Trump damaging America, reader counts the ways

The Republican Party controls the executive, legislative and, in reality, the judicial branch. Under the Constitution, the legislative and judicial branches are assigned to keeping the executive branch under control. Apparently, they are afraid of President Trump because they are doing nothing.

Here are just a few examples of Trump’s defiling of America:

DACA: “Deferred action for Childhood Arrival” is a program, initiated by President Obama, allowing certain individuals who had come to the United States illegally, as children, to avoid deportation and obtain work authorizations for two years, subject to renewal. Trump ended the Program on Sept. 5, 2017. Thus there are almost 700,000 people, of good character and contributing value but with an uncertain future.

Zero Tolerance: A program created by the Trump administration, it is aimed primarily at families, escaping from violence, requesting asylum here in America. Trump authorized the separation of thousands of children, some infants, from their families. The courts have directed Trump to reunite the families. Trump doesn’t have a plan to do so.

Trade War: He’s starting one! In the 1930s the last one exacerbated the “Great Depression.” The losers will be the American people.

And two more − withdrawing from Paris Agreement and the Iran nuclear deal, even though the wisdom of both deals was supported by science and our allies.

Richard Metayer


Hide Comments


Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

Protect my future, address climate change

I’m writing because I am very concerned about burning fossil fuels. Did you know that burning fossil fuels increases CO2 and does not keep the air clean, which means that we are breathing dirty air and we can die because of that? Also, as it goes around the atmosphere it increases...

Dubious about cost-saving plan for community colleges

Your editorial, “Reorganizing community college system makes sense,” (April 13), on the proposal for one Connecticut community college might have been more helpful to readers...

From photos to political debate, enjoying The Day

Congratulations to the photo staff for the great photos presented daily in The Day. On April 10, on the front page, was an action photo of a young man running with his horse on Rocky Neck State Beach. So original, it brought thoughts of our precious New England coastline. How...

Investigate plot to bring down a president

The next two years may be two of the most fascinating in American history. Consider news reports that various top government figures appear to be involved in a conspiracy to remove a president from office through illegal means. There is truly an historic investigation, after a two-year...