Thursday, November 10, 2016

Good Morning President-elect Trump (extended version)

                                    (the original version ran the morning after the election on Facebook)
good morning President(-elect) Trump
As I type this, I am listening to your acceptance speech. Your words sound good, no, your words sound wonderful. How is your follow through going to be? One nation united is an incredible thought. It is a hope and a dream of many. Can you, will you, President -elect Trump, bring this to be? Over the course of time, much has been done to divide the people of this great nation. We have been pitted against one another through race, age, religion, occupation, sexual orientation, you name it, it has been used to create division. How sir, can you heal this gaping wound? Is it even possible at this point? Without trying to sound like one who follows and believes the many conspiracies that one can find around every corner, I cannot help but believe that much of the division is a deliberate act created by one or many. Divide and conquer? I hope not, but I wander, how sir, can you bring us back together? To a point where we are one, where we can and will work together for the common good and not for the individual good?
Many people fear you, fear what you may do, fear that instead of moving this land and its people forward, you will shove them backwards. What say you to them sir? How do you plan on calming the fears of those who are afraid?  I will be honest here, and admit that I did not watch the debates, nor have I kept up with all of the comments and plans that were made by you or by Hillary Clinton. I will say that many others did. Many who have said that you plan on deporting all who are not American. (Do I interject here that if you were to try and deport everyone not of this land, then you must deport all but the Native American for all the rest of our ancestors came from somewhere else... but again, I wander) Sir, there are many hard working individuals who are here legally and who have contributed a great deal to the economy and to the building of this land and its products. What sir, do you say to them? Do you plan on deporting all of other nationality, or only those who are here  illegally? How sir, will you calm their worries and share with us your plan?
 There are those President-elect Trump, who have said that you are going to undo all of the progress that has been made in this country. That you will remove and destroy the rights of many. What say you sir to them? While I have been keeping up with many news reports and I have watched how in the not too distant past there have been groups that have themselves taken us back into a past where no one would want to go. I have watched the riots on the news, with people blocking roads and destroying the property of others. I have watched in disbelief as it seemed that we had fallen into a surreal Twilight Zone episode. No one was fully right, no one fully wrong, but it was not a move that would have produced real progress. It was not a step forward. This has been happening before you were elected, but it is something placed in your hands. Many have said that you will destroy women's rights, even though I have read many reports and watched many videos of how schools have discriminated against female students and their manner of dress even when that manner was modest. This was again, before you, yet it is now in your hands- what sir, will you do in the face of this? Especially in the light of the things you, yourself have been accused of having said and done.
 You have said that you plan on putting people back to work. Many have grown accustomed to having everything given to them. I recall a time when people would have been embarrassed for others to find out that they were having to use food stamps or be on welfare, but now it seems a given. How can you change what people have grown so used to? How can you put people to work, who are no longer seeking employment? How will you get the many off of the welfare rolls even knowing that they won't go easily?
How do you plan sir, Mr. President-elect, on making a reality the promises you offer? Considering the fact that you have made many promises and listed many plans. How will you carry through on this agenda you have brought to us? We as a people spoke sir, we as a people have put our trust in you and what you have promised. What will you sir, do with our trust now that you have been elected? There are many who, as I know you know, are protesting the results of this election. Many are making threats, many are carrying signs and there are those shouting that you are not their president. How sir, do you plan on bringing us all together in the face of that?  You have a hard battle ahead of you sir, your road is not going to be an easy one to travel and the work difficult as long as there are those who so vehemently oppose you. It is my hope, that you choose your cabinet and support carefully and with great forethought. I hope and pray that you surround yourself with those of like mind who are determined to make this country great again. Will you sir, listen to us, should we be concerned over something planned? Will you hear our voice, the one we used on election night, if we speak up for or against something?  If we are concerned over the protection of the natural beauty of this land, of its inhabitants be they human or animal, of the air or water, will you hear us, or will you listen more to the big corporations that wish to risk the safety of the inhabitants? What will be more important? The people of this land or the big money?
I would like you to know, Mr. President -elect Trump, that I as an individual, are praying for you, are praying for you, your family, your cabinet and this country. I am praying that what you are promising, of a country united, will come to be. I am praying, that the fear, the confusion, the discontent, will fade away, and we will be American strong. I am praying sir, that you will have answers and that those answers will calm the fears and concerns and that we can move forward.  That you sir, and this country, will step up- together- and unite and rebuild, by the merciful grace of God.
Congratulations lets prepare to get to work...

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