by Alexandria Willis | December 9, 2016 3:50 am
Obama just spoke with the armed forces. And he had a surprising message he wanted to share. And here is where it gets interesting. I agree with him on a good bit of it. Shocking, I know.
The thing is, I have never been a huge Donald Trump supporter. In fact, I did not even vote for him. I voted for a third party candidate. Am I completely relieved he won over Hillary R. Clinton? Yes. A million times, yes. But I am no huge fan.
But I respect that he is going to be my President. I respect that the American people elected him.
That being said, individuality is a healthy and necessary part of our society and country. And when you actually listen carefully, that is what Obama may be saying.
At one point, Obama reminded the troops “that each of us has…the universal right to speak your minds and to protest against authority; to live in a society that’s open and free; that can criticize our president without retribution.”
And I agree.
He also told the troops that the nation depends on them “to carry forward what is best in us, that commitment to a common creed, the confidence that right makes might, not the other way around.”
Frankly, I agree. We do rely on our military. We rely on them to be willing to stand for morals and beliefs.
Obama finished his speech by talking about the threats to our country.
I do not like the veiled meaning behind his words…. But I agree with the main concepts.
“So rather than offer false promises that we can eliminate terrorism by dropping more bombs or deploying more and more troops or fencing ourselves off from the rest of the world, we have to take a long view of the terrorist threat. And we have to pursue a smart strategy that can be sustained. In the time remaining, let me just suggest what I think should guide this approach.”
“We’re a nation that believes freedom can never be taken for granted. And that each of us has a responsibility to sustain it; the universal right to speak your minds and to protest against authority; to live in a society that’s open and free; that can criticize our president without retribution.”
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