Mixed Feelings on 2017 President’s Day

U.S. President Donald Trump at a speech. Photo Courtesy / Flickr
U.S. President Donald Trump at a speech. Photo Courtesy / Flickr
U.S. President Donald Trump at a speech. Photo Courtesy / Flickr

U.S. President Donald Trump at a speech.
Photo Courtesy / Flickr

By Cassandra Sedler
Staff Writer

Presidents’ Day ignites feelings of pride and patriotism for our nation and its history.

It is a day to honor our great nation’s presidents, regardless of what party they belonged to.

This tradition has withstood dozens of presidents since the establishment of our country.

For this reason, it is beyond disappointing to hear Presidents’ Day being given the name “Not My President’s Day” in the year 2017.

The rallies held across the country this past Presidents’ Day were even more disrespectful.

President’s Day should hold the same celebratory events and excite the same patriotic spirit as Independence Day.

Every election in our nation’s history has had a losing candidate, and a president who was not sworn in with a unanimous vote among the American people.

However, in no part of U.S history has one ever heard President’s Day given such little respect as it has this year.

The reasoning behind the rallies proves just as absurd.

Organizing rallies to peacefully protest should be celebrated, but this does not describe the protests held against Trump.

Those who claim “He is not my president” undermine democracy by rebelling against the election of the people.

Regardless of whether you like the current president’s policies or simply dislike him as a person, he is still your president.

The fact that Donald Trump is your president should in and of itself render a certain level of respect for his leadership.

We should all hope for the success of Donald Trump’s presidency, as we have honored every president before him.

Email Cassandra at:
csedler@live.esu.edu

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