I don’t think it should come as a surprise to any of you that the reasons Latinos support Trump are the same reasons that other people in different demographics support Trump: we want to Make America Great Again.
But the reason Latinos like myself arrive to this reason for supporting Trump might be different than others.
What do I mean? Well, unlike many who are born in this country, Latinos that immigrate here know first-hand what it’s like to live outside of the U.S.
One thing that has always annoyed me about liberals, particularly those who have always lived in America, is that they have absolutely no idea just how good they have it here.
America affords its people rights and freedoms that are simply alien in many other countries. For as much as I dislike the media, they at least have the freedom, at least legally, to report on just about anything they want and to say whatever they want. If the media wants to trash the government, it’s their constitutional right to do so. Such a right is not afforded to the media in many other places. In many other countries, the media is owned by the government. Meaning that whatever the government wants printed is what gets printed and whatever they don’t want printed never sees the light of day.
For example, back in 1982, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands that belonged to the British. Now, I was not alive at that time, so what I’m sharing with you is simply what my parents have told me since they lived through it.
During the war, which only lasted a couple of months, the Argentinian media would report that Argentinian soldiers were advancing an X amount of distance or were capturing X amount of territory. After a couple of months, Argentina lost the war.
Now, if the media was reporting that Argentina was virtually winning the war through capturing a number of territories or advancing a certain amount of distance, why would Argentina come to lose the war? Well, the media was only allowed to “report” on supposedly good things.
Again, I wasn’t alive at that time, so I’m not 100% certain as to what happened exactly, but from what I can tell, either Argentina was losing a lot more ground than they were gaining, or they were making up the stories about how much ground they were gaining over the British. But either way, that’s an indication that the Argentinian government was only allowing the media to report on things the government wanted, even if it was not entirely or remotely true.
Were the U.S. to be involved in such a war, the media would immediately talk about how the U.S. is invading some poor land, and it would be allowed to report on whatever it wanted. Of course, that itself comes with certain things such as the media would probably not want to mention whether or not the U.S. is doing well. If anything, they’d probably hope the U.S. was losing the war and they would shove that down people’s throats. If the U.S. were winning, the media would largely ignore that, as they have been in their reporting of how much we’ve been destroying ISIS.
But that’s just one aspect that is different between America and many other countries, particularly Latin American countries.
Generally speaking, America is still one of the freest countries in the world. The Left is doing damage to it, but we still are very free comparatively speaking. That freedom is largely what Trump wants to fight for and is part of his desire and fight to Make America Great Again.
The Associated Press recently published an article titled: “Latino support for GOP steady despite Trump immigration talk”. I won’t get too much into it, apart from some details such as the fact that 32% of Latinos voted for Republican candidates in 2018.
The main reason I bring this up is due to the ironic fallacy of the title. The author, Nicholas Riccardi, writes that Latinos still support Trump despite what he says about immigration. He’s got that completely wrong.
One of the biggest reasons Latinos support Trump is BECAUSE of his ILLEGAL immigration talk. Let’s not get the two confused.
I’ve said multiple times in the past that legal immigrants tend not to like illegal immigrants. Legal immigrants such as myself have had to wait our time and paid our dues in order to be given the legal right to enter the country and remain in it, with a clear and good path to citizenship that is largely earned.
So you can imagine how ticked off we’d be if someone else got to enter the country illegally, without having to pay anything, and the Democrats ENCOURAGE such a behavior to the point where illegal immigrant caravans spring up with the supposed desire to seek asylum but ultimately plan to simply invade the country.
Yeah, we don’t like that situation any more than anyone else who is sane, so we support Trump and his desire to build a wall at the southern border.
And that actually brings me to another reason why Latinos support Trump: Democrats and the entire Left are precisely what many Latinos are looking to get away from.
What do many Latinos want to get away from? Socialism, Marxism, Communism, and any other –ism that leads to the overwhelming expansion of the government and its influence in people’s lives.
And when they get here, what do they find? People like Bernie Sanders and AOC who spew the exact same garbage they’ve been hearing all their lives, only in a different language.
However, there exists one big problem with all of this that is beyond my own comprehension: many Latinos still vote for those exact same people they were trying to get away from.
And that’s simply something completely illogical to me. Why would Latinos seek to escape socialist hellholes, enter one of the freest countries in the world, and then vote (legally or illegally, because we allow such a thing to happen for some reason) for people who are virtually no different from the dictators that they escaped from?
It simply makes no actual sense to me, but that’s reality. Although, frankly, what makes even less sense to me is people in America seeing they have a good thing going for themselves with capitalism and wanting to turn to the very socialist system that has sunk every other country it ever infected.
Of course, that’s another whole can of worms that I won’t get into in this article.
My main point here is that one of the biggest reasons Latinos support Trump is because he is the exact OPPOSITE of people like Castro, Maduro, and other socialist dictators.
Trump’s policies and rhetoric are aimed at Making America Great Again. For many Latinos, that means truly escaping the clutches of socialism and entering a country that is prosperous, bountiful, growing and mighty.
My direct family and I long have dreamt of coming to the United States of America. To search for economic freedom and to be prosperous, living a good life. Unfortunately, we arrived while Obama was President and the Left is engaged in a culture war that seeks to eradicate any sense of capitalism from this country, by force if they have to (*ahem* Antifa *ahem*).
The way that I see it, the America that we were promised is not the America that we arrived in. The Left has grown the government an awful lot and the GOP has done next to nothing to stop them. I imagine many other immigrants, Latino or not, feel the same way. And that’s yet ANOTHER reason we support Trump.
Trump is really the only Republican out there actually fighting back against the Left in every way that he can. The reason I love the concept of Making America Great Again is 1) I’m an American nationalist (despite the fact I’m a foreigner) and 2) I want to experience the America that was promised. The beacon of hope for the world, where we have rule of law and equal opportunity.
Next to no other country has that to their name, so many people gravitate towards Trump because they want to uphold those things. The Mueller investigation into Trump is indicative of the damage the Left has done to the rule of law (although you can see this sort of thing happening in the past, such as during the Enron trial and the Ted Stevens case). Investigating an individual in the effort to find a crime is not justice, it’s vendetta. It’s not what a constitutional republic does; it’s what a banana republic does.
I support Trump because I want to Make America Great Again, Make America Just Again, and most of all, Make America God’s Again. One can hardly ask that God bless America when we kill millions of babies every year.
The reason so many Latinos support Trump is because he represents the opportunity to truly ESCAPE socialism – the very socialism the Left is looking to bring upon us.
It’s why I, and so many others, ask God that He guide and strengthen Trump. In a previous article, I mentioned that I only rely on Trump to fight to Make America Great Again. And that’s true, but I recognize that he can’t do it by himself. Which is why every day, multiple times a day, I pray to God that He would help Trump.
Because if God is for us, who dare be against us?
“What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
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