I think it is important to remember that we live in a country where we can not only express our feelings of discontent with the governmental administration, but that we can do so openly, without fear of lawful persecution. Moreover, our democratic system allows for the people of the nation to hold our president accountable for his or her actions. Checks and balances are in place in order to prevent a president from becoming a tyrant. We are in a privileged position in that we can recognize that many of the things Mr. Trump has said are not okay, and that we can actually do something about that. This is not a shining moment in America history, but it doesn’t have to be one we have to regret if we can show that America is more than one man. There is hope that the America of tomorrow can be better than the America today, but I think we need to keep that hope alive by putting faith in our nation and the democratic processes that were created by our founders. As Thomas Jefferson eloquently said in his first inaugural address, “All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.


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