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'America First' is putting America last

• Jun 29, 2018 at 1:00 PM

NOTE: The following letter to the editor was submitted by Kate Rivet of Vermilion:

Is this what America First looks like? How did a political ideology which promoted family values, conservative government spending, and Christian values come to this?

Our Republican administration, our Republican congress, our Republican judiciary, have thrown these basic tenets of conservatism out the window and into the trash.

Through their overt or complicit support of the policies of the Trump Administration, they have done their best to put America First. America First now defines “family values” as separating families indefinitely and incarcerating children and babies in cages.

America First now defines ‘conservative government spending’ as holding children hostage in order to force Congress to approve a $20-plus billion border wall.

America First now defines “Christian values” as eliminating as much support for those in need as possible.

When you first heard that Trump was going to put America first, is this what you thought it would be like? Is this what you were hoping for? If it’s not, do something about it.

Call or write your senators and representatives and demand they work to resolve the atrocity of family separation. Donate to organizations who are actively helping those in need.

Please take action — America First is putting America last.

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