Love At War

Growing up my mother used to always say, “If you stand for nothing you’ll fall for anything”. This remains true today; but united we stand as a country. When you look back to just a few months ago when we had police shootings happening across the country, we seemed to be a country divided. You had some people chanting black lives matter to some chanting all lives matter. When Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th President we quickly learned that we are really a nation united. In the aftermath of Donald Trump being elected and inaugurated people started banding together to stand up for one another when times became difficult. This was evident from the peaceful protests that occurred after Trump was elected to the Women’s March that occurred not only across the country but across the globe. On Friday January 27th Trump signed an order that put a travel ban on people and refugees from 7 countries from coming into the United States saying “I want them to learn the lessons of 9/11”. When in reality the hijackers that planned and executed the attacks on 9/11 were not from the countries in which Trump put a ban on.  It saddens me that people didn’t go out and vote this last past November. I believe that if people had gone out and voted all of this could have been avoided. It saddens me even more that over 62.9 million people voted for Donald Trump. Knowing that Trump was going to build a wall 29% of Latinos voted for him.  What is even more surprising is that 200 million less African Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than voted for Obama. Trump is doing everything that he said he was going to do on his run to the White House. Even with the outcome of this election we as a nation, we fight; we fight together as one people united against unjust and outright hatred for others. In moments like the protests at the airports where you see everyone setting aside their differences. In those moments it’s not about being Black, White, Christian, or Muslim; it’s about standing up for others who can’t stand up for themselves. We have to call out people when they are doing wrong for and to others not only in times like these but at all times. We are all people, all beautiful souls that can make a difference in today’s world and we can all work together to make this world a better place for future generations. It’s time for everyone to come together. So with that said, hug your parents a little tighter at night, tell the people around you that you love and appreciate them. It can go a long way to make this world a better place. It’s time we see everyone as one instead of dividing people by the color of our skin or religion. We are all here to make someone else’s life better and give back. Love will win every time; we all just need to have faith.img_3945

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