A new era has begun. We officially have our 45th president, Donald J. Trump. Like it or not, as so many have said, he is here, and what comes next, we must deal with however that may be. However, the rolling over to a new president does not mean you owe him anything. You don't owe him respect, you don't owe him a chance, you don't owe him your forgiveness of his past. You owe him nothing.
The people hurling fire and brimstone at Trump didn't just arrive at this position out of the blue. They are basing their feelings on Trump's actions in the past and what he has done with video tape proof no less. Some are basing it on appointments which they do not feel reflect this idea of an America for all. Some are basing it on tweets, he, in his own words, has sent out as the basis for their moral ire. So then someone gets on tv and says, we owe the president a chance? Based on what? If you already feel someone is morally and politically corrupt, what chances should be given them? You have just as much right not to give him a chance to, in your mind, further screw things up, as someone who is willing to say I forgive and forget all, and let's move on.
Politicians are not our friends, they are not our buddies. They are supposed to be representations of the people's voice. Since the dawn of politics in this country, if a people felt that whomever was in power, was not for them, they had a right to fight against it, to protest, to push for what they believed in. To condemn these protestors or write them off, is to condemn one of the most basic rights we have in this country. We may have a new president in the White House, but if certain people don't believe in him, they should be able to exercise their most basic rights, because take those away, and what happens when the next person comes along and this time it is you who does not believe in what they are putting forth.