An Offended Millennial's Honest Response to Trump's 2018 #SOTU
"We all share the same home, the same heart, the same destiny, and the same great American flag."
Which flag are you referring to, exactly? Because I certainly do not share the racist Don't Tread on Me and Confederate flags your supporters wave and idolize as much as, dare I say more so, than the US flag itself.
"Tonight, I am calling on the Congress to finally close the deadly loopholes that have allowed MS-13, and other criminals, to break into our country."
And what are you calling on Congress to do about the criminals that are born and bred in the USA? You know, the domestic, white male terrorists responsible for the Las Vegas mass shooting, the Charlottesville white supremacist march, the Sutherland Springs mass shooting, and other extreme and fatal acts of violence, most surrounding lack of adequate gun control legislation?
"To speed access to breakthrough cures and affordable generic drugs, last year the FDA approved more new and generic drugs and medical devices than ever before in our history"
So, what are we doing to promote drug prevention? How are we decreasing the percentage of overweight Americans so we can REDUCE the amount of medicine for weight-related illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, etc? Reduce the amount of disability-related unemployment? Reduce the amount of opioid addiction?
"We must get much tougher on drug dealers and pushers if we are going to succeed in stopping this scourge."
Which drug dealers are you referring to, exactly? How about getting tougher on MDs so we don't have 71 opioid prescriptions per 100 people as our normal?
"....This year we will embark on reforming our prisons to help former inmates who have served their time get a second chance."
How? Can you give us a single example of a policy change you are committed to enacting that will help former inmates escape the prison industrial complex? How about we start by giving former inmates voting rights so they can TRULY have a voice and get the second chance they deserve?
"Around the world, we face rogue regimes, terrorist groups, and rivals like China and Russia that challenge our interests, our economy, and our values."
Russia...rivals...really? So why has the FBI inquiry into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election been given a second memo that independently set out some of the same dossier allegations? Why had the bureau already received information raising concerns about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia as early as September 2016? And why are you so keen on dismantling the trust your voter base has in the FBI?
Yeah, it's a boring official meeting filled with platitudes and propaganda, but it's IMPORTANT. So, if you didn't watch it last night, at least read the full SOTU transcript here.