Resist Trump respectfully
I agree that the “new regime” in Washington, as Maryland Treasurer Nancy Kopp put it, should be opposed, but it needs to be done in a respectful way. The hate speech that has begun in Maryland is unacceptable; all it does it make people look at the world through a racial lens. Maryland is a very diverse state, so having this stratification of the different ethnic and cultural groups will in no way have positive effects.
It is crucial that our governor do what he can to keep Maryland under control during this turbulent time. Comptroller Peter Franchot said that it’s time to accept the results of the election. I agree that America as a whole needs to accept what happened, but that doesn’t mean that we have to conform to President-elect Donald Trump’s ideas. However, we have to protest in a peaceful way, and we must encourage residents to halt the use of racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic language, as all that achieves is the creation of a divide between these groups. Nothing will be achieved if everyone is divided and labeling people simply because of their culture.