Our nation is facing an unprecedented level of division, violence, and hate.
We now live now in a culture and a society where citizens are not allowed to speak our minds. We are not free and the republic is under attack.
Many Americans, on both sides of the aisle have become afraid to voice their opinion’s or leave their homes for fear of abuse and hate speech from those that oppose conservative values. A woman in Washington D.C. recently commented to me while riding in an UBER that she wished all the “fascists would just go home”. Meanwhile a Trump supporter in the same city voiced that “to be a republican or a Trump supporter is a bit like being gay in 1986, or black in 1954.” Both sides seem to be calling for freedom while at the same time voicing concerns of overreach by their opponents.
So How then does a nation escape this, “US VS THEM” mentality and divisiveness?
Donald Trump was elected, and in fact inaugurated on January 20th, 2017. So what now?
It depends on who you ask.
The polls prior to the election were undoubtedly wrong.
Liberal America and the alt-left did not know we existed because they did not seem to hear the voice of what has been termed, “the forgotten man”. Many people feel that their voices have been silenced. But we the people of America must allow our voices to grow stronger because now we realize how important it is to not be silent!!!! WAKE UP AMERICA!
America will be great again but only if we DO something to make it happen. And let me remind you that, “make” is a verb. We cannot sit back complacent but have be ready to support and defend America.
Some did make change–by voting. We we vote and take part in elections our voices can be heard. However, we cannot stop there.
It is often said that we must learn from history or history is doomed to repeat itself. History is almost certainly about to repeat itself !
How do you burn the American Flag and post it to the internet as a means to build unity? You don’t. How do you improve society by destroying the livelihoods of people and the American businesses that citizens worked so hard to establish? You don’t. How do you burn our cities, incite violence and demonstrate hate in order to improve The gap between poverty and financial success? You don’t. Instead…something must become a bridge…that brings us from the left or the right…back to the center for honest, productive and meaningful debate…so that we can instead move forward –rather than side to side.
I believe Americans are becoming aware that our country –our democracy–is at a turning point. For good–or for worse–times are changing.
We are the people of United States of America and we will not let our country be destroyed from within. For every mistake I have made in my life I only have myself to blame. I will not hide behind a curtain or live in the land of make-believe as some will choose to do.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Mathew 5:14
America needs to stop listening to IDOLS. IDOLS destroy nations. Truth sets you free and brings prosperity. Miley Cyrus, Angelina joleee, the Baldwins , Robert Dinero… The list of the elite communists goes on and on…These people call for the destruction of United States of America. These idols are who the gods of the millennial. These are who they are looking to.
Instead, I urge Americans to turn off your televisions and read the words our forefathers, the current military leaders of this country, the women and men of law-enforcement, church leaders and the patriots of every military branch that defend our country!
I know what side I choose to be on and it is not any person who speaks tolerance with their voice but does not live it out in action. VIOLENCE is never the preffered vessel. I am an American and I will never quit. We need to ditch the labels and call ourselves AMERICANS once again.
We need to take care of ourselves and we need to take care of each other. I am a father. I’m a daddy. My little girl needs me. However, if I don’t take care of myself first–then most drastic result that I could die. If I am not healthy and I self-destruct, my daughter would be left to deal with the world without a father – without the protector, provider and encourager she deserves!
The same is true for America. If we don’t take care of America first – we will not be able to take care of anybody.
Take care of America!!! Our actions are not without consequence.
Always find a way to forgive others or we risk our hearts becoming hardened too.
I am Jonathan Hursh.
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