THIRD AND FINAL 2016 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Gambling with the future of America?
The 2016 Republican Flag bearer, a law and order candidate, who would not respect the electioneering process, who frames election results as being not necessarily legitimate, a ‘rigged’ system, a rigged election, continues to boisterously denounce or challenge what is considered a beacon of hope to so many across the globe, who look very admiringly and sometimes, jealously to our kind of democracy; an institution of American pride, our democracy. When Mr. Trump says he will keep voters in suspense; when he articulates that he is not going to concede the election results to the winner, he is introducing a rather disguised development, call it a challenge to America’s Democracy, the potential of the winner of the election having to defend herself or himself, before the courts of legal jurisdiction; casting further doubts on the integrity of America's electioneering system. If Mr. Trump is not interested in healing his own party, or the country after a hard fought election, insistently casting doubt on the fundamental integrity of America’s electioneering system, he is showing that he cannot be relied upon to bring people together or unify the country, in case he wins the election. If Mr. Trump is unable to energize his base and fails to address the concerns of independent voters on many national issues, no wonder there are as many as ten senior American officials who have served under both Republican and Democratic Whites Houses, who cannot trust the nuclear codes in the hands of a “President Trump.” This singular doubt and apprehension of many who have served this country honorably and loyally, chastises the Republican Party Standard bearer and springs up rather unpopular disposition among many Americans, including many Independent Leaning American voters, which Mr. Trump ought to be courting to expand the tent of his supporters.
When Secretary Clinton alleges that Mr. Trump is cavalier about some very dangerous governments and countries obtaining nuclear weapons, countries like North Korea, a few far eastern and middle eastern nations, he introduces a very difficult and challenging angle to an alarming problem that America has been working over decades to turn around. When Mr. Trump continues to cast aspersions, when he continues to doubt the military and civilian institutions that have sworn to support America and her institutions, he is also introducing a doubt in the effectiveness of these institutions. The fact that Mr. Trump will not accept that Russia is hacking into America’s Democratic Organizations, when he is not worried that Russia’s cyber-attacks means much, perhaps, he is less interested in the serious security concerns that Russia has presented to America over decades. Cyber security until recently has not been perceived a lofty concern – fighting terrorism, fighting home grown terrorists, asserting women’s right and independence from oppression– were considered more of national issues; now, the nation may be contending with having a "President" Donald Trump in the White House who does not believe in century old ideological fight on political systems. This is probably the saddest of all times in the life of this nation.