My President, OUR President, Barack Hussein Obama II, has spent more time proving himself to his peers and the people of America than the actual work a president should focus on. Granted, NO president could fix the mess that George W. Bush created in his two terms. People simply have this ignorant notion that this black man is incapable of running this country. They fail to realize a lot of factors come into play when running a country. Specially if there is a lack of support by those in government. They also fail to realize that the amount of education as well as intelligence Obama possesses surpasses most of our past presidents.
All in all, Barack Obama IS the President and the country should respect him as such. No exceptions! Not even for the likes of T.V Personality, funny hair style wearing, Donald Trump. My instincts always told me to be wary of the individuals who sport hair styles that looks like it should have its own country. Donald Trump has already conducted himself in a way in the past in which others have concluded as racist. For example, for the first time in history, on “The Apprentice”, a black man, Randal Pickett won..fair and square. Suddenly, Trump asks if it would be ok to “also” hire Rebecca, the second runner up. Randal stood his ground and said “NO”! Hooray for standing your ground Randal! Donald Trump later states it was Randal’s first “test”. I highly doubt it.
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Just when I thought America had changed for the better, then came the “Birthers”. A radical group on the internet who swears that our president wasn’t born on American soil. In 235 years there has never been a time when a President was questioned whether or not he was qualified to be the Commander in Chief and prove he was born in the United States! It’s unheard of! So why then should it be acceptable today? Why would the government even entertain such an absurd accusation! Simply because they have their doubts. A recent poll shows that 51% of Republicans agree with the “birthers”.
Who is Donald Trump for the President to even respond to his remarks? Seriously! His outlandish and disrespectful remarks shouldn’t be entertained. The President should’ve told everyone he’s president and there isn’t much you can do about it. ok..fine! Maybe not in those words. But he should’ve firmly declined having his birth certificate “publicly inspected”. Like seriously..they might as well built a time machine and flew back to the actual time and place to prove it .To release the copy of his birth certificate questions who really has the authority. I doubt the copy will appease the alligations of the “birthers”..
We as a people need to change our mindset. We have NOTHING to prove to anyone! Unfortunately we can’t change the mindsets of people who view the Black Community as an “inferior” community. We know we come from Kings and Queens and we have noble and royal blood running through our veins. Other cultures fail in comparison of the richness of our history. Donald Trump expresses his satisfaction of the release of Barack Obama’s birth certificate to the public. My president disappointed me. It shouldn’t have been done!
Written By: Judith Jacques
Disclaimer: All views expressed in this post is that of the author and not BLACK STREET entirely.