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Nov 03

Choices

Choices

          We the American people are about to choose a new leader.  As typical of any close contest with a lot at stake for the future there are false accusations and mudslinging labels applied to portray either candidate as good or bad for the country.

Using the four points from my banner above, I want you to take a closer look at two labels that surfaced early in the campaign process.  A sociopath can be defined in two ways:  extremely antisocial and/or no conscience.  Tanya Peterson in HealthyPlace.com listed these seven descriptive points:

  1. Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors, as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest.
  2. Deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure.
  3. Impulsivity or failure to plan-ahead.
  4. Irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults.
  5. Reckless disregard for safety of self or others.
  6. Consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations.
  7. Lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another.”

A misogynist is a personal behavior reflecting or exhibiting hatred, dislike, mistrust, or mistreatment of women as defined by most dictionaries.

Whom do you want to choose to lead America the next four years?  Consider the indiscretions of the prior presidents of both parties?  There are patterns of behavior.  Who has been and is currently consistent with either definition?

Sex relates to pleasure over pain. (Pt.#1) Is it just boastful talk or proven fact?  Anyone can accuse another, but a court system is the only way to get to the truth.  Was it consentual?  How recent were the offense(s) and do they show a continued pattern of behavior?

When I was a child my parents instilled in me the values for telling the truth.  If you make a mistake admit to it and move on and don’t repeat that behavior.  They added, “because when you lie you’ll for forget what you lied about and then create a bigger lie to cover what you lied about.”  Do you see this pattern of behavior in either candidate?

Never in our history has a political candidate been under so much scrutiny for improprieties that could lead to indictment and criminal prosecution!  If a political party in power manipulates the “system” of justice, they can encourage the president appointed DOJ or Department of Justice to not allow critical subpoenas an FBI probe can use to investigate their case.

In an earlier blog “Quid Pro Quo”, I wrote, “does anyone really believe someone with a political position of power can charge $600,000 for a one-hour talk and the group or persons who hired them do not expect something in return?”

As the Secretary of State was the illegal server set up by design to cover up overt communications between donors to the Clinton Foundation in preparation for a presidential run?  How could the Clinton’s leave office heavily in debt perhaps caused by overspending on a failed 2008 presidential campaign?  And in a short eight years be worth millions holding the office of United States Secretary of State traveling extensively without good foreign policy results at the tax payers expense during Obama’s first term?

Currently both the illegal emails and The Clinton Foundation are under investigation by the FBI.  Reports are being leaked daily by Wiki Leaks and perhaps FBI personnel that they feel they are getting no cooperation from the DOJ.  The corruption of government is very deep and all with the design to maintain political power!

Going back to mudslinging.  Instead of talking about the issues that show clear past results like the Affordable Care Act, safety and security and immigration, bringing jobs back to employ more people who can pay taxes instead of taking handouts, or trade imbalances caused by poor negotiations that have long-term consequences for all Americans, the personal attacks keep on coming.

Now it’s time to separate fact from fiction.  Who do you want to lead America?  Use the four points I use in The Behaviorist View banner to make your decision.  Who will continue with their behavioral history to the most future detriment to the American people?  I can’t imagine how adding more trillions of dollars to the National Debt will help anyone’s bank account and quality of life – rich or poor.

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