I Voted for Trump
By Leona Dunn
“I understand that voting for trump may seem unprecedented at an HBCU,” Marvin Williamson said, “but I know I’m not the only one who did it, even though I may be the only one brave enough to admit to it.”
Williamson, a junior criminal justice and history double major, had a different perspective on the November 2016 election and outcome than many other students. His argument both shocked and shifted some student’s views on our new presidential elect.
“Steven Quayle said that you cannot solve a spiritual problem with a political answer, and with that being said I feel like we all know that there is a larger paradigm going on and we’ve been using political methods and man’s knowledge for thousands of years and we have gotten away from our spiritual foundation” Williamson stated.
His spirituality had a lot to do with why he decided to vote the way he did. He read stories about biblical people in power and even looked into the past religious practices of our presidential elects, yet there was a lot more than Jesus that persuaded his vote.
“I give Trump the benefit of the doubt in some regard because he was just being himself. People, especially in this nation, are afraid to be themselves and if you are true to your character and remain yourself, you will be rewarded for that,” Williamson said, “Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, was not being true to herself, especially in the debates. It seems to me that she is robotic; too prepped and not relatable.”
Bringing up the wiki leaks that showcased damaging and incriminating comments that Hillary has made about the youth and people of color, Williamson commented that he perceives Hillary as two faced and crooked.
“The people that say the candidates are the same but different faces are absolutely… Hillary is not out to help America’s best interest. She is out to help the global establishment create a new world order,” Williamson remarked, “This will eventually lead to elites instituting more government institutions so that the government will infiltrate every facet of people’s lives. In other words, a strong centralized global government. That cannot happen if we have a sovereign nation. A nation is defined by its borders.”
Williamson believes that Trump, on the other hand, is trying to strengthen the borders to keep America’s identity. He states that trump is not against immigration, he is against illegal immigration.
“Do you want someone that you don’t know in your house? No. Do you want someone in your school and there’s no record, no ID, nothing? They are just walking around and some of them we find out are convicted felons who came illegally to do illegal things. No. It’s also not fair to the thousands of people that went through the process that took the test and got the citizenship. I see nothing wrong with deporting illegal immigrants that can come back through a legal process so that we know who they are.”
Being a black man in America, Williamson also had something to say about the part that race played in the election.
“I honestly believe in my soul that Trump just wants to make America a better place, and that’s why he says ‘make America great again’. He wants to take us back to when we were self-sufficient, had our own jobs, our own everything. Still, I do agree with the question ‘When has America ever been great for the black community?’ When America was number 1 globally we were segregated and Trump needs to make reaching out to the African-American community and Latino’s a priority within his first 100 days. I can tell by these debates he knows nothing about the criminal justice system – because to even think stop and frisk is an option – which is really just racial profiling, that does scare me.”
Williamson gives Lyndon B Johnson credit for being the last president to ever do anything good for black people. Yet Williamson still argues that Johnson only signed the voting rights act to get the black vote to vote democratically for the next couple years, which he says was successful since they are largely still voting for a party that he believes just wants to extort African American votes with promises they don’t keep. Williamson believes in not just hoping for change, but praying as well, which is why he spent the entire night before Election Day on his knees. “I have a relationship with Jesus Christ. The gospel is the gospel, it has no denomination.”
Williamson ended by saying “this woman has ran for office three times and still lost. There is a reason God does not want her in that office.”