“No Matter Who You Are….

Posted: March 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

I was going to post about another topic, but in light of the recent events at the GOP front runner’s rallies, I’ve decided to re-post an entry I wrote about 3 months ago. But I did want to add a little commentary.

In this post, I reference the rhetoric “as of late”, as if only most recently the rhetoric had gotten ugly. But that’s not really true. It has been years and years of rhetoric from politicians, radio and television talk show hosts, bloggers, etc. that has in my opinion culminated into the Trump phenomenon. Trump doesn’t happen out of the blue. For instance, when you have had years and years of rhetoric regarding the President purposely damaging this country, pitting people against one another, literally destroying the nation, then isn’t a civil unrest movement the natural reaction to that if it was actually true?

Still, Trump’s own rhetoric is definitely playing a large role, and it is disappointing to me that he seems to have decided to pour gasoline on the fire rather than to at least attempt to disarm the situation. I am fearful that somebody is going to get very seriously hurt (if not worse) at one of Trump’s rallies (if not elsewhere, as I am also worried that this is going to escalate and spread).

So finally, I will just invite all to read my earlier post. I think it’s important to remember that we are all people (as cheesy and idealistic as that might sound)….and I think we need to start holding our leaders and all of ourselves to a higher standard of respect toward one another and differing views.

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different…or where you come from, or what you look like or what religion you practice, you are equal in the eyes of God….”  President Obama said this during his prime time speech regarding ISIS.  A church I attend semi-regularly goes further, “No matter…no matter what your standing is in the community, or where you live, no matter your age, no matter your gender or race, no matter who you are, where you come from or where you’re going, no matter what you believe or doubt, no matter who you love, God loves you, and you are welcome here.”

With the horrible acts and hateful rhetoric as of late, I think it is time we try to put things back into perspective.  While we have all kinds of different experiences and circumstances, the bottom line is we are all people.  Men, women, and children.  And it’s in all of our best…

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