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The Trump Era: one year in

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

I’ve always been intensely patriotic. Growing up, I would sing “This Land is Your Land” and “God Bless the USA” at the top of my lungs. I’ve always loved the American values of opportunity, liberty, justice and equality. It’s the idea of the American Dream where anyone could achieve their dreams through persistence and hard work. I loved that the United States was a place that everyone wanted to come to to seek a better life and better opportunities. I loved the melting pot analogy that was used in every one of my grade school American history classes. Because of this, I couldn’t help but be appalled at 4 a.m. on Nov. 9 2016, as it was confirmed that Donald Trump—the antithesis of these American values—won the Electoral College vote. Some provocative late-night tweets and over 49 executive orders...

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