The New American President and what it means

So, he won. This bigot speaking son of immigrants who chooses to think in the abstract and to degrade his opponents by calling them names. Basically, he made a mockery of the institution we call “The American Presidency.”

I’m an American. I, unfortunately, decided that he was the lesser of two evils.  But the state I live in said it was going to be blue instead of red. A very expected outcome. The thing is, this whole thing was so skewed! How did the Democrats think that Hillary Clinton could possibly run against Trump?!?! Bernie Sanders would have assured them of the White House for 8 more years! But no!!!! They gave us the worst candidate of all! So, now we have the equivalent of the Philippines’ President once before…. what’s his name?!?! Estrada! That actor who knew nothing of politics and even less of integrity! It took what?!?! Two or so presidents before the country is where it is today! Then, they voted in Duterte… 

Well, now, at least, when Duterte calls President Trump a “sun above bits”, Trump can really get down and go ghetto on that “sonafabitch”. 

However, all that aside… The working poor, after the election, still had to wake up, go to work and put in the hours so we can pay the taxes that will provide for all of the existing former Presidents and this incoming President elect. 

And we still have to live in the same country we slept in the night before, except things have changed a bit. The followers of Mr. Trump now think they are above the law, that somehow the laws no longer apply to them. Apparently, common courtesy also is gone from these people. Now it is okay to openly sneer at anyone with chinky eyes, dark skins, and openly harass those of a different religion and obviously originated from the Middle East instead of Europe. And this has made people fear. Quite a lot are now thinking about moving to Canada. So many of you, in fact, that the Canadian Immigration website crashed! Seriously?!?!

First, those who are immigrants and became naturalized citizens, if you want to go back to the hellhole you escaped from in the first place… Go right on ahead!!!! Please feel free to do that! I hope you bring back the American ideals that somehow permeates into the marrow of anyone who has lived here for even a short while. I hope you will want to work within that country of yours and try to make it almost or even better than the America you knew. And leave my country because obviously, you never considered this land your land. Nor did you embrace its lofty ideals and its people. 

And to the rest of you… Here is where I stand. I am an immigrant. Naturalized as a young child. Still, I know no other home, but here. I am an American and I freely choose this country as my own. I willingly choose to uphold its lofty ideals and its highest standards. I will fight to remain here and to protect this country. And I suspect that there are many who feel like I do.

In the face of such uncertain times and uncertain circumstances, I believe in the integral goodness of the American people. I believe that a majority of you will not look at the color of my skin or the religion I chose or the sexual orientation I happen to be born in. I believe that most of you would stand up for the rights of others as well as your own. I believe in the honor of the majority of Americans. You want to know why? Most are my friends, my family, my co-workers, my church members, my association members, my club members.

Trump is right, America! It’s time to make America great again! And we have to do it at the individual levels. We have to make sure that our fundamental rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and the American Constitution that our forefathers created are not taken away, eroded, diminished. This is your wake up call, America! You have enjoyed so many years of freedom, not knowing the suffering, the sacrifices, the lives given so you may enjoy those rights. You have taken them for granted, this peace, these rights, these living conditions… With Trump in office, now is the time to take up the dusty mantles our forbears have left for us and fight. Fight! Fight! Fight!

Fight for the rights of the future!

Fight for those who cannot fight!

Fight for the rights of all of US! 

Fight!!! Because it’s our turn! 

Teach your children to fight for their rights! It’s not too early to start. It’s not too late either! Start now, start tonight! 

Do not be afraid, America! Do not fear! Face the future with a bright smile and to have courage! We are Americans! We are resilient people! We will not fail the promise we have given to uphold the lofty ideals of the American Constitution and Bill of Rights!

As thanks to those that went before us, we will not allow the privileges fought for to be lost. Not during this administration, not ever…

Panag ayat

Idi rabi-i natagtaginep ko
ti langam na addayo
Immay nak inarakup, apu
ken inung-ngu a nasam-it
Maysa laeng nga apros kanyam
pusok ket naragsak
Anya kad ti imbagam
Puso, aguray nak
Ta idi pimmanaw ka
awan ti ipromesam
Aniniwan man awan
nga imbatim kanyak
Ngem uray man kasta
mapanunot ka
Ket agladingitak bassit
Pusok kenka nagbati
Kenka laeng mapan
Ta nu man makita ka
isu laeng ti mang-ngeg ku
diyay canta ti puso…
Ayan ayat ka….