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My Turn: Face it — the electorate has spoken

By Richard Roberts

The politicians have politicked and the voters have voted. Now we have thugs who are protesting the results around the country. College campus snowflakes cry and moan about global warming, ending illegal immigration and diversity, and “he’s not my president.” In some instances colleges have offered counselors for snowflakes that cannot reconcile to the fact they lost and the people have spoken, saying enough liberalism for the time being; let’s go in another direction. It should be obvious that Obama’s policies do not work and no one is better off after almost eight years of his dictatorship.

Let’s think for a moment about politicians. The one major objection for most politicians is that they say one thing but do another. The problem is words spoken are easier understood but actions need interpretation. So, politicians say almost anything to please the people but their actions are different and they’re seldom held accountable for what they do. We have been harmed socially, economically and politically, severely limiting the opportunity to succeed.  The insiders, however, have continued to receive favorable treatment from government and have grown richer and government more centralized and powerful.

Trump is not a politician. Conservatism, liberalism, socialism and communism have little recognition or meaning for President-elect Trump. His life is based upon succeeding in what he attempts. He believes in winning and making right choices. He has said he loves his country, I believe him. He says the people, the country, not the politicians, should be the winners, and he intends to make deals that result in furthering the best interest for the people, not the party, and I believe him.  These things are hard for liberals because it is liberalism first, last and always.

Instead of caterwauling, the left might be better off to just take Trump at his word! If he does what he says he wants to do, how would we all not be better off? You are not going to die from global warming. Your government subsistence check may be in danger if you are able to work. Medical insurance will be affordable, since government will not be involved to screw things up. However, should you choose to continue to riot and march around town that’s OK. But if you start destroying other people’s property or harming others that don’t agree with you, you may end up in jail for a while.

Immigration under Obama has been illegal and violates present law.  Hillary couldn’t be elected even with illegals voting. Diversity — what is so great about diversity?  It does not make anyone smarter, richer or nobler; it’s just one of those liberal ideas that somehow you’re a better person if you support diversity. Just what good is it?

The people have spoken through their votes and Trump will be the next president.  Trump’s presidency may bring a breath of fresh air for all the people. I said all the people. Professional politicians have had their way for far too long. Yes, drain the swamp, but it may be a hard task. It’s said, “when the initial purpose was to drain the swamp, it’s hard to remember when you’re up to your a — in alligators!”

Richard Roberts lives in Kannapolis.

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