Dear President-Elect Donald J. Trump,
First off I wanted to say congratulations. Early in your presidential race (2015), you were a 1% favorite to win the Republican nomination, and now you will become the 45th President of the United States of America. A true accomplishment for a man with zero political experience previously.
Your election, I believe, says a lot about the state of the country right now. I believe that the country has asked for change from the standard politician in hopes that a break from the status quo will provoke true change and not promised change. You have preached change throughout the election process, and America has listened. Americans have heard this from politicians before though, so do not disappoint us.
You enter the presidency with some tough questions to answer. The first is how will you slow the growing national debt? Will your business savvy background be enough to produce the first budget surplus since President Clinton? Like that budget you will have a Republican majority in the House and Senate, so history will be on your side at least.
How will you answer the growing possibility of additional states? Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico both passed legislature amongst their citizens to become states. Washington D.C. previously attempted to become a state without the support of the city voters, but this time they do. On the other hand, Puerto Rico has the support of their new elected Governor not just the Puerto Rican citizens unlike previous attempts.
How will you address the legalization of marijuana: recreational or medicinal? The increasing group of states passing these laws is no longer just a west coast movement as east coast states have begun to pass laws as well. A lot of unsecured and untaxed money being thrown around. This will need to be addressed in your tenure.
How will you address foreign policy with the increasing threat of terrorism domestic and abroad? As an American citizen I feel safer here than anywhere else, but 9/11 and other attacks are proof that no country is 100% safe. Freedom isn’t free and should be treated as such. The safety of the U.S. citizens is in your hands. We will never know every decision made in regards to this, but know that our safety should be in the forefront of your mind.
Who will you choose to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia? This decision will likely impact Supreme Court decisions for years to come. A decision that would give one party (Republican or Democrat) a simple majority. A decision that not only effects the Supreme Court, but your ability to create the bipartisanship amongst parties you would like. A slap in the face to your own party and you are in for a long tenure with a Republican majority in the House and Senate. On the other hand, if you don’t give the Democrats a little, they may not be willing to help on other matters.
Lastly, this one is more of a request than a question. I strongly encourage you to create a bipartisanship that forces the elected to voice their own opinions or opinions of their constituents, and not of a given party. This country is the greatest country in the world and should not be bogged down by the views of a select few. I am sure you have seen this in your own business. Not every great idea probably came from you or your upper management, but sometimes the ordinary American citizen. An American citizen, like myself, who voices their own opinions freely in a manner that strikes up conversation amongst the topics previously discussed and many others. Your promises of bipartisanship resonated with the American citizens and it got you in the position you are today. Now, make our views resonate with you and bring together this country.
The possibility for change is the reason why I am excited for the future of America. A future that lies in your hands, and if we truly are going to Make America Great Again it’s going to start with you.
A United States Citizen