The first month of 2018 has been filled with an amazing amount of American history.
On January 1st, California completely legalized weed for recreational use. Yes, they legalized weed! This unbelievable turn of events was a great push forward for the country. Around that time, there were plenty of click-bait articles online of how it could be bad for people.
On January 10th, a federal court went against Trump’s choice to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protections. Trump was not happy about this.
On January 11th, Ecuador gave citizenship to Julian Assange, the man who founded Wikileaks.
Also, on January 11th, Trump referred to third world places such as Haiti and African countries as “shithole countries,” stirring up controversy.
On January 19th, Trump becomes the first president to ever address the March for Life—an anti-abortion rally.
On January 20th, the government shuts down.
On January 22nd, there was a deal to reopen the government until February 8th.
I have a lot of opinions about these events. First off, I think that President Trump was spot on when he called these places “shithole countries.” People leave impoverished places to come to America because those countries really are s-holes! That is the reason why a lot of people have immigrated to America over the past hundreds of years—their countries were total s-holes!
I am glad that weed was made completely legal someplace in America, because I think that it is a human rights issue. Weed cures many ailments, and forcing people to buy from shady sources leads to the funding of a shady underworld.
A lot of news pertains to Trump saying silly or attention-getting things. Who cares what this man says! Would you rather have some guy saying very frank sounding things, or would you rather have some guy blatantly lying in your face and being extremely condescending. Which is really better?