Executive Order: Fear



As policy makers, unintended consequences is inevitable. However, fear appeals can be easily avoided if you read between the lines and find those key words. With the election of Donald Trump to Presidential Office, he first signed an executive order that created a travel ban on Muslims, but later replaced that order with a revised travel ban removing the targeted language. Even though that language may have been removed, an undertone of fear strikes through the newer executive order. In order to highlight that fear, I used a erasure form of poetry. Here, I did not modify the order in any way, but simply removed the other language by lightening the rest of the order. The whole reasoning behind this example is when writing any piece of policy, never base your piece off of a fear appeal.

Executive Order Erasure


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