Kelsey Bisetti and Denise Mena
We are coming close to the end of this madness we refer to as an “election.” Recently, we witnessed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump argue in our final presidential debate. They discussed major issues, such as abortion, immigration, government and laws, and ISIS.
While discussing the topic of abortion, Hillary stated that a woman should be able to make her own decision on whether she feels she can properly care for the baby or not. She even said “[It’s] the most intimate, and most difficult in many cases, decisions about her health care that one can imagine… I do not think the United States government should be stepping in and making those most personal of decisions.”
She also says that many medical conditions and diseases can affect the woman, causing the pregnancy to be dangerous and possibly even lethal.
On the other hand, Donald Trump believes that a woman should be punished if she decides to abort, for it is “sinful.” He did not take into account Hillary’s comment about health, which is one of the most unconsidered, yet vital parts of the issue.
One of the most controversial topics concerning Donald Trump would surely be immigration. He feels as if all Mexicans are a danger to Americans and has been quoted as saying, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
Trump bragged about his recent endorsement from border patrol agents, reminding us that it was the first time they’ve endorsed a candidate.
He even has a plan to build a wall dividing the U.S. from Mexico, which some people believe to be a brilliant idea. However, he intends upon forcing the Mexican government to pay for that wall, which is not only rude but nearly impossible.
Clinton’s views on the issue could not possibly be more different. Not only does she oppose building a wall, but she even promises to introduce, “comprehensive immigration reform within the first 100 days with a path to citizenship.”
About gun safety, Hillary said defensively, “But I also believe that there can be and must be reasonable regulation. Because I support the second amendment doesn’t mean that I want people to threaten you.” After hearing Wallace say,“Secretary Clinton, you said last year, and let me quote:’The Supreme Court is wrong on the second amendment.’ And now, in fact, in the 2008 Heller case, the court ruled that there is a constitutional right to bear arms, but a right that is reasonably limited. Those were the words of the judge Antonin Scalia, who wrote the decision. What’s wrong with that?”
Clinton was “trying to prove a point,” though some conceived this as a childish act. In the end, Trump and Hillary both strongly support the second amendment, even if they argued about Hillary’s sarcastic manner. However, she is seeking stricter laws on gun violence, to prevent further acts of terrorism. “If you’re too dangerous to fly, you’re too dangerous to buy a gun,” she stated firmly.
However, Clinton is seeking stricter laws on gun violence, to prevent further acts of terrorism. “If you’re too dangerous to fly, you’re too dangerous to buy a gun,” she stated firmly.
This leads to the one topic Clinton and Trump differ most. When it comes to taking down ISIS, and Clinton obviously supports the demise of ISIS, she refuses to send American soldiers into Syria as an occupying force. She would also like to create “safe havens” in Syria to protect innocents and prevent them from flooding into America. She also feels this will help us gain some leverage against both Syria and Russia, who have been granting great military power in the Syrian civil war.
When asked Trump of his plan for destroying ISIS, he was incredibly vague, commenting mainly on how “Mosul is so sad.” He blames Clinton for the loss of this third-world city and even claimed she is at fault for ISIS’s formation!
However, his ambiguity may have been a misstep, causing some to conceive him as “weak and unprepared.” If Trump said anything truthful during this debate, it’s this: attacking Iraq is dangerous, pointless, and helping nobody aside from Iran.
Who was right? Well, my friends, that’s up to each, hopefully informed, individual. Consider all the evidence before drawing a conclusion.