My City Isn't In Carnage: A Response To President Trump
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

My City Isn't In Carnage: A Response To President Trump

"I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work." - Michael Douglas

My City Isn't In Carnage: A Response To President Trump

Recently, President Donald J. Trump threatened the city of Chicago with the F.B.I. He claims that due to our history of violence, our city is total "carnage". He even claimed that there was a shooting on the day of his inauguration. However, representatives from the Chicago Police Department confirmed that there were no shootings at all on the day of the inauguration. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been fighting Trump's emphasis of bringing the Feds to Chicago.

As a Chicago native, I can assure President Trump, that yes, our city does have a history of violence. At one point we were considered to be the murder capital. However, violence doesn't only take place in Chicago, much less in urban environments. Violence is everywhere; in the largest of cities and smallest of towns. Not one place is safe.

If Trump was so concerned about urban violence, then he would stop making plans to fund that stupid wall, and make plans to fund programs to help keep people off the street, and help people get out of poverty. That money for that stupid wall can go towards after school programs that can keep kids off the street while teaching them about the arts. That money for that stupid wall can go towards government programs to help levitate the stresses of low-income families.

So President Trump, Chicago doesn't need for you to enforce Marshall Law on us. We need our Mayor to help fight your ignorance, and keep our city safe, and keep our city a sanctuary city. We Chicagoans are tough, and we won't go down without a fight.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments