I'm old enough to remember the 2000 Presidential Election. Al Gore had more votes nationwide, but George W. Bush eventually won in the Electoral College. Many were incensed; some threatened to leave America, but they didn't.
And when I voted for Ronald W. Reagan back in 1980, again, there were those who were intolerant of his win. They hated him for years. They were so sure that Jimmy Carter, whom Reagan replaced, was the far better alternative.
We've had time. Yes, some die-hards still hate G. W. Bush vehemently. But the world kept turning, didn't it? And now, don't we generally agree that Reagan was a good president after all? But ...
Now the intolerant persons are throwing bricks through GOP office windows and inciting violence at Trump rallies. When will they ever learn?
Conservatives are not the ones filled with hate and intolerance. Let our votes count without attacking us. We want the rule of law, though imperfect. We want a high value for innocent human life. We want our country and our homes properly defended, as a part of normal society. That means secure borders and that means private gun ownership for defense. These are good things.
What is being reported in the "regular media" as within the so-called "traditional" news sources is so very different from what many of us choose to read and watch via alternative sources. Every time Trump's name gets smeared - within hours or even minutes - we are learning the other side. So his support does not drop much. Concerning the mainstream media too for this year - when will they ever learn?
Beneath our feet the world as we knew it is changing quickly, and our information sources may be permanently changing too.
Learn. Find out what the dreaded "other side" is hearing about. They contend that they have valid points too, you know.
If Donald J. Trump is able to pull off this election victory a couple of weeks from now - America will again become that shining city on the hill, and a wonder of the modern world. And even his strongest detractors will eventually concede (just like for Reagan, and later for both Bushes) that Trump brought new ideas, enthusiasm, and his solid business sense to one of the biggest jobs anyone has ever undertaken: Making America Great Again.
Paul Abramson, Evansville, Indiana
"Would Trump Really Be So Bad?"
Go To Main Page: http://www.paulzilla.org