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Balancing act of power

WHEN 9-11 happened we Americans felt it was an assault on our American families. We will never forget.

When Obama became president we see the beginning of racial insults even after he left office.

Before Obama left office we see few disgruntled Americans with mental problems shooting people or Muslim extremists shooting people.

Then when Trump became a candidate in the last election it only fueled the hatred we all see today but it mixed with the Tea Party or the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

It’s a combination of anger with how Bush took us to war and how Obama approved the bailouts of bankers who were responsible of the financial crash in 2008.

The American people felt cheated under Bush and Obama when no Wall Street bankers went to prison. Trump makes it worse with his remarks.

All the shootings involving whites and blacks and Latinos have created more hate.

This new president flared up racism all over the world with new immigration policies that created protesters in the U.S. and around the globe. It’s a new era.

In other words racism today is worse like in the riots of the 1960s. The women’s rights march around the world tells us that our human and civil rights are threatened.

The killings in Oregon and the shootings in Virginia are the signs of times.

The firing of the Labor secretary in the CNMI who is a woman tells us that lawmakers have failed big time.

But these are my own opinions based on my own assessment and evaluation of what has transpired in Saipan today.

Families in Saipan are being pushed out or evicted from their homes while here in the U.S. families fear they will be deported.

The shooting of Republican lawmakers here in the U.S. is a sign that some are angry over politics and new policies.

CNMI lawmakers must start treating our own people with protective policies that don’t create anger among our native people in need of housing.

I myself won a custody fight to bring back my wife from Salem to Portland but now healthcare authorities have decided I cannot call or see my wife.

But I will not stop fighting my CNMI government or Oregon state government. I will fight for what I believe in my heart.

The rights we have as humans must be addressed and respected by our public officials and we have to fight back and speak out for the voiceless.

As a local American native of CNMI today more than ever I will fight for what’s important to all my families.

Far or near I will fight corruption and make sure our families are protected from government neglect or abuses.

In closing, my determination to write and fight government corruption or abuses only makes me more grounded against all the political misguided policies I am fighting today.

JACK O. ROMOLOR
Portland, Oregon