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Thursday, November 10, 2016

An Open Letter To Donald J. Trump


PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP

An open letter to Donald J. Trump.

Dear Mr. Trump,

We, a lot of us out here in America, are still baffled how we got where we are just now.

We're baffled you somehow won the nomination of the Republican Party to be their candidate for the presidency, the highest office in the nation and the most powerful office in the world.

Worst, many, many of us out here are still reeling from even the idea that you won this office in our election, let alone the fact of it.

But that is all where we are now.

So, being here, you, sir, need to understand the weight and responsibility that is soon to be on your shoulders.  You need to understand that you are there to lead us, at least for the next four years, politically and morally, at least.

You need to understand, sir, there are things we, as a nation, decided we cannot and will not accept or tolerate. Some of them that fall under this list are the following

--Racism

Unfortunately, you have shown, sir, blatant racist intentions and intent. We, as a nation, as a people, decided long ago we cannot and will not have that in our government nor in our government officials.  We are one people, on this planet, in our country, and we must live and act as such.

--Sexism

You REALLY don't seem to get this one, sir. So to clear this up, I give you the definition:

prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex.
Again, we decided long ago this is intolerable. You are to be the leader of the nation soon, sir, of all of us. And over one half of us are women, in numbers, and they are worth every bit of respect as their male counterparts.

--Misogyny

Again, because you have shown a lack of awareness on this point, I give you the definition.

dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.

See just above. This cannot and will not be tolerated.

It needs to be pointed out that you are to be the President and leader of ALL Americans, sir. Rich and poor, Black, brown, white, male, female, all of us. We need to come together, as I pointed out here earlier, since you were elected. We are a nation of immigrants. We are, famously, a "melting pot."

Please, sir, conduct yourself with levity and thought and thoughtfulness and nuance and understanding. The things you say and do will resonate a great deal beyond just you and your former life and influence. You will be covered daily by the press and news media. You must be inclusive with them, as well, and not exclusive. It's not your place to say that any media outlet can't cover you.  You asked and worked for this position, sir. You must soon take on its full mantel. 

A lot of us out here are scared, sir, given what you've said and done on the campaign trail.

You will soon be President of all of us, sir. And for four years.

You will have to act like it.

Finally, please, please remember and always keep in mind that it can and usually does take more strength and character and intelligence and courage to wage and keep the peace than it does to wage war.

God help you, sir, and God help us all.







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