Author: Reid Hansen

“Illegal”: A Word Often Overlooked

Immigration is probably the most significant historical foundation that the United States of America was founded on. Immigration means change. It signifies a fresh start and a new opportunity in the free world to pursue the American dream. That is why generation after generation has made the brave journey to our country. When Ellis Island was used as an immigration gateway in 1892, there were slightly over half a million immigrants entering the United States at the time, according to The Department of Homeland Security. In 2015, that number doubled, showing that legal immigration is an even bigger part of...

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The “Trump” Nobody is Talking About

The media is very picky. Depending on the network, certain news stories are presented as they occur or are twisted for a headline that best aligns with the networks’ views. Both sides of the political spectrum are to blame as Fox News tends to be more conservative and CNN and MSNBC tend to be more liberal. Because of this disruptive behavior, popular liberal media has neglected to show the most recent tolerant actions and orders of President Trump. The main focus is to continue the degradation of the president. February 27th: An executive order from the president’s desk is signed to...

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“Agreeing to Disagree” is Lazy

The political season is over but the deep polarization of political ideology continues on. So we as a society continue to argue with one another because of it. I have done it, you have done it, we have all done it at some point. We argue on Facebook, Twitter, on our campuses, and especially at the Thanksgiving dinner table every year. At what point, however, will we stop using the phrase “let’s just agree to disagree” and come up with potential solutions, find a common ground, and build a sense of unity again? The American political divide isn’t just amongst peers, family, and...

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The “I” in Liberal stands for Intolerance

The United States welcomes the art of disagreement, debate, and opinionated thinking. Our founding fathers disagreed during the Revolution and debated during the drafting of the Constitution, and their descendants have been opinionated ever since then. But when debates become less about listening and more about talking, that is when the art form dies. Ever since the election and inauguration of Donald J. Trump, the nation has been more divided than ever. Our communication with those with different opinions has been corrupted. When the left cries “bigotry” at every opinion not in line with theirs, that is where the divide...

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