President Trump?!

It’s true. Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States.

This is going to take some getting used to. 

First question was, “What have we done?” 

I don’t like it, and I didn’t vote for him, but he got elected anyway. Not that Hillary Clinton was any better, in my opinion. I didn’t cast my vote for her either. 

Given everything Trump said during the campaign, I truly fear for my country. Will he do all those things; build a wall, deport people based on religion, repeal Obamacare (and have nothing better or comparable to replace it)…? What happens if someone doesn’t agree with him? Do they go to prison? An internment camp? Get water boarded?

These may be baseless fears, but right now, it’s all a lot of people are thinking about, even if they never express those thoughts out loud. 

And what will happen to me, with my current medical problems, if he manages to get the Affordable Care Act repealed and has nothing to replace it with? If I cannot afford health insurance, would the new president’s signature be, in effect, signing my death certificate? 

Again, this may be a baseless fear, but it’s my life here! I have to be concerned about that. No one else will be concerned about it… it’s all on me.

Time for the US to consider universal healthcare?

What about the rights of the LGBT community? People of color? Women? Immigrants? Those who practice religions that are not Christian? Native Americans? What about their rights? Will the marriage equality act be struck down? 

If Trump really wants to unite all Americans, he can’t pick and choose which ones he’ll unite. He either serves all of the people, or none of the people.

Time will tell, and until then, if he comes up with some ridiculous and unconstitutional plan to malign certain segments of the population…point me in the direction the nearest protest. 

After all, it’s my country, and I’ll fight for her the in the streets of need be. I hope it doesn’t come to that.

And maybe I’ll go talk to someone knows more about this than I do. I’ve spent nearly 53 years going with the flow. Maybe it’s time for me to go against it.

Silence is consent, and I refuse be silent.

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I’m Stef, and this is where it’s @ !~

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