How Do We Progress With This President? - And Response (2)

Friday, February 15, 2019

I try so hard to not say things detrimental to our government, I love my country but I am so ashamed by the president we now tolerate. When is it going to be said enough is enough?

Today, he declared an emergency declaration to move billions of dollars of possible worthy endeavors in our countries budget to fight illegal immigration to build his wall. I will compare 20 to 1 the crimes of nationalized or born in the USA citizens versus illegal immigrants.

Yes, there are drug runners and yes there are gangs and yes some are coming from Mexico but not the avenues he suggests. Every model of drug infiltration come from legal means of entering the country but not noticed or missed by our immigration service no matter how hard they try. But, to listen to this president make up stories about how all this is changing America is a lie.

He made a stupid, silly promise that Mexico would pay for the wall and so many people listened to this and chanted like a cult that this would happen. But, as of now many U.S. citizens have paid the price for this promise, government shutdown at Christmas and losing credit approval because of no income or able to travel to American destinations for vacation because they were closed. He, in the meantime lost nothing except his egotistical, narcissist promise he would build a wall and Mexico would pay for it and never missed a meal.

Listen, there are so many opportunities to spend money on things that cover our country from coast to coast that would benefit our citizens. The opioid crisis is one to name a few that I am personally involved in as a family member, insurance for those who can't afford to go to the doctor and our nation's roads and bridges. Yes, we need to remove ourselves from some of the world's conflicts and respond to them that affect our way of life.

There may have been presidents who had followers antagonize and attack news services but I am at a loss to remember them. Please listen to what I am saying, and he is not and I mean not the greatest and hardest working president we have ever had. Try being Truman and agreeing to unleash the strongest weapon on earth at that time and imagine what he went through and Lincoln who went against the majority of the country to resolve a horrible crisis during a civil war. He only seeks to represent those who voted him in and not now the majority of the country.

Clifton Duggan

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Dear Mr. Duggan, I don’t normally have anything to say to most folks about their political opinions but, after reading your piece online today, I’m totally fed up. I live and work in the Tennessee area and have never been to the borders of our country. Have you? I also have driven a automobile for 30 years now, but I don’t take my vehicle to the mechanic and then tell him how to fix it.

My point is I think that our President is no expert on illegal border activity. I rather think that he is very capable of gathering the required info on the issue from the experts that are tasked with policing the problem first hand. If you bother to turn off the TV set for a change and try to gather some verifiable independent information on the internet you may be able to become more informed about the problem.

Whiners are always gonna whine no matter what I am fully aware. You sir, failed to mention in your article, anything positive at all that has taken place since Trump has been in office. You, by your very omission, show us all that you fall into the category of people that believe only what you want to believe. Please do some research, grow your knowledge and then see if your opinion changes at all.

And yes, I am someone who voted for Donald Trump and will be in 2020. I like progress, low unemployment, equal pay in the workplace, and less of the U.S. paying for other countries obligations. Donald Trump is a businessman and is doing what any CEO worth their salt does to maintain a successful company…he’s taking charge. 

Scott Sammons

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“I think that all right thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that ordinary decent people in this country are fed up with being sick and tired. I am certainly not and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am.” —Monty Python 

Michael Mallen


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