Trump is trying to frighten us with Muslims, Mexicans, mayhem, and murder.
Trump, himself, is the most frightening thing that could happen to this country. Giving a loose cannon control of the US nuclear arsenal is more frightening than any boogieman he can dream up.
I was a Minuteman Missile Launch Crew Member and Commander. I pulled duty in the command post at Malmstrom AFB, home of four Minuteman squadrons. I was assigned to the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff that created the US nuclear war plan, and sat shifts in the Strategic Air Command underground command post. My last assignment was in the National Military Command Center, where I pulled duty as the representative of the Nuclear Warfare Status Branch, Operations Directorate, Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As Chief of the Data Control Section, I was responsible for knowing the status and location of every weapon in the US nuclear arsenal. My BS degree is in physics. My principal professor had been a senior participant in the Manhattan Project, and our focus was nuclear physics.
Bottom line: I know more about nuclear weapons and warfare than the average bear. When I say giving Trump control of this country’s nuclear arsenal is more frightening than radicalized Islamists, ISIS/DAESH, or someone whose skin happens to be darker than yours, you may want to consider that when you make your decision on Election Day.
Registered Curmudgeon, scientist, skeptic, humanist, and writer.