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

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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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7 Responses to “It’s scary what can happen in the future”

  1. Felipe Vazquez on October 31st, 2018 10:39 am

    I don’t agree that a build up of nuclear weapons is a dangerous thing to do, yes it is scary to think about but it really doesn’t mean that the end is near. We should be allowed to build up our arsenal of democracy if other countries do the same to their own because believe it or not America is hated by some of the other powerful nations of the world and the only thing that saves us is our economic stance and our military strength. The only reason that China hasn’t declared war on us is their economic interests in the U.S. and our military technology that is competitive with them. If we let our guard down who says another country won’t attack the U.S.? We shouldn’t be pushed around and this president is showing that America won’t be a puppet to other powers but rather we will strike back if provoked. The future doesn’t have to be dark, because as Ronald Reagan once said, “Peace through strength”.

  2. Juan on October 31st, 2018 12:31 pm

    I like how this topic relates to many of us and especially how it’s topical or current news about what our president is doing. I believe that he is trying to be in the news more as the midterm elections approach. Writer question: How likely do you think it is that our government could be in a conflict with a foreign nation?

  3. Jesus Figueroa on October 31st, 2018 2:03 pm

    I agree with Felipe Vazquez who is making a point here. It’s clear that other nations have ignored the treaty bringing the end of the treaty. The treaty is broken and therefore it clearly shows that the treaty is broken. The United States has been under criticism, but they haven’t noticed that other countries should be criticized for breaking and violating a Treaty. Trump’s decision to withdraw off the Treaty is an honest move since it gives a more honest appeal than other countries like China and Russia that haven’t taken off the treaty and accepting that they have violated many of the aspects of the Treaty. The United States should build up it’s arsenal of atomic weapons with a sincere notice unlike the rest of the countries that started the dissolving of the Treaty. Laws are supposed to be respected not dammed and so the United States should Withdraw since the Treaty proved Unsuccessful. Not all hope is lost since Unfair laws can be repaired by other laws and so leave all those to the representatives that the majority of the people choose. If you don’t agree with their ideas than you can mail or E-mail them or even you can run for any of the available offices so take action and stop being in a state of panic.

  4. Nancy Rojas on November 5th, 2018 11:34 am

    “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.” I thought that this was where i found that his decision was rationale. Though i do believe that he has multiple opinions that i do not agree with. For this is one that to me makes the most sense for it would be scary to think of other countries having these powerful weapons and us being defenseless if anything were to happen.

  5. Dulce Arriaga on November 5th, 2018 7:57 pm

    Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the Nuclear Deal would be a smart idea in a few aspects. For example, the U.S. would have the opportunity to construct numerous powerful weapons and demonstrate our countries true power. So many countries have or still are violating the deal already including Trump himself and it all seems pointless at the same time to even have it if countries are just going to violate the deal and not get consequences for it. However, the thought of withdrawing from the deal is a scary thought and a majority of citizens would feel extremely unease of a cold war breaking out. Who knows what other countries would do to the U.S. if we were to withdraw. I feel that due to all the tension, right now isn’t the right time to withdraw.

  6. Gustavo Ortiz on November 9th, 2018 9:23 am

    It is scary of how we are going through as a society with this ignorant president we have. At first we were a country in which we wouldn’t expect the worse for the future, however, now we can see different point of view of the future because of these events that has been happening and the decisions President Trump has made in the United States. For example, When the constitution was written, the founding fathers never expected for guns to be this advanced and now we have a issue with gun control. There is more hate and racism here in the United States. The United States is a nation of immigrants, without them, the U.S would have not reached into world power without them. Unfortunately, we see more hate towards minorities. Ever since Trump began his campaign the country went into a state of more hate towards one another. Which, one can expect that our future may be scary because it is moving towards something we don’t want to go through.

  7. Luis Ballesteros on November 14th, 2018 6:36 pm

    @Everyone”Scared”of Conflict

    To start off I’m rather disappointed by these statements. To quote Nelson Mandela “Education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world”. These constant attempts to misguide and misdirect attention from the internal conflicts of America to those on foreign soil are utilized by Trump deliberately. I need not point out the amount of public tension he causes by simply Tweeting, let alone speaking on live television, is a tactic not a convenient scapegoat for our anxieties. Returning to the problem at hand. The Roman Empire is one nation that is constantly being compared to that of our current, quote on quote, “American Empire”. If history has proven anything is that a nation or country that fails to mediate the growth of its expansion whether in territorial, economic or even military might, undoubtedly collapses from internal conflicts. The U.S., as of the 2017, ranked as the #1 country in the world with the most military spending approximate $610,000,000,000 on military research and expenses. Whereas only 3% of the 3.95 trillion dollars (approximately $118,500,000) the federal government spends for a year is spent on Education.

    Based on those statistics do you think more military spending is really a solution when our own Tier 1 Public School can’t even afford basic air conditioning?

    That specific case aside the amount of ignorance that is seen on a daily basis is an indirect result, if not a direct result, of the poor schooling that is being done in America. If America is ever going to withstand a foreign enemy, who is apparently capable of assaulting U.S. soil whether through nuclear or military might, it must first refocus its solutions inwardly before looking to solve foreign issues.

    For those of you who have no idea what I’m trying to get at here with this verbose response I’m going to refrain from continuing and simply say this: The Avengers were defeated not when they were fighting together but when the enemy doctor manipulated their emotions and perspectives using psychological warfare causing them to destroy each other. Rome fell in the same way and if we’re not careful the same could happen to America.

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