have made an educated decision. A lot of people vote for 1 side or the other, without knowing who they are actually voting for. SO let me help you make an informed decision. Let’s start by taking a look at Harris and Pence the VP candidates.
|Kamala Harris||Mike Pence|
|1990 passed the bar||US Army Vet|
|1990-Asst DA of CA in Oakland||Former Gov of Indiana|
|1994- Started dating Willie Brown. He appointed her to CA Unemployment |
Insurance Appeals Board and the Medical Assistance Commission, pd 80k on top of salary.
|Grew up a Democrat. Became Republican in college.|
|95- Broke up with Brown, as he became mayor. Friend hired her as Asst DA in Alameda||Law degree 1986|
|From 95-03 she courted the influential friends, she met thru Brown.||91-93 worked at the conservative-libertarian Indiana Policy Review Foundation|
|2003- Became DA, with the financial backing from her influential friends, one of whom (Newsome) became Mayor.||Mike Pence radio show|
|2004- she declined the death penalty for the man who killed SF police ofc. Isaac Espinoza. Sen Feinstein criticized Harris @ the funeral, got a standing ovation by the police officers. This caused the police unions to shun her for decades.||2000 ran for Congress and won. Pence defied his party, to adhere to his conservative principles, exemplified by his opposition to the Bush administration’s No Child Left Behind Act and creation of Medicare Part D. He won reelection in Indiana five times from 2001 to 2013.|
|Harris declined to support two ballot initiatives that would’ve banned the death penalty, raising accusations of political opportunism & inconsistency on this issue.||Pence fought for federal budget cuts, opposed the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), helping force Congress to give up plans to buy the most toxic assets from financial institutions.|
|During her tenure, as San Francisco DA, when a technician stole cocaine from the DA’s crime lab and mishandled evidence, she tried to keep things under wraps and failed to inform defense attorneys. As a result, about a thousand drug-related cases had to be thrown out.||In 2011 ran and became Gov of Indiana. Pence served one term as governor from 2013 to 2017. He signed into |
law a $1.1 billion tax cut,
delivering on the first half of that platform. He also signed
legislation creating the state’s
first pre-K funding program and allocating state funding to infrastructure projects. By 2016, Indiana had a $2 billion budget surplus and triple-A credit rating.
|2010- Harris vocally supported a controversial law that made truancy a misdemeanor and punished parents, who failed to send their children to school. The truancy rate ultimately dropped, but some critics saw the rule as too punitive.||In 2015, Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The legislation allowed businesses to refuse to serve customers trying to purchase goods or services for same-sex weddings.|
|2010 ran and was, surprisingly, elected as CA DA.||In 2016, he signed a bill that, among other things, prohibited abortions when the fetus had a disability.|
|In 2012, The California Department of Justice recommended that Harris file a civil enforcement action, against OneWest Bank, for “widespread misconduct” when foreclosing homes.|
Harris, however, declined to prosecute the bank or its then-CEO Steven Mnuchin, who now serves as Treasury secretary.
|While governor, Pence expanded Indiana’s charter school program and opted out of the nationwide “Common Core” standards.|
|2014 she married Doug Emhoff.||2016- was elected as VP.|
|Harris, while CA DA, spear headed a high-profile campaign against alleged sex traffickers. What she’s actually did was help throw women in jail, for having consensual sex, while trampling on the rule of law .||Pence helped Gorsuch become a Supreme Court Justice in April 2017.|
|Harris fought to keep marijuana criminalized in California and resisted efforts to de-prioritize the arrest of nonviolent drug offenders.||Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as secretary of education, the first time a vice president has done so on a cabinet pick.|
|Also in 2014, She promoted civil asset forfeiture, without a conviction, as a way to fight drug rings, and sought to more aggressively police prescription drug use.||Pence invited anti-abortion activists to the White House to discuss how to merge their agenda with that of the administration.|
|Harris fought to destroy Backpage.com, a classified ads site that sex workers used to find and screen clients, even though she publicly admitted that the site’s founders, Michael Lacey and James Larkin, were protected from prosecution under federal free speech laws. But a month before Election Day in her Senate race, Harris went ahead and had them arrested anyway, parading them before cameras on pimping charges, which were then promptly dismissed by a judge.||He cast the tie-breaking vote to nullify an Obama-era rule allowing that Title X funds be used for family planning services.|
|Harris and her office even tried to keep a man in jail, who had been wrongfully incarcerated for 13 years, even after a judge ruled he had proven himself innocent, because the man hadn’t delivered the proof fast enough.||Pence addressed the GOP retreat, promising to dismantle the legislation enacted in the aftermath of financial collapse and its “overbearing mandates.” In May, he spoke out in favor of Republican Rep. Hensarling’s (Texas) CHOICE Act, which would deregulate the financial markets once again.|
|In another 2015 case, Baca v. Adams, Harris’ office opposed a post-conviction appeal by a defendant who was sentenced after the prosecutor in his case lied to the jury about whether an informant received compensation for his testimony.||Shortly after taking office, Pence addressed the GOP retreat, promising to dismantle the legislation enacted in the aftermath of financial collapse and its “overbearing mandates.” In May, he spoke out in favor of Republican Rep. Hensarling’s (Texas) CHOICE Act, which would deregulate the financial markets once again.|
|Harris chose not to endorse proposed sentencing reforms on the California ballot in 2012 and 2014, and she defended the constitutionality of cash bail until 2016.||Pence played a role in urging Trump to sign a “religious liberty” executive order during a National Day of Prayer ceremony.|
|A total of 1,974 people were sent to state prisons for marijuana-related offenses during Harris’s 2011-2016 tenure as the Golden State’s lead prosecutor, the Washington Free Beacon reported.||Pence addressed the first-ever World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians on May 11, 2017.|
|Harris resisted a judge’s decision, in California, which ordered the state to implement a new parole program that would free certain prisoners early due to rampant, unconstitutional overcrowding.|
Harris’ lawyers insisted that the order would cause a void in the prison labor pool.
|At the University of Notre Dame, Pence delivered a fiery commencement address, targeting “political correctness”, which surpresses Freedom of Speech.|
|2016- Became a US Senator.||Pence was put in charge of U.S. space policy. He is rebuilding the space program.|
|She was a big proponent of the 2018 law known as SESTA-FOSTA. The result was that many sex workers had no choice but to return to the streets, where soliciting clients is considerably more dangerous.||Pence negotiated a cease-fire, in Syria, with Turkish President Recep Teyyip Erdogan.|
|2019- decides to run for president, with very little experience and a short run as a senator.||He has staffed most of the Federal Government.|
|She dropped out, a month before the Iowa caucuses, after taking a hard look at her campaign’s financial future and low poll numbers. Internal turmoil cost her the presidential bid, with aides accusing her of mistreating her staff with sudden layoffs and allowing her sister, Maya, to have too much influence.|
As you can see, Kamala Harris’ rise to power was given to her, it wasn’t earned. She says one thing, when she did another. Comparing the 2 side by side, Pence is definitely a better candidate. Let’s move on to Biden and Trump. This should be another interesting comparison.
|Has been a Senator for 36 years, VP for 8||President for 3|
|Career Politician||Successful Businessman|
|Biden has a decades-long record of enabling China, at the expense of America. In 2000, Biden voted for |
Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China.
He claimed that normalizing trade
relations would encourage the communist country to become, “a productive, responsive member of the world community.” China
did not assimilate into the global community as a fair-trade partner. Instead, China engaged in severely unfair trade practices that went completely unaddressed.
|Addressed China’s unfair trade practices by imposing tariffs, per the Trade act of 1974, section 201.|
|1993 he voted for the NAFTA trade agreement, which resulted in the loss of 850,000 US jobs.||Doesn’t drink alcohol.|
|As teen, at Archmere Academy, a Catholic prep |
school, he was elected class president but school administrators blocked him from running for
student body president because he had
received too many demerits.
|He went to NY military academy, when he was 13 yrs old.|
|While a student at the University of Delaware, he got probation for a prank in which he sprayed the dorm director with a fire extinguisher.||He attended Fordham University and then completed his degree at the University of Pennsylvania’s famed Wharton School of finance.|
|Jill Biden is Biden’s 2nd wife and is not the mother of his children.||Trump was on the Board of Directors for several charitable organizations, including the Police Athletic League and the United Cerebral Palsy.|
|In 1981, he voted for a constitutional |
amendment that would let states overturn
Roe v. Wade, even though he claims to be pro-abortion.
|Trump has appointed 2 Supreme Court justices, 53 federal appellate judges, and 146 District Court judges (as well as two judges for the Court of International Trade) who have been confirmed by the Senate so far. In addition, 64 more have been appointed and are awaiting Senate confirmation. All of them are committed to interpreting the Constitution and laws according to the original meaning of the words.|
|In the 1970s, Biden opposed court-ordered |
school busing as a method of desegregating
|The Trump tax cuts of 2017 and Trump’s extensive canceling of excessive government regulations on businesses have given a tremendous boost to the American economy. An estimated 25,000 pages of regulations have been canceled, resulting in a savings of $3,100 per household per year.|
|He is a known liar. He said: he was shot at while in Iraq (when in reality he was near where a shot landed), that he met survivors of the 2018 Parkland, Florida school shooting while he was vice president (the shooting happened after he left office) and that he was arrested while trying to visit Nelson Mandela in apartheid-era South Africa (he later said he was just detained).||The Dow Jones has increased 52% in 3 ½ years, even including several months of the coronavirus epidemic.|
|In 1987, he ran for president for the first time. He quit the race after it was revealed he plagiarized his speech using a speech by British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock where he falsely referred to his ancestors as working in the coal mines.||He reversed the massive budget cuts that seriously weakened our military, under the Obama administration, President Trump has increased military spending by nearly $150 billion per year from $605 billion in 2016 to $750 billion, steadily rebuilding US military readiness.|
|In February 1988, after complaining about headaches for several weeks, Biden underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm. Three months later, he had surgery for a second brain aneurysm.||On February 22, 2019, the Trump administration announced that it would not allow organizations that provide referrals for abortions to receive federal family-planning money, which implies a cut in funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation’s largest abortion provider) unless they perform abortions in a separate facility and not refer patients to it.|
|He opposed the first Gulf War that succeeded in 1991 in removing Iraqi troops from Kuwait. Then, as chairman of the foreign relations committee, he voted for the Iraq War in 2002, justifying an invasion that was based on faulty intelligence. He was present, at the White House, when President George W. Bush signed the resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq.||On May 2, 2019, the Trump administration’s Department Of Health And Human Services issued a new rule protecting healthcare workers, who decline on the basis of conscience or religious conviction, to participate in procedures such as abortion or assisted suicide.|
|He was known on Capitol Hill for his long-winded, rambling speeches and off-the-cuff remarks. While listening to one of his lengthy Senate speeches, then-Senator Barack Obama reportedly wrote in a note to an aide: “Shoot. Me. Now.”||First president EVER to personally attend the pro-life March for Life in Washington, DC on January 24, 2020.|
|He infuriated then-President Obama by publicly declaring his support for gay marriage as Obama’s reelection campaign was ramping up in 2012.||Expanding educational freedom: President Trump appointed Betsy DeVos, one of America’s leading advocates for greater school choice, to be Secretary of Education, resulting in rising support for charter schools, taxpayer-funded vouchers, and tax credits for private-school vouchers, programs aimed at expanding options for parents looking beyond traditional public schools as she brings attention to them.|
|In May 2014, Biden’s youngest son, Hunter, joined the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company whose owner was being investigated in a corruption probe. Hunter Biden received monthly compensation of as much as $50,000 during his approximately five-year tenure. In December 2015, Vice President Biden was among many Western leaders calling for the ouster of Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Viktor Shokin, over allegations that he was not rooting out corruption in the country.||Standing with Israel: Reversing President Obama’s repeated marginalization and shunning of Israel, President Trump has reaffirmed our commitment to support and defend Israel. He decisively moved the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He recognized the Golan Heights as part of Israel.|
|He was instrumental in the 1994 crime bill, which led to the excessive incarceration of minorities. It expanded the death penalty; imposed stricter penalties and rules for gang members accused of drug crimes, juveniles charged with violent crimes, illegal immigrants, and sex offenders; imposed the three strikes law, which increases a defendant’s likelihood of life imprisonment if they have been charged with three violent felonies or drug trafficking crimes.||On August 13, 2020, Trump announced that Israel and the United Arab |
Emirates (UAE) had come to a historic agreement to establish full diplomatic relations between the two countries, including the establishment of permanent embassies and the beginning of direct airline flights between the two countries. This is important because Dubai, the largest city in the UAE, is the leading financial center in the Middle East and plays a leading role in world air travel and tourism. The agreement will “strengthen regional checks on Iranian power.” It also has the potential to set a pattern for future agreements establishing peaceful relations between Israel and other Arab countries in the Middle East.
|Biden was actively involved in the passing of the Affordable Care Act. This bill hurt Middle-income families and small businesses. Choices plummeted, premiums and deductibles spiked, it covers fewer providers and hospitals. The budgetary cost of the ACA subsidies amounts to about $50 billion annually. Thus, the federal government is spending a staggering $25,000 for each new individual market enrollee. Overall, individual market enrollment is roughly 18 million people below what the CBO expected.||President Trump has relentlessly battled against Democratic stonewalling and liberal federal judges to build an effective, secure border wall along more than 200 miles of our southern border, and it could possibly reach as much as 450 miles by the end of 2020. An effective border wall is absolutely necessary to keep our nation secure and to gain some control over an immigration crisis that has spiraled out of control. It will stop over 95% of people who try to enter on foot.|
|He praised former KKK leader, Robert Byrd, as a “mentor,” praised segregationist George Wallace as “someone who’s not afraid to stand up and offend people, someone who wouldn’t pander but would say what the American people know in their gut is right,”||In 1986, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, along with Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali, which is awarded annually in celebration of “patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and diversity.”|
|Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign got off to a rocky start in 2007 when he had to defend remarks he made about his future running mate, first-term Senator Barack Obama. “You got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”|
Barack Obama was not the first African American to run for president.
Jesse Jackson ran for president in 1984 and 1998. Alan Keyes ran for president in 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2008. Carol Moseley Braun and Al Sharpton both ran in 2004. Perhaps they weren’t articulate or clean enough for Biden’s standards
|President Trump’s administration has repeatedly and continually worked to defend religious freedom, and his Justice Department has defended religious freedom in numerous court cases, such as supporting the case of Colorado cake designer Jack Phillips at the Supreme Court (Phillips faced massive fines for politely declining to design a cake celebrating a same-sex wedding), and the right of faith-based organizations not to be forced to provide access to abortifacients through their health care plans, overturning the Obamacare HHS regulation that had forced them to do so.|
|He was an ally of the banking and credit card industries.||Trump wisely and decisively removed United States from the Paris climate accord, a radical environmentalist program which, according to a Heritage Foundation study, would have brought massive increases to US energy prices with no statistically significant benefit to the environment31. Doubling or tripling of US energy costs (as under the Paris climate accord, according to the Heritage Foundation) would have harmed the poor most of all as they spend the highest portion of their budgets on energy. In addition, it would have cost America more than 206,000 jobs by 2040|
|While Biden was VP, from April 12, 2009, to April 10, 2010, there were approximately 60.8 million cases of H1N1. Nothing was done until October 2009. Biden’s role was not equivalent to leading the response. He was the administration’s main liaison to governors and Congress. Unfortunately, he muddled the message. More case and higher death count than covid.||President Trump gave approval to the Keystone pipeline, the Dakota access pipeline, and oil production from the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, a vast uninhabited region which could produce up to 20 percent of our petroleum needs. His administration has also granted more permits for mining of oil, gas, and coal from federal lands. The result has been lower energy prices (which benefits everyone) and also US energy independence, so that we are now becoming the leading exporter, rather than a net importer of energy.|
|Biden supported the Trans Pacific Partnership. The negotiations were surrounded in secrecy. In addition, it would allow more foreign competition that contributes to a loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs. Furthermore, the “investor-state dispute settlement” (ISDS) clause, allows corporations to sue national governments that violate trade agreements.||The Trump administration’s decision to abandon the “waterways of the US” policy rightfully returned control of water, on private lands, to the owners of those lands, rather than the federal government seizing control over nearly all waterways in the United States. These rules have hindered farmers, ranchers, and developers.|
|Biden is not a proponent of the constitution, especially the 2nd amendment. He has professed a desire to implement a national gun buyback program, which, as always, is just cover for gun confiscation. He wants to create a national database of gun owners, which would be yet another step towards confiscation. And he supports a reprise of the so-called “assault -weapons ban” from the Clinton administration.||Trump halted the Obama-imposed harsh annual increases in projected average miles per gallon required in new cars every year. This decision will lead to more consumer choice and less expensive and safer cars, which is much better than the Democratic policy of ever-higher mileage goals, requiring ever-lighter and smaller cars, which means more dangerous cars and less consumer choice.|
|Biden and Obama were responsible for creating ISIS. Fast and Furious and a United Nations resolution openly funded, trained, armed, and provided air support to self-declared al-Qaeda leaders.||President Trump gave our military forces the freedom to defeat ISIS and they drove them out of large sections of Iraq and Syria. This is far superior to the Democratic policy of inaction and appeasement, which had allowed ISIS to take over large areas of the Middle East. Under Trump’s leadership, US military forces located and killed ISIS founder and terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Oct. 26-27, 2019. President Trump also directed the killing of Iranian terrorist mastermind Qasem Soleimani on Jan. 2, 2020.|
|Biden was one of the original co-sponsors of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, when he was a senator from Delaware. This law requires mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders and instituted the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine (which, of course, resulted in disproportionately longer sentences for minority offenders than for white offenders for doing pretty much exactly the same thing).||Trump has insisted that NATO countries start to pay their fair share of defense costs, and some NATO countries have responded by increasing their defense budgets. In 2017, five countries met the goal of spending 2% of their GDP on defense and that has now increased to nine according to the alliance’s latest budgetary data. The U.S. is set to spend over $750 billion (3.7% of GDP) on its military this year and leads the “above 2%” group, which now includes Bulgaria (3.25 percent), Greece (2.28 percent), the United Kingdom (2.14 percent), Estonia (2.14 percent), Romania (2.04 percent), Lithuania (2.03 percent), Latvia (2.01 percent) and Poland (2 percent).|
|Biden is not pro blue-collar, as he likes to portray. He has a long-standing proximity to corporate and financial interests and propensity to defend the ultra-rich. In 1979, after receiving donations from Coca-Cola, he co-sponsored legislation that helped the soft-drink industry skirt antitrust laws. In the 1990s, he voted against several measures aimed at the regulation of credit card companies, one of which (MBNA) just happened to be his largest single donor throughout the decade.||President Trump’s administration has restored many due process guidelines that universities must follow in processing title IX accusations of sexual assault on university campuses. He also issued an executive order giving more specific protections to freedom of speech, on college campuses, by threatening the loss of federal research dollars if they do not allow for free speech for all students and faculty members. On many campuses, conservative and religious students and faculty members have had their views censored or have faced retribution for expressing conservative or faith-based views|
|The DOE, under Obama?Biden implemented absurd energy efficiency standards for appliances like air conditioners, dishwashers and clothes dryers in 2015, which came on top of energy efficiency standards for equipment like “fluorescent lamps, commercial ice makers, ceiling fans, vending machines, industrial equipment, and boilers” that added $1.6 billion in regulatory costs.||On February 22, 2017, President Trump directed the Department of Education to revoke the Obama-administration’s guidance letter that had directed schools to allow children who claim to be “transgender” to use the bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers of their choice, and to join sports teams of their choice, even when their choices differed from their biological sex.|
|The EPA can now regulate a puddle and rain water, under Obama and Biden. The EPA’s Waters of the United States rule expanded the agency’s purview under the Clean Water Act to include “isolated wetlands, ponds and ditches” since the definition of “waters” is incredibly vague.||Trump has been the first president to decisively denounce China’s blatant practice of industrial espionage and bullying, stealing of intellectual property, and violating international copyright protections. He has followed up with strong trade sanctions against China, an increased US naval presence in the South China Sea, and the closing of the Chinese consulate in Houston, which was a center of Chinese espionage. The Trump administration has closed several Russian consulates in the US and expelled over 60 Russian “diplomats” (espionage agents), issued sanctions against several Russian officials, and persuaded several European nations to increase their defenses against potential Russian invasion.|
There are many more thing I can post about both, but pretty sure, you get the point. A Biden/Harris Admin, would be a disaster. Especially, since Biden loses focus and speaks in nonsensical sentences, as of late. The media states he is going through dementia, which seems to be the case, so then really we would be voting in Harris, whose record is disastrous and her inexperience plenty. We are a Constitutional Republic. We need to keep the Constitution as the foundation of our vote, whether we agree with the law of the land or not. Until it is amended, it is as stands. I love America and I love the Constitution, as should all of our elected officials. The sad truth is that many don’t. How can you tell? By the way they speak and the laws they try to push through. The biggest subverters to the constitution belong to the democrat party. Pelosi, Shumer, AOC, Ilhan Omar, etc. Omar is pretty obvious. She is muslim, not a naturally born American, never should have been elected. She hates America and hates our Constitution. She has 2 husbands, one of which is her brother. Polygamy and Incest are illegal. How she hasn’t been prosecuted yet, and removed from her seat, is beyond me. She is constantly speaking hate speech and anti-american sentiments. She needs to go back to Somalia. When immigrants come here legally, they assimilate into our rules and laws, they come here because we are free. Under Obama/Biden, that went out the window and has opened the door, for people like Omar. Not ok, ever. If you don’t know the law of the land, I suggest you read it. You cannot vote and make an informed decision, when you don’t know the law.