Like all the presidents I served under as a Naval Officer, there are aspects of their presidency I support and some that I don’t. That applies to ALL the presidents I have served under, including President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.
Regardless of my politics, I always respect the office of the presidency. That’s ingrained in my blood, no matter who is in office.
Like President Obama, I applauded him when I believed he did good and I decried when I believed he did poorly. I do the same with President Trump.
I am not a partisan ideologue, but rather an American who has served my country for 20 years who wants to see America and its people flourish and unified. Respecting the office of the presidency, regardless of my personal beliefs, and how our country votes is a tenant to making this country a more perfect union.
For example, I published a piece on how I believe it is wrong for the Republican Party to continue dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without proposing a better healthcare alternative. View my piece here. Regarding the Democratic Party and my opponent, I am steadfast in my criticism of their embrace of identity politics and cancel culture. View my piece on my critique of my opponent here regarding her embrace of cancel culture against a Senator Bernie Sanders.
In the end, I will vote for the direction I believe the country should be headed toward, a direction best reflected in what I did for 20 years while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, where I saw good friends killed in their service, in some cases right in front of my eyes; I served you, one of the citizens of America, I fought for your rights and freedoms.
I will always support freedom, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, accountability, sovereignty, safety, and balanced governance. Ultimately, the party that best represents these values will get my vote.