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I GET IT. Some people are having a hard time with President Donald Trump. It’s understandable — to a degree. I don’t agree with every one of his policies or his approach to executing his policies. But, then again, I didn’t agree with every policy or approach of our previous president, Barack Obama. But the difference between the way many of us disapproved of President Obama’s policies and procedures and the way you are expressing yourselves over your displeasure with President Trump is a case of night an day. Your conduct is immature, disrespectful and arrogant. The temper-tantrums are reflecting poorly on you and negatively affecting all of us. It’s not constructive; it’s destructive.  Kathy Griffin’s mock beheading of President Trump crossed a line — but much of the attitude and expressions of “progressive” Americans has been crossing the line ever since the election. Your nonsense is over the top, completely out of step with everything America stands for.

A PICTURE WORTH 1,000 WORDS: At the end of the day, it’s this photo that captures the childish, out-of-control temper tantrums being thrown by the left. It’s one thing to disagree with someone, but how we disagree tells the world more about us than it does about those with whom we are at odds.

It’s time people in #theresistance ask yourselves three simple, powerful questions before you embarrass yourselves further. Here they are:

  1. DO I RESPECT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, OR NOT? Last time I checked, there was nothing illegal about the election. Ah, yes, the Russian conspiracy. Have we forgotten that in AMERICA, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty? I think you have — and this is the problem. We live in AMERICA, and American law dictates that we give an accused person their day in court. President Trump’s day may be coming — and then again it may not. But the system of law we abide by in AMERICA is one based on presumed innocence until enough evidence has been amassed to begin a criminal trial. If that happens, I’ll be the first to tout the need for a trial and potential impeachment if the evidence is clearly there. But until such time, it’s important to remember that presuming someone’s guilt before it has been proven is incredibly dangerous and detrimental to AMERICA and the American criminal justice system.
  2. WHAT KIND OF NATION WILL AMERICA BECOME IF VIOLENCE, ARROGANCE AND TEMPER-TANTRUMS BECOME THE WAY IN WHICH MOST OF US “RESIST” THE THINGS WE DON’T LIKE? What will our schools, communities and families resemble? What will be the outcome? It will be full-fledged anarchy — and that wouldn’t benefit anyone. At the end of the day, the way you are protesting President Trump is contradictory to everything you expect and demand from those who disagree with you. It’s time to grow up, learn healthy relational skills associated with adult living, and demonstrate them. If your children disagreed with you and showed their displeasure the way you are showing yours against a legally elected president, you wouldn’t stand for it. You are modeling a huge #doublestandard.
  3. AM I HUMBLY PRAYING FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND FOR OUR LEADERS? I mean are you really praying for him, and for America? If you aren’t, your participation in #theresistance is ungodly, immature and self-centered. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 says, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people — for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” If you claim to be a Christ-follower, then follow this command from Scripture and pray for the President, his cabinet, and all those in government. They need your prayers, not your sarcasm.

Resist all you want. It’s how America was born — but learn to resist with dignity, humility and maturity. Your outbursts are ruining your reputation, and undermining the already tarnished image of America here at home and abroad. Make your resistance constructive by encouraging sound, mature dialogue, not through the nonsense you’re propagating.

ARE YOU PART OF #THERESISTANCE? DON’T YOU THINK IT’S TIME TO ADOPT MORE MATURE, CONSTRUCTIVE WAYS TO “RESIST”? If you aren’t part of #theResistance, don’t you think it’s time you lovingly, firmly put your foot down and insist #theResistance stop the nonsense? If you really care about the future of our nation, you won’t tolerate what should be intolerable . . .

 

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