To the editor, We must all know by now that Trump's view on gun control is based on the last person he spoke to. As on any other issue. The president is showing he has very little backbone. As someone who has done the negotiations for over 30 years and now teaches negotiation skills, any objective negotiations evaluation tool would show that Trump has poor negotiation skills. One who is a competent negotiation professional knows what you want out of the other party and has a strategy on how you are about to achieve this with the other party.
To the editor, It's just outrageous that President Trump does his best to undermine one of the great police forces in the world. The men and women of the FBI have the right to be disgusted with Trump behavior. It's so sad that America has a president who attempts to harm its central institutions. I do not understand why there is not more outrage of senseless behavior by the president.
Many people in America and in most western countries believe Donald Trump is not fit for office. But a key issue that's not being discussed is this: the people who voted for Trump were deeply alienated and had little trust in their government. This is a dangerous situation for any society, particularly the one with the strongest military in the world.
At what point will the American people wake up and realize that as citizens, we made an awful choice in Donald Trump? When will we say, "No, Mr. Trump, your behavior is inappropriate for the office of president and will not be tolerated by the American people"? Now he wants more nuclear arms. Is that really what Americans want? Such statements are just so dangerous to America and the world that they can not be tolerated.
Donald Trump's campaign was not a social movement like others such as the women's movement. Instead, it was a campaign to inspire false hope that a strong name can bring back the world that was. One does not need to be a social scientist to see that the people whom Trump has and will select for his Cabinet come from the very social class that pushed for the globalization that Trump rants about. They will continue to push for more globalization, not less. The election truly has allowed the foxes to take over the chicken coop.
The most recognizable line that's written on the Statue of Liberty is "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." This quote comes from Emma Lazarus' sonnet, New Colossus, which she wrote for a fundraiser auction to raise money for the pedestal upon which the Statue of Liberty now stands. But over the past few days, many governors have said they'd like to bar whole classes of refugees — people who are being persecuted in their homelands — from coming into the governors' states. What is happening to you, America?
America has so much to offer its citizens and the world, but it has fallen far behind almost every other democracy in the world on the major social indicators. The lack of smart social planning has left America with a tremendous poverty problem. People who live in American cities pass the homeless daily. They become blind to the problems of the poor.
Frustrated by the inadequate response to the recent killings in Oregon by a young mentally ill man, President Barack Obama tried to explain why Americans seemingly are so tolerant of such harmful and dysfunctional behaviour. But the president's argument is flawed, for the problem's basis is the fact that the American political system is based on money. In other words, the problem is the lobbying system that lets rich industries buy influence, which is what the gun lobby does.
The recent debate on measles vaccination makes one wonder about what odd creatures we are. Scientific facts make it perfectly clear that vaccinations are nothing short of a blessing. They save thousands of lives. It's beyond belief we allow people to act in ignorance of such facts when the health of the community is at stake. It is individualism running out of control. When we choose to live in a community, we are accepting a social contract which says we all will do our best to maintain the health and safety of the community.
Why is there so little coverage on how difficult life is for low-income African-Americans in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere? No American dream exists for them. The media are missing the...