When I first thought of writing this post I was going to entitle it “By the pricking of my thumbs…” An it was going to be a very negative, fearful polemic about how I see the Trump Presedentcy working out. But then I remembered my own personal motto “I Abide”.
I took up the motto when I joined the De Molay when I was 16. It got me interested in Medivel history and the custom of people having thier own personal motto, usually in latin, and I thought it would be kind of neat to have one myself. At the time I was going thru some very rough times and like most teenagers I just could see how I was going thru it. Then I read the book “Earth Abides” by by George R. Stewart. It is a fairly typical post apocalyptic story of one mans struge to survive and rebuild civilization. What got me was the use of the word abides in it’s less known definition ‘to accept or bear (someone or something bad or unpleasant).
I also use it to remind myself that no mater what you can get thru to the other side and be better for the all of it. This is what I wish to bring to everyone out there who is frightened and fearful by the election of Donald Trump to the presidency. Yes, he has said some very hateful things and many of his supports expect him to do things that can really hurt alot of people. But we can ABIDE. We can support an help each other thru the hard times ahead. Remember that this is not an Autocracy. President Trump can not just do something. He need not only the cooperation of the Congress. He needs our aquessance to his acts.
I hear by call on all people who do not approve of something that Pres. Trump wants to do to fight with every peaceful and/or none violent way you can. Remember we only need to flip 2 votes in the Senate to keep anything from passing we can’t approve of. When he calls for touching Social Security or Medicare, remind your Senators you are watching. Also help organize and go to mass meeting and parades protesting the action. The right of the people, you and me, to peacefully assemble and the right of the people to petition the government for a regress of grievances are two constitutional rights even more sacrosanct than the much ballyhooed 2nd amendment right. There is no need for guns or violence if we get enough people togeather.
As HRC said “We are Stronger Togeather”.