Conflict, Complacency, and a Nation Divided

So, the election happened. That’s not breaking news at this point, but it’s taken me several days to figure out what I wanted to say, or if I wanted to say anything at all. Hate is flowing like a river out of Democrats and Republicans alike, and I wondered if it might be a better choice to bite my tongue on this particular subject. However, given how much I have already talked about Mr. Trump, I feel that it is only fair that I respond to the results of our election.…

Making America Greater: Trump Rally #2

Last time I was at a Trump rally for a protest, I was on vacation in Orlando. This time, however, I went to protest because Donald Trump came to Tallahassee, leaving hate and anger in his wake. I didn’t know what to expect from Tallahassee, but I knew that it would be nothing like my previous protest in Kissimmee. Tallahassee has all kinds of people – everything from hyper-liberal college students to conservative country boys – and all kinds of political views to match. Tonight, those political views were on…

American Attitudes

I’ll start off today with a hypothetical situation. Let’s say you’re a die-hard Miami Dolphins fan, and you strongly believe that any self-respecting American should feel the same way. You love your team, and you want them to win. On your way to the Dolphins-Patriots game, you see a group of Pats fans standing on a street corner outside the stadium, minding their own business and wearing those ugly Tom Brady jerseys. You already hate the Patriots enough, but this is just too much, so you roll down your window…

Political Correctness vs. The Donald

It seems like saying “political correctness” at the Republican National Convention is akin to cursing. Donald Trump and his followers treat political correctness as if it is the foundation of everything that liberals stand for. Democrats are in the party of thin skin, made-up rules, and crybabies, while the GOP is the party of freedom, honesty, and “tellin’ it like it is”. The issue seems fairly trivial, but it has received a lot of attention from politicians and the general public alike, so it’s time we took a close look…

Don T Rump Returns

Watch Don T Rump’s campaign announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb4m05D_IaY Watch Don T Rump Tackles the Issue of Women’s Rights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGN7GFpb8lw Don T Rump is Back! As some of you may have noticed, I’ve started to make videos recently. After watching a few of Donald Trump’s speeches, I was inspired to create my own completely unrelated character named Donovan Terminator Rump. Don T Rump is a simple man with simple ideals; he doesn’t waste time with political correctness or ethics, he doesn’t tolerate any sort of criticism, and he knows with absolute certainty that he…

Playground Politics

When two groups of children refuse to play together on the playground, we teach them to “play nice” and let go of their petty animosities; it’s a lesson we all learned as we grew up. When two groups of adults refuse to play together in Congress, we call it politics and leave them be. Not Good Listeners George Washington warned us about partisan politics. He warned us that two fiercely divided parties could tear the nation apart, but we didn’t listen. We like to divide ourselves into groups, it seems.…

The Politics of Protecting Americans

It has been over a week since the Orlando tragedy, but the horror of the worst mass shooting in United States history is still fresh on the minds of all Americans. It seems that we all agree that some sort of action should be taken, but that is where our unity ends. As a result of differing beliefs and partisan politics, we find ourselves divided over the two main courses of action that have been proposed – banning Muslim immigrants or banning assault weapons. So, when the split between the…

Radical Islam is a Radical Stereotype

In times like these, we as Americans must band together. We must show the rest of the world that we will not be intimidated, and that we are above the radicalism and hatred that spawns such awful acts of terrorism. I want to believe that we truly are above such hatred, but I can’t. We aren’t. That much was made clear by Donald Trump in his speech on Monday in response to the Orlando massacre; a speech in which he proposed that we ban all Muslim immigrants from entering the…

The Orlando Tragedy: Why We Can No Longer Ignore the Need for Stricter Gun Laws

  Fifty people are dead. Fifty human beings – people with hopes, dreams, and loved ones – are now gone from this world, their lives extinguished by a single man with a gun. For those who are unaware, I am referring to the June 12, 2016 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, where Omar Mateen carried a pistol and assault rifle into the Pulse nightclub and opened fire, killing 50 and wounding at least 53. A single man, armed only with his two guns and his hatred, chose to murder 50…