I have tried my best to stay out of politics because it is just not very positive and if you know me at all, you know I try to stay in, my little bubble of positivity. But…I could not help myself any longer, especially when I am seeing the destruction that this election is causing up close and personal.
In the upcoming presidential election, I will be voting for Donald Trump (though my beloved sister and blogging partner is opposed to my decision…I STILL LOVE YOU SAM). I am not voting for Trump because I feel he is the lesser of 2 evils. I am voting for Trump because I believe he is the right choice for our country and I like him. I have liked him since the beginning. In my opinion…our nation’s greatest enemy, right now, is its own inhabitants. Political correctness, self-righteousness, self-absorption, and a lack of accountability are destroying our nation and I believe that Trump is the most equipped and qualified to tackle this problem. I have many more reasons, but the intent of this post is not to justify my decision or convince anyone else to vote for Trump.
No, I do not think that everything he says is OK nor will I justify it. If he had defended his actions instead of admitting to them and apologizing, I might feel different towards him. He has made mistakes just as everyone has. There are things that I have said, in a moment of anger or in bad judgement, that I would be ashamed if anyone ever found out about. I do not judge him on his past the same way that I would hope no one would judge me on my past. “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone” John 8:7.
I see him as a man that has a passion for the well being of our nation.
That being said, everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions and I will not condemn anyone for that, but I expect the same in return. I do not need a lesson from anyone who thinks they are going to set me straight because I assure you…you will not bring new enlightenment to me that I have not already encountered. Also, do not worry about my education. I am well educated, ask anyone who knows me. Lastly, I do not need my Christianity questioned. I love the Lord with all of my heart. I spend every day with Him. We have already discussed the election and how I should vote. He has also assured me that, regardless of the outcome, He is still with me and, in the end…that is all that really matters.
Everyone is entitled to perceive things, concerning the election, in their own way. That is what makes us all unique. We are a diverse nation that has different thoughts, needs, views, and interests. We need to stop getting angry at those who feel different. Relationships are being damaged because of the controversial feelings involving this election. People aren’t thinking before posting on social media. Then, people read social media and all of the malevolent comments, which, in turn, provoke their own resentment.
I mean, seriously… there I am relaxing on Saturday evening with my family when I come across a political attack on one of my family members by someone I do not know. Instant anger flowed through my body and what am I left with???…an insolvent temperament…on my relaxing evening. The stance did not anger me, the way that this person chose to articulate their “opinions” angered me, as if their perspective could be the only conceivable assessment that existed.
Regardless of who wins the election, life will continue (God willing) and most people will not see much of a difference in their personal lives. Though my sister and I have VERY different views, she will remain one of my FAVORITE people on this planet! Those family members that have been offended because of your zealous views will still be your family members. The friends that have now become the antagonist in your eyes will still be the same people once the flared tempers of the election die down. Do you really want to damage those relationships that are so much closer to home or hurt the feelings of people you don’t even know. Watch what you say, how you say it, and how you react. Is it really worth getting all riled up over? Yes, we all get passionate about our beliefs, but don’t discount others passions. The main person, your fury affects, is you. It’s not fun being rancorous and angry. Instead of getting mad over something that you cannot control or change, go eat a donut and have a little one on one time with God. This election will pass and we all have to still live with each other. God Bless!!!