On Sunday, November 8th, Donald Trump was named our 45th president of the United States. He won by a near landslide against Hillary Clinton, taking the lead early on.
I never like to share too much of my political views on social media. It’s even harder for me personally to express myself online politically, because my views go against so many of my peers. My views are not the favorable amongst millennials, and they are most certainly criticized by the opposing side.
I am a young 20 year old, college educated woman, living in Texas. I am a republican.
Growing up I would definitely say that my political views were a bit skewed, because I would mirror what my parents would say and think when it came to “adult stuff”. As I became older, I shied away from the radial republican views and became more moderate, and dare I say- slightly to the left of that.
My views had become skewed once again, by none other than the media. Everywhere I turned, some leftist agenda was being pushed through my favorite TV shows, my favorite celebrities, the songs on the radio, the news, and social media. My young and growing mind was confused and angry.
By the time I hit high school, I wanted to better educate myself about our country and the political system. I began paying attention to the news, researching online, reading my bible, and listening to advice from my pastor. I had made up my mind, and I favored the republican view of most issues.
As I’ve grown older, I’ve grown more conservative, socially, economically, etc. I’m proud of my opinions and where I stand, because I feel that the thoughts and feelings I have towards are country best represent my Christian values, and also best represent Christ and how we should be in society.
It is so disheartening to read on all social media platforms the disappointment ringing through out the nation. These young people, crying, screaming, and protesting (violently, might I add) because they did not get their way.
America spoke volumes in this election turnout. The people got what they wanted. Now, as a country, it’s important more than ever to be unified as one, democrats with republicans, with libertarians, with independents, etc. We will not be “stronger together” if we do not “make America great again”. You see?