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A Positive Word on Trump
Change is Good Sometimes
While I am not his biggest fan or someone claiming he's "not my president", I am not solely right or left. I'm not a liberal or a conservative. I am not a keyboard warrior looking for a fight behind the monitor. I am your breath of fresh air when it comes to politics.
As a registered voter, I have never steered in any one direction in the voting booth. I vote based on facts that I have personally researched on each candidate on my ballot. I will never vote for a lesser of two evils.
As a woman, I am chastized for not speaking out against Trump. As a southerner, I am accused of being racist for not publically opposing him. While I believe in fighting for our rights and protesting as needed, I don't believe that any Facebook post or blog post is going to change anyone of my followers, friends, or family members views.
I won't say anything negative about our President. He has not taken away any of our rights. There is so much propaganda and false news reports striking fear into people who the majority hasn't read anything more than a headline.
There is an order in which laws and rights given and revoked are processed. It is not solely in the hands of the POTUS, whomever resides in that seat.
If you really want to change the way this country is ran, look at who has been voted into Congress. The powers that be are far more than one person. We are a democracy and always will be. We are not in a dictatorship.
Think before you repost a misleading headline. Read the article and ask yourself if this is a real source. Change is hard. I get it. I'm not asking you to change your political views. I'm only asking you to be more aware of the information you receive and resend back into the internet through your social media. While you or I may not like the "person" voted POTUS, we have our own personal duty to our country. This is what makes America great!
Fighing with each other serves no purpose. It changes no views. It helps no one. While you may not personally accept who is in the Oval Office, he is our President. He's something we haven't experienced before and that is scary. I get it.
Change is good. The right change.
There is a transparency in Washington that we have never seen before. Some may find our Tweeting President dangerous, but, personally, I enjoy the transparency. He's done everything he said he would do. That in itself, is suprising. How many politicians can we say that about? Not many!
We complain about our taxes, our cost of living, our interest rates, the stock market, yet complain anytime some changes are made. Why? Change is scary for a lot of people. They can't handle it. That's something they can't control and it will take some time to adjust. Personally, I'm still in a state of disbelief. It's hard to believe that Trump is actually our President now.
I can't say I'm unhappy with him as our President. I can't say I'm totally happy with him either. He has proven a lot in just two weeks. So far, I have nothing negative to say about Trump and his Presidency.
There will come a day when my opinion of the POTUS will change. Regardless of the direction of my opinion, I know that it won't sway yours. I am not going to force my opinion on others the way others have done to me. The same goes for religion. There may come a day when I decide to make changes by running for a political office. Maybe not.
Until then... I will vote, abide by the laws, and support the good that comes from these new changes. It's time for America to redeem itself. It's time for us to lead. Being a leader takes a backbone, balance, and a lot of energy. If you think you can do things better, by all means, run for office. Let the American people decide if you are the right one for the job. It's not for everyone, yet we have a lot of people on Facebook and the media who seem to have the secret to do the job. I don't see their name on my ballot.
My question to you is...
If you were undecided before the election, what swayed your opinion?
Was is a cleverly written Facebook post or rant?
Was it your own research?
Did you just go with your gut?
You're all smart enough to decide, but if your candidate doesn't win, how you do act? That's all on you. Not your President.
You're going to do what you want anyways. You're going to post what you want anyways. There's nothing that anyone can do or say to make the mayhem on social media cease. The only thing we have and don't have is time. Time will tell. You're not guarenteed tomorrow. Enjoy the people and pets around you in the now. Don't waste today ranting on social media for likes and fights.
Change is good sometimes.