This political season has been an interesting one. It rivals any on the popular reality shows that are currently on television. And the reason for that, at least for a large part, is because of Trump. Donald Trump running for President has been a quite entertaining, and slightly frightening, part of the 2016 Presidential election.
The business man turned politician has thrown the general public a lot of curve balls. He wants to build walls, export immigrants, and has questionable view regarding women and abortions. With all of this controversy, how is he doing so well in the polls? If he was such a crazy man, how has he managed to last thing long in the running? At the time of this post, he’s still running strong into a possible brokered convention.
Personally, I’m not a fan but I would really love to understand these different points of view. So, I decided to ask a friend just why she and her family side with Trump in an attempted to understand why. My friend, well call her Lisa, was glad to answer my questions starting with the Wall.
Lisa grew up in a small town near the Mexican border. She told stories about nights staying up with the sounds of gunfire as local police chased illegal immigrants through the main street of her town. And the ones that weren’t so blatantly caught worked at the local quarry for much cheaper, taking the jobs away from the locals.
Now, I understand where she’s coming from. There is a real security issue here in that you don’t know who exactly is coming into the country. It could be a single mother wanting the best for her children or a mass murderer running from the law. I defiantly agree that those who wish to enter the country should do it through legal means but the methods Trumps suggest isn’t the right way to do things.
The way he talks about building a wall only puts a wedge between people and the ability to communicate. It separates people and makes immigrants who are here legally feel alienated.
An important thing to remember is that the first people to sail across the ocean and step foot on this country were immigrants themselves. Our country was built on the backs of immigrants.
I understand people are afraid these days of the people we are letting into our country because of ISIS and other threats like that but generalizing these characteristics on others isn’t right. I agree that there probably should be stricter screening and we should be more warry of who we should let in. However, closing out boarders completely is impossible and would put America in a bad light with the rest of the world. And that, is something we cannot afford right now with the state out country is in.
Again, this is just my personal opinion. I can understand why Trump supporters stand by his side and vote for him. He has interesting view and some that make sense in a way, if you look at where his views stem from. I just don’t agree with his perceived methods on where the country should go.
I love Lisa and she definitely has her right to maintain her own opinion. That is after all a major reason this country was founded. We’re still friends and have fun debating with each other. We just happen to have different views. And that’s all right.