‘Better than what we have’ isn’t good enough this time

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One of the most obtuse arguments I often hear from Republicans when I call out their chosen candidate support is that, “he/she is better than what we’ve got in the White House right now.” That’s not an argument. Pee Wee Herman would be better than what we have in the White House right now. That’s the problem.

Many don’t seem to realize how far down the country has gone under the Obama administration. Even fewer people, particularly Republicans, don’t realize that the country was already hurt by the previous administration, which was not very good at picking up from the administration before it. The country is in such an economic, foreign relations, and judicial mess that we cannot accept under any circumstances a President who is simply “better.” We need the best candidate possible.

I’m not going to use this article to declare the candidates that I consider to be suited for the job. I’ll leave that up to you. I do believe that there are three candidates who are much better than what we have and one candidate who is the best of those three, but again I won’t divulge at this time. What I will do is express why this particular election cycle we cannot decide based upon who we believe has the best chance of beating Hillary Clinton. All things being equal, any of them should defeat Clinton. She’s a weak candidate with too much baggage and is less electable than the least electable Republican. That hasn’t been discussed much since the primaries haven’t even begun, but suffice to say that the GOP has plenty of ammunition against her that will make the Republican a very easy choice for independents.

We have to look at what’s at stake. Assuming that the GOP candidate will win the general election, it’s our duty to select the best person to run the country. There has never been a time since the 19th century when having the right person in the White House was more important.

Here’s what we must consider:

The War on Terror

I don’t have to go into details, here. The Islamic State must be destroyed and radical Islamic terrorists must be stopped. Look at the candidates, listen to their plans, and decide if you believe they have what it takes to truly be Commander-in-Chief or if they’re simply speaking political campaign rhetoric.

The Supreme Court

Despite what anybody else tells you, this is by far the most important task for the upcoming President. We have an opportunity to put the right people on the Supreme Court who can have a huge impact on the American way of life. We’ve seen what happens when the wrong people are on the bench. The next 4-8 years will see several of them replaced.

A Pending Economic Collapse

This is where it gets too complicated for most Americans. Unfortunately, even those with degrees in economics have a hard time grasping how to save the country if there’s another recession or even worse. The balls are already in motion for this to take place thanks to over a decade of terrible economic policy. I wish I could tell you categorically who has the right ideas here, but that would probably reveal my personal choices. You’ll have to make this decision on your own.

Personal Freedoms

The Constitution is under attack. It isn’t just the liberal in Congress, in the Supreme Court, or the President himself. Our rights are being systematically degraded or removed. The next President must make it a priority to commit to the oath of defending the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. If not, we could be in a very dangerous country within less than a decade.

There are other important issues, of course, but these four are the core to the reasons that the next President can’t just be better. He has to be the best choice available.

Michio Hasai

+Michio Hasai is a social strategist and car guy. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.