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We will start today's post with an early fact check of HRC's acceptance speech, just as we did with DJT's acceptance speech last week. It comes as no surprise to those following the campaign statements of the two nominees that HRC's acceptance speech (the issues checked) was more honest than DJT's. HRC, as well as DJT, cherry picked some data to highlight a point. Something all politicians do, and have done since the beginning of our republic.
Fact Check Summary:
A) Stated Donald Trump said at the Republican convention “I alone can fix it.” -- Mostly True
B) Said Donald Trump "claimed our armed forces are 'a disaster.'" - Mostly True
C) Clinton also attacked Trump’s campaign slogan "Make America Great Again," by claiming his merchandise was primarily made overseas. -- Mostly True
D) Said the Iran nuclear deal effectively closed the door on Iran getting a nuclear weapon. -- Mostly true
E) Said that the economy has improved significantly under President Barack Obama’s leadership, and said she would continue to build on his progress. -- Half True
F) Clinton claimed that the auto industry had its best year ever. -- Mostly True
G) Clinton said "More than 90 percent of the gains have gone to the top 1 percent." -- Half True
H) Said after the shootings of Dallas policemen, "nearly 500 people applied in just 12 days." -- True
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More important than the fact checking of a limited number of specific statements by the candidates is the vision each candidate has for America, where they want to lead the nation, and what they want the nation to achieve as it moves forward. A belief in, and a proper understanding of America's founding principles and values, as well as a belief that the American people, regardless of color, ethnicity, or religious belief can, and will, accomplish remarkable things if given the opportunity and a level playing field.
The contrast between the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention was stark. It gave the nation the opportunity to compare the vision each party and its presidential candidate have for America, as well as the type of country our nation might become under their leadership. As stated previously the contrast is stark. Dark and ominous versus light and uplifting. Divisiveness versus unity. Walls versus bridges. Economic prosperity for the few versus the many. Global conflict versus global cooperation. Social regression versus social progress. The list goes on.
Which party and candidate you think represents which vision for America will decide America's direction for the next 4-8 years and possibly beyond. Be deliberate and thoughtful in your considerations, the health of the nation depends on it. We here at Rational Nation USA know which choice we will be making on November 8th. We hope you will make the right one too.