Ryan Solen
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Ryan Solen attends Hannity taping of Donald Trump interview

"We should not be governed by fear or anger."

By - Aug 17th, 2016 11:06 pm

Mount Pleasant, WI- Yesterday, Democratic nominee for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, Ryan Solen, attended a taping of the Fox News program “Hannity” as host Sean Hannity was interviewing Donald Trump, the Republican’s nominee for president. Solen’s intention was to see Donald Trump himself to obtain a personal perspective of the man, as well as understand what makes Trump who he is. Paul Ryan continues not only to endorse Donald Trump but also accepted Donald Trump’s endorsement when the majority of the country sees Trump as a divisive and dangerous figure.

On “Hannity”, Donald Trump was with conservative talk show host, Sean Hannity. Other GOP luminaries like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke were members of an audience largely composed of supporters. They were encouraged by Hannity to be rowdy, shout out, chant, and act unlike the audience one would find on the “mainstream media”. In that setting, Trump was clearly comfortable and soft-spoken to the point where the people sitting behind Ryan Solen noted he seemed “low-energy”.

It was in this setting that Mr. Solen came to the conclusion that there is support for Donald Trump because the people are afraid; they are afraid of things like terrorism, economic downturn, crime, unemployment, etc. It is true that many people from all political points of view share these fears. The difference is that Donald Trump provides groups to blame. The targets of the blame are those who are the most vulnerable and have little opportunity to defend against the accusations.

Are these the principles that Paul Ryan agreed to support? According to Paul Ryan, he denounces many of Donald Trump’s rants and statements, but continues to support because of a strong attachment to the party. If Paul Ryan is wondering why so many have denounced Trump, or why many are pressuring him to do so, it is because Donald Trump is not a good candidate for the highest office in the country. His personal beliefs and prejudices are not compatible with being a leader of the United States. His rhetoric continues to divide and instill fear in the population.

We should not be governed by fear or anger. Both often lead to regrettable decisions. We need leadership that understands and lives by the premise behind the Declaration of Independence, that all are created equal, including immigrants and minorities, and that all have the right as human beings to pursue life, liberty, and happiness.

It is the hope of Ryan Solen that Paul Ryan can see and understand this line of thought. Perhaps he is embarrassed that he was misled. Other prominent Republicans have publicly stated that they do not support the GOP nominee. Paul Ryan should have led that charge. But, it is still not too late for him to revoke his endorsement.

About Ryan Solen

Ryan Solen is an Army veteran of the war in Iraq and is seeking to represent Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. He is a Digital Forensic Specialist and Computer Security Analyst. He is a married father of four and enjoys reading, writing, doing karate with his family, and relieves stress with his vintage Lego collection.

He is the Wisconsin Democratic Party’s Nominee to run for the U.S. House of Representatives to replace Paul Ryan. For more information, please visit www.solenforcongress.com.

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