As a result of the election, tensions have risen between Americans throughout the United States including DHS.
By Nick LeBlanc
We’re not robots. Seems like an obvious statement. We have a heart, legs, and arms. The outstanding thing is that, with our advanced minds, we have the ability to learn about the world around us in ways no other creature can. We can aspire to be anything we want.
However, such a mind can lead to thoughts that are detrimental to its beauty. Hate, division, arrogance to name a few. After November 8th, some of these negatives have become more prevalent. The issue is the lack of unity driven by hate from each side. Hate cannot drive out hate: only companionship can.
Before the election, the only thing that was talked about was the statistics. There was never a mention of the social aftermath that would ensue. Obviously, people will always disapprove or approve of a candidate, but in this year’s election, it has led to something destructive. For those who disapprove, it is more destructive than productive by dividing yourself. For those who approve, it is more destructive than productive for attacking others instead of working towards unification amongst all. The introduction of Donald Trump into the government doesn’t change the fact that our country is ruled by the people for the people. Us. Not Donald Trump. Approach every second like it’s an investment, and put your energy into things worth obtaining. Then the United States will truly be great.
With that being said, you can’t let something hold you down. You can’t let your defense for something or someone summon hatred within your mind, because the potential for success within our beautiful country is so high that such thoughts would only destroy such a value that we often take for granted. With such a widespread division at Dexter High School and nationwide, people need to come together so we can reach our potential and positivity in life as Americans.
The worst thing we can do as a people, and as a student body, is attack one another over our different views. Such actions would merely add fuel to the flame. No, what is needed is unity. We are Americans. Whichever man or woman sits in that Oval Office would never be allowed to purposely attack fellow Americans who help this country be the best in the world. So why should we? We help each other, we love each other, and some even die for each other. No matter who is the head of the executive branch, I am proud that I live in a country where freedom rings, because behind the worry, behind the love, behind the hate, we are all one people: Americans.