As the Title suggests I am a vet, and proud of it, and proud of all those that wear the uniform of the United States of America. You name it we'll talk about it. Politics, sports and much more. However, I am also very interested in what is happening to this great country of ours, politically and socially...So SOUND OFF PRIVATE!!!

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Saturday, November 12, 2016


On Tuesday, November 8th, America went to the polls to elect a new President and Vice President. Throughout the course of the night, millions stayed awake to find out whether Hillary Clinton, the Democrat nominee, or Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, would become the next President of the United States. When the night was over, Donald Trump emerged as the victor and the 45th President of the United States. Millions rejoiced as their candidate had won the election and looked forward to a new direction for our nation. At the same time, millions took to the streets to protest the election, which was held legally and within the manner for which or Constitution set forth.

However, those that took to the streets to protest the election did so as a minority group. They do not speak for the nation. Were there those that were not happy with the results? Yes. But those that are protesting are in the minority. As elections go, there are winners and there are losers. Past elections have always turned out this way, almost all of them never resulted in people taking to the streets to do property damage, interfere with the highway and road system of the nation and most importantly, they never threatened bodily harm to those whose ideas differed from theirs.

Today, across the nation there are people being drug from their cars and are being beaten by groups of, shall we say, miscreants whose only purpose in life is to object to everything and everyone that is of a different color than they are or that they voted for someone other than who they voted for. The one thing I have noticed on this level is that the miscreants always need to travel in groups or gangs, never alone. Why? If you are not man enough to do it as a man, your actions can only be interpreted as that of a gang mentality. Which by the way has no reason or stand when boiled down to the basics of WHY.

I have seen news reports of these people protesting and when they were asked why they would basically dish out the talking points of the losing party. No basis for their thoughts could be proven, they just wanted to protest. Many of them stated they did not like the new President-Elect or what he stood for. Some said that he didn't have the right demeanor to be the president. I would venture to guess that is because his thoughts were different than theirs. Or the way he parted his hair was offensive. But when it is all boiled down to the raw facts, it comes out like this.

We, as a nation, have raised a generation of basically spoiled humans. People that believe their beliefs or "rights" trump yours. Regardless what they are. If you differ from them you are wrong. Since when in the annals of history did we give birth to so many perfect people? People who are always right, even when wrong. People who think they are owed something when they have not worked for it. People who fear words but project worse through their actions. The mantra of the protestors is "He's not my President". Really? He was elected by a political process that has been in place for over 200 years and has worked out pretty good seeing as how we are still one of the leading nations on the face of the earth. You don't agree with him. That is your right under our form of government. Try voicing those opinions in a few other countries that does not allow these simple rights. Your resting place would normally be in a cell as a traitor, or in an unmarked grave somewhere in the vast wilderness of that country.

Celebrities are running around spewing the rest of the world is laughing at us. They are right. But they are laughing at the people doing the protesting. If you do not agree with our way of life and our election methods, you are free to leave and find a country that more suits your needs to feel important. I wish you the best of luck in your pursuit of these things. As you will find in your journey, there is no other place out there that offers up the same opportunities as we do here in America, with the exception of maybe Canada. But I really don't think Canada would take all of you.

There are always going to be winners and losers. Always. The difference between being an adult and accepting defeat and being some ill-informed, uneducated trouble maker is one is an adult and the other is probably someone that has been spoon fed by the government all their lives where they had to really provide nothing for themselves.

What we are seeing in the streets with the rioting and burning is not America. It is not what millions want to come to America for. Except those that wish to destroy her. For it is these few miscreants who want to try and change to world to their personal point of view and not be able to think for themselves. Democracy is but one generation away from failure. Will these individuals be the reason for the loss of that democracy or will civil minds prevail and secure the union to continue to prosper?

Whether we like it or not, Trump is going to be the 45th President of the United States. Be diligent in tracking what he does or does not do. That is your right and privilege to do so. But do not tink that a nation will change for a very small minority of its population. Protesting is great, it is what we were built around with our struggles with England in the beginning. Rioting and infringing on the rights of others is not. Of course there is always the other way out...LEAVE. If we are not good enough for you, perhaps it is time for you to locate another country that is better suited for you. I am sorry my beliefs and thoughts hurt you, not. I am sorry you feel that you are special and do not have to live under the same rules as me. I will not be sorry if you decide to leave. I for one will not change who I am or what I stand for. If that upsets you, get over it. A president is elected. He is the President of the United States, which means he presides over all that chose to live here. Is the hint getting a little stronger?