President Donald Trump campaigned on “making America great again.” This sentiment is counterproductive, since America is and will continue to be great regardless of who serves as president. This was evident in the wake of hurricane Harvey’s devastation of Texas and Irma’s devastation of Florida. People, regardless of their race, creed or color, united and offered a helping hand to those who needed it most. Some of those who risked their lives are the same ones Trump now speaks of deporting back to a country they have never known. What I witnessed in Texas and Florida is what makes America great. Being American is not about what color you are, what language you speak, or how much money you make. Being American is being empathetic and lending a hand to others when they need it the most.
God bless America.
State Rep. Tom Burch