10 American Norms, Now, Under Siege
What has always made America great seems to be under siege in many cases at present! Without them, the core of the principles, concepts and ideals that many Americans have taken for granted for generations, fundamentally weakens that nation! Many of Donald Trump's main proponents, from the time of his election campaign to his presidency, seem inspired and motivated by his slogan: Make America great again ! In other words, what required a revolution, a civil war, several changes to the constitution, and thoughtful thinking and planning threatens to be lost forever! In this sense, this article attempts to briefly review, examine, review, and discuss ten American examples standards, who seem to be seriously and aggressively challenged.
1. All men created equal: What is more fundamental to our American system than the concept of equality, liberties, freedoms, and justice for all, regardless of economic status, ethnicity, religion, etc. In the first two years of this government, we have done both, deeds also rhetoric / vitriol, were seriously in contradiction to this principle!
Second Land of the Free: The US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as well as subsequent amendments, focus on certain freedoms, including freedom of speech, press freedom, peaceful protest, etc. Focusing on the South Wall and attempting to blame the press (attribution, etc.), creates a clear and present danger!
Third No man above the law: The most recent investigation by Mueller and the subsequent report were severely restricted by the principle of the Ministry of Justice, and a directive stating that a sitting president can not be charged! The obvious attitude of the President and the statements made show his conviction that he is above the law! If this is permissible, what kind of precedent will he set for future presidents?
4th Women's Rights: In America's short history, women had to fight for the right to vote, control their own bodies, and equal employment opportunities! Recent events clearly indicate that they are under attack!
5th Support for long-term foreign ally: President Trump's rhetoric has disturbed many of our long-term foreign allies because he has several times represented the side of traditional enemies / enemies while opposing / accusing our allies / friends. How can we make this world safer without working with our closest allies?
6th Consumer Protection: A history student recognizes that consumer protection measures were introduced because they were needed to protect ordinary people from the predatory behavior of companies, and so on. Do we really want to return to the time when workers have lost their protection? and consumers had little legal resources against the abuse of certain companies?
7th Environmental Protection: Should not it be the responsibility of every generation to leave the earth with clean air and clean water for future generations? The short-sighted The approach of putting economic profit above environmental protection and denying the existence and the dangers of climate change endangers this!
8th. Balance of power: Our founding fathers have created the principle of balance of power between the three branches of government, the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. Between the accumulation of courts and ignoring Congress & # 39; Subpoenas and executive actions, this is another area we should be concerned about!
9th Safety net: At the beginning of the 20th century, President Franklin Roosevelt recognized the need for a safety net, including social security, Medicare, and later Medicaid. When the Republicans under Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his party used it as an excuse for the big deficits, they created tax reforms in 2017 mainly because of their ill-conceived tax reform, although this is not the case funded by the General Fund, another Group of Americans standards, is challenged!
10th Free press: It should, however, the press & # 39; the responsibility to review their reports before they are published, and there may be a need to clarify some of the defamation laws when the president refers to someone in the press who opposes his behavior, actions, and so on. Enemy of the People, that's just not right or normal!
Wake up, America, because what we experience today is neither normal nor does it support the freedoms, freedoms, justice and principles that have always made this nation so special! Act now or endanger the future!