Let’s give the new guy a chance
It’s Inauguration Day, and still some Amer- icans are determined to spread their anger and fears on us concerning the last presi- dential election.
For months we’ve read the biased, and not entirely truthful facts in our newspapers, on social media, and repeatedly heard them on TV. We are educated enough to recognize these as prejudicial views. We either chose to feed on them, or we chose to realize that it all was the nasty part of every presidential race.
So, what benefit is there now, to continue to spew out the dangerous notion of a one party supremacy, with words of fear and hate, which can only cause divisions among Americans? After all, is one political par- ty more intelligent, more wise, more con- cerned for our children’s future or the environment? Really? Can we just accept that, for different reasons, some Americans liked Hillary Clinton and some chose to vote for Donald Trump? Could we consider pulling our heads out of our political party sandboxes, and acknowledge that both candidates have flaws, as we all do? Can we calm down and give the new guy a chance, as we did for previous presidents?
Let’s try to listen to views that do not always agree with ours, without labeling others as “them” or ”deplorable.” Does it matter that our youth are still witnessing this folly?
In this new year, could we set aside negative party pride and use the energy to find common ground that would benefit our country?
Don’t we believe that all Americans need to be united and strong, in order to stand against our real enemies? Gwen Jones, California