There was no mistaking the roar heard across the country following the election of President-Elect Donald Trump. Thousands protested his victory, screaming things like, "Not my president," and "You're fired Trump." The shocking presidential results caused unrest throughout the United States on the day following the 2016 presidential election. Here's a look at a few of the places that have been shaken by disturbances following Trump's victory.
New Orleans was the source of some of the most troubling dissent. Wednesday night, protestors wound up defacing the Lee memorial spray painting, "Die whites die," "Fxxx Trump," and "Fxxx White People."
The majority of these protests, some of which have been violent, are led by supporters of Secretary Clinton who spoke of a divided country that needed to come together in a recent speech. Is this the "togetherness" she described? Right now we are more divided than ever.
To those of you who are worried the new President-Elect will have a bad influence on your children and families, I want to remind you that we live in One Nation Under God, not One Nation Under Donald Trump. Think back to your childhood. Did the President genuinely influence you, your thoughts, or your actions? As for myself, I have never been directly influenced by George Bush or Barrack Obama, although they are both two very respectable men. More so, I have been influenced by those who my parents allowed to influence me, or in other words the people my parents put in my life.
Those who had the greatest impact on me were the coaches who stayed after hours to help me increase my ability, teachers who answered the phone on the weekends to answer one silly question that just couldn't wait, and youth pastors who gave me a shoulder to cry on when I thought my world was falling apart.
I agree that elected officials should conduct themselves in a manner that reflects poise and respect to all. But parents, you
have the strongest impact on the lives of your children. You teach them how to love and how to treat other people, not a man who most of us will never see outside of a television.
To those of you who are struggling to find purpose following the election of Donald Trump, know that GOD has a purpose for all of you. If you're here, it's not without reason.
Romans 8:28 says, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."
No mortal can take away from that purpose. You are here for a reason!
Remember these wise words of Ronald Reagan in this season of distress for our country.
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we'll be a nation gone under."
I appreciate you reading.
Please be in prayer for everyone affected by the recent election and newly elected officials, specifically President-Elect Trump. As he enters office he has to fill 4,000 jobs. He will be entering office at a time our country is more divided than ever and he needs our prayers.