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Deportations, a major mistake, by Mr. Trump
One week of wreckless Execultive Actions causes chaos and human suffering
Human lives matter. People are not just so many numbers and statistics. Nobody is God, except God. Pope Francis' approach is probably the best. As he said, "Wait and see!"
Yesterday, Saturday, January 28, 2017 was Mr. Trump's 9th day in the office of the President of the United States of America. Last weekend, the weekend of his Inauguration (Inauguration Day was January 20, 2017) was a "disaster" for Mr. Trump. Just one day after his inauguration, the Women's March happened, Nationally and Globally. Nothing in the history of our great Republic, likened unto the Great Women's March, had ever happened.
Now, one week later, we have a major crisis concerning Mr. Trump's policies (or his position) towards legal immigrants. Mr. Trump has created a situation so grave that U.S. District Judges have had to step in to help rectify the mess that has resulted from his actions.
The judges who have acted on behalf of the detainees are very knowledgeable, and wise (and I must add, "Brave" souls), to have acted quickly and fairly on behave of helpless people. Judge Ann Donnelly of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York is a National Hero, even though we seldom see our judges in this Light. She has chosen "Right Action" over fear of the Hawks in High Places. The same can be said for Virginia's U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema who issued a temporary restraining order to block, for a number of days, the removal of any green-card holders being detained at Dulles International Airport.
While we are praising hero's lets not forget ACLU's attorney, Lee Gelernt, and many other supporters of immigrants (including Virginia's Governor Terry McAuliffe) who have worked hard for the cause of fair treatment of immigrants.
As a matter of fact, Virginia's Governor Terry McAuliffer, while addressing more than 100 people protesting Mr. Trump's order, at Dulles International Airport said: "I remind everybody we are a land of immigrants....Discriminatory tactics breed hatred."
This issue with deportation and immigration is not resolved yet. Mr. Trump is going to fight this battle to the bitter end, on all fronts. Every issue is a personal issue with Mr. Trump. He does not like losing. Compromising is not something Mr. Trump is willing to do. He is still in The Campaign Mode and winning is still how his mind is working.
It is unbelievable that more than half of the people in the United States of America has no, or little, respect for Mr. Trump. However, we must remember that Mr. Trump displayed little respect for the president who came before him. And remember the Congressman who yelled out to President Obama, when President Obama was addressing a Full House of Congress, "You lie!"
During President Obama's 8 years in the Office of the Presidency, Congress and a great number of American citizens taught us that it was okay to be disrespectful to the President of the United States. Therefore, during the Trump Era, we have not forgotten this lesson, that it is okay to dislike, disrespect, and to display, very little regards, for any President. After all, as a people, if the President disrespects us, why should we respect him. Every American deserves equal respect.
When Mr. Trump found out that he had won the election he gave a speech that I will not soon forget. He said, in one of his sentences, "I may be President 2 years, 4 years or 8 years." This was a very insightful observation on his part. There is a good chance that he may not be President after 2 years. Pope Francis was correct when he said, "We must wait and see." For no one know what the future of our great country holds.
What a pity!