President-elect Trump has said that it’s “Time for us to come together as one united people.” President Obama agrees. So does Hillary Clinton. You can see their videos at my author Facebook page.
America has elected a new President, and given him a united House of Representatives, and Senate.
This is Democracy at its best in a Democratic republic. We survived President Obama’s reign and, while continuing to pray for him, we worked hard to prepare for the 2016 election.
By the results of this historic 2016 election, a great portion of America has said:
- “No” to corruption
- “No” to the the entrenched “powers that be” on both sides of the aisle
- “No” to politically correct buzzwords and clichés that have categorized and defamed fellow citizens who disagreed with the liberal agenda and its extreme positions
- “No” to involuntarily disarming our citizens and quashing the 2nd Amendment
- “No” to illegal immigration at the expense of Veterans and our own poor people
- “No” to the violence and horror of ISIS and Apocalyptic Islamic terror worldwide
- “No” to circumventing the American Constitution and the Legislative branch of government
- “No” to radical socialism/communism–we are not going to be another Europe
- “No” to the attack on the freedom of biblical religions
- “No” to lawlessness, violence, and looting in the streets of America
- “No” to the disrespect toward the rule of law
- “No” to a continued erosion of our military readiness in light of increasing threats worldwide
- “No” to apologizing around the world for our great nation
- “No” to faulty and deeply flawed treaties and trade agreements
- “No” to the irresponsible spending that places the burden of our national debt onto the backs of our children and grandchildren
- “No” to the weight of governmental bureaucracy and bloated Federal offices
- “No” to increased regulations that drive small businesses out of existence
- “No” to the erosion of free speech
- “No” to the unwillingness of politicians unwilling to cooperate in order to make America excellent for ALL its citizens
Shortly after the election, one of our young adult relatives wrote a scathing post on FB toward those who did not vote as she did. When my wife gave her a gentle admonition to not allow politics to instill in her bitterness, or resentment, our relative tore into my wife with disrespectful vitriol. It felt to my wife as though she had been slapped in the face.
This young adult was not brought up to treat family members that way–or anyone for that matter. I’d be surprised to find out that the adults around her modeled disrespect for elders or anger and hatred toward those with whom we disagree. Yet her own political agenda meant more to her than hurting or accusing her family member in a mean-spirited response. We can only hope that her heart will soften as she matures. I’m hoping that this was just a bad moment for her and not her typical way of treating people with whom she does not see eye to eye.
For those of you who are angry and afraid, we hope that your maturity and your love for this nation will overcome your anger and disappointment at the results of this hard-fought election and that you will help to tone down the shaming, name-calling, hatred, bullying and fear-factor. Political beliefs should not triumph over love of friends and family. I mistrust any worldview that treats people with hatred and anger, or that devalues or objectifies its opponents.
We can agree to disagree amiably yet still value and respect one another. As Hillary Clinton and President Obama have said in post-election speeches: Support the new President-elect. Give him and his team an opportunity to fulfill the office that the nation has elected him to.
Listen to Trump’s acceptance speech and help him to fulfill it for ALL Americans:
As one who voted for Trump-Pence, I am celebrating America’s victory, but not your defeat. All gloating is birthed and nurtured in an evil disposition.
May God Bless you . . . and the United States of America
QUESTION: Honestly, how would you have hoped that Trump supporters would respond if Hillary had won the election?
©2016, David C Alves (davidcalves.com)