Why I'm Terrified Of A Trump Presidency

Why I'm Terrified Of A Trump Presidency

Everyone has the right to their own opinion.
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Anyone who knows me knows that I am vehemently against Donald Trump. In fact, I'm genuinely terrified of what this country will become if he is elected president. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and to vote for whoever they want, but I'm going to tell you my reasons for being against a Trump presidency.

The Wall

In order to get Mexico to pay for the wall, he is planning on "compelling" them to pay for it by threatening them with a new financial regulation, preventing undocumented immigrants from sending money back to their families in Mexico. Do we really want a president who will threaten another country to get what they want?

Second Amendment

In 2015 alone, there were 372 mass shootings in the United States. If the amount of shootings is more than the amount of days in a year, I believe that's saying something about our gun regulations. My personal view on the second amendment is that is was created when we were in a time of war. People literally needed the weapons in case their home or town came under attack. Our country is not a war zone, so we don't need weapons -- and we definitely do not need automatic weapons. Trump wants to create a national right to carry and ensure that the government does not regulate what kind of firearms people own.

Immigration Policies

Trump wants to send undocumented immigrants back to their home country. What he does not seem to realize is that the country relies on them for our agriculture. Without immigrants, there will be no produce. Immigrants are not taking jobs from natural born citizens -- they are taking jobs no one else wants.

In addition to this, he wants to remove Obama's executive orders DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) and DAPA (deferred action for parents of Americans) that are keeping families together.

Trump also seems to believe that the current requirements to become a refugee in the United States are not strict enough. The refugee applicant is investigated by the Consular Lookout and Support System Database, the Federal Bureau of Investigation database and the National Counterterrorism Database, to name a few. The refugee must pass all of the required security checks before their application is able to receive final approval.

He is Racist

The fact that he wants to ban Muslims from entering the United States from certain countries is ridiculous.

His General Lack of Experience

Trump is not educated in politics. He thinks being politically correct takes up too much time and effort and stops us from getting anything done. He has a lot of ideas, but not many plans or know-how to back them up. It is likely that foreign leaders will no longer respect the United States as a country if Trump is elected. Furthermore, he believes that he can do this all himself. He does not believe he needs advisors. And finally, he is disrespectful to our soldiers. A Trump presidency is not the kind of presidency this country needs.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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Supporting Late-Term Abortion Is Actually The Opposite Of Feminism

Feminism is about gender equality and women supporting women- so shouldn't we support the unborn women of tomorrow?

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Before you read this, if you are someone who feels strongly that abortions are the "right" choice and that supporting late-term abortions is a step for woman anywhere, I do not suggest you read this article. However, I do want to write that I support conditional abortions- situations where the birth can kill the mother or where conception occurred because of rape. If someone rapes you, that is not okay by any means, and a baby conceived of rape can be terminated by the mother to avoid PTSD, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and any other mental health diagnoses. Of course, if a woman can bring a baby into the world to keep or give up for adoption, even if it was the product of rape, she should seek life for the innocent child rather than death. And what a rape victim chooses to do is neither here nor there- and it damn well is not anyone else's business.

So why should it be my business (or anyone's) if women have late-term abortions? Agreeing to murder out of convenience should not be societally accepted as okay. When the law passed in New York for late-term abortions, I did not picture 39-week pregnant women rushing to Planned Parenthood to abort their child because they got cold feet. I highly doubt that is the exact scenario for which the law went into effect for, and that was more so intended for women who did not realize they were pregnant and missed the time period to get a legal abortion.

Not that I support early-term abortion, because all abortion is the same regardless of when it happens during the pregnancy. Killing someone sooner rather than later does not make it less worse.

Excuses about how women are not ready to be mothers, do not have the financial means, would ruin their futures, they would get kicked out, lose their bodies, etc. are just that- excuses. Carrying a child for nine months might be an inconvenience, but killing someone will be on your conscience forever. If murders pleaded their motives to police as a way to justify what they did (excluding self-defense), what difference is it if a woman kills her unborn child?

Planned Parenthood might be taboo and have a stigma attached to it, but it does so much more than kill babies. Planned Parenthood is a place where girls can go to see OB/GYNO, get birth control, and learn about safe sex, protection, STDs, etc. Instead of stigmatizing it, young women should be encouraged to go to this institution for woman and feminism. Let high school health classes plan field trips there so that everyone becomes more educated on female health (boys included!). Female health education is very limited, especially in school, and many women feel that an abortion is their only way out, however, it's not. By becoming more educated, the rate of teen pregnancies can go down, as well as the need for abortions. Women educating other women should be the goal of Planned Parenthood, and abortions should be reserved for those who got raped or whose pregnancy cause death, health complications, etc.

Abortion might be giving women a choice- but who is giving the unborn babies a choice?

And of course the only way to 100% prevent pregnancy is abstinence, and if that is your choice then good for you, and if you choose to have sexual intercourse, good for you too. Be safe. No slut shaming here. Women need to continue supporting other women, regardless of their sex life. Women who have abortions are not "whores" and should not be labeled as such- they are just people whose biology reacted to another person's biology.

If you truly do not want to have a baby, please please please give it up for adoption and do not kill it. It did nothing wrong, and yeah, it might be a little inconvenient to be pregnant, especially if you are in school, but there are hundreds of thousands of people that would love nothing more than to raise your baby. Be a woman supporting other woman and give the gift of motherhood.

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