Okay, some of the 18-25 year olds are not happy with their Candidates (Clinton and before that Sanders) not winning. Get over it. Even your current hero (Obama) said it. Candidates don’t always win. Put on your “big boy pants” and go on with life.
I’m disappointed at the childish reaction to the election. Yes, I would be equally unhappy if Clinton had won and people were burning the flag and yelling nasty slogans about that result. But yesterday I came across a real shocker. Did you know that the flag was flying at half mast in Time Square on Wednesday? What is that about? Then to cap the day I learned that some college and university campuses are offering counselling for their students that supported Clinton. Are you kidding me or what?
What a bunch of wooses we have raised that they have to have counselling because they didn’t get their way in an election.
I understand that Clinton won the popular vote by a few hundred thousand out of some 120,000,000 votes. That was largely due to a large win in California. You don’t like the Electoral College situation where a candidate can win the popular vote but still loose the election? Well, it isn’t the first time that has happened and I don’t particularly like the system either. Though presumably it did serve a purpose when many rural citizens didn’t have access to voting locations. That day is gone of course and the system should probably be changed. However, holding your breath and having a temper fit in the street or on the campus isn’t going to fix anything. It just makes you look like spoiled brats and the world laughs at you.
Some of the people in California are so unhappy that at least two of their state legislators (supported by some overpaid entertainers) are proposing that California pursue a course to remove itself from the union. I’m not sure the rest of the country would fall on their swords if they did secede. However, didn’t those people study any American history in their liberal state schools? Don’t they know what happened the last time some states opted to drop out and go on their own merry way?
There is speculation that the pot of civil unrest is being stirred by persons paid to do that, and even by some college professors. I won’t even hazard a guess as to their motive (s), but they clearly are not working in our country’s best interest.
It is certainly no secret that our country is badly divided by economic standing, race, religion, and several other factors. Those dividing canyons have been getting deeper in recent years. Is it really too much to ask of our younger generations to work toward healing those riffs instead of having tissy fits that make them worse?