I didn’t vote for Trump. Given the opportunity I wouldn’t vote for him again. So you get my point. I don’t particularly like him. But you know what I do like? America. Part of America and what makes it great is the peaceful transfer of power. So for all of those like me who are not fans of the President-elect, I have the following message for you. Enjoy Inauguration Day and celebrate it.
I expect Democratic lawmakers to challenge the incoming President and hold him accountable for his actions. That is part of democracy and no matter how many Republicans try to shut Democrats up I am 100% in favor of them doing their job, which is to represent those who voted them into power. But the inauguration is a different story. It’s not about the individual you support for president rather your support for the office of the president. Boycotting, disrupting, or attempting to ruin the inauguration in any way is not partisan politics, it’s unpatriotic. Inauguration day is not dependent on who is elected, it’s the step that takes place after that individual is elected. Inauguration day, like election day, is an American institution.
The irony of protesting against or boycotting the inauguration is that it turns it into something it’s not. Partisan. It is not a Republican institution and when Democrats or Independents use their voice by trying to put a damper on the the inauguration, their efforts backfire. So do the right thing whether you celebrate who is becoming the next President of the United States or not by celebrating America’s democracy and enjoy and celebrate inauguration. It’s not the Republican or Democrat thing to do, it’s the American thing to do.
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