I had not thought it possible for the Trump Administration to surpass its own well-established level of moral depravity in so many facets of American life. The principal pre-occupation has been directed at removing people of color from our midst.

Until now, I had resisted using the term “racist” to characterize the administration’s abominably discriminatory policy initiatives directed at specific ethnic or national residents. Somehow the term seemed to lack the moral vigor necessary to convey the condemnation such outrages so richly deserve.

On the other hand, to use the term uncritically assumes the anthropological validity of the very notion of “race,” thus conceding the conceptual ground to Donald Trump and those who have subsumed human variability under selected color-coded labels, and the alleged moral and other attributes associated with each.

As a nation, we have a unique familiarity with racial metaphysics. Just recently, the media disclosed a viciously cruel turn in the administration’s prosecution of their morbid preoccupation with ethnic cleansing. The media reported that an unannounced, apparently surreptitious administration initiative notifying severely ill, foreign-born children and their families that they must leave the United States within 33 days. The lives of the recipients of these letters depend on the medical care that is only available in the U.S. To comply with the terms of the administration’s letter would be to condemn these children to certain death. Their very survival is wholly dependent on our advanced, world-class medical services. The Trump administration’s intention is to cut off their access to these services. In so doing, the president has crossed a line into moral territory rarely broached in our history – he is leading us into in the realm of evil.

Randy Ihara

South Riding

 

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tolerantleft

I love how Illegals have all these "rights" when mine are being taken away from the Left. The Illegals are being coached by left-wing funded groups on what to say to border guards. They ruin it for those truly in need.


tolerantleft

It's fun to watch the rants of a particular poster whenever it comes to Illegals, Abortion on Demand, and Elimination of 2nd Amendment rights. I can never get past the first sentence and the copy/paste from google machine.


LetsBreal

You do not qualify for asylum if you travel through Mexico from central America to the U.S. As our laws are written, you are to ask for asylum in the next nearest country. You also can not not claim asylum for domestic abuse. That is for the law enforcement of the country you hold citizenship in to deal with. Economic refugees are not welcome. The burdens on this country are far too high. We are not a rich country. We used to be, but no longer are. Our social safety nets are breaking from over subscription and we're in debt up to our eyeballs. We have a federal debt of $70,000 for each and every person in this country (these are U.S. government numbers). We're past the point of no return. The game at this point is only to slow the slide of the U.S. into becoming a third world country with standards of living matching that. As far as subsidies go, get rid of all of them, not just the favorite ones. We do not need subsidies for Tesla, ethanol, solar, oil, housing, food stamps or any other enterprise that can't stand on its own. If it's not selling naturally, let it die a natural death from lack of demand.




amerigirl

That is not how the Laws are written. The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices’ order TEMPORALLY undoes a lower court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern border. The policy is meant to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. without seeking protection there. We are the 11th richest country in the world, what do you mean we aren’t rich? If trump would stop wasting so much money with his golfing trip, border wall, making the military use his resorts, we could be much richer. Also, there is a difference e between asylum and refugee status which can also be applied for. For asylum you must show that you are either the victim of past persecution or you have a well-founded fear of future persecution. In the case of past persecution, you must prove that you were persecuted in your home country or last country of residence. Trump has drastically raised the national debt and he can’t blame that on migrants.


LetsBreal

I know you like to make things up as you go along, but no. Go search for it in the federal register: 84 FR 33829 . It's the law on the books. It's specifically there to stop people from gaming the system. No, we are not a rich country. All the ugly debt numbers are at usdebtclock. Those are government supplied numbers.


amerigirl

Romano, knowing someone who is in the white house at least twice a month I can guarantee there is quite a bit of chaos. Also, that trump starts ranting, wants immediate results or changes rant midstream. As far as approval ratings, trump approval rating as of Friday was 41.6, his disapproval was 53.7, back on the way down. It’s very sad when you have to compare Obama’s lowest approval rating to trumps highest approval rating. Consider that Obama was getting us out of a recession with high unemployment numbers and trump has had a good economy with low unemployment numbers that have continued since Obama’s second term.


workhardgetahead

Wrong AGAIN!!! 53% approval in Rasmussen. Go ahead, Impeach, make your move. Make my day next November.


workhardgetahead

PLEASE, more Trump bashing!! People here in the DC area havent a clue. Go out to flyover country and find out what it's really like. Maybe your perspective will be different.


DavisB

my contacts all over America understand completely what Trump is and why. Not sure why you think only DC is aware.


workhardgetahead

You contacts must be in New York, Chicago, LA and San Francisco. Because my contacts love him and some are union guys from PA and Ohio.


amerigirl

workhard, don't you listen to the news? People are fed up with all of this, that is why there was a blue wave in 2018. Do you enjoy paying taxes to subsidize billions to farmer who can't sell their produce? Trump’s own Department of Agriculture estimates that the ongoing tariff war will have an $11 billion negative impact on U.S. agriculture. U.S. farmers in the Midwest are filing for Chapter 12 bankruptcy protection at the highest levels in a decade. Do you think the kids trump has let die in camps are less valuable in God's eyes? Do you think we should pay more for food and products because that trump said we wouldn't have to pay? Trump’s tariffs are already costing the average U.S. household more than $800 and he has threatened even more tariffs that could cost the average U.S. household as much as $2,300. Is it right that we asked someone with a rare disease to come to this country so we could poke, prod and study them so trump can tell them they should get thrown out when we have developed a therapy that is the only thing that is keeping them alive?


DavisB

My friends and contact in Ohio, PA, IL, IN, TX, CO, and many other places do not - they see what he is doing and are not fooled. You assertion that only DC cares is wrong.


romano

People are fed up, Amerigirl, we agree on that. But its not what you're thinking. Despite three years of the media working on nothing but creating the perception that everyone hates Trump and his administration is chaos, Trump still has exactly the same approval rate at this point in his presidency as Obama did. Don't take my word for it, Google Newsweek article: "Trump, Obama Approval Ratings Are Exact Same 922 Days Into Respective Presidencies". And you can bet his numbers are even better than these manipulated polls say they are...just like 2016. The cuckoos on the left are making the same mistake they did in 2016. Love it.


ChickenChucker

HEY Davey Boy, you must be from Chicago, tombstones do not count as contacts from around the country.




amerigirl

Yes, fly over those soybean and other fields with that have rotting produce because of the china tariffs and listen to those farmers. Fly over the malls that have retailers focused on sporting goods, athletic apparel and footwear are facing considerable headwinds, including a loss of business to e-tailers. Or ride a bike, or not because QBP, one of the biggest bike distributors in the US, employing about 750 across 20 states is laying off people due to the tariffs. But while your visiting places don’t forget the immigration camps where the most evil of all presidents ever tore kids from their parents causing sever emotional damage. Or his evilness by not wanting to provide the mere basics like soap, and toothpaste. See how many died in those camps due to lack of healthcare.



Trump has no morals, no empathy, no ethics.


workhardgetahead

Try again


workhardgetahead

Ok, we'll sick Biden, Warren or Commy Bernie on Xi. That will put them in line. Heck Bernie would probably build a vacation home on the outskirts of Bejing. The Chicomms are his kind of people







Amerigirl, I have an in law who is a farmer and he grows Soybeans. He isnt making the money that he has in the past but hes doing ok. And I dont mind my tax dollars subsidizing farmers during this trade war



Something has to happen to get China in line



This trade war doesnt effect you. I'm sure you go to bed at night worrying about the American farmer. Yea, right, If anyone believes that I have a bridge in New York to seek you.



You just hate Trump, it doesnt matter what he does, you just hate him.









Chris McHale

amerigirl - I hope you understand that those camps were established by the previous administration. I agreed with them then and I agree with them now.







I also remind you that the US Goverment, federal, state and local have separated child from thier parents on many occassions where the parents are arrested for a crime. I thought you would prefer equal treatment.


amerigirl

work try what again? Made my point I guess you can't come up with any facts to contradict them since there aren't any.


amerigirl

Trump's approval rating dipped 5 percentage points in the Midwest heading into the latest escalation of the U.S. trade war with China, that is this month. Trump’s approval among voters in the Midwest dropped to 39 percent not even half! He is destroying them with his ethanol policy, trade wars etc.


Chris McHale

Another rambling that fails to use the word illegal once. It would be similar to me complaining about LCSO locking people up for driving. It is it important to include the words "while intoxicated" so as to avoid misleading people.


amerigirl

We have an immigration policy that allows people to seek sanction here, they are not illegal.


workhardgetahead

They are illegal if they didnt come lawfully.



It would be like someone you dont know coming into your house in the middle of the night and when you woke up they were living in your living room and wouldn't leave.


amerigirl

Workhard. If trump had not violated immigrants’ rights to due process that problem wouldn’t even exist. As per Politico: According to interviews with judges, lawyers and court staff, many of the moves by the administration—designed to accelerate the courts and eliminate policies from President Barack Obama—have slowed them even more, making it harder for judges to move cases efficiently, extending processing times and compounding a nationwide backlog that has grown by 68 percent under President Trump to nearly 877,000 cases.


Chris McHale

Yes there are legal ways to apply for asylum here. I have no issue with those folks. It is the ones that pay drug cartels to sneak them in or the ones that come on a Visa and don't leave when obligated. Similar to the difference between tax reduction and 5ax avoidance. One is legal the other not so much.


amerigirl

Chris, trump also created new camps. Remember the one he stuck in the desert? The only time Obama used fencing was during a spike in which more than 52,000 children came and most were unaccompanied. They couldn’t just put a 7 year old out on the streets of Texas. They were used to separate people by gender and age until they were released or transferred to HHS’s care children were only supposed to be kept in those facilities for 72 hours before being transferred to the care of the HHS. Trump holds them and is trying to make it legal to hold them indefinitely. During the Obama administration they asked for money for the care of the children and that money went to their care. Trump only wants money for his wall. US Government, federal, state and local have separated child from their parents on rare occasions and only when there was no other choice. Trump has tried to steer the blame toward the previous administration, saying former President Barack Obama initiated the policy of separating those children from their caregivers, even though fact checkers have consistently found that claim to be false. According to FactCheck.org, "previous administrations did not have a blanket policy to prosecute parents and separate them from their children." It was after the Trump administration announced its "zero-tolerance" immigration policy in April 2018, in which everyone who illegally entered the U.S. was referred for criminal prosecution, that thousands of migrant children were separated from their parents.


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