I came home tonight after a long emotional day explaining my plan to keep children safe in class. I explained this plan to 9 six year olds during our reading group time. They were comforted in knowing that I am the grown up that they can trust to protect them and keep them safe. If someone ever did anything to hurt the little people I am in charge of I would be furious. Especially if that person did so for the tenth time because some people insisted on continuing to leave the front doors open to let some fresh air into the building. I would still be devastated and sad, but I would also be angry.
Our president is human, he is sad, and he is angry. Whether or not you want gun control or to spend more of our taxpayer dollars on serving the mentally ill…. He is still the president of our country. Just because you didn’t vote for him in the last two elections does not make him less of your president. He was angry because he cares. Maybe he didn’t say what you wanted to hear… But besides being angry and upset last Thursday and letting his emotions show, what has he done to you? Really, think about it and come up with a good long list…. I would be interested. Make sure that he was the one who really did it, too…. Not acts of congress, or health insurance which has steadily increased over he past 20 years, and not the recession which was something he inherited from the previous administration. I have seen people from our town call him evil…. Really? That is who we are in the wake of this tragedy? We are a community who calls our president evil? Are we people who would not open the door to the leader of one of the most powerful nations in the world? Are we people who wouldn’t take his gesture of condolences with respect. I am embarrassed by the way some people are lashing out. When I think about those people who try to run me off the road when I am riding my bike, those people are probably the same people who are sending these hateful thoughts for this man who cares. He isn’t running for anything. He isn’t campaigning or raising money and he hasn’t once said he wants to take away your guns. I am sure that a great many of those people posting things against our president have a strong faith… I think you should ask yourself ‘What would He do?’… Would He respect the leader of our country or behave like this?