After most news sources projected Obama’s win, my Facebook wall exploded with comments about people leaving the country. Many of my friends were upset, some more than others, but no one, it seems, was more upset than the man who has railed against Obama publicly for this entire campaign – Donald Trump.
Trump took to Twitter to share his disdain at the results of the election. He cried for a revolution because Obama was re-elected. Looking back through his timeline, the tweets have been deleted so it would appear Mr. Trump had some second thoughts about what he said.
There are still plenty of other news sources that have covered it and managed to get a few images of them before they were deleted. The meltdown is still available to all, and will be forever immortalized by the Internet.
The problem with this comment is that it shows how much faith Mr. Trump in the American people: none. By calling for a revolution, he demeaned the choice that most Americans made by re-electing Obama as president.
He called for violent action as a response to an act that represents what our country stands for. We have the freedom to choose, and we did.
Mr. Trump, men have died for our right to vote. Our country was founded on a war to represent ourselves, to allow our voices, as Americans, to be heard, to allow you to make your flippant comments about Revolution. Yes, he has a right to make those comments, because men many years ago stood up for what they believe in.
They picked up weapons and led their men into a war that they didn’t even know they could win. They stood by their beliefs and were willing to die for their cause. They knew what could happen if they lost. Liberty or death: their only options. Lucky for us, liberty was the result.
Now, we stand at the beginning of what some are calling a new era in American history. Some have claimed that we lost the country to the “takers,” and not the “makers.” I don’t agree with this view at all. The country is changing, yes, but we are standing for what we believe in. Education and equality have become the big issues of the day, and we voted to support those in this election.
A revolution already happened, but not a violent one. A revolution of ideas, of beliefs – not with guns, but with words. I, for one, support this non-violent revolution.
“Renaissance” would be a better word.