Last Friday my country, the United States of America, welcomed Donald Trump as the 45th President. I didn’t vote for him but, because I respect the office of the President of the United States and am a proud American, I am going to respect Mr. Trump as my President.
The issue I have is with all those people who belittle former President Obama. Whether you like Mr. Obama or not, he and Mrs. Obama represented our country with class and dignity. In the 8 years that he was President, there was never any scandal or controversy surrounding him or his family. It is because of their dignity and approach to serving our country that I have tremendous respect and can honestly say I will miss the Obamas.
The reason I say we are all a bunch of morons is that people post things on Social Media demeaning the opinions of others. For example, my wife Loree shared a video from Yahoo on her Facebook page with the caption, “You will be missed President Obama”. Within minutes’ people who were considered “real life friends” began bashing, in a very hateful manner, the former President on my wife’s post. It was just a nice little video saying goodbye to the outgoing leader, not a political statement. More importantly, this was Loree’s page not some open forum for people to attack her, the former President and comment whatever they like.
A friend of mine, Frank Ballatore, took to social media on Friday to thank everyone for showing their true colors. Frank weeded out those “friends” who continue to spew hatred and bigotry.
I saw another social media post from a friend of mine from Canada recently calling out our new President when he was on the job just one day.
I don’t have a problem with you voicing your opinions but let’s allow Mr. Trump to succeed or fail in his new capacity.
As a society we need to stop fighting one another and work together. Mr. Trump said something in his inauguration speech that hit home with me. He said, “At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction, that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.
But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists. Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge; and the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.
This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
We are one nation and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams. And their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.”
Let’s all stop being morons and start working together to make our homes, our cities, our county and our world a better place to live, work and raise our children. I believe that right now is the time for all of us to pull our heads out of our asses and work together as one society. There is no time for us to be divided.
96% of us get to go to a job tomorrow and make a living to take care of our families. Let’s be thankful for what we have and what we get to do each day.
As I close out this blog, I would like to thank Mr. Obama for his service over the last 8 years. No sir, I didn’t vote for you but I am grateful for the example you set. I would like to wish President Trump success in bringing the country together and keeping all of us safe and strong. And I thank you for reading this post. Whether you agree with me or not, which I don’t really care, it is good to know that we are in a place where we have the freedom to voice our thoughts.
God bless us all.
All the best,