I Am A Proud Donald Trump Supporter: Get Over It

I Am A Proud Donald Trump Supporter: Get Over It

Like it or not, respect my political opinion.
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It is no surprise that politics are a very touchy subject. Some people even refuse to talk about it, and I see why (this is especially true during election season). It’s almost as if America is at war with itself because of who supports who and who is voting for who. Well, I am a 23-year-old female College Graduate and I am about as pro-Trump as you can get.

Now, before you start calling me a racist, sexist bigot — let me inform you of one thing. Opinions, especially political ones, are like a**holes: everybody’s got one. Just because my views don’t align directly with yours doesn’t make me any less educated than you are. If anything, your lack of respect for my beliefs and feelings puts you in the wrong here. If you’re one of those crybabies that "feels physical pain" due to somebody writing pro-Trump messages in chalk on your college campus, my heart aches for you. It’s time to grow up.

Please realize that in the real world things are going to offend you. Most of the time, crying about it will get you nowhere.

People all over the country are scared to openly admit that they support Trump — even celebrities. People are getting their cars keyed for having Trump bumper stickers, harassed on the internet for re-posting pro-Trump articles and stickers and even having their houses and property defaced for Donald Trump lawn signs.

I find this absolutely disgusting.

We live in America, the greatest country in the world. We pride ourselves on free speech. Our founding fathers fought for that right, and out soldiers overseas fight and lose their lives every day for the same reason. How dare you deface somebodies personal property for their political beliefs? This goes for anybody, regardless of who you support politically.

I support Donald Trump, I am not ashamed to say it.

He is not a racist, and neither am I. Trump speaks the absolute, unfiltered, non-politically correct truth about what’s wrong with America today — and how he plans to fix it. Donald Trump does not want to deport all immigrants. He actually welcomes people from other countries to America, he just wants them to do it correctly.

The media will brainwash you and tell you different, and liberal America eats it up. Donald Trump supports our active military and our veterans. Trump said, “It’s a national embarrassment that an illegal immigrant can walk across the border and receive free health care and one of our veterans that has served our country is put on a waiting list and gets no care.”

He is 100% right, how in the world is that fair?

Trump also wants to lower the unemployment rate by taking jobs back from foreign countries, such as China. Can you imagine how many U.S citizens would be put to work if this policy was implemented?

Donald Trump is for America.

Many Liberals and Democrats will do their best to paint him as the most evil man to ever live, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. People are made to feel shame if they openly agree with Trump and his policies. Not me, not today.

I understand that people will have differing thoughts on subjects and I respect that. You voted for Hillary? Good for you! Or Sanders? More power to ya! Kasich? That's cool! But don’t you dare ever try to put me down or deface my property for how I feel, what I believe, and who I support to run this country. You have absolutely no right.

#MakeAmericaGreatAgain

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An Open Letter to the Person Who Still Uses the "R Word"

Your negative associations are slowly poisoning the true meaning of an incredibly beautiful, exclusive word.
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What do you mean you didn't “mean it like that?" You said it.

People don't say things just for the hell of it. It has one definition. Merriam-Webster defines it as, "To be less advanced in mental, physical or social development than is usual for one's age."

So, when you were “retarded drunk" this past weekend, as you claim, were you diagnosed with a physical or mental disability?

When you called your friend “retarded," did you realize that you were actually falsely labeling them as handicapped?

Don't correct yourself with words like “stupid," “dumb," or “ignorant." when I call you out. Sharpen your vocabulary a little more and broaden your horizons, because I promise you that if people with disabilities could banish that word forever, they would.

Especially when people associate it with drunks, bad decisions, idiotic statements, their enemies and other meaningless issues. Oh trust me, they are way more than that.

I'm not quite sure if you have had your eyes opened as to what a disabled person is capable of, but let me go ahead and lay it out there for you. My best friend has Down Syndrome, and when I tell people that their initial reaction is, “Oh that is so nice of you! You are so selfless to hang out with her."

Well, thanks for the compliment, but she is a person. A living, breathing, normal girl who has feelings, friends, thousands of abilities, knowledge, and compassion out the wazoo.

She listens better than anyone I know, she gets more excited to see me than anyone I know, and she works harder at her hobbies, school, work, and sports than anyone I know. She attends a private school, is a member of the swim team, has won multiple events in the Special Olympics, is in the school choir, and could quite possibly be the most popular girl at her school!

So yes, I would love to take your compliment, but please realize that most people who are labeled as “disabled" are actually more “able" than normal people. I hang out with her because she is one of the people who has so effortlessly taught me simplicity, gratitude, strength, faith, passion, love, genuine happiness and so much more.

Speaking for the people who cannot defend themselves: choose a new word.

The trend has gone out of style, just like smoking cigarettes or not wearing your seat belt. It is poisonous, it is ignorant, and it is low class.

As I explained above, most people with disabilities are actually more capable than a normal human because of their advantageous ways of making peoples' days and unknowingly changing lives. Hang out with a handicapped person, even if it is just for a day. I can one hundred percent guarantee you will bite your tongue next time you go to use the term out of context.

Hopefully you at least think of my friend, who in my book is a hero, a champion and an overcomer. Don't use the “R Word". You are way too good for that. Stand up and correct someone today.

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Dear America, We Can Step Forward As A Country If We Stop Believing That Only One Belief Is Valid

It's time to promote unity and emphasize our commonalities because only through unity can we step forward as a country.

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Dear America,

2018 was a year of political strife and conflict. The left and the right fought constantly. Republicans and Democrats blamed each other for the tiniest mistakes, and there were only a small number of successful bipartisan deals. Politicians and citizens alike seemed more concerned with sticking to party platforms, even ones they truly didn't believe in, rather than compromising with the other side to improve our society.Yet all this name-calling and hatred — what does it do in the end? What does it accomplish?

We've only seen an increased polarization of American politics and an expanded hostility towards "the other side." We don't consider the well-being of each and every person in America and the bettering of our society, or the building of a stronger world for our children and grandchildren.

We spend so much time insulting each other's political beliefs that we forget probably the most important fact that links us all together: We are all human. We all share the same basic needs, the same struggles, the same moments of happiness and sadness.

And yet we are willing to put our similarities aside and only focus on our differences. We are willing to thrust ourselves into the deep anger and loathing that comes in attacking those different from us. We are willing to parry insults behind the safety of a phone screen and forget all about what makes us alike. And we are willing to gloss over the fact that we have more similarities than differences.

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Yes, political beliefs make a person. Political beliefs define the values, ideas and thoughts of a person. But sometimes, we have to reach over those beliefs, as hard as that may be, and focus on the bigger picture at hand. What will insulting someone because of those beliefs do? It definitely won't change their views or make them see things from your point of view.

It's sad and frustrating that this endless fighting doesn't even occur between two countries or two governments or two nation-states. Instead, we see arguments and strife between two family members, two neighbors or even two strangers, all living in the same community and under the same government, all sharing more similarities than differences.

We need to stop focusing so much on singular ideas. We need to stop believing in the close-minded idea that only one thought is the best thought. And instead of wasting energy trying to change other's opinions, we need to use that energy and time to promote unity and emphasize our commonalities.

These past few years have truly divided America. Let's make 2019 a year of unity, because only through unity can we step forward as a country.

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