Browsing All posts tagged under »Trump«

Both Political Parties Are Dysfunctional

March 20, 2018


The nation’s Founding Fathers had numerous brilliant, innovative ideas for designing our new form of self-government, many of which endure to this day. One of them was a thorough disdain for coarse political parties. However, the rejection of parties did not last long: Humans, like wolves and whales, have an apparent inmate need to inhabit […]

Congress Should Make All Laws

February 10, 2018


I need not tell you that the American populace has a rather conflicted opinion of their chief executive. To an astonishing degree, what defines Donald Trump’s first year as president varies wildly depending on how one views him. And how one views him has become the fault line in American politics. Is this the way […]

Weaponized Immigration Rhetoric

January 31, 2018


A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but that logic doesn’t apply to immigration-related rhetoric. President Donald Trump in his State of the Union speech along with political leaders and activists have weaponized specific words in an ongoing battle for the hearts and minds of the American people. For example, take “chain […]

Trump’s Racist Words

January 22, 2018


President Trump attacked African and Haiti nationals as undesirable to come to the United States recently. He has halted several Muslim nations, by executive order, from permitting their citizens to enter the United States. This nation was built by the “tired and poor” and moved forward by “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Those of […]

Enact Law Protecting Dreamers

January 15, 2018


If we decide to send the Dreamers and those who are here on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) back to their country of origin, then we should also teardown the Statue of Liberty and send it back to France as well. I’m sure France could find a home somewhere, where the Statue will represent something other […]

Current Immigration Policy Will Change

December 19, 2017


The wave of anti-immigration sentiment that boosted the presidential campaign of Donald Trump has historical parallels. In 1955, historian John Higham wrote a book titled “Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1924.” The restrictionist movements, ideas and legislative efforts chronicled in Higham’s history bear a distinct resemblance to those that have emerged in […]

Rich Divides America

November 14, 2017


It is sad the only time American citizens have been so divided was prior to the Civil War. Are we really approaching that level of separation? A divided America prior to 1860 took us to the Civil War. Four years into the war our president gave an address at Gettysburg that for me defines the […]