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The election is over. The arguments, disagreements, and horrible insults with both ideas and words have made the past eighteen months discouraging and depressing. It is now over. We now have a new President of the United States in the form of Donald J. Trump. I, like many like me, never thought this reality would ever take place but it has. It is now time for all of us to work toward our future and the futures of our children and grandchildren. Hell, I’m old enough to know people with great-grandchildren.

This does not mean any should give up hope for our future. As a nation, we have never or will ever put our heads down to anything or anyone. Donald J. Trump is now our President. He will never be our King or any other form of autocrat. We will continue to watch his ideas evolve into reality and we will continue to question whether they are best for our country or if they work. The new President vowed to uphold the Constitution of The United States and as citizens of our country it is up to all of us to make sure he does just that.

Barack Obama became our President in a time of financial disaster and at a time we were all becoming tired of a past encompassed by war. We had a broken health care system in that our poorest had no health care and when they did enter the emergency area of hospitals the people whom had health care had to pay for their services. Private health care services had massive increases because of the use of what is known to be the highest cost of health care.

President Obama made many changes. Some people across our nation thought these changes hurt our nation but he was our President and he followed what he thought is right. Now it is time for our new President to make the changes he thinks is right. He was legally elected and he has to be given a chance to make his ideas into realities. As citizens of our nation it is also our responsibility to make sure these changes insure a future for our children, grandchildren, and our great grandchildren.

President Obama is leaving the new President Trump the following realities:

He passed health care reform that had the capacity to cover 32 million of our citizens. He passed the stimulus that stopped all of us from experiencing a great depression. He passed Wall Street reform guaranteeing we will never again be confronted with a great depression. He also recapitalized our nation’s banks.

He ended the war in Iraq and began a drawdown in the war in Afghanistan. A good comparison would be how many of our American heroes died or were crippled during the Obama Administration in comparison to past administrations. I pray Donald J. Trump will lesson that number. He eliminated Osama Bin Laden and saved our auto industry. He repealed the policy of, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” freeing a social part of our society from discrimination.

I could go on for a long time discussing the successes of the Obama Administration. There are many who could probably do the same with his failures. It is now time to go forward toward President Trump’s Administration. I hope he can continue to build jobs in our nation and decrease the number of people and children in poverty. I pray he will keep our nation safe from both foreign and domestic terrorism. I expect him to have all Americans on health insurance and continue to keep our public education system striving to make it better than ever.

The election is over. The arguments, disagreements, and horrible insults with both ideas and words have made the past eighteen months discouraging and depressing. It is now over. It is now Donald J. Trump turn to take our nation to a better place for our children, grandchildren, and yes, great grandchildren.



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