Even when I try to find positive things in the current news, just about everything in the front headlines has Trump’s name in it (and of course, much of it has not been positive at all). The …
Even when I try to find positive things in the current news, just about everything in the front headlines has Trump’s name in it (and of course, much of it has not been positive at all). The one thing that seems to dominate the current news is this “travel ban” that Trump is seeking. A lot of people have sounded off over it, and now I am reading reports that some have deemed this move to be “unconstitutional.” That would be up to lawmakers to determine, but I will say this much about it: I understand fully President Trump’s wish to keep “undesirables” out of the country. We ALL want to keep them out. However, it’s not his idea that’s at fault but rather “who he included in this ban.” If he had the concept of keeping out just those people who are on the terrorist watch lists then I think everyone would understand and support. The problem is that instead of limiting this ban to those specific targets he decided instead to ban ALL immigrants of those particular countries from entering the Unites States. These are Arab countries. That makes his order “discriminatory.” ALL immigrants are not bad, but if you put a ban on all immigrants (who are generally of another race) then your actions will on the surface “appear racial.” I do realize that since this happened he has amended his own order to accept those who have already established themselves as legal citizens. That still may not be enough. When you start to classify targets by “race or ethnicity” then you are headed in the wrong direction. When you look at our ancestry and examine it from history you should find that we ALL are immigrants to this country. A travel ban on foreigners may seem like the right thing to do for the President, but it is against all that we stand for. Yes, we need to make security tighter. Yes, we need to fight terrorism around the world. What we “don’t” need to do is start labeling people by “ethnicity.” Right now the courts are involved and time will tell if this order will stand. How do you feel about it? Do you think the ban should stay the way Trump introduced it, and if so, what would be your rationalization for supporting it? The great thing about this country is our “diversity.” We are who we are because we are “everyone.” I am Brett Jolly, and I endorse this message. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Brett Jolly and Lynda Carter, the original “Wonder Woman”