Dear Donald Trump,
When I found out you were president, to say the least, I was worried. After having countless conversations and doing extensive research, I am still confused about your priorities and whether you are making your executive decisions with the right intentions. I have many fears and concerns including women’s rights, climate change, equality, and more. The world is constantly changing and progressing but without proper leadership, it will be very easy for our country to stumble even further behind some of the leading nations, and that is my main concern. Currently, I feel we, as a whole, lie in the middle of most-accepting and least-accepting in regard to how women, the LGBTQ+ community, POC (people of color), and immigrants, especially Muslims, are treated in this country.
As a country, we have many concerns, and Muslims should not be our main concern. The Qur’an preaches love, acceptance, and much more with kind intentions. And I would like to remind you that this country was formed on immigration; I feel that you have forgotten that. Please reflect on this quote: “Our lives begin to change the day we become silent about the things that matter.” —Martin Luther King Jr.
Jeanne Rauff, Grade 9, Friends Academy