Etana backlash shameful
THE EDITOR, Sir:
REGGAE SENSATION Etana recently came under heavy criticism for declaring her support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a televised interview. She eventually succumbed to pressure and recanted.
After contemplating the comments, insults and ridicule meted out to her, I was astonished to realise that in a country such as ours, known for its strong democratic ideals and freedom of expression, there are still people willing to deprive others of such privilege.
Without a doubt, supporting the views of Donald Trump does not in any empirical way suggest that you are unintelligent. For this, I wish to go beyond the propaganda and fallacies to state my three main reasons why I support Donald Trump’s candidacy.
1) Patriotic slogan: “Make America Great Again”. I happened to agree with him that the first matter of any government should be the focus of putting its country’s interests first.
2) Immigration policy: I happen to agree with border protection and proper vetting of visitors who wish to be granted access into another country. With proper immigration procedures, the central government can effectively plan its policies to meet the social, financial, health and security demands of the country.
GREAT RISK TO HUMANITY
3) Foreign policy: Radical Islam – I happen to believe that ISIS and other extremist groups should be isolated. I also believe the oil fields being used to fund ISIS operations should be out of the reach of the extremists – even if destroyed. Also, I believe the Iraqi war was unwarranted. I also believe that a new Cold War would be a great risk to humanity, and that Russia and America working together could offer greater benefits to world peace and advancement.
Politics can be an emotional topic. However, we must still accept the fact that without divergent views, democracy cannot work. ZAVIER SIMPSON firstname.lastname@example.org