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Month: January 2017

This Is Who We Are

This Is Who We Are

President Donald Trump holds up his signed executive orders.
President Donald Trump holds up his signed executive orders.

Donald Trump wants to make America great again, but his election proves America is still “great,” as he defines it.

Our president’s hostility to Mexican immigrants, his travel ban on seven countries, his religious preferences toward refugees fleeing the same butchery, and the chaos he has inflicted upon legal residents are often cast as un-American and not who we are as a people. The Declaration of Independence eloquently affirms “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Surely, many opine, a nation with such a founding creed has no room for a president like Trump.

I disagree.

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