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Friday, January 20, 2017

President Trump can make "America First," but...

Trump should concentrate on the USA first and then the rest of our closest neighbors.

Some have criticized President Trump for saying we must make "America First" in his inauguration speech, that it was akin to supremacist ideology and Nazism. But maybe concentrating on the affairs of countries in our own hemisphere is not such a bad idea after all.

But what would that really entail?

It would have us concentrating more on helping our own country first, perhaps, but also focusing on the international relationships we have with our closest neighbors instead of meddling in the affairs of China, Africa, Europe, Russia, India, Israel, Japan, and the Middle East. I say we should get started with helping our most populace states first, or maybe the poorest one.

Mississippi is the poorest state in the Union. Let's start with building up Mississippi.

Then, let's concentrate on New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco, Phoenix, Riverside-San Bernadino, Detroit, Seattle, Minneapolis-St. Paul, San Diego, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Denver, and St. Louis. Then let's help rural communities. Let's get started here with building America including Puerto Rico.

Next, we need to concentrate on our neighbors to the north and south. Canada, our closest neighbor, should be one of our best partners.

Then there's Central America, consisting of Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

After that, let's do something about  Mexico, Montserrat, Navassa Island, Panama, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Llucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Saint Eustatius, Saint Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Virgin Islands.

Going further south, we need to have good relationships with Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and the Falklands Islands.

OK, Trump's State Department and ambassadors. Instead of building empires and warring around the world, let's truly make "America First." 

Any ideas we can use to help?

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