My animation is based off of a story called Bluebeard. The story revolves around a rich man who is being controlled by his brother to take many wives and kill them when he is done. When he takes one girl s
Dear Ruben, Your post was really entreating because of the perspective you put on the book. You made it feel like I was reading a really short version of the book. For such a small amount it put a lot of perspective on me to read this book. It sounds like a book that I would be interested in and it seems you are too. I like how you did not…[Read more]
Dear Zach, I am intrigued by your post “Why democracy is a failed experiment” because I do not really agree with your ideas but you made a very good argument that I would like to have a chance to argue against. This is a topic that I can understand your point of view but do not agree with it. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was “Ho…[Read more]
Many people believe that Trump should not be president because of his out of the box thinking and his quick temper but they are wrong. He knows many things about being a leader as he is the leader of a giant
Although I am inclined to agree with your complaints about the personality of our president, Donald Trump, continuing to bash him will not help the country. Instead of debating his personality and the validity of sensationalism media surrounding him, I would recommend we discuss how to best help him help our country.
Because of some of the traits Ronald mentioned – President Trump is willing to move anyone out of his way to get what he wants, his leadership experience with his business – he may be a difficult president to work with, but he is what the electoral college chose. If he builds his presidency around undoing the past work of Democrats, and the next Democratic president moves to undo the work of Republicans, we will never move forward as a country. As such, we need to stop focusing on personality traits and start focusing on projects – and not just debating a party’s hard-line responses, but actually engaging research and studies to prove that whatever new bill coming through isn’t just a partisan piece of legislature but is backed by some of the most intelligent people of the modern age, with confidence that it will improve our country.
Finally, your last statement is crude, and not at all welcoming to further conversation. Remember, argument and debate is not about “winning” or “losing”, it is intended to move something forward. And in this case, let’s try to move forward our understanding of how to help our government help us.
I like your poem about Donald Trump because you gave good statements on why he is the right person to be the U.S president. A lot of people ignore all the stuff you said and focus on what he tweets. Or just call him a racist. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was “All his life he has been in business and in that time he has struck hundreds of deals”. I thinks its a great point ignored by many. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it is always good to read from different perspective to expand your view on the world and not be a prejudice.
Don’t worry about all the hate, Trump is saving our country and will continue to do so for the next 6 years. People can hate him, but that makes his supporters love him even more. Keep America Great in 2020
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