Sound Off: Inauguration

January 20, 2017, Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. I repeat, Donald Trump has been sworn in as President of the United States. He is officially President Trump. Obama is officially gone. A new era, however that era may be, is about to begin.

It’s hard for me to put into words how I feel. A part of me doesn’t care to be honest. The carelessness that I have is based on the fact that we can’t change that Donald Trump is now President. He won the election. As much as you want to recount the votes, this is what America has become. This is what America is. Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States.

The other part of me is hoping that my fellow Americans wake up. Yes, a lot may see this as a setback especially after having Barack Obama serve two terms. After living through two Bush terms, Obama is not as “horrible” as people make him out to be. Then here we are with Donald Trump. No political history whatsoever. A billionaire based off his real estate ventures. Then again, Reagan didn’t have any either and he went on to serve two terms.

Now I know a lot of people who are unhappy with the fact that Donald trump  was elected and that he’s President. I know a lot of people who would have liked for Obama to do a third term, if he could. I don’t like Trump and no I didn’t vote for him. My reasons and my views really don’t matter as it is what it is. Ignoring this new era in the United States of America, the country that I live and am a citizen of, is not doing my platform any justice because we all have a right to share how we feel.

I could easily protest and never speak of the man on my blog, but it’s not like he’s “regular” Trump anymore. He’s beyond his saying “You’re Fired!” and blasting whoever he wants at a drop of a dime on Twitter. He’s President. Why ignore what’s facts? Why protest against something you can’t control?

Now I’m not against protesting, to some extent. Lately, they’ve been violent. If my fellow Americans feel a certain way about Donald Trump and his administration, they have every right to voice how they feel. But, we have to be smarter as a whole. We have to look beyond this. We cannot change what is but we can change what will be. We have to find ways to fix what we feel is broken. Protesting has to go beyond 5 seconds. If the passion is really there, it will go on and we will fight for our rights. Protesting against the fact that he is President is not going to help. Protesting against changes that the new administration plans to implement is something completely different.

Donald Trump stated in his inaugural speech:

Hear these words: You will never be ignored again.

Is that really real? Is he really serious? We, the people of the United States, will have power? First off, that’s not going to happen. Realistically, it would never work. Let me put it this way. For no one to be ignored, that would mean all people of the United States regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, race, or religion wouldn’t matter, right?  That’s clearly not the case though. If you go on to the White House website and search anything on LGBT, civil rights, Obamacare, it’s been erased. So clearly, the “you” doesn’t apply to everyone.

Let’s Make America Great Again, Together.

Unfortunately we’re in a state of where our society is further divided. If President Trump…. boy that was a struggle to type. President Trump has made a lot of comments that have offended people and it’s hard to respect someone that has made such ridiculous, racist, condescending remarks. Yet, there are so many people that feel that he should be respected for his work. Last time I checked, Obama wasn’t respected. Trump had no respect for him and after watching the inauguration, Vice President Pence didn’t even bother to shake his hand. That’s not disrespect?

My grandmother said to me that she was surprised that Obama wasn’t assassinated. For those wondering why would that even cross her mind, my grandmother lived through the civil rights movement where black people were being killed, spit on, hung, for looking at a white person. So, when a black man became president, of course she would have that thought. I won’t lie, I did to. Then again, Obama was assassinated, verbally. He’s been called a terrorist for FIST BUMPING his wife. He’s been deemed a “horrible” President that has done nothing for his country. You can look up his numbers and statistics to see just how much he’s done. Then again, my fellow Americans, just look at the gas prices for starters.

Who knows what the hell is going to happen. There’s so many people saying “This is the end.” “It’s Doomsday.” America is not over, but what better time for everyone to band together and fight for what we believe in. What better time than to hold the President accountable for what he has said. Will it be an easy four years, I doubt it. Who knows where the economy will go. All you can do is pray. As cliché as it sounds, stay strong in your faith, whatever that may be.



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