Peri V. Illinois

Where's America's Greatness?

America used to be the nation where many countries look up to for admiration so why should we be change it so that it's no longer appealing to others. So how can our nation achieve greatness again without using ideas that'll hurt or anger others?

Dear Mr. Trump,

America is known as the Land of the Free since we’re diverse due to many ethnicity living here in which helps this country earning its title along with many other examples like the right to bear arms, freedom speech and the fact we the people elect our president. Not all countries can do that since they have their own regulations or traditions that they cannot break or there are people who are struggling to make their country like ours since we’re like a role model to them. Though are we really deserving to have the title ‘Land of the Free’? Ever since the election between you and Hillary Clinton, we saw the hidden side of people’s true nature that say they don’t want illegal immigrants here because they’re causing all of these problems in America. I want you to know that I do want America to be a united nation, but as a diverse country who supports and respects each other so I rather have you not say words of corruptible change, but words of unity and acceptance to show that you’re loving your people.

I know you have ideas to do as president, but before you act than stop and think for a bit, that some time to process what you’re trying to do and think the pros and cons about the effect of your action. You can’t just immediately rush in to do whatever you want, all decisions have consequences whether good or bad for example when you claimed that you’ll deport 2 to 3 million illegal immigrants from the United States whether they’re guilty of crimes or not. Also when you said, “I will build a great wall and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me - and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.” This is causing a start of big tensions in America between those who agree with your ideals and those who are convinced that you’re trying to bring harm to all in emotional and mental way.

For what you have said/claimed, people are starting to believe, all you want to do is create chaos and it's starting to make people riot along with writing horrible things about you from cruel to gruesome levels. Many are starting to fear you or be angry with your decisions of trying to rid of immigrants and changing some systems of America than it was beforehand. People who are rioting have signs of pleading to keep immigrants in America or threatening him to back down or else gruesome things will happen to him if he keeps making poor decisions. These are the consequences that you weren’t well aware of and you shouldn't really ignored due to the high tension that is arising and it could you physically and America emotionally to be wreckage.

You need to realize what is happening to our nation that use to be united and admired by many to be a great country and now with it’s new occurring issues, it is tearing apart like the Civil War was back then with the North and South. It’s best if we try to act together despite our differences and face choices as a union so please make everyone realize the wrong of right now of judging others by the color of their skin and beliefs, it’s not who we are as a community. I want you to make America great again by putting our differences aside and help those in need of help to get back on the path of success that they miss by certain events that put them down because your words give us reactions of life, hope or loss in which develop into strong emotions to cause us to do actions that have some consequences. We want people in America to show that we are the ‘Land of Free’ who have rights for everyone that causes this nation to be great.

Your words or decisions have a cause and effect impact towards others to have their own, to create a chain whether it’s ethical or not that spreads towards others, but rather let's make it a butterfly effect to show America is amazing and to see if others realize their own consequences of taking action before coming up with a well planned strategy.

Metea Valley High School

English 2, Period 7

Mr. Page's very-totally-awesome 7th period English 2 class at Metea Valley High School in Aurora, IL.

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