A look to the future

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A look to the future

Abdurahman Adan, South Student Guest Writer

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Dear America,

I still can’t believe this election season is over. After a year and a half of campaigning and a total of one billion dollars spent on the election I am glad it is finally over. My last experience with an election was in 2012 when President Obama was seeking reelection. I really didn’t pay much attention to that election because I was 12. But this election is one I will never forget.

Now that it is over we have to think to the future. Whether we like or not president elect Donald J. Trump will be the 45th president of the United States, and we have to hope that he succeeds because the fate of our nation hangs in the balance. We may all have our political disagreements but now is the time we come together. I personally supported Hillary Clinton all throughout the primaries and into the general election and like many people across the country I was disappointed when she lost. I was extremely excited by the idea that we might have the first woman president. And on top of that I felt that she was the most qualified candidate in the entire race. Serving as Secretary of State and a Senator she was more that qualified. But on November 8th what I thought would be a fairly easy win for her was changed by something I did not expect — Donald Trump winning — almost every major poll suggested that it would have been a close race but Clinton would have won.

Watching swing state after swing state turn red I was in utter shock. And when CNN officially announced that Donald Trump would be the 45th president I was extremely disappointed. The thing that got to me the most was not the fact that he was elected or that both chambers of congress are majority republican, but that we lost the supreme court. With one vacancy open right now and many judges well past the age of retirement it is inevitable that President Elect Trump will appoint at least two justices. And unlike the presidency that carries a four year term or the house that carries a two year term or the senate which carries a six year term the supreme court doesn’t have a term limit and is considered a life long position.

As we look to the future we have to hope president elect Trump succeeds because our nation depends on it.

Ps. To president elect Trump, you are now on the world stage. This is not a campaign anymore and anything you say and do can have large ramifications. I really hope president elect Trump that you realize this.

Sincerely, AA

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