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President Trump

The United States of America has chosen Donald Trump as our next President.

Please notice that I am using “our”, we are still one Country, we are still one Nation, we are still living under the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights and while many this morning are disillusioned, scared, happy, proud (yes, there are both), it is our Democratic Republic in action.

Am I surprised at the result.

In a word. “No.”

I have too many neighbors, family and friends who were passionately for President-Elect Trump and against Hillary, for this to be a huge surprise.

Is it what I wanted? “No.”

Yes, I am disappointed.

However, the majority of Americans have spoken and Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States of America.

Those of us who supported the losing candidate can grieve, weep, say bellicose statements that will have little meaning, as we attempt to move forward and wrap our brains and emotions around how and why this happened.

And move forward we must.

For the People have spoken and they are tired of the political class that has garnered too much power over the years. Was it time for a shake-up in Washington and did too many voters see the status quo as not direction they wanted to go?

From the results of this election and some of my own views – it seems like that is what happened.

I don’t like many of the things our next President seemingly stands for, but now is the time when reality hits hard and is what many people are scared to death of.

What do the Republicans do now that they can govern and how does our new President actually lead us one Nation, versus simply campaign to get elected.

Do we go forward to a future more like Blade Runner or Star Trek?

Time will tell.

Either way, rich millionaires/billionaires will still be running the Country (whether they are Republican or Democrat) and the rest of us just attempting to live each day the best we can.

Policies and attitudes of those in power will move even more to the right and those on left, will attempt to slow the drift down.

It will be an “interesting” change. If you have read Sun Tzu, you will understand why I used the word interesting and put it in quotes.


However, in this time of uncertainty we all need to hold our heads high, continue to lead by example, live our lives well, learn from the lessons of this election and maybe, no hopefully, let the healing of the wounds that have been done to one another begin.

As a former American History teacher, I leave you with this link – I think it fits.

The World Turned Upsidedown – Cornwalis surrenders at Yorktown.

Yeah, the world got a little topsy-turvy yesterday.

and the band played on.



  1. Yes, he is ‘our’ president, he has been elected by our electoral systems and processes … and I can only hope that the hateful things he said were lies like so much (91% at last count) of what came out of his mouth … and that he will abide by his word to be president for ALL Americans. Coming together is what we have to do – but also hold him and congress accountable.

    It looks like Hillary will end up winning the popular vote, with neither getting an actual ‘majority’, so I won’t concede that ‘the majority of Americans …’.

    I do laugh at the notion of “a shake-up in Washington”, since the GOP voted back incumbents across the board. They voted for the status quo in the areas that actual make and shape laws.

    I am gravely concerned in so many ways – we just gave full power to the people who were seeking to destroy oversight just as the Wells Fargo mess came to light … and many of the same lawmakers are determined to press on.

    I am concerned because we have seen 146 laws attempted around the country to make it legal to deny you employment and basic goods and services and government protection based on LGBT status … and make it illegal for any lower agency (i.e. city or town) to enact protections. And we’ve seen 22 states attempt to implement demonstrably racist means of voter suppression and oppression.

    In my worst fears I envision the first 100 days of Trump’s reign to be an abomination of rights-smashing and oppression by white supremacists, which will get no coverage as he will suppress press rights with the exception of his personal propaganda machines. I hope I am wrong …

    • I like Obama’s speech today too… and honestly, Trump’s victory speech (before all the things he promised) was what I would have hoped from any candidate. United we stand… let’s just hope we can figure out how to walk forward, together.

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