Letter: Trump election win not really a mystery

From: Sherry Grimes


For those still in shock over Donald Trump’s win, there is no mystery. We are fed up with the intolerance of liberal Americans who flaunt their disregard for the law and contempt for the Constitution. Since the election we have seen marches, flag-burning, vandalism, violent clashes with police, fires and blocking of highways. Universities, the institutions that are supposed to be preparing young adults to be responsible and successful citizens, are reinforcing the bratty, toddler behavior of their students. They have made mid-term exams optional, allowed student walkouts and provided dogs and counseling to comfort those who were disappointed by the election results. How did conservatives survive the election of Obama without all the TLC?

Here are just some of the outrageous claims I have heard from the anti-Trump faction since Nov. 8:

  • Women will lose their reproductive rights.
  • All illegal immigrants will be sent back to their native countries.
  • The environment will be in trouble.
  • Blacks will be sent to Africa.
  • People will die when Obamacare is repealed.

Wow! If these were all true, it could scare anyone. But it isn’t, and as always, left-wing politicians and their supporters exaggerate to frighten less-informed voters and make liberal do-gooders feel guilty. Either way, it garners votes. Democrats have forgotten how to talk to all Americans. They are the divisive, not the inclusive, party.

The silent majority quietly spoke out with their ballots. They have been on the sidelines because they do not riot when the police are forced to shoot a criminal suspect. They do not insist that a month be set aside to call attention to their sexual orientation. They do not go into other countries illegally and expect, even demand, to be furnished with free health care, housing and education. The silent majority has the courage to call Islamic terrorism by its real name, not the politically correct “extremism.” They do not want to replace capitalism with socialism. They understand that a reasonable approach to our energy and environmental policy does not necessitate skyrocketing electric bills and an all-out attack on the coal industry.

The silent majority knows that it is unconstitutional to force Americans to buy any product, even Obamacare, against their will. They believe that we are a sovereign nation and recognize that open borders are unacceptable if we are to remain a nation. They revere the Constitution for its protection of all citizens. No group should have special protection or be elevated above the rest of Americans.

The silent majority is sick and tired of being called racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, sexist and anti-immigrant. Abiding by the law, disagreeing with but not threatening alternative lifestyles and identifying our enemy do not warrant unfair labeling by liberals. They are accepting of everything, except a conservative’s different opinion. We want our First Amendment rights back. We want to freely say “Merry Christmas” without fear of backlash. Conservatives should not be afraid to say, “I don’t agree with you.” Freedom feels good. Looking forward to 2017.