My Teachers Failed Me The Day After Donald Trump's Election

My Teachers Failed Me The Day After Donald Trump's Election

My experience as a senior student at Delran High School in southern New Jersey.


Being a high school student, in the northeast, in the suburb of a large city, you are surrounded by a primarily homogenous political opinion. There's nothing wrong with that, you just face a little more opposition as a conservative. I am not one to ever suggest that one does not express their opinion, especially when it comes to politics. Quite frankly, I encourage it. There are certain limitations within society that need to be understood, however.

For example, when that opinion infiltrates public schools, that's a problem. I've experienced this liberal invasion of schools my entire childhood, but never as deep-rooted and intentional as the day following the 2016 presidential election.

There were words of consolation from my instructors. They wanted to make us comfortable in the wake of what they treated like a tragedy. We had nine class periods in a day. The majority of my teachers prefaced class with a speech. The demeanor was solemn. Their words were those of disappointment and consolation thinly veiled as a transition to class following the election.

I had only ever experienced one president during my adolescent period. I can't remember the reaction in the days following the election or re-election of former President Barack Obama. This tells me that it was not significant, or out of the ordinary enough for me to recall.

For most of my schooling, I felt like I was not allowed to have my opinion. Let me be clear, I was allowed to have AN opinion, but not MY opinion. There was no rule against it, but an unspoken societal pressure condemning it.

This assumption by the teachers and staff that everyone was upset, and in need of consolation was naive and plain wrong.

It's wrong when you are in an authority position, which grants you influence upon young minds and Its especially wrong when your job is paid for by taxpayers — who are entitled to whatever view they have.

The teaching profession is supposed to be objective, you put your own views aside when you walk through the doors of that school, except this isn't the case. ever. The liberal invasion of public schools is an issue in and of itself but that's an entirely different conversation that I'll address further in the future.

This is where I put my foot down. This post-election depression is where I say "enough." It's not right to invalidate young students' opinions by acting as though they don't even exist. School is supposed to be about learning and exploring thought. Apparently, the only thought that can be explored is that of the left. When students choose to engage in civic participation, you should be proud, regardless of their opinion.

My teachers failed me that day in high school. Don't let yours fail you.

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18 Bible Verses That Prove God Would NOT Be 'Pro-Life'

Stop using the Bible as an excuse to take away women's rights.


"Abortion is WRONG because God (the highest authority) says so! Not because I say so, or "religious" people say so or the government says so...because the CREATOR OF ALL HUMAN LIFE SAYS SO."

This argument is bullshit and I'm sick of hearing it, because it just isn't true. All these Christians claim that the Bible and God says that abortion is wrong, and it's clear they've never read the Bible. Have you ever seen them use a biblical verse to validate their claims? Yeah, me neither. And you know why? BECAUSE THE BIBLE IS NOT PRO-LIFE. They pick and choose vague verses to attempt to back up these ridiculous claims, completely ignoring the damning evidence that the Bible, and therefore God, actually supports child murder, infanticide, and abortion.

Unlike pro-lifers, I'll actually provide some evidence:

1. Numbers 31:17 "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him"

2. Deuteronomy 2:34 "And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain"

3. Deuteronomy 28:53 "And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the seige, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee"

4. 1 Samuel 15:3 "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass"

5. Isaiah 13:16 "Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished"

6. Isaiah 13:18 "Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children"

7. Ezekiel 9:6 "Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house"

8. Hosea 9:14 "Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts"

9. Hosea 13:16 "Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up"

10. 2 Kings 2:24 "And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them"

11. Psalm 137:9 "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones"

12. Numbers 5:21 "-here the priest is to put the woman under his curse- "may the Lord cause you to become a curse among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell"

13. Hosea 9:16 "Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb"

14. Psalm 135:8 "He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and of beast;"

15. Psalm 136:10 "-to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever"

16. 2 Kings 6:28-29 "And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.So we boiled by son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son"

17. Leviticus 26:29 "And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat"

18. Jeremiah 11:22 "Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:"

Stop using your religion to try and push propoganda that "God says abortion is wrong because it kills innocent children." Clearly your God doesn't care about killing children. There is more than enough proof that the Bible and God are NOT pro-life. Stop acting like you're good Christians upholding the values of God when you clearly haven't picked up the Bible and actually read it. God doesn't agree with your backwards thinking. Maybe try do your research before spewing your religious bullshit to try and take away women's rights.

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