American Multiculturalism

America is a country viewed as a melting pot of different cultures. It practices multiculturalism where different ethnic groups with distinct culture live harmoniously with each other under the American flag. Unlike territories, culture has no boundaries and therefore easily overlapped or in some cases assimilated.

Constitutional Manifestations of Multiculturalism

1. Federalism

With this structure of government, each of those independent states has the potential of retaining their cultures and any laws that are related to it. While different states may have different stand or perception over a certain matter, federalism has provided a venue for exercising their rights without contradicting others.

Despite the cultural differences, each state can still coexist to form a country. It can also be considered as unity from diversity. Some federal laws, for example, are enforced differently among independent states, allowing their local laws into effect as long as there will be no contradictions from federal laws.

2. Freedom of Religion

This has been one of the basic rights that need to be respected and protected. Along with these different religions are different religious cultures. Each should be exercised freely without persecutions. The constitution has made sure that religion and religious practices are to be treated equally.

One common example is the practice of religious festivities. Policies are enforced to treat all ceremonies and traditions with equal importance to others. Even if there is a major religion in the area, minor religions are still encouraged to thrive.

3. Freedom of Expression and Economic Liberty

The government has provisions for the protection of property, freedom of movement and action. When immigrants settle in the country, they tend to live near to whom they have culturally identified. At their discretion, they can speak their own language to one another. They can even establish businesses that will cater the needs of their fellow immigrants. Likewise, political movement related to different cultural standpoint shall be carried on without prejudice.

4. Parental Rights

The role of parents to convey and preserve culture is undeniably great. There are laws that protect them in exercising these rights to their children. Although parental rights are not absolute, they remain a solid foundation when in terms of molding the new generation. They are the first line of defense in preserving cultural imprints. Thus, a child grows with cultural preference because of upbringing and community influence.

Benefits of Multiculturalism

 

1. It increases minority member’s happiness

Democracy is not equated to conformity. Although in this type of government the majority’s will is the basis of decision-making, the voice of the minority is still considered and protected.

2. An Avenue to Search the Truth

Diversity, in most cases, results to wide spectrum of options that tend to compete with one other. This becomes an experiment of ideologies where improvement can be further achieved.

3 . Source of Invaluable Citizens

During the World War II, people that have the biggest contribution to America’s success are the people who have been exiled from Europe. They were drawn because of the country’s tolerance in cultures and beliefs.

4. Source of Knowledge

Assimilation of cultures results in answering the challenges of an evolving society. It is comparable to the development of “alloy,” a mixture of metals that resulted in a material of much superior quality.       

 

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American Culture and Traditions

With many countries all over the world, it is almost impossible to remember their traditions and cultures. How do these cultures differ from the other? American culture includes beliefs, values, clothes that people wear, marriage — the list just goes on.

1. Language

English is considered as the universal language because it is the most used language around the globe. It is also the language used in America. When conducting a business speech, most speakers use the said language.

 2. Christianity (Religion)

It is the most common religion which is being practiced in America. The number of “no religion” Americans is decreasing. America is said to have the highest number of Christians in its population but not the highest in percentage.

3. Fashion style and trends

Different countries mean different fashion styles. In America, the fashion trends are usually based on religion, occupation and of course, the weather. Mostly used clothes are sneaker, caps, jeans, and sweaters. I must say, these are indeed the most comfortable clothing that a person could ever wear. Fashion trends are mostly influenced by big celebrities.

4. American Cuisine

Every time I think of American food, burgers and fries are the first things which come to my mind. Americans’ taste usually varies, but most of them love to eat what we consider as “junk food.” Burgers, fries, hotdogs, and potato chips are the common food that Americans love to eat.

5. Media Production

Whoever heard of Zac Efron or Angelina Jolie all over the world? I know most of us did. This is because America holds the record of having the biggest media production. This includes the television shows and movies from Hollywood. Most American movies are great hits even in different countries. Even I love those international movies because of their unusual plots, great stars, and unexpected twists.

6. Sports

Most Americans are active I outdoor sports like baseball, soccer, and basketball. It is rare to find one who is most likely to stay indoors and not know even just one sport. This is actually a good thing because it enhances a person’s metabolism and good health.

7. American Holidays

America is one of the countries which celebrate a lot of holidays. This includes Memorial Day which commemorates the people who died in Military Service and is celebrated in May every year. Labor Day is observed every first Monday in September. This holiday celebrates the workforce of America. Every fourth of November, Thanksgiving is held which celebrates harvest even way back in Colonial times. The Fourth of July is considered a holiday because Americans celebrate their independence from Britain. The birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington are also celebrated every third Monday of February and is considered as another American holiday.

Each country has its own customs and traditions but don’t let the difference be a hindrance between nationalities and races. It is important to pay attention and give utmost respect to each country’s customs for all times. This way, there will be peace all over the world.

 

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Four Bizarre Ways American Politicians Have Campaigned

The election is one of the busiest events a country can have: rallies, debates, ads, and whatnot – just to find the best person to guide the general population through. That doesn’t mean it can’t entertain us, though. Here are four bizarre ways candidates have tried to get our votes.

1. Vote for someone who knows not to pee on electric fences.

In a brief, one-minute ad for his campaign for the Texas Railroad Commission, Roland Sledge’s main message is a comparison between candidates who relieve themselves on electric fences and those who, like him, know well enough not to. Intended to be a comic criticism against inexperienced candidates, it raises a fair point. However, it’s still out of the box enough to be included in this list; relieving ourselves and politics are just two distant topics not meant to be mixed.

2. When in doubt, use singing animals.

If you think singing animals are just for children, think again. A musical ad that was posted on YouTube on Oct. 31, 2008, featured animated animals singing an annoyingly catchy song. Its purpose is to show the benefits nature and wildlife would gain from Amendment 4 being passed in Florida. It’s bizarre and funny at the same time – be wary of watching this; you’ll have “Four, four, four” stuck in your head for hours.

3. You’ll need to have a pony with you at all times.

Vermin Supreme, a renowned American performance artist, and activist, is a sight to behold with a boot for a hat and gigantic toothbrush in hand. He had made several weird campaign promises in the past, but one of his weirdest ones was his promise to provide free ponies to every American.

He said he aimed for a pony-based economy, with the pony business providing people with more jobs. He had thought it out even further, saying he’d build a federal pony identification program – meaning you’d have to have your pony with you at all times.  

He had campaigned several times in the past, gaining support in his parody of the electoral system.

4. Businessmen are now required to wear clown suits.

This particular promise was made by Jello Biafra, a spoken word artist and Dead Kennedys singer who ran for Mayor of San Francisco, coming in fourth out of ten candidates. Other promises included banning cars citywide, and erecting a statue of the former mayor’s assassin for people to pelt eggs at.

He revealed that he merely ran because his band mate, Bruce Slesinger told him “Biafra, you have such a big mouth that you should run for mayor.” He, however, had appeared in interviews, saying not to consider his campaign as a joke, since he was no more or less than a joke than the rest of the other candidates.

Eccentric ads and campaigns are no strangers to us; some are meant as satire, some are meant as an entertaining way to lay out a politician’s campaign. Moreover, we have to look further than what people show or how they act for us to be able to understand their real message and intentions. It doesn’t matter how bizarre the campaign – as long as you’re sure that they’re aiming for a better tomorrow, above all else.

 

 

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Three Facts You May Not Know About America’s Presidents

Generally, former US presidents have their lives portrayed in stoic black and white in the pages of your history textbook. You may feel like you know these people out of reading and rereading for your pop quizzes, but there are also quite a few facts that your teacher probably left out.

1. Teddy Bears are named after Theodore Roosevelt.

Former President Theodore Roosevelt took a hunting trip In Mississippi back in 1902. They hunted for three days. By then, all of the President’s party had spotted bears, save for Roosevelt himself. Not wanting word to get out that the President’s bear hunt was a failure, hunt guides tracked an old black bear and tied it to a willow tree for Roosevelt to shoot. However, Roosevelt refused to shoot such a helpless animal.

News about the President’s mercy spread like wildfire. Cartoons were drawn of the former president sparing the bear, until it reached a certain candy-maker who had the idea of putting stuffed bears on his shop window, calling them “Teddy’s Bears.” The candy makers idea was widely accepted by the public, until he mass produced the said bears, leading to the popularity of “Teddy Bears.”

Even though Roosevelt’s successor, William Howard Taft, attempted to wipe out Teddy Bears with his own stuffed animal “Billy Possum,” the teddy bear and its heartwarming story still stand the test of time.

2. Abraham Lincoln almost dueled someone with a broadsword.

James Shields, a political rival of Lincoln’s, instituted a policy that prohibited people from paying taxes and debts on paper money. Lincoln was strongly against the policy, and did what he thought was right – he wrote a satirical letter against it, under code names “Jeff” and “Rebecca.” The former President even joked about Shield’s nonexistent romantic life, quoting Shields as saying, “Dear girls, it is distressing, but I cannot marry you all . . . It is not my fault that I am so handsome and so interesting.”

The news was quick to reach an enraged Shields, and soon the two agreed on a duel of life and death to take place in Missouri, where dueling was still legal. Mutual friends stepped in to stop the two from actually dueling, which relieved Lincoln, who had the honor of picking the duel weapons. He later said he chose the broadsword for he feared Shields would actually kill him if it came down to pistols.

3. William McKinley thought carnations to be his good luck charm.

And partly, he was right.

He first received a flower of the sort from an opponent to wear during a debate. McKinley then went on to win the debate, his faith placed into the carnation as his lucky charm.

Former President William McKinley was then rarely seen without a red carnation stuck onto his lapel. On September 6, 1901, McKinley, on a whim, decided to give his red carnation to a girl in the crowd, saying “I must give this flower to another little flower.” However, moments later, an anarchist shot the former President – leading to his death due to gangrene eight days later.

It is important to remember that presidents are not mere figures we memorize; they are people who’ve contributed to society and have fascinating stories behind their renowned names. If we actually take the time to read about them, we’d not only appreciate them being former presidents, but them being human and ultimately, just like us.    

 

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U.S. Immigration and Politics

For decades, immigration has been one of the biggest concerns in the United States. Policymakers have a lot to consider when drafting a policy for its reformation. They must look into its cultural and economic contributions while being prepared on the possible security threat it may bring. Debates from the legislative members have been unending on how to achieve immigration reforms. These debates came to the point that the judiciary and executive branches need to be involved in its major and critical policy decisions.

Americans on the Issue of Immigration

According to 2017 polls and surveys, the majority of the Americans have a “good feeling” about immigration. They understand its positive impact on economic growth. Immigrants are likely to be a hard-working employee or likely to be engaged in good businesses. This is due to the chasing of that “American Dream.” They are less likely to commit crimes since they fear deportation. It has a lot of positive contribution with only a few negative impacts related to security, especially the acts of terrorism.

Actions  taken by Administrations Related to Immigration

Obama Administration

President Obama, during his tenure, made sure that undocumented immigrant will have legal relief. A program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA was made in 2012. This gave chances to undocumented immigrants that arrived in the U.S. when they were children. They were granted work permits if found to have no criminal record.

After the program’s success, the administration has proposed a similar program but this time targeting undocumented immigrant parents. It was in 2014, and the name of the program was Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). It became controversial, and many U.S. states were not in favor of it. Most of them argued that it is unconstitutional and violated the existing federal immigration laws. It was blocked by the Supreme Court and effectively killed it in 2016.

Trump Administration

The present administration has been actively issuing executive orders that affect immigration policy greatly. There was a mandate on federal agencies requiring them to construct a physical wall covering all of the U.S. – Mexico border. Moreover, the “expedited removal” was strengthened allowing the removal of any person without a court hearing if unable to give proofs of staying in the U.S. for two years. A Travel ban was also implemented for travelers coming from Muslim dominated countries like Iraq, Iran, Syria and the likes.

This move was focused on terrorism prevention giving the government enough time to study and gather intelligence. The President has also pronounced his desire to phase out DACA of the previous administration calling it illegal.

Varied Approach to Handling Immigration Issues

In general, the federal government is the one responsible for enforcing immigration-related laws. This may be true, but it has the right to delegate immigration-control duties. In this way, states can freely enforce their local laws regarding the matter. For example, in California, even undocumented immigrants can apply for driving license. In Arizona, on the other hand, have laws giving the local police to question immigration status.   

 

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Marijuana’s Affect on American Culture

Marijuana: A Questionable Herb

Individuals fear the unknown, and when they do not research, they do not have enough background knowledge on information, such as the legalization of marijuana. Legalizing marijuana has been a hot topic for years now. The subject of legalization has spread throughout media, and recently more protests have sprung up regarding the issue of marijuana. Currently, individuals with high influence in society such as lawyers, editors, and government officials are reaching out to contact individuals to support the cause, by means of newspapers, television commercials, and audio commercials. Marijuana, although many believe it is harmful, has many uses and benefits. Contrary to popular belief, legalizing marijuana can benefit people through medicinal uses, reduced crime rates, and support of the economy through increases in tax revenue.

Marijuana has countless benefits that patients will receive; therefore, it should be legalized for medical purposes. When I was eight years old, my Nana was diagnosed with stage four skin cancer. Her doctor told my family that nothing could be done because the chemotherapy was not working. Marijuana was the only option at this point because her medication was not relieving her pain. Unfortunately, medical marijuana is illegal in the state of Florida, thus, she was unable to obtain it. Interestingly, The Drug Enforcement Administration claimed that marijuana was, “one of the therapeutically safest substances known to mankind”. Cancer patients have a minimal appetite and are prone to nausea. For that reason, the use of marijuana will help ensure they are consuming food. My Nana would have been able to consume food, therefore, she would have been healthier, and more prone to fight her cancer. It is heart-wrenching knowing that if we lived in California, one of the few states where marijuana is legal, then my Nana would not have been in an immense amount of pain in the final stages of her life. Medicinal marijuana will not only help cancer patients reduce pain, but it can also be helpful for other medical purposes such as reducing tumor size, which is one reason it should be legalized in all states. When one becomes terminally ill, they will search the world for a pain reliever, which will not be necessary once marijuana is legalized.

While medicinal marijuana is thought to have positive side effects for cancer patients, there are also studies done that relate to the negative aspects of marijuana. For example, “Marijuana use permanently alters brain structure and function, causing memory loss, cognitive impairment, personality deterioration, and reduces productivity”.  These symptoms often frighten people into believing that the negatives outweigh the positives. On the contrary, if a patient is using medicinal marijuana, then they are already in the final stages of their lives or are already suffering. Once in this stage, it is inconsequential whether these problems arise. The positive side effects of marijuana outweigh the negative side effects, due to the increased level of benefits patients receive while going through these life-changing procedures, such as chemotherapy.

As well as benefiting individuals through medicinal uses, marijuana can decrease the crime rate if legalized. Once legal, marijuana can result in fewer misdemeanors and fewer juvenile criminals. For example, since 2011 California’s rate in juvenile crime has drastically decreased, in fact, it was a record low. During that year, arrests for violent crimes have dropped by 16 percent, homicide decreased by 26 percent, and drug arrests decreased by 50 percent. Also, following California’s legalization of marijuana, punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana is logged as an infraction, instead of a misdemeanor, which resulted in fewer adolescents being convicted. Once an adolescent is convicted for possession, with even a pittance of marijuana, it leads to an entire career and life potentially destroyed. By dropping the charge of a misdemeanor, adolescents stay out of juvenile detention and keep a steady grip on life. Being put into a detention center at such an age has more potential to guide teens to the wrong path than to correct themselves. Without legalizing marijuana, teens can ruin their futures and even have a chance to be jobless for a simple mistake at a young age. Not only does legalization aid juveniles, but adults as well. Also, adults do not get convicted as much, and their opportunities in life and career are not affected when using marijuana. The legalization of marijuana can benefit people everywhere by ensuring they will not have things such as misdemeanors holding them back from getting jobs.

What Would Happen?

By legalizing marijuana, the usage of the plant will be highly profitable for all users. The commodity of marijuana will be so commonly used that the price will decrease, making a substantial difference in economic lifestyle. More money can be spent on other ways of life. Our specialist and dear friend, Paul Romado of plumbing services in Deerfield Beach, also states, if the marijuana is taxed, the states could earn a revenue and put the money towards education, thus lessening the budget cuts. The legalization of the herb can increase profit for others as well as the state. To illustrate in a broader view, society will be able to move forward with the legalization of marijuana and put the revenue towards education. America’s education system competes with other countries and through the legalization of marijuana, an increase in educational funds can occur. Should marijuana continue to be in question if it can aid in enhancing America’s education system?

The government has struggled to control the usage of alcohol and tobacco, marijuana is following a similar path and should be legalized as well. The federal government has been retaliating from the original stance regarding marijuana usage. Of course, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has not taken favor to states creating referendums, due to the fact that IRS initially abolished marijuana. Although the IRS deemed the drug illegal, other chemically engineered drugs are permissible and highly advertised, for example alcohol and tobacco. Kelly Phillips Erb, a Forbes magazine contributor, states, “Alcohol and tobacco are legal because the industries for both are too large for the government to halt, and both products are highly profitable through taxation.” The alcohol industry has increased revenue and has formed many jobs, 3.9 million. Inspecting this pattern, marijuana will be able to precisely follow it. Soon enough the government will not be able to control the usage, as can be seen in some states. The phrase “history repeats itself,” can be applied to the legalization of marijuana and it should be known that economy will progress in a variety of aspects. When usage becomes uncontrollable the herb will be legalized, and following the pattern of tobacco and alcohol, it will increase industry, employment, and revenue.

In contrast, some naysayers of legalizing marijuana would say that marijuana could cause economic problems for the government. For instance, the demand of marijuana would increase, therefore, decreasing the price and/or value of it causing inflation. However, by regulating marijuana, the distribution technique can be modified so such a thing would not occur. Another contrast is that the peoples’ money would be going towards buying marijuana, rather than other commercial items. But, their money is still going into the system where it all eventually intertwines and boosts our economy. Also, “Because marijuana is much easier for vendors to grow than alcohol or tobacco, these dealers could more easily avoid paying taxes on the substance”. The amount of money the growers and dealers make would far outweigh the taxes. Instead of laundering what is considered “drug money,” these growers can openly sell without fear of penalty. By keeping the trade of marijuana illegal, the benefits, such as the money and resources, go to dealers and cartels, rather than the individuals who make up a wholesome society. Marijuana can be more beneficial to society and the economy if given the chance because it can generate such large amounts of revenue.

A New Culture On the Rise

In 2013 alone, more than 16 million adults over the age of 18 in the United States have reported that they suffered from alcohol dependence, yet many more cases go unreported (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism). The World Health Organization estimates 76.3 million people worldwide suffer from alcoholism as well. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse have very distinct and varying properties. The term ‘alcoholic’ refers to the drinker who physically desires to consume alcohol, beyond their capacity to control the amount they intake and regardless of consequences.

Frequent signs and symptoms of alcoholism may include:

  • Blacking out – not being able to remember a block of time
  • Requiring more and more to feel the desired effect (tolerance)
  • Drinking alone in secrecy
  • Hiding stashes of alcohol
  • Financial problems
  • Legal problems
  • Health problems
  • Losing interest in hobbies
  • Losing meaningful relationships
  • Feeling the urge to drink
  • Withdrawals: nausea, sweating, shaking

Alcohol abuse is defined as a pattern of drinking within a 12-month period, which may result in:

  • Binge drinking – drinking large amounts in one sitting
  • ‘Night caps’ – a drink taken before bed
  • Failure to appear at work, school, or family obligations due to intoxication or hangovers
  • Continued drinking despite ongoing legal or relationship problems

The alcoholic who suffers is physically and mentally addicted. But it is not their fault. Alcoholism is a progressive and fatal disease that is influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Most people cannot stop drinking on their own.

Once the first drink is taken, the obsession of the mind and the allergy in the alcoholic’s body begins, making them crave alcohol. In the beginning of use, many alcoholics drink for the desired effect they experience. However, once the tolerance develops, it takes more alcohol to receive the same desired effect, often referred to as ‘the phenomenon of craving’.

The mental obsession makes it impossible for the alcoholic to predict when they will start drinking, and the allergy makes it impossible for them to predict when they will stop drinking.

The obsession to reach the state of euphoria is stronger than the emotional, physical, and spiritual pain that alcoholism causes. Because of the coupling of both mental and physical components, the alcoholic is powerless over alcohol.

Alcoholism does not discriminate; it spans globally, no matter what age, race, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. Men and women, in all stages of life, from all over the world, seek treatment in order to recover from this disease. But they are not alone because there are many recovered alcoholics who have found a solution.

There Is A Solution!

Yes, there is a solution! Whether you are the family member of a loved one, or the loved one seeking treatment, here is where Ambrosia Treatment Centers can help. The Ambrosia Treatment Centers specialize in the holistic restoration of the individual as a whole: mind, body, and spirit. We take into account the mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of the disease. Our professional counselors employ both traditional and innovative healing approaches such as:

  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal remedies
  • Nutritional Therapeutics
  • Relapse prevention skills
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

…and many more!

The Mentality of It All

The stigma behind ‘an alcoholic’ must be smashed and the fears of getting sober need to be empathized. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or the DSM-III, alcoholism combines both elements of a mental illness and a physical disease. Mental and emotional symptoms exist long before the grave physical complications of the disease may appear. Some of the mental symptoms consist of:

  • Loss of control over the amount taken
  • Persistent desire to drink (compulsivity)
  • Chronic brain deterioration (loss of memory)
  • The need to drink to ‘de-stress’ (problem drinking)
  • Guilt and shame
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of self-worth
  • ‘Controlled’ drinking (changing brands, changing environments)
  • Firm resolution to stop (but doesn’t)
  • Depression and anxiety worsened
  • Denial (“I haven’t done ______ yet, so it must not be that bad”)

You may now be considering whether you or a loved one is the real deal alcoholic. Let us ask you this question: can you (or they) envision life without alcohol? Many see milestone occasions (weddings, graduations, even family picnics) centered around wine coolers and beer koozies. Take your time to answer and be honest with yourself.

The stigma behind an alcoholic (the label, loss of status, character flaw or weakness, the unemployed, the dropouts, etc.) is far from the reality of the situation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 51 percent of American adults, with salary-based careers, have entered treatment and recovery communities. And of that percentage, 33 percent have maintained sobriety by progressing in their 12-step programs and redirecting their lives through helping fellow alcoholics on their road to recovery.

Our society deems alcoholic-dependent persons as less frequently mentally ill compared to those who suffer from other mental and medical disorders. Alcoholics are held more responsible for their condition and often ridiculed. The stigma of an alcoholic often brings about denial, shame, low self-esteem, and little self-worth. Because of the surrounding blame, those who suffer from alcoholism may deny seeking help and treatment. In order to prevent worse complications, the public attitude toward alcoholics needs to be shifted from rejection to acceptance.

Millenials

We’re sick of being categorized as ‘millennials’. We’ve been attributed to overexposed media, uneducated children, and inexperienced workers. Why is that? In order to exist in today’s society, we must have 5 or more years of experience in the working world in order to land our first part-time job. How is that possible?

When organizing events or even content, our ‘lax’ attitude brings about criticism from our ‘elders’. When in reality, our access to information is overload while our lack of experience is due to our elders not instilling trust in order capabilities because they are stuck in their 1950’s way. Our generation continues to take part in massive criticism yet massive innovation. With access to media, new forms of communication have transpired worldwide. We continue to provide value and find new modes of inspiration and success by our independent ventures online and elsewhere.

For those who look down on you for your age, push through their criticism. Understand they are stuck and you are growing. In reality, no person wants to see another succeed. Or more in part, they don’t want them to grow more than they are. We are all in a society of hermit crabs. We’re stuck in a hole, pushing on one another to climb out, and once someone reaches the surface, we pull them back in. Don’t be the grabber. Be the pusher. Continue to provide support to those who you believe in and don’t get caught up in your own pride or ego.

First 100 Days

With Trump reigning as the Almighty and Powerful, there has been much conflict within the United States embassy and the entire nation. The new Commander in Chief has surpassed a number of activities he aimed to accomplish since taking office. Although none of these activities have helped the millions of Americans that currently stir in anxiety and anticipation on his next move, it has been an exciting time for the tabloids and papers. Here are only a few examples of Trump’s accomplishments.

CUTTING REGULATIONS

  • Energy Independence Executive Order
      • Revocation Of Federal Contracting Executive Orders
  • Reexamination Of CAFE Standards
    • Review Of Waters Of The United States Rule
    • Creation Of Regulatory Task Forces
    • Eliminating Stream Protection Rule
    • Eliminating Regulations On Extraction Companies
    • One-In-Two-Out Regulation Reform
    • Minimizing Affordable Care Act
    JOB CREATION
  • Buy American, Hire American Pipeline
  • Dakota Access Pipeline
    • U.S. Material In Pipeline Construction
    • Partnering With Private Sector
    TRADE
  • Withdrawal From The Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • Trade Enforcement
    • Comprehensive Reports On The Causes Of U.S. Trade Deficits
    ETHICS
    • Federal Hiring Freeze
    • New Ethics Commitments On Political Appointees
    NATIONAL SECURITY
  • Strike On Syrian Airfield
  • Travel Restrictions On Select Countries
    • New Iran Sanctions
    • Defense Spending In Budget
    • F-35 Cost Savings
    IMMIGRATION
  • Immigration Enforcement, Including Constructing A Wall
  • Sanctuary Cities Funding
    • New Hiring To Enforce Immigration
    • Prioritizing Criminal Immigration Enforcement And Hiring More Immigration Judges
    PUBLIC SAFETY
  • Commission On Opioid Crisis
  • Protecting Law Enforcement Officers Crime
    • Tackling International Cartels
    HELPING WOMEN AND MINORITIES
  • HBCU Initiative
  • Canada-United States Council For The Advancement Of Women Entrepreneurs
    • Promoting Women In Entrepreneurship Act
    • Women And Space Exploration
    SUPREME COURT
    • Nominating And Confirming Gorsuch