A message to conservatives on Inauguration Day

A message to conservatives on Inauguration Day

Fellow conservatives, we finally did it.

These last 8 years were undoubtedly some of the worst. We have seen increases in domestic terrorism, the Affordable Care Act causing premiums to skyrocket and fining people for not being able to pay them, negotiations with terrorists and releasing them from Guantanamo Bay, allowing refugees into our homeland whom we cannot properly vet, putting American citizens’ lives at risk, and arming Mexican drug cartels with military-grade firearms that are not even legal in the United States. The list goes on and on, but Donald Trump is here to fix these issues.

I know I’m not the only one who is excited for Obama to leave office. I have waited for this day for 8 years (a significant portion of my life), and it’s almost unreal to me that the time has actually come. We should celebrate the end of this presidency but be optimistic about the future of the United States.

But on this special day, let’s remember who we are.

We are a party who values freedom and liberty, the gift of life, voices of flyover people who would otherwise by muted by coastal elites, hard work and its outcomes, the principle of justice, and so much more. We must represent ourselves as such.

One of the earliest political memories that I have is the 2008 Inauguration of Obama in which the crowd booed, sneered, and taunted the Bushes during the introduction. They screamed, mocked, and chanted “nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey, goodbye,” as the Bushes walked to the helicopter to leave, savoring the last few moments of being the First Family.

It is incredible to me that people could be that rude and inconsiderate. While Bush may not have been many people’s ideal president, he was our president. In times such as 9/11, he was there. He gave everything he had to keep this country safe after we all realized that Jihadists can and will do everything in their power to eliminate us. He was truly a public servant.

Obama was not a good public servant to the people. But as conservatives, we need to be the bigger party.

As conservatives, we do not need to stoop down to the level of those who treated the Bushes so badly at the 2008 Inauguration. We need to respect the president, as well as our fellow countrymen. We need be better than those who disrespected Bush and our country in 2008, and show them what class and conservatism really looks like.

After all, that is who we are, and is what we stand for. Keep this in mind during the Inauguration, as well as the duration of Donald Trump’s presidency.

With that said, it’s time to #MAGA.

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