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Time to get on the Trump train
Mike Riddle
Mike Riddle lives in Long County and writes a semi-regular column for the Coastal Courier. He also was recently elected to the Long County Commission for District 2. - photo by File photo

Well, another election has come and gone and once again the people have spoken. Unlike the last two presidential elections, this time I enjoyed the outcome, having cast my vote for President-Elect Donald Trump.

I also will say, with his being elected, I have hope for my children, my grandchildren, and my country’s future. This is something I haven’t had for a long time, and something I would have felt was even more in jeopardy had Hillary Clinton won the election.

But even as I join half the country in jubilation and joy over our new president, I also realize that for the other half of the country they are filled with sadness and dismay.

To the responsible and hard-working people who didn’t vote for our president-elect, all I ask and encourage you to do is give him a chance.

Be open-minded and be willing to allow this man to lead our country into the future. You may not think you are going to agree with his policies, but until you at least give him a chance, you don’t know that you won’t.

The reality is I don’t even know if I’m going to agree with what he does, because he by no means was my first choice when this presidential campaign began.

But this I do know, if he only accomplishes half of what he has promised to do, he will be the greatest president since Ronald Reagan to occupy the White House. And guys I say that being a big fan of President George W. Bush.

Now I’m not naïve, I know many out there will not do this. These people will continue to advocate negativism, intolerance, and hate. These are the people who are rioting in the streets, posting anti-Trump hate messages on their social media accounts, and advocating that the Electoral College still elect Clinton.

All I can say to these folks is the stock market didn’t collapse, there was no revolution, other than the Trump Revolution, and the sky did not fall. So it’s time to quit skipping classes because you’re depressed, stop defacing historical landmarks because you’re ignorant, and stop terrorizing people because you’re mean.

Quit whining, get over it, and move on. Because remember, there’s a new sheriff in town, and if you keep on breaking the law, he might actually throw you in jail. And while you’re in jail, you might have to actually do some community service, or work, something that a lot of you aren’t familiar with.

Some of the things that President-Elect Trump has said he will do during his first 100 days in office include proposing a constitutional amendment implementing term limits for congress, ban foreign lobbyist from raising money for American candidates, cancel United Nation climate control funds from going overseas and use that money in our country on our environmental needs, begin deporting those illegal aliens who have committed crimes, end Obamacare and replace it with a realistic program that will work, and most importantly replace the justice on the Supreme Court.

Now I don’t care who is reading this, most of you have to agree that these ideas are good for our country. Especially if you are one of us who gets up every day and goes to work to support our family.

I know that many of you may not see the individual idea that you want on this list. But guess what, I don’t see mine either.

You see, I don’t believe in separation of church and state, in the context that the courts have defined it for today. For that matter I know the founding fathers did not intend to take Christianity out of our government, and I know that this is the greatest lie ever told and believed in this country.

Trump has said that he will seek ending the tax law that bans churches from politically organizing.

For me this issue and appointing conservative judges to the Supreme Court are the two most important areas that Trump needs to address, because in recent years the traditional family has been under attack.

And what most people don’t realize, if the family falls so does our country. So believe you me, I too am holding Trump accountable for what he has promised.

Guys, it is time to move forward. It is also time to pray for and support our new president.

The Trump Train is boarding now and on January 1st it leaves the station. You can either get on board, or get left behind.

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