This is more of an essay than a short story or anything LGDK related.
This morning, many Americans were in woe due to the victory of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. I’ve seen a lot of posts on Facebook of people wanting to move to Canada or other countries. However, people forget one thing. America may be a country of Capitalism, but we’re also a country of Democracy.
I say stop grieving over the fact that Hilary Clinton lost the race to the White House. Give the man a chance. I personally didn’t vote, he’s not my president. However, the election is over. I hate election season because it tears people apart. Brother blocking brother on their Facebook feeds. I know I stole that from the most recent Epic Rap Battles of History, but it’s true. People get too emotional over who wins the Presidency.
Anyone remember when Barack Obama won re-election back in 2012? There was a petition going on for the state of Texas to separate from the United States. Of course the governor of Texas didn’t take it seriously and due to the agreement of when it became a state, it could separate when it wants to as Texas was originally a republic. The point is that people over reacted.
The only difference between then and now is that Trump is going in for his first term of presidency. Obama was going into his second term when he won 2012. So we were already familiar with him and his way of running things. But what people for get is that we also have the right as citizens of the United States of America to vote Trump out of office as well. Don’t start making petitions to do it already, he hasn’t even become president yet. Right now he’s the President Elect, meaning that he’s only next in line for the Oval Office. Until January, Obama is still the President of the U.S. of A.
But as I was saying, the beauty of democracy is that if given a reason, we can vote Trump out of office. The only reason no one wanted to impeach George Bush was due to Dick Chaney. If the President in K.I.A or impeached, the Vice President takes over. Everyone knew that letting Chaney run America was a no-go. Chaney was the only thing keeping Bush in office for both terms. And like most people, I believe that the 2004 election was rigged. My uncle who passed away four years ago was a truck driver in Florida during that time. He had to deliver voting machines. He saw for himself those machines were rigged.
Back to the point, we can impeach Trump. But all I’m asking now is to not get all up in arms over his victory over Hilary. I personally didn’t care about either candidate. I saw Trump as the lessor of two evils. Besides, Hilary made a mistake that came to bite her in the butt. She alienated all of Bernie Sanders’ supporters. I personally would had voted for Sanders if he were the nominee. It’s true that Trump has had a lot of controversy, but Hilary had more and hers was worse. Then again, this part is from a guy who didn’t vote.
I personally think Trump won was for one of the two reasons Obama won. As we all Obama isn’t… Caucasian, that was not the reason. It’s because most of us wanted a change. Think about it for a second? We had eight years of George Bush. We wanted a change. I will admit that he tried, but it wasn’t the change we were looking for. Like with Bush, we just got tired of how his administration was running the country. Obama said that he trusted Hilary to “continue his legacy”. That legacy isn’t something that everyone wanted. It’s true that Trump said some racist things in his campaign, but he did say other things. Like how he wanted to make the jobs return to the United States. There are people losing their jobs every day because companies are moving them either to Mexico or overseas to countries with less restrictions. Hell, I’d rather be working right now myself instead of depending on donating my plasma to make a buck. We don’t need welfare, we need jobs. That’s how I look at things.
Now, the election is over. Trump won, get over it. Just give him a chance to try and run this country? As I said, we can always impeach him if we don’t like him. That my friends is the Beauty of Democracy.
Before commenting, be sure to watch these vids.
The second one was done by LittleKuriboh as an YGOTAS special about the aftermath and it has a point.