Inauguration Day

In a four year cycle there are 1,460 days to fight over politics. Only one day has been set aside to have a truce and come together to celebrate our democracy and the peaceful transition of power from one administration to another. Today is not a day for protests or debates but a day to find common ground in our love for America and the incredibly stable government that we enjoy here. I am shocked by the number of Americans that either don’t know this or have sold their souls to irreverence to the point that they can’t acknowledge what is a sacred day in our democracy. To be quite frank, I consider it un-American. Even the news channels don’t get this. Every day they host political debates between their contributors and even today as I tuned into the morning shows they were still debating. STOP IT !! For one darned day just stop it !! In my FB news feed one group is very ungraciously dancing on the grave of Obama’s administration while an entirely differently group is prophesying the end of America with the incoming Trump administration. For one darned day just stop it, put down your weapons, come together and celebrate America NOT your political party.

TO THE RIGHT WINGERS
Would it kill you to be gracious and thank Obama for 8 years of service to our country? We have been kept incredibly safe and we are prosperous. Would it kill you to acknowledge that a good job has been done? I totally understand that you think things could have been done better and you may be right but that doesn’t change the fact that after 8 years we still have our freedom and food on the table. Can you be gracious and thankful for just one single day?

TO THE LEFT WINGERS
Would it kill you to give Trump a chance? He hasn’t done a single thing as president yet but you’ve already written him off. That is the very definition of prejudice which you supposedly hate. Can you lay aside your partisan politics for just one single day and wish him the best of success. Whether you like it or not, Trump is piloting the plane now. Do you want the pilot to fail? If Trump fails then we will all suffer. Doesn’t it make better sense to be gracious and wish him well? We prayed for the prosperity of Obama’s administration, shouldn’t we also pray for the prosperity of Trump’s? For just one single day I am asking you to suck it up, walk out onto the metaphorical field after the game and shake hands with the winning opposition. Are you such a small person that you can’t do that?

TO ME
Barry, you need to not be a hypocrite during the inauguration today. This is the first time in your life where you will be able to watch it live. Get over your Trump personality prejudices and try to open your heart and mind to hear what the new president has to say during his inaugural address. Yes, he’s going to say “Believe me” and “Terrific” ad infinitum in his usually hyperbolic way but don’t be a brat and make snide comments at the TV like you usually do when Trump is speaking. This isn’t about you and your pet peaves. It’s about America and a celebration of our democracy so pull up your big boy panties, get over your bad self and celebrate.


A friend of mine dubbed me “The voice of reason in a very unreasonable world” which I am flattered by because I am less than that.  Having said that, if you enjoyed my writing I invite you to scroll to the very bottom of this page where there is a button labeled “Follow”.   If you press that button you will receive a notification whenever this blog is updated with new posts.  Thank you for reading.  

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