Overreaction to the U.S. election


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President-elect Donald Trump toured the Indiana Carrier factory. Trump announced a deal struck with Carrier executives to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in the U.S. in his first public appearance since his election on December 1, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dylan White, Sports Editor

Following one of the most tumultuous elections in recent memory, nationwide protests have erupted across the U.S. against the election of Donald Trump as president.

While it is wonderful that Americans are exercising their rights, these protests are completely misguided. It is unacceptable to act as though the man just elected is going to be some kind of dictator.

While you may not agree with Trump’s policies, it is the duty of all Americans to have faith in the democratic system that our nation is built on.

It is one thing to be unhappy without the outcome, but it is absolutely ludicrous to claim the president-elect as “not your president” when his election is a result of the fair democratic process.

There were no conservative protests when Obama won either time. The republicans just dealt with it.

This protesting about nothing makes the entire liberal half of America look like whiny crybabies.

If people really think that Hillary Clinton deserves the presidency, they should be protesting the format of the electoral college, not the election outcome.

While Clinton did win the popular vote despite losing the electorate, this is not the first time that this has happened and it is not a new concept. It has happened three times, not including the most recent election.

I fully support a person’s right to protest, but the fact of the matter is that protesting Trump’s victory is an action founded in political ignorance.

Not only are these protests undeserved, they are also very much premature.

Trump has yet to even take action as the holder of the highest office in American politics and he is already being treated like a tyrant. There is this sort of “I told you so” mentality going on while Trump has not even had the opportunity to make a mistake.

This want for one side to prove to other that Trump was obviously a bad choice is ludicrous. Wanting Trump to make mistakes just to prove conservatives wrong is like getting on a plane and hoping the pilot crashes.

While I believe he was not the best option that the American public had during this election cycle, he was still elected completely fairly.
The liberal American public is completely jumping the gun on this election.

While we may not believe that this election provided the best candidate, we still have to hope and give Donald Trump a chance before protests on this scale are even reasonable, let alone warranted.