It is a big disappointment to many that after President Donald Trump took over from the administration of President Barack Obama, we now see the United States moving on the wrong track.
Now entering his third year as POTUS, Trump’s second State of the Union Address was postponed due to the government shutdown that temporarily ended last week. At issue after the Democrats won the majority during last November’s mid-term election is Trump’s insistence to build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. House speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic majority would not give in to Trump’s wishes to use the tax money to build the wall.
It is interesting to note that the result of a recently held survey on the state of affairs under Trump does not bode well for him and the nation. The survey shows that majority of Americans believe that the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction under Trump.
A whopping 63 percent believe that the country is on the wrong track while only 28 percent of respondents believed that the U.S. is headed in the right direction.
When respondents were asked to sum up their feelings on the state of the nation, the answers given included these words: “wrong track,” “disarray,” “turmoil,” “polarized,” “concerned,” “shambles” and “declining.”
In other words, people are expressing a grimmer picture of the nation under a president who has been parroting the line “Make America Great Again” or MAGA so frequently these days.
No U.S. president has ever made the promise of building a concrete wall on the border and not even the citizens of border states like California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas are demandingfor a wall to be built.
Why does Trump insist on keeping his promise to his electoral base about building a wall at the border?
Does he really believe that a border wall is the solution to the broken immigration system and broken immigration laws of the United States?
Since the traumatic terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, homeland security has been the top priority of the U.S. government. The “rise” of the administration of President George W. Bush was attributed to his cornerstone policy of “war on terror” and that terrorism could only be defeated by armed response, hence his solution to terrorism was by going to war.
For Trump, he propelled his presidential ambition throughthe use of strong anti-immigrant rhetoric and he painted and blamed undocumented immigrants for almost everything that ails the U.S.— stating that they contribute to the decline of the once-upon-a-time great nation known as the United States of America.
The biggest fantasy solution of all that Trump offered to the broken immigration system and laws of the U.S. is to build the “great wall”— offering it as a “simple solution” to the immigration issues facing the U.S. Unfortunately, many Americans during the last presidential election believed him and the fantasy solution that he offered and presented.
The nation is in the wrong track. This is the opinion of majority of Americans and perhaps even the people around the world. I stillhope that many of Trump’s diehard supporters and followers who still believe in building the border wall will wake-up and realize this fact.
It is never too late to realign and to find the righttrack.
Jojo Liangco is an attorney with the Law Offices of Amancio M. Liangco Jr. in San Francisco, California. His practice is in the areas of immigration, family law, personal injury, civil litigation, business law, bankruptcy, DUI cases, criminal defense and traffic court cases. Please send your comments to Jojo Liangco, c/o Law Offices of Amancio “Jojo” Liangco, 605 Market Street, Suite 605, San Francisco, CA 94105 or you can call him (415) 974-5336. You can also visit Jojo Liangco’s website at www.liangcolaw.com.