Disbanding DACA disbands country’s morals

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The original editorial, “We defend the American Dream, therefore, we defend DACA—our ‘dreamers’,” was published on Sept. 5.

Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent or simply refuse to identify with the party system, the consensus is that that Trump’s latest executive action directly attacks the moral foundation this country was built upon.

When a president takes action such as this, it is the moral prerogative of the electorate to take action to overturn and prevent future attacks on the American Dream.

Right now, that action would be to vote in the 2018 congressional elections. This does not mean you have to vote against your own party. There is plenty of opposition to Trump’s xenophobia within the Republican Party.

The framers of the Constitution concentrated the government’s power for this exact reason. At a time in American history when the office of the President has chosen to attack a defenseless group of patriotic Americans, it is all of our responsibilities to elect members to Congress who will oppose sending these Dreamers back to a country that has never been a home to them.

– Brennan Butcher, a Mansfield freshman