Let me start this article with a disclaimer; This is not pro-trump or pro-Hilary.
Isn't it sad I have to start this article with that? I don't even feel safe publishing this article without saying that first. Because if someone thought this was pro-Trump, I would get a slur of negative comments. If this was pro-Hilary, I would get a large amount of "get over yourself"-like comments. So to avoid a number of hate comments, though I wouldn't be surprised if I get one or two negative comments, I want to let you know I'm in the middle. I'm neutral. Also, by myself being neutral doesn't mean I won't take a stand when I see something wrong, it means I'm not going to voice my opinion every time I don't see something I like.
This is what confuses me, this is a simple lesson you learn as a small child. Say you're playing Chutes and Ladders with a small child, and they are doing really well the whole game. They're keeping up with you, and they aren't that far behind. Then they hit that big ladder at the top that stretches across the board, they start to cry hysterically as your character happens to skip on down to the finish line. How do you react? Do you let them start a tantrum and let them hit you until they feel better? No. You calm them down and you explain how sometimes in life you win, and sometimes you lose. But you have to put on a brave face and move on. So why are we as adults acting like a toddler who doesn't understand the concept of losing?
I'm not saying when Obama was elected, everyone who didn't vote for him probably acted the same way as people who didn't vote for trump are acting. I'm also not saying its actually everyone acting like that. The point I'm trying to get to is this, I'm not scared of our President-Elect, I'm scared of the citizens of this country. I'm scared of the people who are willing to attack someone over their opinions. I'm scared that if I voice my opinion and it isn't favored I will be verbally and possibly physically attacked.
I'm scared of the people who call themselves "Americans" and forget how we fought for the right of freedom of speech. People didn't die so we can argue over our president. Obviously not everyone is going to vote for the same person, but we should not be acting like this. I watch the news and know our founding fathers would be ashamed of us. They didn't risk everything just so we can complain that someone's opinions insult us. Also, if you do not want something to be decided by the president, for example if people who like the same sex want to be legally married, fight to make it a state law, and not a federal. That is possible, just like legalizing weed is a state law, fight to make same sex marriage a state law.
I don't want to dwell on this, because this is going to be a rant more than an article. But I just want to say, I hope as human beings we realize that fighting and arguing like this isn't going to make anything better, there is a safer and better way to get what we all want without it becoming dangerous. Please open your eyes and realize that we can work together, no matter race, gender, or political stance. If we work together we can accomplish so much more.