The 2020 presidential elections are almost here — which means candidates are ready to tell the world what it is they will or will not stand for if they are elected.
Issues such as foreign policy, cryptocurrency, and the migrants contained at the border are only a few topics we can expect to hear discussed in great detail.
The only problem is that they are all still missing one very important fact: We have yet to deal with the rise in poverty and homelessness right here in our own country.
We have seen reports of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez crying at the detainment facilities that held migrants as she blamed Trump for their poor conditions and mistreatment—only to discover Ocasio-Cortez was actually crying over a vacant parking lot near the facility.
We have also recently seen reports on Mike Pence and his visit to a detention facility on the Texas border where he blamed the migrant crisis on the Democrats in Congress.
Everyone seems to blame the other on how the migrants are being treated, yet they all fail to see how the issue of the migrants can’t be solved by politicians who still can’t figure out how to fix the poor and destitute issues faced by Americans currently.
According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report, there are around 554,000 homeless people in the United States on a given night in 2018.
According to CNN, more than 144,000 migrants were encountered or arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border. In comparison, this shows that over 410,000 more Americans are hungry and living on the street, as opposed to migrants, who willingly came to the border to seek asylum.
Americans pay taxes for certain protections, and they have a constitutional right to receive the support they need from their government to ensure life, liberty, and their pursuit of happiness. Many politicians seem to forget that this is the promise the founding fathers made to the citizens of the United States and that it is their responsibility to uphold and defend such rights.
The media continues to show graphic photos of migrants who are in deplorable conditions inside the detention centers; yet we are still being led to believe that the homeless crisis in America is on the decline, the middle class is still strong and rising, and that the economy is stronger than ever.
The media does not show the pictures of women and children who are currently living on the street in our country, and we have yet to see one politician visiting the youth detention centers or half-way houses.
The candidates who are working so hard to win the House for the year 2020 have not taken pictures of themselves crying over the individuals in our country who are addicted to drugs, which includes children. It’s as if political officials believe that America has enough room for everyone because America has no problems to solve of its very own.
America is a wonderful land, full of promise and opportunities. We all have the ability to seek that in which we desire, and we all have certain personal freedoms. The only thing we lack is the ability to open our eyes and force our political officials to take their heads out of their asses and deal with the problems that we are all facing on a daily basis.
Until we do this, we will never see our great nation truly become Great Again…not now, not ever.