Monday, January 30, 2017

Let's talk facts and opinions with immigration

Fact: Obama did the same thing Trump is doing in 2011 with the list of countries that the Obama administration created. There are minor differences but nothing major. This is only for 90 days to get together a better security system. This isn't about hate - it's about security.

Opinion: I can't help but to be very annoyed by all the misinformation and twisted facts.  People that do not like Trump are using every single order he does as a way to protest and make a big deal without understanding.  I have a feeling that many of these protesters don't even know what the order is all about. I think they're protesting just because it's against Trump without even understanding why.  If people would calm down, read multiple news sites, listen to interviews and news confrences then the hysteria would disappear.

I also believe that Obama praising the protesters is completely unprofessional.  He did about the same thing that Trump is doing just by a different title.

Obviously, people couldn't be warned or the country would flood with people meant to do harm. I'm really sad to see that people are complaining that he is signing executive orders and actually protecting our safety, small businesses and unborn babies. Trump is actually working and doing exactly what he planned to do.  He won because people wanted a safer country, affordable health care and a change in policy.

Yes, people protested when Obama won, but not to this degree.  Protest is fine but blocking streets and not being informed correctly is causing more of a problem.

It's okay to admit Trump might be correct on certain issues.  Please stop spreading hate, lies and acting crazy unless you really understand the facts.  This is not okay to see constant put downs about our President and complete disrespect.  It's getting old and people are tired of the hate (and the hate is certainly not coming from Trump.)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

I'm a woman who has a disability and voted for Trump

I'm a definite minority in so many ways on a daily basis.  But when it comes to politics, I'm seen as a minority even within the disability community. I'm a woman who has cerebral palsy, and I am pleased that Donald Trump won the election. In fact, I'm thrilled about the inauguration while most of my friends with disabilities are disappointed. I'm confused why there is a disconnect in our reasonings, but I will continue educating others why I disagree with them.

For those who know me, they know that I'm a  fan of truth and facts. I don't usually use my emotions on important issues to make decisions. I like facts and statistics so I'm educated and can form an educated decision. On the contrary , the mainstream media has always been swayed to give their information from only one point of view.  Back when I went to high school during the early nineties, I first noticed faulty journalism when they were negative on everything a conservative said or did.

Every story has at least two perspectives, but most news outlets only tell you one side  with their skewed point of view.  Trump has called the mainstream media out for their false journalism and one sided views.  For this reason, I agree with Trump.

I'm also proud to say that I am a single issue voter because the issue is that important- especially as someone who has a disability.  I am against abortion, and I fight for the right that every human being has a right to life. Most of my friends with disabilities don't see abortion as an important issue and believe that it's a valid choice. 

As someone with a disability, I'm outraged that one in every three babies are aborted based on a  disability.  This means that if a baby is missing a hand, they can be aborted. Babies with Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, dwarfism and spina bifida hardly have a chance to be born due to abortion.  Pregnant women are pressured into genetic testing.  If a test leans to the baby having a disability,  mothers are guilted into aborting the baby. 

The numbers of babies with disabilities being aborted are horrifying. Yet most people with disabilities choose to ignore the facts.  Yes, a woman carries the baby within her body, but that doesn't mean the baby is worthless. The baby is a separate individual that has his or her own destiny. With greater technology, we can see the unborn baby in ways we couldn't see before. 

The argument that the baby is a clump of cells is proven to be false by an ultrasound. I agree with Trump that abortion is wrong to do for any reason, but especially aborting based on gender and disabilities. Why do I seem so alone on this issue? Why aren't more people with disabilities outraged? Having a disability doesn't make our lives less meaningful, but it makes our lives more beautiful.

Lastly, I don't believe Trump made fun of a reporter who has a disability.  I researched and saw Trump had made the exact same movements when talking about any reporter that he wasn't fond of for not being factual.  I actually thought it was interesting that other people with disabilities were angry over that, but was fine with Clinton saying abortion was okay for disabled babies.  I really do not understand.

I don't agree with everything Trump has done or said. However, the alternative doesn't even believe many of us with disabilities should be alive. So now, I'm hopeful about our future of our country.  I don't think we are going backwards but we are moving forward as a country based on facts instead of fiction. A country that respects the dignity of life from any stage and any disability.  I hope one day that I'm not a minority on these issues but I'll be a majority.