If you’re going to promote a petition to overturn the results of an election, why not create one to increase the size of your bank account, transform winter into summer or cure cancer? I don’t know what plane of existence these juvenile malcontents are operating on, but it sure isn’t in the real world where choices have consequences and life rarely unfolds according your unfettered desires. Instead of wasting countless resources and inciting further division, why not sit down at the grown-up table and work towards building a better tomorrow? And yes, such a commitment requires tolerance and respect for all people and viewpoints through earnest discourse. Despite the media’s incessant rhetoric and repeated false accusations, Donald Trump has made a conscious decision and effort to Make America Great Again: to foster strength where there was once weakness, to expose globalism in favor of nationalism and to end the corruption that rewards political elitists. The President-elect has consulted leaders and pundits from both sides of the aisle – regardless of his personal feelings – met with corporations, foreign statesmen, and financial institutions to begin the arduous task of reinvigorating the private sector, identified federal waste of taxpayer money and the man hasn’t even been sworn into office yet. Apparently I’m not near offended enough.
Forgive my uncooperative memory…when did Barack Obama ever seek such a practical, beneficial and inclusive solution to our most pressing issues; i.e., seek compromise in lieu of forced capitulation through public mockery? He rammed socialized healthcare through Congress by buying votes and lying to the American people – yes it was a tax, premiums did rise and millions lost both their doctor and private insurance – empowered federal agencies like the IRS, DOJ, and EPA to wage political vendettas and selectively enforce the law as he saw fit, instituted a tidal wave of new regulations/taxes that suffocated business and hurt working families, religiously employed race, gender and class warfare to falsely sway public opinion that at times incited violence and death, openly embraced the sworn enemies of Western Civilization despite pleas from our intelligence community and the victims of Islam, and he recklessly issued Executive Orders – not to further expound upon the law – but to bypass checks and balances in hopes of fulfilling his personal agenda no matter what the cost or consequences to this country.
I don’t need to be a Republican or Democrat, let alone be an American, to identify the intent of one’s actions. And I sure as hell don’t need a petition to explain why millions of Americans are supporting and rooting for Donald Trump after 8 years of unilateralism and celebrated anti-Americanism. Everyday people are sick and tired of the lies and fighting, the endless race baiting and media victimization propaganda, the whining political activists of entitled intolerance, and they just want a competent, accountable leader who will do whatever it takes, especially when it requires swallowing one’s pride or admitting personal mistakes, to restore America’s economic vitality, ensure our national security, embody transparency in government and to reclaim our republic’s once unwavering work ethic and sense of pride. And if that’s too hard to understand, my friend – unlike safety pins and safe spaces – observation and objectivity are just not your strong suits. Never fear, I’m sure there’s a petition somewhere banning the use of both.