HOOAH!: What is going on?

Chad Graden
cgraden@css.edu

Recently, it seems like most people have lost their minds over this election. We have people blocking traffic on highways, beating people up, crying, and displaying racial hate in public places. All of this behavior is nonsense and needs to stop.

The day after the election, I was called a racist and was even flipped off by someone I had never met. Another veteran student had a door slammed in his face. There are even more stories, but those aren’t important. I think what is important is to remember that not all Trump supporters are evil people, and not all Hillary supporters are people living off the government.

People have fought and died for this country: for our right to protest, speak freely, keep our guns, and live whatever way we want to live. What we owe these people is to leave this country a better place than how we’ve found it. So, stop with the hate, the violence, and everything else going on because we only get one chance at life. Don’t waste it on arguing over an election.

Look to your left, now look to your right. If you hate anyone you just saw, then you are the problem we have in this country. It doesn’t matter what the color of your skin is, or what gender you are – if you’re gay or straight, Muslim or Christian. If you’re an American and love this country that is all that should matter. We are all the same; we are humans.

So, let Trump build his wall. Who cares if his wife and kids aren’t going to live in the White House? It doesn’t really matter how much money he has. What we all need to do is come together, and pray to God that he can run this nation the right way.

If you witness someone degrading women, then stop them. If someone is bent on reciting racial slurs, let’s stop them too. What this election did was give the idiots of this country an excuse to crawl out of the woodwork. There are bigots and low life’s on both sides. So, it’s time for the good people of the world to stand up, and to not tolerate it any more.

Stop blaming the republicans, stop the violence, and stop being jerks about your guy winning. Nobody is taking our guns, nobody is being deported who’s a legitimate American or who has a valid visa, and nobody is going to let a bunch of redneck racists take over the country. Let’s show the rest of the world that Americans are intelligent, respectful, and accepting.