Originally Published in The Roanoke Times
As an American Muslim, I am obligated to serve my country. Thus it is an obligation for me to make it known that Donald Trump will not “make America great again,” as he promises. Rather, he will make us weaker than we have ever been.
While he likes to quote the great past leaders in this country, it appears he has forgotten that Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the president who led us through the Great Depression and World War II, addressed all of America in saying that, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
This president actually did lead us through hard times and stayed resolute in times when fear was necessary. However, the fear-mongering in the media today that is being led by the GOP front runner is purely divisive and poisonous to the nation.
Abraham Lincoln, another great president, said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” This seems to be the main aim of Donald Trump; to gain power by breaking our American house.