Now we have all lost one way or another, whether it was us personally on a team, or a team/individual that we wanted to win. When it comes to the FIFA World Cup for soccer, my team is Argentina, and the FIFA World Cup only comes around every 4 years. It is devastating to see my team lose. Even our university football team has lost twice this year; so, it has been a pretty good season, but still we have lost. We’ve probably lost many events in our lives, whether it was with sports, or a spot in the play, or even getting into the school we want to get into. And now the latest loss for the millennials, the election.
But this hasn’t just been a regular loss. When a sports team loses, life continues, people go to school the next day, class schedules run normal, everything just goes the way it is supposed to. But, let’s admit it, when Hillary Clinton lost this election, her voters lost too. Protests have been going rampant since the night of the election, slogans such as “Dump Trump” and “Not My President” have been a centerpiece in these rallies. Now there is nothing wrong with taking a stand and wanting to protest. And the majority of these protests have been peaceful, but some have lost control, some have become violent, to the point of people being shot. But what do these rallying cries want from Trump?
The list could go on and on, but here are the important points that people are protesting for:
1) Hilary won the popular vote, she should win the presidency. Sorry, but that is not how the voting system in the United States works which has been in place since 1787.
2) LGBTQ rights, people believe that everything that has been done in the last 8 years with the Obama administration will be undone, But I do not think that will be the case, I believe that LGBTQ rights will keep progressing towards true equality.
3) The Wall, the famous wall that Trump has been talking about since he started running. People believe that all illegal immigrants (11 million recorded in 2012) will be kicked out of the country, but Trump has stated that the criminal (2 million) illegal immigrants be brought to justice, and quite honestly, that makes perfect sense. And the list goes on.
I truly believe that all of this will work out, there is no need to “Dump Trump”, it is time to move on and see what we can do to help. As of right now there is no need to protest because there has been no action from Trump to that is taking away the rights from any people. And let’s admit it, these protests have not changed the election results at all. So let us accept this loss, and move on and remain hopeful. Using the words of former President JFK, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”