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Response to syringis (Reply #23)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 04:09 AM

24. Your English is just fine, better than a lot of native speakers, LOL

And I certainly admire those who are fluent in more than one language - which must be true in Belgium especially. I've been overseas and it's not unusual for those in other countries to speak more than one language - especially English. Unfortunately, American schools don't promote languages. I'm afraid they assume everyone speaks English - and they're often right. I took five years of French, but if you don't use it regularly you're likely to forget.

I've voted for every American president since Jimmy Carter - though it wasn't always for the candidate that won - whatever that means anymore. And though I've been disappointed, I never felt afraid like I do now. Some presidents have been better than others - we thought the second Bush* was as bad as it could get.

But what's happening now is unprecedented. We have never had a leader who didn't want to make life better for Americans, had a sense of history and was sincere in making sound decisions - with the help of the most experienced and knowledgeable advisers they could find.

With Trump just the opposite is true. He has no knowledge of government or history and has surrounded himself with those who tell him what he wants to hear. It's as if he treats this most important job like an inconvenient hobby, has no plan, no policy and doesn't care who he offends. The job is supposed to be about diplomacy, but he is incapable of even making an effort. And he insists on "loyalty," yet has loyalty to none even to our international allies. No wonder the rest of the world is upset - not to mention the majority of Americans.

I do trust the system, but we've never experienced anything like this. I think you'll find yourself among kindred spirits here. DU is an international community.

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