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Trump is a racist

Have you ever heard of the Ellis Island Award?  As defined by NECO (National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations), “The Ellis Island Medals of Honor embody the spirit of America in their celebration of patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and diversity. They recognize individuals who have made it their mission to share with those less fortunate their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents and selfless generosity; all while maintaining the traditions of their ethnic heritage as they uphold the ideals and spirit of America. As always, NECO remains dedicated to the maintenance and restoration of America’s greatest symbol of its immigrant history, Ellis Island.”

Trump received the Ellis Island award in 1986 alongside Muhammad Ali and Rosa Parks, among others.

What President in the last decade pushed and signed into law a criminal reform bill that freed many non-violent African American men from prisons across the United States?  Was it America’s first black President Barack Obama?  No.  Donald Trump signed the First Step Act into law on December 21st, 2018.  He commuted Alice Marie Johnson’s prison sentence and sent the mother of 5 home on time served over a drug conviction.

“He just says, ‘I’m gonna negotiate a better deal.’ Well how? How exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn’t have an answer.” – Barack Obama

In their first two years in office, President Obama’s policies led to the highest number of citizens on food stamps, up 42.6% from when he took office, while President Trump led to the lowest minority unemployment numbers in the last 7 decades.  Would you rather have a handout or a job?

Stating that some of the illegal immigrants that cross our southern border are rapists and drug dealers isn’t racist.  It’s true.  It’s like saying some American citizens are rapists and drug dealers.  I don’t take offense, I’m not one of them.  Look at the news headlines in Sanctuary State Maryland.  In less than a month, a 4th illegal immigrant has been accused of rape.  In reference to illegal immigrants crossing our border, Trump also said, “Some of them are good people.” I tend to agree – though it is indisputable that the first act they commit in our country is a crime – crossing the border at a non-port of entry.

Wars have been fought, people have been killed and lives have been enslaved and destroyed over the centuries due to the shade of brown in your epidermis.  We need to start assigning value to people based on how they act and what they stand for and not the color of their skin!

Trump is a bigot

Bigot – noun – a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions.

     Trump employs minorities in his companies, he has them in his Cabinet and his policies have benefited them across the country.  Not wanting unknown persons entering your country from countries with failing economies and justice systems is not bigotry.  America has a right to know and approve who enters our country.

The two Supreme Court justices appointed by President Trump have voted more moderately than current conservative Judges on the bench.  Would a bigot appoint moderate thinkers to the most important life long position in the country?

Or is it more likely that a biased, agenda driven news media is filled with bigots?  Someone unwilling to take the full context of what someone says and assess it as a whole?  These people take 2/3rds of a sentence out of context from a 20-minute speech and tell the country that the man is a racist bigot.  They want to tell you what to believe!

The Travel Ban of 2017 was labeled by the media as the “Muslim Ban”.  The top six countries (Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Egypt holding an estimated 1 billion) with the highest Muslim populations in the world weren’t banned from traveling to the United States.  How in God’s name can that be a “Muslim Ban”?

 

Conclusion

     When someone says that someone is a racist or a bigot, ask them for proof.  Is it in context?  Is there evidence in their past?  Is there evidence against the claim?

Calling someone a racist or a bigot doesn’t make it true, no matter how many times you say it. 

 

 

 

 

Morality

Racism is alive and well in America.  From White Nationalist rallies in the Carolinas to race-baiters across the country, we’re at each other’s throats over the difference of the shade of brown in our epidermis.  We have enough racism without murderers in Dodge Challengers running over black people.  We have enough racism without Jussie Smollett making stuff up to try to start a race war.  We have enough racism without Facebook Live beatings of special needs white kids.

I understand when a black person tells me they despise the fact that in our country’s history, their ancestors were slaves.  I understand when a white person says they despise being judged for something they weren’t a part of.

But blaming someone you don’t know for something you’ve never seen them show is just as wrong.  Labeling a group of people by their status or appearance is wrong.  Judging a group by the color of their skin is racist.  It doesn’t matter what color the group is that you are judging.  

One automatically forms opinions of people they meet.  I form my opinion of people based on how they treat me.  On how they behave.  On what they stand for (or don’t).

We have a culture problem.  Sex feels good and if we can make it convenient, why not, right?  Nevermind the consequences of social sexuality.  Like single mothers and a generation plagued by kids with no father figure.  It all leads to the decay of the family unit.  What many are missing is a responsible father’s guiding hand and a mother focused on actively showing love to her kids instead of surviving because she’s raising them alone.

I personally wish we could all just be Americans.  There is enough evil in this world outside our borders.  We don’t need to be divided over race here at home.  We have the Governor of Virginia rallying for the option to abort a baby after it’s been born.  A state where 56% of aborted babies’ race is a minority.  We should all value life for what it is.  We should treat it here the same way NASA would treat it if they found it on Mars.  You do realize that if they found a single living cell on Mars, the headlines of every newspaper in the U.S. would read “Life on Mars”?  But if your baby doesn’t die during its partial-birth abortion in Illinois, they can legally set it on a shelf until it dies.

We’re more worried about the feelings of people in society with gender dysphoria.  Instead of getting people help, we pander to their delusion.  A charm offensive to the mentally ill doesn’t cure their illness.  It is more compassionate to help someone deal with their mental illness than to pretend it’s normal.  Tough love is always better than being sensitive to someone while they self destruct.

We live in a country where the media makes Vice President Mike Pence into a lunatic for not eating lunch alone with another woman (without his wife) and celebrates Gillette advertising that men constantly cat-call or belittle poor behavior towards women.

We live in a country where homosexuals were making videos of themselves shaking after the election saying they feared for their lives and their families while the current Administration is seeking civil rights for gays in countries where you are executed for being homosexual.

We live in a country where well behaved teenage kids are targeted by the media for standing their ground while some wore red hats while being approached by a communist native-american banging a drum and racially heckled by a group of “Black Israelites”.

If we as a country don’t start thinking for ourselves instead of letting the media do it for us, we’re gonna get exactly what they are falsely reporting.  Division.