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A House Divided

It's time to heed Abe's warning.

A House Divided
Kaity Spangler

On June 16, 1858, Abraham Lincoln delivered his "House Divided" speech in Springfield, Illinois. He warned and reminded people of the verse in Mark 3:25, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

As I looked through social media on the days following the 2016 Presidential Election, I was embarrassed. I was ashamed of the words that were coming out of people's mouths. I couldn't believe that people wanted President-elect Trump to fail. What on Earth happened to decency? Is Facebook really the place to hash out your profanity filled feelings? People were crying, signing petitions for abolishing the electoral college, canceling classes, and mourning for Hillary's Presidential loss.

Isn't that a little much?

News flash. Every four years, there is a winner and a loser. We can't all be winners.

And, in case you didn't realize it if Donald Trump fails, we fail. America fails. I, for the life of me, cannot figure out why people would want America to fail. Please take a step back and think of our founding fathers, those who have fought and died for our freedom, and what our flag stands for. Ronald Reagan once said, " Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." Let that sink in.

As Americans, we should be motivated to give the President-elect a chance. Heck, even President Obama and Hillary Clinton said that! Donald Trump may not have been your candidate, but he is who was elected, and it is time to get over that, or it's going to be a long four years for you. Now is not the time to be a divided house.

TODAY, more than ever, it is important for Americans to remember that we are the United States of America. In order for the next four years to be successful, we must trust in our God, have confidence in our leadership, and come together as one for our country.

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