Politics naturally divide. It’s Republican v Democrat v Independent and on and on. Looking at the numbers of votes, our country is very divided. Many millions didn’t want Donald J. Trump as President of the United States. Many millions didn’t want Hillary Rodham Clinton as President of the United States.
Whether you like it or not, whether you voted for him or not, Donald J Trump IS the President Elect of the United States of America.
Whatever feelings that brings up in you, whether fear, excitement, dread, expectancy, hatred, hope… The fact is that Donald J. Trump is going to be our president.
As American citizens, it is our responsibility to allow him the opportunity to lead. We may not agree with him being our president, we may not be excited about it, but even Hillary Clinton admitted that we have to give him a chance to lead.
Our country is deeply divided. We are divided across political parties, across religious beliefs, across races and socioeconomic statuses. And yet the very name of our country bears the word “united.”
One leader said this: “Whoever wins the presidency, half the country will have disagreed. Wise leaders never mistake wins for unanimous agreement.” – Rob Cizek. This is so true. We naturally won’t all agree on the elected official, but protesting and riots won’t change the outcome.
There is so much hate, on both ends of the spectrum. Can we pursue something better? Can we pursue peace? Can we extend a hand of love and kindness across the aisle?
It is now the responsibility and opportunity of America’s citizens to once again be united. That is the challenge. And challenging it will be.