Author: Gabrielle Temaat

The War in Afghanistan: Is it Endless and Should Congress Control it?

Thousands of Americans have been fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan for 16 years in the longest war in U.S. history. Sadly, there is still no clear end in sight. We’ve lost thousands of soldiers and have seen little progress. In fact, experts believe the Taliban and Islamic terrorist groups have only become stronger. Senators Take Opposing Stands On September 11th, the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Senator Rand Paul announced a new legislative initiative on the wars in the Middle East. He hopes to repeal the AUMF (Authorization for Use of Military Force), which weakens Congress’ power...

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Trump Ends DACA: The Good and the Bad

On Tuesday morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program. Sessions stated, “We are a people of compassion and we are a people of law. But there is nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration laws.” The DACA program, enacted in 2012 by President Obama, allows children who meet several guidelines to request deferred action for a period of two years, which can be renewed. DACA grants legal status to children of illegal immigrants. There are currently 800,000 people utilizing the program. It was put in place by Obama...

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The Media Politicizes Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey struck southeast Texas early this week, and the effects have been devastating. Several people have died, many are injured, and many have lost their homes. This tragic event has catalyzed a sense of unity and charity within our nation. Public figures and people across the nation have provided support and condolences toward the victims of the natural disaster. Several photos of Texans and first responders helping each other and saving lives have gone viral on social media. In a time of significant division, these moments serve as a vital reminder that most Americans are not hateful rioters...

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Should Confederate Statues Remain Standing?

Recently, the mob mentality of the far left has led to the destruction of statues that symbolize our nation’s history. Confederate monuments have been destroyed across the United States. Protesters destroyed the statue of a Confederate soldier in Durham, North Carolina and various other locations. A statue of Abraham Lincoln, who abolished slavery, was ignorantly defaced in Chicago. Destruction of public property is never the right way to make a point. It is legally and morally wrong. Additionally, it presents the criminals in such a way that discredits their authority on the issues anyway. In addition to the criminal...

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Nihilism: “The Great Cancer of Our Time”

The recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia have revealed an inexcusable hatred in our country. Hundreds of white supremacists and neo-Nazis gathered last week to rally and propagate hatred. When aggressive anti-fascists (Antifa) arrived to protest the rally, violence erupted. The Problem with the Media The white supremacists and their rally became far more powerful and damaging to this country than they might have been otherwise, due to the overwhelming amount of media coverage. We should always condemn hatred, but for the event to consume every media outlet for two days only makes the hatred appear more powerful and prevalent than...

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