Daniel Pearl Magnet High School

Trump presidency brings a new hope America needs

I may not be an avid supporter, but I also can’t deny that I was glad that Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton.

Before I am a female, before I am a half-Mexican-half-white teenager, I am an American. I love my country and want to protect it. For those who voted Trump, that is what made this election different.

We are in a troubling time and playing things off as already good, nay- great won’t help us. We need a shot of nationalism. We need to strive for better things and that is what a Trump presidency promises to bring us.

“It is time to show the whole world that America is back – bigger, and better and stronger than ever before,” President Trump said. “It’s waiting to see if we will rise to the occasion and if we will show the whole world that America is still free and independent and strong.”

The people didn’t vote against diversity, they didn’t vote against progress. The people voted for America. To make America great again, we need to put America first again.

I feel like no matter who you are if you got that message you were sure to recognize the potential in Trump.

I say good for the discounted votes that won it for Trump. After All, they are the working, tax-paying Americans, Cuban-Americans and the older generations, all who know how the big government and control a Clinton presidency would affect them, who pushed it to the win for us all. Everyone, especially the backbone of this country that these people make up, deserves this time of healing and victory.

“These are the forgotten men and women of our country. People who work hard but no longer have a voice,” Trump said in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC).

Our nation, being in a $18.96 trillion debt can use “a small loan of a million dollars,” especially the over $3 billion in net worth it eventually grew to. After all, Trump may be a political wild card, but he is also a no-nonsense businessman who could prove to be the help our country needs.

Socially, we aren’t moving as backwards as people think. Civil and women’s rights have come too far to change. As if that weren’t enough, Trump also noted the July after the Orlando shooting at the Cleveland Republican National Convention, “I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBT citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.”

“Anyone who endorses violence, hatred or oppression is not welcome in our country and never will be,” Trump said at the closing night of the RNC.

The only other possible means of complaint is the immigration issue that has raised questions about terrorism. Even that however, is all in our country’s best interest.

“I only want to admit individuals into our country who will support our values and love our people,” said Trump.

With that, the kind of nation we are going to evolve into is definitely one I want to be a part of. A more strong, more proud and more safe America worthy of being called great.

Because despite what Trump has talked about doing, there is a balance of powers that can always stop unjust change.

“We will be a country of generosity and warmth. But we will also be a country of law and order,” Trump said.

I choose to have more faith in the system than to drop it all and move to Canada. Just let the powers balance out and America will be fine.

I took these election results as an assurance that our nation was passed into relatively safe hands. Like former president Barack Obama said, “the sun will rise tomorrow.” And it did. It’s only day one. We’re not dead yet.