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The Election

The Election

Megan Hutchins No Comment

No matter how hard I think about it, the election just doesn’t feel real. We as a country have just elected a president that has no political experience. Someone who is racist, sexist, and is a hateful person. So while having Donald Trump as our President-elect the white man who voted for him will be fine, but the majority are not. Trump has openly said he will try to repeal equal marriage rights as well as attacking same sex adoption and parenting. Although I am not part of that community I am scared of the impact our new President will have in the next for years.

Also by electing Mr.Trump half of our country agrees and backs up his statements and actions. These actions include sexist comments about women’s place being in the home. Also promises of deportation for many immigrants who came here for asylum. In an interview he said, “I have days where, if I come home — and I don’t want to sound too much like a chauvinist,” the Republican said, “but when I come home and dinner’s not ready, I go through the roof.” and things like  “I think that putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing,” said Trump. President-elect Trump hit a new low after a video emerged where he discussed “grabbing (women) by the p—-” and states that “when you’re a star, they let you do it”.

At my school on the Wednesday after the election we had a so called support group for the people who were and still are feeling the impact of the turnout. Many people were distraught and very upset, including myself. But I have come to realize that moping and taking my anger out in Trump supporters isn’t the way I should be spending my time. Educating the supporters and making sure the could be victims of this new presidency have a safe place is a better use of it.

I think Donald Trump’s views are very unfortunate. Many women have risen to some of the highest parts in politics. As well as many people of mexican descent. But I think what we need to realize is that Trump can not do all of what he has sent out to do in the upcoming 4 years. There are measures and checks put into place for the exact reason. If we band together we can overcome hate for the LGBTQ+ community and sexism and racism.

As I said before I am not part of the LGBTQ+ community but as a Christian I know that God wants us to love everyone not just people at our convenience so hating on these people will only push them further away. So in an effort to spread love I write this.

Being hateful toward Trump and his supporters is worthless. We need to come together and know that Trump can only do some much as president. But we shouldn’t sit around and let potential bad things happen. President-elect Donald Trump has a lot of important decisions coming up in the future of our country and instead of not doing anything and being against everything that he says. Let’s work to educate him and help him make decisions with the whole country in mind not just his supporters.

Instead of the hate prevalent in our country at this time. Whether it be riots in Chicago, LA, Denver or MIami or the hateful words being transferred. We should be peaceful, not giving people a reason to think even less about us. But be so civil and understanding that they look up to us.

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Hey it’s Megan. I am a SMJI for Youth MOVE Maine. I am a short, sassy person who can sometimes get too loud. I am obsessed with YouTube, Dunkin Donuts Iced Tea, and Troye Sivan. But, I’m really just trying to leave this Blue Neighbourhood.

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