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The Trump Administration

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I guess that's the disconnect we're having. I don't think I'm praising Donald Trump; I'm just glad to see things moving in a way I support. I've given up on seeing someone I admire in the role of President, to be honest. At this point, I've become worn down enough in the field of politics to believe that the only victories I'll ever see are going to be via pragmatism. Heck, before the election, I made it clear that I was voting for him because there was at least a chance he'd govern in a good way. Presidential elections have been nothing but pragmatism for me as long as I've been old enough to vote.

Trump's Supreme Court nominee list is apparently very good. Since, at this point, we're basically governed by the Supreme Court, I think that's a victory. 10 years from now, when Trump is out of office, maybe two or three solid conservatives might be on the bench. That feels like a win, since the left will otherwise use a majority on the Supreme Court to strike down laws they don't like, regardless of the will of the people, as they've already been happy to do.

I dunno. I guess it's just annoying to me that we all gave Barack Obama a chance, even knowing up front that his opinions were disagreeable, and we tried to support him in the beginning. Donald Trump gets no such goodwill around here, and it bugs me a little. I'm praying for Trump in the same way I prayed for Obama, and trying to give him a shot. And when he advances a cause I support, I'm happy to hear about it. What can I say?
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Aaaaaaaaaaaand Trump signs executive orders on immigration, demonstrating why executive orders are terrible.

That didn't take long. Families from overseas visiting their American family members have literally been turned back at airports into the U.S. Foreign students in the States visiting families overseas are now blocked from returning. Clearly, Trump and his strategists either did not think about the actual human cost of making such a sweeping move so quickly or they just didn't care. I get the call for increased security and the need for vetting refugees but this is obviously taking things way too far! And this kind of thing happening so early in his presidency is, frankly, scary stuff. This unpredictability and being prone to such huge overreactions is why I couldn't vote for him, even against someone like Hillary Clinton.

And this wall scheme is ridiculous. I had hoped he would back down on it, but instead he's doubling down on it. Our biggest illegal immigration problem is people in the country legally overstaying their visas, and if we make even legal border crossing so incredibly difficult, those who are already here are going to be far less likely to risk going back. Meanwhile we turn the land of opportunity into some kind of fortress and we the people end up picking up the tab (because the whole "Mexico will pay for it" thing just isn't going to happen; even if they do chip in, they'll likely find a way to get us to compensate them).

We're only ten days in.
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Dr. Russell Moore, head of the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has written a letter to the president regarding this latest executive order. The concerns Moore raises are those all believers should take to heart:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act ... a9568438f9
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whitehouse.gov changed the wording of the Bill of Rights.

1. They claim the "God-given, inalienable human rights" apply to citizens only.
2. They deliberately stated that the 2nd Amendment "gives" rights... not protects God given rights.

But hey, this is 2017, so words don't matter!

https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/constitution

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Yup, this seems like a very strong pick. Granted Eisenhower thought Warren was a good pick too and then lamented the choice, saying "it was the worst decision of my life". Here's hoping we have someone akin to Scalia (I'd prefer someone akin to Thomas).

One thing that's important to remember, something I learned about way back in 5th grade... political capital. The president builds up his political capital with popular things so that he can expend that capital on unpopular things. Trump understands this principle, being a business man... and he's built up very sizable political capital, and it's only week 2. We have 4 long years to go...
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There's no doubting that Trump is getting even more stupid than we could have imagined with this tweets. He's sounding very bad and needs to stop like now.


Then again. It's interesting that the fake news attacks on Trump are getting just as crazy. For example, yesterday (Feb 01), the Associated Press and Washington Post both were busted claiming Trump threatened to virtually invade Mexico.

Sober minds in the media countered with quotes from both leaders:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 58526.html

http://thehill.com/policy/international ... oops-would

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 ... sreported/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... r-us-might
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