Tuesday, February 21, 2017

He's "Not My President!" Uh... Wrong

To all who attended the “Not My President” rallies yesterday – I truly hope you enjoyed yourselves and were happy with the day's events. I hope that joy of self worth and accomplishment carried on through the evening and even into this morning. Because I've got a big dose of reality for you today.

If you are in this country illegally and marched yesterday then you accurately represented yourself. If you're an illegal alien in the United States then Trump is not your President – because this is not your country.

Now comes the difficult part. If you are a citizen of the United States, whether natural born or naturalized, Donald Trump is your President. It matters not whether or not you're happy about it. We have Presidential elections every four years. Only one side can win. If your side wins then your candidate is President over all. If your side doesn't win then the other candidate is President over all. And that includes you. You can deny it, denounce him, protest, be angry, be furious, and fill yourselves with hatred for the President and his supporters but the reality is he's your President. Period.

Let me put it in a way that Trump haters might understand. In the words of his predecessor, Barack Obama.... “Elections have consequences.”

The consequences of the most recent election are that Donald Trump is the legally elected President of the United States and will be for at least the next four years. You don't have to like it. But you can't change it.

You think your protests are somehow going to change the fact that Trump won. They're not. What you are accomplishing is showing the country and the world how immature adults behave when they don't get their way.

Remember in 2008 and 2012, when Obama won, and a large number of Republicans and conservatives rioted in the streets, vandalized cars and buildings, set fires, blocked streets and highways, and assaulted anyone who voted Democrat? Remember when that happened?

Of course you don't – because it didn't. We didn't like Obama winning. But we dealt with it like adults.

Keep protesting if you wish. That is your constitutional right. But keep an eye on the TV coverage of the protests and the aftermaths. The Trump administration has given the go-ahead to law enforcement agencies to deal with violent protesters as necessary and prosecute them when caught.

I've read that many of those arrested on Inauguration Day are facing ten years in prison. You might want to rethink the violence. Ten years would keep you in prison until well after Trump finishes his second term.

Just a thought.

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