Friday, January 20, 2017
Anarchy At Trump Inauguration Is The Wrong Way To Change The System
that their candidate lost to Donald Trump. We felt the same way when
Barack Obama won in 2008 and 2012 as well as when Jimmy Carter
won in 1976. However, those losses did not result in the violence
and destruction we have seen at the Trump Inauguration.
We are told by the rioters that they are against facism, racism
and whatever "ism" they feel is appropriate. We are too but
we do not feel that we need to resort to destroying cars, businesses
and whatever else is in their way.
This is more than dissatisfaction with Trump as we have
never seen this type of activity in any other election before..
This, my friends, is anarchy. It is violence to get their way.
It is childish, immature temper tantrums which has been allowed
to grow into a national disgrace. They want to destroy
the United States and turn it into mob rule.
The real issue is not Trump, it is the way the US has operated
since 1789, through elections and the peaceful transfer of
power. The rioters, these anarchists, will riot at the drop
of a hat if their "demands" are not met. Their goal is not to
make things but to make it so intolerable that we give into
their temper tantrum. However, that will not work as there are
better ways to change the political landscape.
The best example of getting things done to improve the
country is the Tea Party Movement. When Obama was first
elected in 2008, there was a cadre of citizens who did
not agree with his methods or goals. From a small
group of citizen activists (who never burned a car, set a fire, attacked
a police officer or destroyed a trash can and left their protest sites cleaner
than the way they found them) a process was set in motion.
Within a few months, the Tea Party delivered the 2010 mid term elections
to the Republicans. From there they had victories
in 2014 and now with the election of Donald J. Trump, we
see the GOP maintaining control of the House, Senate as
as capturing many state houses and governorships along
the way. The devastation wrought on the Democrats have
their heads spinning as they have lost over 1000 seats since 2008.
This success would not have happened if Tea Party members had
destroyed things at their protest sites or attacked police officers.
The anarchists who protested (their right) at the Trump Inauguration
are not cut from the same cloth as the Tea Party and therefore will
not have the same success.
Martin Luther King proved that non-violence wins in the end which is
a lesson these protesters have not learned. The Tea Party
did it the right way. Win the argument with sensible American values
and the day will be won.
Violence is never the answer to losing an election but getting a plan
together to change things is.
Congratulations to President Trump. We wish for you great success
but be warned, the Tea Party and conservatives will
rise up again against you if you abuse the American people and do not
follow through with the programs and policies which you told us would govern