Dear Mr. Trump,
I have one word to share with you that if used as a root instrument, would solve the majority of the world’s problems. That word...love. We live in a world where many are looked down upon and treated less than based on the color of their skin, or where they’re from, or who they fall in love with. What should be looked at is what is in the heart. We are all equal, and should be treated as such.
You tell other countries what they are going to do or else, and honestly, it’s laughable. You’ve told a country that there is to be a wall built around it, and that they not only have to live with it, but they have to pay for it as well. Business and homes have been raided. Families have been broken apart. Scars from those encounters will remain with the victims for life. Granted, there is a proper way to come to our country, and those measures should be taken to make it legal, but instead of treating all as criminals, we should work with them in order for them to take the proper steps. Our country was originated as a place for people to come from all walks of life, we wouldn’t be what we are today otherwise.
We live in a country where right now, there are many people doing without the proper medications and medical care needed, myself included. So many die because they can’t afford the help that they need. I have read stories of people who try to settle on cheaper knock off medications that they desperately need, but due to watered down ingredients, they often pay with their lives. An inpatient trip to the hospital and a ride in an ambulance costs about the same as a new car. It is scary enough to be put in a position where you are fighting for your life, but then to spend the rest of your life worrying about how to pay for it. It’s as though in a way, we are punished for living, and that shouldn’t be. Many other countries offer free health care, we should as well, or at least make it more doable for the typical working American.
Today, education consists mainly of one thing, a state test grade given at the end of the year. An entire school year is based on preparing American students for those tests. It’s all a race to put our students ahead of those in other countries such as China. There’s only one problem with this practice Mr. Trump, it keeps them from just enjoying their childhoods. Extracurricular activities such as art, music, and recess have been put on the back burner for math and reading grades. Now granted, math and reading are extremely important, but if a child loses touch with their creative sides, they lose touch with who they are as a person, and to me, it doesn’t seem like it’s worth it.
We should take a moment and stop looking to other countries and what they are doing and what they shouldn’t be doing. We need to look at ourselves. Innocent people are killed everyday. Somebody is mistreated and feel there is no way out and decide to take a gun to school or work, or decide to hurt themselves. Children are committing suicide younger then ever before. We need to look at the factors that are causing these changes, and find a way to combat them. When people are losing their lives, something has to be done. There needs to be more help available, more resources, not only for the people who are going through it, as well as the people who love them. So many times the friends and family doesn’t see the warning signs until it’s too late. They spend the rest of their lives thinking about what they could have done differently.
In the end, it’s all about respect. I’m sure you have worked very hard to strive for respect in your business endeavors, to be taken seriously. That’s what we all want. Why is it so hard to get? In order to gain respect, we must give respect. We are trying to tell other countries what to do when we are fighting among ourselves. I think you will agree that that is not a realistic expectation. In order to even begin to try to solve the world’s problems, we must first try to fix our own.
I know you may not hear me. I’m just one voice, but it’s a voice that deserves to be heard. I wish you the best in the remainder of your time in office. Hopefully in the end, we will find ourselves in a better place than what we were before. However, I think we can all agree we still have a long way to go. Thank you.
P.S. You may also want to work on taking better pictures, it would help how you present yourselves to others.