• Next cross country meet will be tomorrow, October 5

  • They won 2-1 in overtime against Topeka Hayden earlier this week Monday

  • The BHS soccer team tied with Basehor-Linwood, Varsity lost 3-1 and JV won 2-1

Unlike Trump’s hats, one size does not fit all

Kayla Mountain, BHS Journalism

The most controversial topic of the year just escalated to a new level as Donald Trump was elected president of the United States in a shocking defeat over Hillary Clinton. While many people are excited for the new president, many people are devastated that Clinton lost. While Trump and his supporters deserve respect and an open mind, I am personally disappointed about her loss and very upset with the outcome of the election.

Many of Clinton’s supporters do not think Trump has enough experience in politics to run the nation. While some think that having a businessman will bring a fresh start to the legislative branch, it is clear he has no clue what he is doing. He has no experience or training that will help him in office. I think it is quite unfair that Clinton has devoted her life to politics and improving our nation, even with only small amounts of power, and yet falls short to a man who has spent his life to building casinos and only gaining profit.

The media and several politicians have been on Trump’s tail for incredibly racist, misogynistic, and prejudice comments toward many groups of people. After generalizing Mexican people as rapists, stereotyping Syrians as terrorists, and the shocking comments on how he treats women show that he has no respect for many Americans. “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists,” Trump said in an interview regarding the immigration of Mexican immigrants. This is a single example of how he treats people of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds that could potentially “threaten” other Americans.

Many of his views and promises after being elected have been changed or modified, leaving people wondering his true intentions. After being elected, many of his views and stances about Syrian refugees on his campaign website have been deleted. “I’m very good at this, it’s called construction; there could be some fencing,” Trump said to the press. He has also changed his ideas about the wall he plans to build, and has lowered the standard to a fence. He is understaffed because he was unprepared to hire many White House workers that will leave when Obama’s term ends.

Lastly, I personally do not agree with Trump on many of his issues. For example, I do not agree with his decision on abortion. I think that it is the woman’s right to have a child, not the government’s. Women may continue to find ways to have an abortion illegally or using dangerous methods that could put the mother at risk. Another thing I do not agree with his negative stance on LGBT communities. It is the people’s choice to decide who they love and not Donald Trump’s. Lastly, we know Obamacare is not perfect, but he plans to repeal Obamacare to create essentially the same thing called Health Savings Account. He claims Obamacare has provided no good to Americans, but it has provided affordable healthcare to millions of people, and he is practically creating the same thing.

While Donald Trump has not the best candidate in my eyes, he and his supporters deserve respect and an open mind, while I ask for the same respect in return.

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