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Clark Atlanta University
The Panther April 15-30, 2017 7
That look when
realize that you
are no longer
president in the
history of the
One dumb decision after another
By Laurence Morreale
President Trump’s seemingly
presidential attitude in his address to the House
of Representatives last month feels like a
Since his address he has continued to
engage in Twitter rants, has been investigated
by the FBI for conflict of interest with Russian
diplomats during his campaign and has
failed to pass the Republican replacement for
Obamacare even with a majority Republican
House of Representatives
The president’s latest achievement
repealed former president Obama’s Clean
Power Plan, which was an initiative by the
Obama administration to regulate carbon
emissions from factories and propel America
toward clean energy. This was done in
accordance with the 2015 Paris agreement
where major carbon emitting countries met and
came up with resolutions that
required them to move towards clean energy.
The Paris plan’s ultimate goal was to
keep the planet from rising in temperature 3.6
degrees, which scientists say will cause food
shortages, natural disaster, and make sea levels
rise. President Trump’s goal was to roll back
on regulations Obama put in place so he could
keep his promises he made to his working
class voter base. Specifically coal miners and
factory workers who voted for Trump based
off of the promises he made to them, which
was to get their jobs back.
Although the Clean Power Plan slanted
these type of jobs out of the economy and
focused more on clean energy jobs rather than
jobs for working class Americans, its goal
was still to help Americans and ultimately
the world. President Trump although eager to
keep his promises, does not seem to be giving
Americans confidence in him besides those
who voted for him.
Even Republicans are having trouble
trusting the president, which was proven these
past two weeks when the Republican majority
House of Representatives failed to pass their
own replacement for Obamacare which
Guns don’t belong on college campuses
By Alana Howard
For the second year in a row, Georgia lawmakers passed a bill that allowed open carry on
public college and university campuses.
The House passed the controversial bill on the last day of the legislative session. The
Senate passed it earlier in the week. It is awaiting the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal, who vetoed
a similar bill last year.
The measure would allow adults over the age of 21 with a gun permit to open carry on a
public college and university campuses, with exceptions of dormitories, fraternity and sorority
houses, and buildings that house athletic events, and areas that high-school students attend classes.
There are also other areas of gun prohibitions in selected areas on public campuses included in the
When he vetoed the bill last year. Gov. Deal questioned whether carrying guns on campus
would increase student safety. He then said, "From the early days of our nation and state, colleges
have been treated as sanctuaries of learning where firearms have not been allowed. To depart from
such time-honored protections should require overwhelming justification. I do not find that such
But there are conservatives and vocal Second Amendment activists who feel carrying
firearms is necessary for those in the school community to protect themselves with many pointing
to the rise in mass killing on campuses throughout the country.
There are 17 states that ban carrying concealed weapons on campus, Georgia included.
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angered many Republican voters.
China, the biggest carbon-emitting
nation in the world is even pulling back on
its dependence on coal and fossil fuel energy.
It has developed programs to slow down the
damage it is causing to the planet. If China, a
country with over 1 billion people can make a
change in its carbon footprint, then so should
the United States.
In the end, the people who will truly
suffer from these repeals of the Clean Power
Plan are the over 1 billion additional people
who will be added to the Earth’s population
in the next 20 to 30 years. Trump backing out
of this plan makes it difficult to hold other
countries accountable who had signed the Paris
plan to create clean energy economies.
There are 23 states that have left it to the
state’s universities and colleges to ban or allow
open carry on campus. Nine states are having
provisions allowing the carrying of concealed
weapons on public postsecondary campuses.
Utah is the only state to specifically name the
public universities and colleges that do not have
the authority to open carry on campus.
With rising controversy on Gov. Deal
rejecting the bill, it is unknown whether he
would change his mind on this year's bill.
He should follow the same rationale
he had last year. Putting guns in the hands of
faculty and students in not the solution for
enhancing their safety.
Gov. Deal, veto the bill.
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