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Monday, 26 August 2019
For a balanced point of view
are many Trump haters out there. I for one do not like many of President
Trump’s tweets and the way that he does politics. I am not going to defend his
tactics but I must say at the onset that I like many of policies, which in many
cases are required to rectify many of the problems that face us all. But what I
object to is the constant rants from the left more specifically by Andrew
Cohen, who seems to have been granted a regular column in the Calgary Herald.
His latest one is entitled “Trump targets Urban America”.
acknowledge that Mr. Cohen is a professor and the author of a book about J.
Kennedy, but what we should know is that there are always two sides to the
story. While Mr. Cohen praises the revival of certain cities in America, he
also portrays Mr. Trump as a bigot and a racist without much proof. President
Trump has brought forward many issues that were ignored by his predecessors,
and which today when brought to light are causing much consternation and angst
in America, but which in reality are true.
start with, U.S immigration laws have been neglected for political gains by
both Republicans and Democrats. The once un-acknowledged crisis on the border
with Mexico is now accepted as a full blown one, but the rhetoric continues:
that Trump’s policies are racist in nature. This is a constant refrain from the
left who believe that we should have no borders.
for the case against Trump for his attack on urban America, we should look at
the facts, despite the latest from presidential candidate Biden who said that
he prefers ‘truth over facts’. Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, San
Francisco are but a few cities that are reeling under debt, gang related
shootings, drug trafficking, and homelessness. Despite Mr. Cohen’s claim that
these cities are beacons of an urban renaissance, he ignores the fact that the
real decay was caused by Democrats who run these places.
point in writing this column is that Canada is going to be in the throngs of a
federal election, which will undoubtedly involve many of the same issues being
debated south of the border.I do not
wish that the vitriol used in the Stares comes to Canada during the campaign,
because I am certain that in many instances the Conservative platform will be
equated to that of the Republicans, while we are going to ignore the failures
associated with some of the socialist policies put forward by the Liberal
party, and the Democrats.
we go forward it would be nice to see the Calgary Herald publish more columns
about real Canadian issues and not the state of affairs in the United Sates,
especially coming from the likes of the Washington Post and the New York Times
which are coming under attack from both sides of the aisle even in their own
country for their bias reporting. Should we want to continue informing the
public about our neighbor to the South, perhaps we should have a more balanced
reporting of the facts especially from more independent writers.