It’s scary what can happen in the future

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It’s scary what can happen in the future

Can this be our future?

Can this be our future?

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Can this be our future?

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Can this be our future?

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Here is a scary question: Is the U.S on the brink of another cold war?  

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Can this be our future?

When Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev made the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty at the White House, the leaders of the world’s superpowers at the time hailed the transition from an era of “mounting risk of nuclear war” to one marked by the “demilitarization of human life.” 

But when Donald Trump unexpectedly said the treaty dead over the weekend, the mood was different. After taking a shot at Barack Obama for not pulling out of the agreement in response to Russian violations, the president complained about how unfair it is that Russia and China get to “do weapons” that “we’re not allowed to,” and boasted of the hundreds of billions of dollars the U.S. military could “play with”was it to build new nuclear weapons of its own. 

The Trump administration has yet to formally withdraw from the INF Treaty, but if the president makes good on his promise, the move would be massively significant. 

When we asked teachers at Morton east, they had this to say.

“I am not much a political follower, but president Trump has definitely created a reputation for himself to make very rash decisions to potentially bring astronomical announce of harm to large people groups and our allies and to start interactions internationally. This could potentially put us in a position of vulnerability versus it putting us to an advantage,” said Mrs. Gonzalez 

The thought of a second cold war is not good so we ask a government teacher, and this is what she had to say about the ordeal.

“Trump doesn’t really understand history and the whole thing. I know the only thing he knows is winning and that he is selfish which is sad. He’s only short sided and only thinks about the present to see if things connect over time. I think you can have a blueprint of how things COULD workout. It gives you an idea of why things were done. I truly think he needs a constitution class.” 

Whether you know a lot about this or very little it is truly a scary question to ask. 

“for me, all of that stuff is completely scary. I haven’t heard much about this topic, but it is scary to see what is happening in the future. That is another thing, I fear,” said a Morton east math teacher. 

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