Flood of Tears
The virtual flood of tears, fears and laments poured out by liberals since the election of Donald Trump cries out for reassurance.
Here is some input for all my liberal friends from a friendly opponent.
Just as Obama’s 8 years did not turn America into a Christian-hating and unborn baby slaughtering hate haven, so too Trump’s years will not turn America into a woman-hating or LGBTQ-hating or non-white-hating hate haven.
I really DO feel for you — you are expressing feelings that conservatives have felt for a long time under progressive “rule.” Particularly feeling “forbidden” to express our views publicly, in my case, even afraid to have a frank political conversation in a restaurant!
Two Things to Remember
But I want to point out two things.
One is that most conservatives are NOT like the fringe you fear.
That is a thought that saved me during Obama’s two administrations. Most liberals are NOT like the radical fringe of progressives that I would be very tempted to attack and to ridicule, but have pretty successfully restrained myself so far.
The other is related to restraining ourselves.
Radical extreme action on the part of any American, conservative or liberal, only serves to alienate the rest of America, not to persuade them.
It does one’s cause no good.
So the idea that most Americans are in the middle, and that most Americans are reasonable people, both on the right and on the left, plus the idea that if you find yourself in a political minority you only damage yourself by getting too in-your-face, may help liberals survive what is to come and to avoid subjecting themselves to excessive and unrealistic anxieties.
America has prospered so far by taking turns and making corrections in both directions when one group takes the nation a bit too far, and we will continue to do so.
We Survived, and You Will Survive
You will survive.
It’s our turn, and you can be sure we will be nice.
For both groups, liberals and conservatives, you can’t always get what you want.
Show Us a Bit of Your Tolerance
And just as you don’t want us to view all liberals as baby-slaughterers and Christian-haters, please do not view all conservatives as intolerant bigots.
Give Peace (and The Donald) a Chance
Please also realize that Donald Trump is not an intolerant bigot, despite the liberal medias attempts to spin him that way.
Many people across the political spectrum are not sure where Donald Trump is headed– he has a very mixed history.
We have elected him, it’s now time to support him, and time will show us what we will get.
If you do your best to take him down, all of America, and that includes YOU, is coming down with him.
#1 Job on Both Sides of the Aisle
Pray for Success – for America and for Donald Trump.
The beauty of prayer is that you can pray both for those you support and those you are afraid to support.