The Presidential Election of 2016, such a historical event for America. In some people’s eyes it is so historical because Mr. Trump is now our President and that is their best dream or worst nightmare. But for me, I have realized it is so historical because I know I have do to a better job at raising my daughter and future children to be BETTER American citizens.
I’m not the person you will see blasting social media with my political, or even social views. I’m not judging you if you do. Social media for me is to share with my family and friends back home and keep in touch. But obviously I am going to come across news stories, rants, and status’ people share that I can’t always ignore. I have seen so much hate spread through the internet during this election, its heart wrenching knowing these are people I know, and seeing them derate each other just because of what they believe in. That being said, I was inspired to get on here and write my first blog about how I am not scared for Donald Trump to be our President, and I am not scared for our country. I am scared for my daughter, and who she will grow up around. I am scared that one day some one she loves or cares about will belittle her for her beliefs. I am scared that Americans will raise their children to parade around with a sense of privilege they didn’t earn and think it is okay to do and say the absolute worst things about someone because they didn’t get what they wanted. And I am SCARED that these future children will not know the sacrifice that our military has made for them to have their voice and their votes count.
Trust me, I do not like looking at the future in a negative light, and thats why I wont let myself. No, I’m not oblivious to our political issues, and the problems that our nation faces daily. But I do believe that a huge issue is the American people themselves and our children can fix that. This country has given my family freedom to have the power to control our own life, and my husband and I can raise our children in whatever way we believe to be correct. So I hope and pray that everyone else out there can realize they to can do the same. We need to raise the future generations to be game changers! To be respectful, unique, empowered individuals that have such a passionate love for America that they would never even think of disgracing this nation for the president that we have elected. No group or person deserves be called awful names and belittled for what they believe in, do you really think that’s how we will get the equality we all want? Absolutely not. I have hope that Donald Trump will make a good president. If Hillary won, I would hope she too would be a good president despite BOTH of their issues. If you hope either candidate fails at their presidency, you are hoping that this country fails as well and that is the EXACT reason I plan to raise my children better.
Whatever you take from this, these are just my feelings. My point is to encourage you to embrace change. Have hope. And raise your children to love and respect others no matter who they are.
A young mother who knows a hell of a lot more than people think