20 November 2016 - Read the Constitution

I was really disturbed earlier this month, no not on Election Day. I was very upset on Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, when our tribute to veterans was over-shadowed by groups in cities across the nation protesting the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Media devoted far more attention to the protests than to our veterans.

I understand the right to protest in this country, one of our many freedoms guaranteed by the sacrifice of people who have served in the military, with many of them making the ultimate sacrifice. But protesting by blocking roadways, interfering with people’s daily schedules, overturning and burning automobiles, breaking store-front windows and taking attention from veterans on their day is not the way to make your point.

If you think protests will change the outcome of the election, then you obviously skipped history in all of your grade levels. Many of the protestors were college students, who I think should be spending a lot more time in the classroom studying history and the U. S. Constitution. I am not a college professor; I am not even a college graduate, but I do know this. Since America was born, the Constitution has stipulated that every four years, we will vote for a President and in every election, there is a winner and there is a loser and no amount of protesting will change that, so get over it.

After the election, it’s time for the losers to accept that fact and start working on getting their choice elected four years from now. It’s also time for the winners to start working to unite the nation and look for ways to work together so the nation can move forward at home and in the world.

Two more things…we talk about Baby Boomers and Millenials, but I think we have added a new group, the Entitlement Group who think they are entitled to a free college education, a free cell phone, free food and whatever, because America owes them that. How about hard work and long days to achieve the lifestyle you want? I will help you if you are truly in need, but you are not entitled if you won’t work for it.

Oh, and finally a word to the celebrities who said they would leave the country if Trump was elected. Do what you said you would do….now, and I for one will not miss you a bit.

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