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The Sleeping Giant has Awaken
This election year has awakened what some may call a sleeping giant as a result of the election. From some reports individuals voted this year that have not voted in years and in some cases never. The importance of choosing the right individual to lead our country into the future was too important to ignore. The result for some was not what they wanted but it was what the public and those who voted wanted. There have been demonstrations against the results of this election but it is a decision all individuals should respect.
There are some who have called this a movement and not about the individual elected to be our next President. Even Donald Trump many times has stated this election was not about him it was the fact that the individuals are angry and was fed up with the status quo. They wanted change. Change is hard for some individuals but change from the status quo is now in our future.
This election year has been deemed the outsider year in the world of politics. Donald Trump has never run for public office and his methods do not fit the normal scheme of the way things get done. The sleeping giant is individuals who have been quiet with respect to their political viewpoints but they voiced their opinion with regards to the way they want our country to proceed into the future with their votes.
I have stated that individuals around the country are angry at government regardless of political party and they want results. The interest in politics this election year was off the chart with respect to individuals attending political rallies and voting not just for national offices like the President but their state and local candidates. The real impact of this election will not be felt until newly elected individuals including Trump take position of the offices in which they were elected.
The message is clear that the changes being proposed with respect to government functions and operations including regulations is going to change and the confidence and expectations have never been higher. One of the measures of confidence about the future can be seen in the current statistics of the stock market. While it is not the only measure of confidence it is a signal that there is anticipation of a better environment for businesses under the next administration.
Politicians need to understand that voters are extremely angry with the deadlock and culture in Congress and they want significant changes in laws, regulations and the way that both political parties have reacted to each other. There has been talk that there will be some agreement with some proposed changes while there are others that need to be discussed. The main point to make for those bent on stonewalling proposals by the new administration is that if it is good for the country they should be ready to act in a positive way.
Many individuals will be up for re-election in two years including the full House of Representatives and 1/3 of the Senate. If these individuals do not recognize the anger of the voting public and choose to ignore the public dissatisfaction with the status quo they may find themselves on the outside looking in after the next election.
I believe the present movement exhibited this election year will not go away anytime soon. Individuals in any political office over the next two years should not ignore this movement or anything like it. Part of the problem with the present political system is that individuals have aligned themselves with the policies of their political party rather than what is right for the country. This kind of action would be a mistake.