By: Christian Wentzel|Writer & Colin Kennedy | Writer
A turning point in American politics as millions of Americans voted for the 45th President of The United States of America. It was official at midnight. Donald John Trump had been elected.
Though many had mixed feelings about the new president, all were wondering what he was going to be doing in the first hundred days of his presidency. Before the election, Trump released a 100 day plan, which totaled 18 executive proposals and ten proposed acts. Here are a few of note:
- He plans to propose a constitutional amendment to impose a term limit for all members of Congress in order to encourage new, anti-establishment politics.
- For each new regulation, two must be eliminated. This was proposed under the pretext of protecting the people from excessive government.
- All trade deals perceived as at a disadvantage to Americans will be eliminated. Among the trade deals on the chopping block are NAFTA (North American Free Trade Association) and other deals that have been important components of economic relationships with other nations.
- All restrictions imposed on the energy industry by the previous administration, including taxes and safety regulations will be eliminated. It encourages increased production of energy from coal, oil, etc. This will help create more jobs for those jobs in the gas industry.
- All executive orders passed by former President Obama will be reviewed for unconstitutionality and voided if any violations of the Constitution are found. This a key part of Trump’s strategy for eliminating democratic legislation and usher in a period of Republican rule in federal government.
- More than 2 million illegal immigrants will be targets for deportation. His plan is to deport them to their respected country and put in place a stricter processes for obtaining citizenship in order to slow the influx of undocumented immigrants moving forward.
- The proposed End Illegal Immigration Act will assign a penalty of a minimum two years in jail for illegally entering the country or five if the immigrants have prior conviction or multiple deportations. It also calls for a wall on the American-Mexican border fully funded by Mexico, a proposition that has attracted significant controversy and has embittered relations with Mexico.
- The School Choice and Education Opportunity Act will end Common Core education and encourage magnet schools as a viable alternative to public education. Trump’s administration also insists it will make two and four year schooling more affordable for the average American family.
- The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, will be heavily targeted by Trump’s administration with assistance from the Republican Congress. He says it will be replaced with a system of health savings accounts and the ability to purchase health insurance over state lines.
Now that he is in office and is taking action on a lot of these proposals and acts, the country will have to wait and see if these are the things that will Make America Great Again, as promised.