Archive for April, 2011


Donald Trump as the President?

Can you image one day looking up our 45th President and seeing Donald Trump’s name? Donald Trump is a successful businessman, I will give him that, but I do not feel confident in his ability to lead this country. Do you?

In a recent interview with Donald NBC‘s Savannah Guthrie asked him, “Is there a right to privacy in the Constitution?” Donald replied, “I guess there is, I guess there is.  And why, just out of curiosity, why do you ask that question?” A similar question was asked to Sarah Palin in her 2008 presidential campaign.  Her answer, also similar to Trumps, was thought to be one of the damaging factors that lead to her loss.  

Trump and Palin are both pro-life. Activists who are anti-abortion or pro-life argue that there is no such thing as the” right to privacy”.  In the case Roe vs. Wade, the courts decided that it is a “right to privacy” under the due process clause in the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution that if a woman decides to have an abortion it is her right to be able to. Consequently, by Trump agreeing that the Constitution has the “right to privacy” he is going against the thoughts of other pro-life activates and therefore contradicting his own beliefs.

What does this say about Donald Trump though?  To me it says, he is not a creditable source. Just as Sarah Palin did, he does not think before he speaks.  I still believe that this is just a publicity stunt for Trump and do not truly believe that he will ever be our President. But if it ever got to the point where he was an actual candidate on our ballet I would truly be fearful of the outcome. So I ask again, is this the type of person you would want to lead our country?

College Student versus the World

 I sometimes wonder if every one that attends SIUE gets the same education as I do? I am participating in a group project in one of my classes and I wondered this after seeing the amount of words my group members placed on their slides.  I wondered do these people even go to the same school as I do? I have been hammered time after time about the principles of how to prepare and present your power point slides and placing full sentences on them was not one of the guidelines. 

This got me thinking. Did they attend a different college before coming to SIUE or maybe they never grasped the concept of proper power point presentation guidelines. I wonder what knowledge do I lack when it comes to my education. I know that for the rest of my life I will be continuously learning but I would like to think that  my education here at SIUE has fully prepared me to enter the workforce. Students need to engage in as many areas of interest as they can. You are not the only one applying for a job when you graduate. It is a competition and whoever has the right qualifications will win.

So if your graduating in the May or have a few more years just remember you are attending college to further enhance your life, not just to socialize with your friends. I know a silly comment but sometimes I think students forget why they are here. So take a sit, listen, and absorb the information because once you leave here it is a race to the finish line and you will be competing against your fellow classmates.