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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>DEAR MARK: October 28, 2016</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Levy.gif\" /></p>\n<p>We are fast approaching Election Day which means it&rsquo;s time for the illustrious Dear Mark endorsement for president. The 2016 election has been the most &ldquo;interesting&rdquo; of my lifetime as the substantive issues facing our country have gotten lost in the onslaught of personal attacks. The election has become far more about personalities than policies which is a shame considering the problems our country faces.<br />\n Now I&rsquo;ll be the first to admit that both candidates have significant character flaws. Donald Trump can be boorish, arrogant, and maybe a little egotistical and he also has hair that defies the laws of physics but that pales in comparison to Hillary&rsquo;s faults. Mrs. Bill Clinton has proven to be a liar time after time not to mention being neck deep in political corruption during her 30 years of so called public service. I thought her husband was bad but Hillary lies when the truth will do just fine.</p>\n<p> THIS IS NOT to say that character isn&rsquo;t important to me when choosing a president.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s just that the contrast in policies couldn&rsquo;t be starker almost eliminating the personality factor in my book. Take a look at where the candidates stand on the following issues.<br />\n The Supreme Court &mdash; This is probably the most important consequence of who enters the White House in January. Trump has announced who he would put on the Supreme Court and they all appear to be strict constitutionalists.&nbsp; Hillary will pack the court with more bleeding heart activist judges like Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan. This may sound draconian but I believe we could kiss the First and Second Amendments goodbye as a result of Hillary&rsquo;s choices. Advantage Trump.<br />\n The Border &mdash; As the WikiLeaks have revealed Hillary is in favor of open borders which spells disaster for our country which is already $20 trillion in debt. Trump has been vilified for saying he will build a wall but something has to be done to secure our borders or the United States will no longer be a sovereign nation. Trump has never said he was against immigration; it&rsquo;s simply a matter of following the law and identifying the people entering our country. Advantage Trump.<br />\n Obamacare &mdash; The news that enrollees in the 2017 Affordable Care Act are being hit with double digit and in some cases triple digit price increases shows the continued implosion of Obama&rsquo;s signature legislation. Hillary wants to tweak the law by increasing subsidies and penalties while Trump wants to repeal and replace. Advantage Trump.<br />\n Foreign Policy &mdash; Hillary claims to have experience because she served as First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State. Not all experience is good experience because under the guidance of President Obama and Hillary, the world is a bigger mess than when they took office. Putin is enjoying the toy reset button Hillary gave him while he&rsquo;s treating the world like a real life game of Risk. Trump is a strong leader who is not ashamed to put America&rsquo;s interests first. Advantage Trump.<br />\n Jobs&nbsp; &mdash;&nbsp; A rising tide lifts all boats and creating jobs in America will cure a lot of our ills. Trump has created thousands of jobs through his business ventures. In fact he just opened another hotel in Washington. Hillary has only created three private sector jobs in her life through the scandalous Clinton Foundation &mdash; hers, Bill&rsquo;s and Chelsea&rsquo;s. Advantage Trump<br />\n Draining the Swamp in DC &mdash; Trump promises to shake up Washington in order to solve our problems and that includes getting rid of Republicans if necessary. On the other hand Hillary won&rsquo;t drain the swamp as she has already basically proclaimed she will be Barack Obama&rsquo;s third term. She&rsquo;s just going to bring in her own snakes and alligators. Of course she&rsquo;ll be bringing back the slimiest swamp creature of all &mdash; her husband. Advantage Trump.<br />\n By simply looking at the candidate&rsquo;s positions on the issues my official endorsement goes to Donald J. Trump. Is he the perfect conservative? No, but he will shake up Washington enough to allow for the conservative movement to go forward.</p>\n<p> I COULD end this piece by saying it doesn&rsquo;t matter who you vote for just as long as you vote. But it actually does matter who you vote for and I am urging you to &ldquo;Make America Great Again&rdquo; by voting for Donald Trump.</p>\n<p> E-mail your questions to <a href=\"mailto:marklevy92@aol.com\">marklevy92@aol.com</a>. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkPLevy</p>\n', created = 1576288464, expire = 1576374864, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:2bbbf2aefce715f959cd85c07f46a8ce' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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The official Dear Mark presidential endorsement

DEAR MARK: October 28, 2016

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