We have a new President elect and a crystal clear directive from We The People. We have stood our ground and said no more to the political establishment, lobbyist, special interest groups and bias media. We have pulled off what each of those were trying to convince us was impossible. This is truly a great and momentous accomplishment but believe me when I say we have just won the first incursion in what will be a long war. Donald Trump’s rise from political obscurity to being named the 45th President of the United States did not happen overnight, nor without the figurative bloodshed. We saw every nasty trick, bogus story, and card played by both Republicans and Democrats alike. The old antics of racism, bigotry, sexism, and intolerance was spewed around every corner but it seems finally the veil of that game is starting to be pulled back.
Though there will be tough times ahead we will be a stronger even a more united country because of it. Not because of that which divides us, but because of those thing that tie us all together as Americans. We need to ensure we check our own emotions and not be dismissive of others. Too long have we lived in a country to afraid to talk about taboo issues in a truly open dialogue without self-justifying spins to prove our own point. We have to put down political correctness and preconceived ideology to make progress. We have to stop referring to each other as black voters, brown voters, white voters and say with a unified voice we are American votes. We are a country that is a melting pot of cultures, races, and religions.
Why am I stressing this so much? Well because we have never been here before. We have never had a leader that wasn’t born from the dogma of the political class that is rooted in and hampered by back room commits. We have all fallen victim at one time or another to the promises of change and a new beginning. Unfortunately, we wake up in four or sometimes eight years realizing the timeworn political talking points haven’t changed at all. This is because we have always elected someone from that elite group of politicians and somehow have been duped that this one is different. More times than not we have seen that although the pattern may appear different that are all cut from the same cloth. This isn’t a Democrat or Republican problem but a cancer spurn from the constant exposure to wills of those that feed off keeping us in a perceptual state of unrest and crisis to ensure their place at the top as our hopeful savior.
Donald Trump is not part of their plan. He has not broken the mold for the political process and exposed it for what it is. Many still bought into the emotional rhetoric spewed to incite fear, racial tension, and in the end secure victory for the elitist candidate of choice. We can all rest assured Donald Trump was not that candidate. is brings me to the true magnitude of what happened November 8. We have someone in office that has no favor to return, no back room promises to fulfill, no inflexible restriction of the politicians of the past. I know not everyone is on the same page or even in the same book as Mr. Trump when it comes to personality but we should all be in the same paragraph when it comes to breaking the cycle of our fragmented political system. Donald Trump is the tool to do this. If he keeps only 10% of the promises he has made (which is about 9.8% more than most politicians) we will fundamentally be a new nation.
A new nation that is rooted in the guidelines laid out by our founding fathers. We have strayed so far from tough choices and bold actions to suffice the emotionally weak and intellectually timid. We are a country full of potential and ready to see our days of glory return. Be ready and prepared because as pull back the so called “progress” to find our way home many will try to say its regression. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Think of it as making a wrong turn on a trip and before you can get where you need to be you must retrace your steps, backtrack. The election of Donald Trump is our proof that America had made the wrong turn and is ready to get back on track. I am ready to take that journey and to be a strong voice in defense of what’s best for our country. I know that changes to tax codes and removing business strangling regulations will never get the press that a bunch of folks marching around Trump Towers with signs reading “No Hate” while screaming “F__k Trump. That doesn’t mean it isn’t more important. We need to not be distracted by sensationalism of the same media that has tried to convince us the last 8 years have been moves in the right direction.
The road ahead is not smooth or without its share of potholes. It is not straight nor well lit. It is an old dirt lane blazed by patriots like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. It winds its way through the heart of this great country over bridges of equality, around obstacles of media bias, and through tunnels of uncertainty. Though the journey will not be easy the destination is well worth the toils. Though there is no GPS for this journey there is a road map, our Constitution. A map that leads to our God given liberties, and rejuvenation of our countries soul. Not for just Republican but for all. There is no race, gender, or religious restriction to take this path and to reap in the rewards of reaching our destination. So as American let’s come together, put our predetermined ideas and judgments aside, and commit to each other as we have never done before.