I am a millennial. I am a female. I am a republican. I am not a racist. I am not a bigot. I am not a hateful person. I do not develop my political opinions based on the biased media I am subjected to or the popular opinions of my peers. Politics brings out the worst in people. Election year brings out the worst in people. This election, specifically, has fueled the fire in driving a wedge between the two main political parties along with the human race in general. You either sway so far left or right that you cut ties with close friends or you just don't care so much tot he extent that you vote for a deceased gorilla to be the 45th president of the United States of America.
When did we start to devour every load of crap dished out to us by a biased media system? When did we stop fact checking major political figures claims? When did we stop listening to one another and start judging based on personal opinions? How can I be a woman and still support President Trump? I can't answer the first three questions, but as for the last: as a woman, I will not deny my president. He is my president. He is your president. He is the president.
Just as Obama was my president, Trump will be my president. I am an American citizen and despite my personal opinions, he is my president. To clarify: if you are a U.S. citizen, Donald Trump is your president. Whether you are outraged or ecstatic, he is the 45th president of the United States of America, and if you're considering moving to another country I'd check out their immigration laws first because they're quite stricter than ours.
The people who are advocating for a nation filled with peace and acceptance are the same people who won't accept Trump and are wrecking havoc on the lives of those who support him. There is a difference in a peaceful protest and brutally attacking people who disagree with you. Explain to me how this double standard makes sense because I just don't get how you can preach love and act in hate. Had Hillary won, I would be upset, too. I would worry for our country. I would worry for our troops. Though, I would not deny her as my president. I would not carry out the actions I accused the other party of committing if they lost. I would not give up on our country.
I am a millennial. I am a female. I am a Republican. I will not deny Donald Trump as my president and he will not define me as a citizen. Supporting the president and being open minded of his presidency does not make me a racist. In fact, hoping the president fails is hoping America fails. Not supporting the president is not supporting your country. We are lucky to live in a free country, where our opinions matter, where we get to vote for what we want, why would you hope that our country demolishes just to prove a point that you believe he is incapable? To think that he is so powerful that he can single-handedly destroy our nation within a week of presidency, well no wonder he has such a big ego.
I am not afraid for our country because it is our country. President Trump is not America. He is not the 50 united states that make up our nation. We are the people. We are America. We were America before Trump and we will be America after Trump. We have the power to change. Be the change you want to see in the world. Don't rely on a politician to be the only one advocating for what is right for us.
I don't hate Obama. Would I get an ice cream cone with him and Biden if I got the chance? Absolutely. Do I believe he did some good for our country? 100%. Gay rights, repealing the "Don't ask, Don't tell," policy, eliminating Osama Bin Laden, all of these great things have happened under his presidency. But he also appointed a judge biased against the second amendment. Once you let the government take away one amendment, when will they stop? It starts at gun rights but where will it end? Freedom of speech? Freedom to practice religion? He has advocated to give the government too much power. He is to blame for Benghazi and Aleppo. His health care system has forced low-income families to pay for an expensive and extensive health care plan with multi-thousand dollar deductibles. I do not think Obama was the worst president of the United States, and I don't think Trump will be the best president, but I do think that we need to admit there needs to be change.
We gave Obama a chance. We need to give Trump a chance. Give him a chance. Give him a chance to be the president before you say he isn't your president. Give him a chance before you give up on politics completely. Give him a chance before you argue that he is the worst president we've ever had. Women: stop letting people tell you that because Trump is president you don't matter. This is not a man's world. Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jane Addams, Helen Valeksa Bary and many more notable women have fought for the 19th amendment and have fought for our place in the political society, make them proud. Do not give up on the country because you are not happy with this election's outcome. I am proud to be an American with Obama as my president. I am proud to be an American with Trump as my president. I am proud to be an American because I am free. I am a millennial. I am a woman. I am free and Trump is my president.