Mr. Trump can you tell me what my grandchildren’s lives will be like? I never thought I would be concerned about their futures but everything I used to know and believe seems to be changing.
It is probably my fault because I decided to be a teacher and teachers simply don’t make much money. I should have thought about their futures and how I could help their futures by making money instead of attempting to make a legacy.
I thought they could make their own decisions in their lives to become what they wanted to become but without my help this concept is falling into the impossible.
Mr. Trump can you tell me what my grandchildren’s lives will be like? Every year for my past forever I’ve looked forward to the spring when I could plant a garden filled with flowers and vegetables that would last me deep into the winter.
Today our climate is changing and producing a garden has become more challenging. Summers and even winters seem warmer. Storms seem stronger and droughts and floods that were only supposed to happen somewhere else are becoming reality.
I guess you think changing this future for my grandchildren is impossible or perhaps you believe it is not happening. But, it is Mr. Trump and it is not getting better.
Mr. Trump can you tell me what my grandchildren’s lives will be like? Education has always been a window into all of our futures. Teaching our children the beauty of art and music was thought to be a mainstay in their educations so they can enjoy their futures.
History was important because we all wanted for our children to not make the mistake we made and that our fathers and mothers before us.
Is it true that building a workforce is becoming more important than building a life? Has the economy of our nation become more important than having my grandchildren enjoy their short time alive?
Mr. Trump can you tell me what my grandchildren’s lives will be like? Science has always been a means of discovering truth. The yearning for truth has always been the basis of why we are all human.
Science has also been a means of seeing into our future. In fact, it is a way of making our future greater than the generations that came before us.
Do you really believe science is a hoax? Do you really believe that science is part of our lives because it is a lie to make another nation’s people great?
Mr. Trump can you tell me what my grandchildren’s lives will be like? Is it true that we are destined to be perpetually at war? Is it true that in order to compete in our world we have to kill?
Is it true that in order to build our economy and thus have more money than any other people we have to sell them weapons so they could compete in their world by killing?
Mr. Trump can you tell me what my grandchildren’s lives will be like? Is it true that in order for them to become successful they have to compete with the world in order to become richer in money and not in intellect?
Is it true they will have to live in a world filled with a climate that is filled with disasters that will become the norm instead of becoming the exception?
Is it true their education will only become a means to financial success instead of a means to a fuller life?
Is it true they will have to discredit science as an explanation of what is instead of an excuse that science has always been based on lies?
Is it true they will have to live in an environment of war, destruction, and death because without it they will never be able to live a better life?
Mr. Trump can you tell me what my grandchildren’s lives will be like? I’m waiting for your answer.
Dear Mr. Trump ……. by Jim Fabiano.
Jim Fabiano is a retired teacher and writer living in York, Maine
You can contact Jim at: email@example.com