Come to­gether un­der Trump and unite

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

On my way home af­ter vis­it­ing my mother at the hospi­tal, I no­ticed a church sign that said to “count your bless­ings, not your prob­lems.” I re­al­ized it is eas­ier to con­cen­trate on the neg­a­tive than on the pos­i­tive. This is what has hap­pened to our na­tion. Con­cen­trat­ing on what’s good, help­ful and up­lift­ing takes more ef­fort, and the me­dia isn’t in­ter­ested in it.

I am dis­gusted with the at­ti­tudes of those who are still play­ing the “tit for tat” game and “the pot call­ing the ket­tle black.” Those who ac­cuse oth­ers of big­otry and ha­tred are them­selves guilty of the same, and wav­ing signs say­ing “not my pres­i­dent” en­cour­ages more un­rest.

What­ever hap­pened to the idea of hav­ing a dif­fer­ent view­point with­out name call­ing and vi­o­lence? Even el­e­men­tary kids are dis­play­ing ha­tred to­ward each other. This is not a healthy at­ti­tude. False and mis­lead­ing ac­cu­sa­tions only add fuel to the flames of ha­tred. Our na­tion is no longer united.

It’s time to ac­cept the re­al­ity that a ma­jor­ity of the Amer­i­can elec­torate were dis­gusted with the eight years of what I would call anti-Chris­tian, anti-Is­rael, anti-law and anti-Amer­i­can poli­cies of the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion and voted for a change. We wanted to walk down our streets with­out be­ing at­tacked, stop the gov­ern­ment from brain­wash­ing our chil­dren and forc­ing them to fol­low a re­li­gious edict they don’t be­lieve, to live out our faith with­out fear of los­ing our busi­ness, and to stop fund­ing our en­e­mies. In the past eight years, we saw all the hate­ful and neg­a­tive events got more at­ten­tion than any­thing worth­while, but a na­tion di­vided against it­self can­not stand.

Pres­i­dent Trump’s or­der con­cern­ing im­mi­grants was in­tended to pro­tect Amer­ica from ter­ror­ism, noth­ing more, but be­cause of the ha­tred of some lib­er­als and the me­dia who refuse to face re­al­ity, he has been com­pared to Hitler. Ob­vi­ously, com­mon-sense mea­sures need to be taken to rem­edy the sit­u­a­tion cre­ated by the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion, even if some peo­ple will not be al­lowed into the United States un­til they have been prop­erly screened. This is just com­mon sense, and not the first time a pres­i­dent has or­dered it.

It’s time Amer­i­cans unite and ac­cept the fact that a new day has dawned and we are on a dif­fer­ent path with the hope of mak­ing Amer­ica great again. Let’s come to­gether as a blessed na­tion and count our bless­ings. Glo­ria Hawkins, Prince Fred­er­ick

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