The presidential election is over and about half of the country I would say (maybe more) is disappointed with the outcome. The truth of the matter is November 9, 2016 was going to be a divisive day in America no matter what the outcome was of the presidential election. The thing is I don’t know what good finger pointing does. Calling out people who voted 3rd party or even those who didn’t vote at all. All of those celebrity pleas demanding that people just get out and vote, this is what happens. You ask people to vote and they do, then you really can’t get mad if the results didn’t go the way you wanted them to. And for those who didn’t vote, you can’t say for sure that if they had it would have swayed anything in another direction.
It is what it is, the beauty of it is there’s only 4 years until the next presidential election. If it turns out that Trump was not the right guy, then we don’t reelect him, it’s as simple as that. I get that people are scared, but there’s a lot of fear to go around on both sides. We don’t know what other people’s story is or what they have been through and it’s not fair to judge based on how they voted. I strongly believe a clear message was being sent here. People want something different. They think that’s Trump. It’s not for us to say that they’re wrong. It doesn’t matter if you think America has always been great with the exception of the need to make people be kind and accepting for once. Aside from the fact that you can’t make people do anything, you can’t ignore the fact that many people in this country do not feel that things have been great.
Everyone’s entitled to their feelings, but I think right now is the time to come together and try to understand where everyone’s coming from on every side of the fence. Now we need to be kind and pay it forward. This is not the time for finger pointing though. This is a time to come together. If we can do that, then maybe just maybe things can be great. Have a little faith and a little trust that it will all work out the way it’s supposed to.
In all of the years that I have been legally allowed to vote, not once has there been a president in office that I wanted to see there. It hasn’t caused me any major issues in my life. It hasn’t affected my children negatively in any way. What the president does and the actions he takes does not affect how I raise my children and how I will teach them to be good, caring, giving, productive members of society. The president doesn’t have that power over me and my family. The president still has to work the system just like every other president has. So continue doing what you were doing. If someone is being hateful, well that person was probably hateful before Trump was president and there’s a good chance they’ll still be hateful after Trump is president. A different president just is not going to change that about a person. If you think the president wields that much power, control, and influence over a person’s free will, then I don’t know where you’ve been living, but it’s not America. There have always been hateful people in this world and there’s probably always going to be hateful people in this world. If you know in your heart of hearts that what you’re doing is right and good, then don’t let anybody take that away from you. You’re giving one person too much power over how you live and none of us should be living like that.
We have to give the president a chance. We can’t hope for failure on his part and we can’t walk through life thinking that every single asshole we run into is simply a byproduct of the president. That’s simply not the case and it’s just not going to improve our situation. So take it from someone who has never been pleased with the president in office in her entire adult life. It’s four years, we’ll get through it if we take a step back and realize that we still live in the greatest country in the world with the greatest freedoms in the world. That my friends is good enough to me regardless of who is running the country.