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FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS: The challenge of choosing the next President of the United States

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

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FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS - Copyright © Marielena Montesino de Stuart. All rights reserved.

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

John Adams

How will Americans choose their next president? That is the question the world is asking.

We are facing extreme challenges– with babies being cut into pieces on pie dishes at Planned Parenthood, Communism, Obama’s dangerous “deals” with rogue states like Cuba, Iran and others, ISIS beheading and crucifying Christians, Russia’s Soviet-style expansionism, China’s financial and military threats– and a global human migration and refugee crisis of catastrophic proportions. The latter will be exacerbated as the world will find it more and more difficult to battle against another financial crisis, given that central banks have used up most of their resources trying to deal with the last crisis. To read more about the state of central banks please click on the following report by the Bank of International Settlements.

All of these things– and more– affect us right here in the United States of America, because without the U.S. as a powerful world leader little will be accomplished, except to make more room for China’s international growth.

So, where do Americans begin?

Well, for one thing– Americans should not rely on cable and television network shows or “focus groups.”

Sadly, most hard-working Americans only get snippets of the presidential candidates, while they take a break from work and watch a few minutes of network chatter. Getting to know the candidates requires a bit more effort. This is not difficult, since two or three search terms on the internet will bring up a lot of information and statements made by the candidates.

The internet also features live speeches from the campaign trail that you will not hear on cable and television networks.  Search for them— you are missing a lot!

Cable and television networks mostly clip or spin statements made by candidates they do not like. Don’t be fooled and manipulated!

Learn to think for yourself!

Furthermore, it is the duty of every voter in America to take advantage of all written information that is available– and verify its authenticity— so as not to rely solely on cable and television network shows! Please!

Political debates will always have the nauseating presence of a cynical and biased “journalist”– so it is highly improbable that any meaningful results can be obtained from a debate that would help the voter make up his or her mind. One-minute answers to issues such as baby organ trafficking at Planned Parenthood, the extermination of Christians in the Middle East, immigration, Iran, etc., is simply not enough time. One-minute answers mostly serve as soundbites.

Radio interviews are a better medium– as long as the candidate is given ample time to answer and expand– when he or she is asked substantive questions. Most radio interviews are also available as podcasts for easy access after the radio program is finished.

There are voters who make up their minds from the beginning– having done little or no research about the candidate– and they simply don’t want to bother with the facts. These include a lot of well-meaning citizens– who are generally classified as “low-information voters.” If you fall under this category– don’t take offense. Do your homework!

With the perilous state that our country is in, my hope is that citizens will step out of their comfort zone and do some serious digging and research about the candidates.

Don’t let cable and television network talking heads and political operatives decide the future of this country. Otherwise, the die will be cast and our fate will be sealed by a few individuals who are mostly concerned with their media ratings and their pocketbooks.

Facts are stubborn things. Look for them– during this critical presidential election year.

It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

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Marielena Montesino de Stuart Conservative Columnist and Speaker. Republican Candidate for the U.S. Senate (on the ballot 2012 - Florida). New Leadership and Courage for America.