By the end of this weekend, the same people rioting and protesting the presidential inauguration are the same people that had to color pictures instead of taking school exams due to their emotional distress after the election.
The same people concerned about potentially not receiving free stuff anymore, are those who are being paid to create chaos on inauguration day.
Those who “just want to let their voice be heard” will hit the streets protesting President-Elect Donald Trump being sworn into office.
They will spend thousands of dollars and potentially (if they become destructive in their protests in order to cause major disruption to the day’s events) will also cost others a large sum of money if they shut down businesses or damage property.
Many of them say they care about this country but others just call it evil, and racist. They choose to walk on and burn the flag, and show no respect to anyone.
It is, in this great nation, their right to march in protest, but it is not their right to destroy other’s property.
Many protesters will be people who profess they are only trying to help, while others state they are only trying to make things better for everybody. They say that a President Donald Trump does not have their best interests at heart, that he is evil and will destroy this nation. They feel the need to try to block him getting into office because they have an agenda they want accomplished but it’s not the same as his agenda. The protestor’s agenda will be halted with this new administration.
With every election, one side wins and one side losses, but somehow we always find a way to work together. At least we use to. Now instead of pulling together and working together, people from one side who decided to make the other side villains are the ones causing chaos, screaming hate, destroying property, and harming others.
I know there are many who truly believe that Hillary Clinton would have been best for this country because of what she stood for. But many believed she would not be best for this country, and thus Donald Trump was elected. The people who elected Mr. Trump are just as strong in their belief that he will help make this country great again.
Many people believe things improved over the past eight years, but I can attest that with the work we do as a ministry, we saw many areas of life which did not improve and actually got much worse. Things needed to change.
Throughout World War II, people in America pulled together during a terrible time in this world. Men went to war and women went to work. They endured food rations, black outs, and bomb scares. They supported families who lost loved ones, worked hard, and never expected a handout. They are called the “Greatest Generation.” They fought the real enemy at the time to keep this country safe, and to make it a great place to call home.
I wonder what they would think about how people are behaving today.
There is a quote floating around the Internet by Dr. Adrian Rogers, “You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”
If the past eight years were great, then there would not be such a deep divide among the people.
Let us begin by trying to close the divide and work to do as the people who survived WWII did – pull together, work together, show love and kindness to one another even when they did not agree with each other. Were they perfect? NO! But they do set the example for working together to accomplish a task, which was to preserve this country and help it to thrive.
This weekend, people will not be united if some are trying to divide the country through protest and chaos. If you truly care about your fellow man then spend this weekend helping them. Feed the poor; help the sick, dying, and orphaned. Share encouragements do not promote chaos.
Instead of wasting money on protesting, why not spend money on making your neighborhood better.
If Michael Moore or George Soros used their money to better communities, build shelters for the homeless, etc. it would actually help pull people together instead of causing a divide. Their work promotes hatred, not kindness.
If your candidate did not win the election, instead of being part of the problem, work to get involved in doing peaceful activities to make a difference.
For those going out to celebrate President-Elect Donald Trump being sworn in as our new president – enjoy your day, stay alert, and find someone you can help or show kindness to.
Even though there will be those trying to create havoc (which they would have screamed about if such events were occurring when President Obama was being sworn in), let each one of us choose to start this new administration by doing at least one act of kindness to people around us.
Let each one of us take the steps necessary to help him make this country great again.
Love conquers hate, generosity outshines selfishness, kindness initiates gratitude, and service takes our thoughts off of ourselves and focuses it on others in true need.
If you choose to do acts of kindness this weekend to counter the acts of protests, please email us so we can share them with our readers.
Service, kindness, and love are infectious – let us start an epidemic!
May God bless you and may God bless America.
Eve Gonzales is the founder of Caring Hearts, a non-profit focused on disaster relief, and Trading Post in The Woods. Gonzales takes her 12 years of experience working in the aftermath of actual floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and more to give families the real world experience of what happens after a natural or manmade catastrophe.