Monday, November 21, 2016

Americans Who Oppose Donald Trump Should Never Surrender Their Morality For The Sake Of Unity

Barack Obama is "rooting for [Trump’s] success in leading and unifying the country."

Hillary Clinton hopes Trump “will be a successful president for all Americans. We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.”

Even though republicans vowed to be obstructionist to President Obama, Trump’s supporters and our political leaders are telling us we must unite. Senate Republicans said, if Senator Clinton were elected, they would never confirm any Supreme Court Justice she nominates. Their goal was to make sure there would still be an opening on the Supreme Court four years from now. Now Republicans have the gall to say we should get over Trump’s campaign rhetoric and unite behind him.

Mr. Blow’s of the New York Times and I agree: Mr. Trump “. . . is one of the worst possible people who could be elected president. I remain convinced that Trump has a fundamentally flawed character and is literally dangerous for world stability and injurious to America’s standing in that world. . . . let me be clear: Businessman Donald Trump was a bigot. Candidate Donald Trump was a bigot. Republican nominee Donald Trump was a bigot. And I can only assume that President Donald Trump will be a bigot.”

“America died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its own hand via electoral suicide. We the people chose a man who has shredded our values, our morals, our compassion, our tolerance, our decency, our sense of common purpose, our very identity — all the things that, however tenuously, made a nation out of a country.” — Neal Garber, “Farewell, America

So how can I root for Donald Trump’s success. How can I unite with Trump and the Republican Party when they are the antithesis of everything I believe in . . . Trump violates every value, and the Republicans most of them. Giving Trump a chance to lead with support from a Republican Congress means giving him a chance to implement all the things I detest. When I loathe everything Donald Trump stands for, how can I root for the success of such a despicable and distasteful man?

None of us should ever stop fighting for what is right. By uniting with Trump and the Republicans, we are surrendering to what is not right. What is not moral.

I have respect for the office of President of the United States, but the people who support and voted for Trump do not.

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