Voted for Trump? I have only one plea.
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I think you what you are asking is fair. I believe that you put a lot of thought into what you wrote. I respect it. A huge part of me wants to celebrate it. But I want to know more. Do you demand that the leaders of the BLM movement should denounce the violence and racism of the people who are ruining the name of their movement? Do you agree that the very name of the movement segregates us instead of reminding us that we are all one human race and should act and behave that way? Have you noticed in your part of the country the lack of respect on a basic human level on the streets? Because I cannot remember the last time someone thanked me for holding the door for them, and there have been move times that a door has been slammed in my face then held for me. I want a President who will be the example of decorum and respect. But I want people to act like they actually deserve it. And that’s not what I see right now. I see a lot of disrespect for our country, our democracy, our veterans, our elderly, our disabled etc. You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink and if you want a better world you have to start at home. Because most people just want a President we puts on a show of decorum and respect, but cannot even hold their celebrity role models to the same standards. Tell me. What do I tell my future children about Miley Cyrus twerking or 50 Cent and his autism rhetoric? What do I say about a broken culture that hides behind alcohol and drugs because they are too weak to find healthy ways to deal with upset and problems? It doesn’t start at the top, it starts with each and every one of us. So I will ask President Trump to be more respectful, thoughtful, and to denounce those hate groups. But I ask you and others like you to stop blaming everyone else for the disaster that is this country and start taking responsibility for your part in it. When someone is rude, call them out on it. If you hold the door and the person doesn’t thank you pointedly tell them “you’re welcome!” We need to be the change that we wish to see in the world.

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