…and it all comes down to ELECTED officials not listening to the people they are supposed to represent.
Let’s talk about the Wall, shall we? It isn’t a new idea, building a wall to “protect” a border. It’s been done in China, in the UK…. hell, even in ‘Game Of Thrones’! Impressive walls they were/are, too. Thing is, none of the three succeed. The Mongol hordes still invaded China, the Pics still raided what is now Northern England, and those White Walkers still got into Westros. Building a wall is not about to stop desperate people, whatever reason they are seeking to get in.
Dreamers. Dreamers were children when they came to this country. They had NO SAY in how their parents went about the move. They have lived, studied, worked, and served believing themselves US citizens. Now they are being sent back to countries most of them don’t remember, and some don’t even speak the language. These people pay taxes. They teach, they coach, they are military. What makes them the bad guys?
Don’t like abortion? Don’t have one. But don’t whine when you find yourself with a larger family than you can afford, and are working three jobs to cover the bills. Contraception is NEVER 100% infallible. Medications can mess with the Pill, condoms can leak. And who is anyone out there to tell a frightened female who has been raped that she MUST carry her rapist’s sperm to term? Have you any idea how emotionally and mentally damaging that can be?
Shutdowns. The Republicans are blaming the Democrats, and visa versa. Ultimately, the buck stops at the President. And in this case, it should. He’s led the division of the parties from the start of this administration, and made it much worse than it has ever been. Then too, the fact that he once boasted he’d never “allow” a government shutdown during his term. (BTW, the Woman’s March was a demonstration AGAINST Trump and his cronies, and their beliefs they somehow have the right to dictate what women can and cannot do with their bodies, what a person should and should not feel, and that the rich deserve a bigger tax break than anyone else.)
I love America. I love the ideals this nation was founded on. Not one president in our history has been perfect. They have all been human. But most of them had some really bright, shining moments in their terms that people can look back at and say “He did a good job”. This administration…. I honestly do NOT see that happening.