The Presidency of one Donald J Trump has only been in effect for two days, and the response from people has been a firestorm. From riots and looting and destruction on the day of the Inauguration to the million + people in the Womens March on Washington and its sister marches across the country and the globe. Also equal has been the response by his supporters..from mocking and cruel jokes to threats and general disgust with those opposed to him, it is obvious to me how the next four years are going to be quite a wild ride..so I am going to make my feelings on the matter clear
I do not like Donald J Trump..no I am not calling his presidency a sham, im not complaining about the results of the election and im not seeking a change to the way we elect our President. He won the Electoral College fair and square, lets move onward and forward.
Why I dislike Donald Trump has nothing to do with politics. I did not vote for Hilary Clinton, I instead wrote in Senator Bernie Sanders..I feel like my presidential vote should go to a person with whom I can get behind and believe in and I felt at that time that Mr Trump and Secretary Clinton were not people I could believe in. And if people want to get angry with me that I didnt just “vote for the lesser evil “,claim I wasted my vote or accuse me of being a “entitled liberal who did a protest vote” please…its a free country and I would add that the state I live in went to Mrs.Clinton anyway.
I dislike Mr Trump for his actions, for his words and for his personality. Over the course of the election year I watched everything. I didnt just listen to the words of the “lying liberal media scum” as many conservative people and Mr Trump call them, I listened to the words of the man. He is a mean, misogynistic narcissist. He spent his entire nomination process belittling and making fun of his competitors and debating like a 4th grader. He made fun of a disabled reporter. I cant say if he is a racist for sure but some of the things that came out of his mouth were very insensitive to many different minorities.
I found the tape of his “locker room talk” with Billy Bush to be quite disturbing. As the father to my daughter, i found his words to be not one of “guys being guys” as I am one and ive heard locker room talk..sure there talk of how attractive a woman is, but never the avocation of sexual violence. I know it was from 10 years ago and he says he changed but he is a 70 year old man..how much could he really of changed?
What people should of asked themselves is “if you had a daughter, would you want her to date “…
That being said, I do wish him the best..cause I do live in this country and I plan to for many years to come…you dont hope that the ship sinks while you are still on it!
Our country is more than just a president…Its up to our Congress and our Senate too…The democratic process is alive and well and if in 4 years, Mr Trump has worn out his welcome as President…then vote him out! Democratic party..find a better nominee that isnt embroiled in political scandals!
We will survive these next four years, but people have to be vigilant! The future of this country isnt decided by one man it is decided by the 320 million citizens of this fine country. On and keep protesting if we have an injustice but dont loot and riot and destroy!
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that”Martin Luther King
After about a year of debates, declarations,promises (broken and unbroken) it looks like we finally have our nominees for the next president…business mogul and media tycoon Donad Trump and former first lady and senator Hilary Clinton. I cant say im pleased with either nominee but the American people have spoken (in a sense) and declared these two people the main competitors to the greatest process in human history…A free and democratic election…well as free as you can make it.
Im not going to talk about the merits or lack of for either of these two people though..I dont want to sway anybody’s opinion either way..But my hopes and dreams for the future of this country are quickly fading and neither of these two people are doing anything to change it.
Almost 240 years ago, this country was founded on the basis that people could live a life free of the tyranny of those who would try and make decisions for you…the founding fathers believed that the people of those 13 colonies deserved the right to choose their own leader, and their own government and be free to make their own decisions on their future, and for many years thats what we followed..to an extent.
The Bill of rights outlines that we have the right to say what we want, be it in speech,word or any other medium without threats made against us, that we have the right to choose our religion or lack thereof and nobody can tell you that you cannot do that and various other “rights” that formed up the very basis of how our country was founded, and yet there are so many people in this country that seem to believe that those rights are too much.
This country, the country that I love and was born in and would never dream of leaving is becoming so fractured,broken and uncaring, that its almost scary. We prop up people like Donald Trump who perpetuates hate and bigotry (he was even nominated for president) while people who try to bring about a change to make the world a better more caring place…people who radiate acceptance and peace and call them radical dreamers and dirty hippies (or the worst one ive heard, libtards) Now im not trying to put people on the liberal side of the fence up on a pedestal because many of them are just as bad as their conservative friends, im just trying to make a point.
We live in a world that is so divided on almost every issue that it is incredibly scary. I have a 7 month old daughter and I am petrified that she is going to grow up into a world that is almost completely unaccepting of those who are different than the loosely defined “normal”.
The reason I have brought up politics and the election in the first place is because no issue in this country is perhaps as scarily divisive as which side of the political fence you sit on. Over the last decade (especially since Barack Obama took office) ive seen through the news, in person and through the internet just how bad the political divide is. People that identify as republican think that all democrats are “libtards” and “just idiot young people that dont work for anything and want government handouts”or that they are “basically wannabe commies” and people that identify as democrat think of rebublicans as “dumbass racist hicks” and “Klan supporters” or “Nazis”. It is just horrible how bad these people get when the groups are intermingled. Fights, screaming matches and even some deaths have happened just because people disagree on politics. I rarely even talk about my political beliefs and people who dont even know me judge me as a “young idiot kid with no real world experience”.
This has to stop..I wish there were a way we could all stop fighting over something as stupid as who you support for president or if you support gun laws or how a person goes to college..this just wont work for the future…acceptance and tolerance is one of the hallmarks of our society and yet we are slipping back to times when nobody was tolerant over anything….
Rant over for now…keep it civil people