A call for unity — hypocrisy at its finest
It is that time in our country’s history again where we get to witness the peaceful transfer of responsibility from one president to the next. As a country, we are completely divided by our political beliefs, religious beliefs, and just about any other category they can divide us into. For the last four years, Donald Trump, Republicans, and their supporters have been dragged through the mud, disparaged, and treated like garbage. Most democrats under the sun insulted Trump supporters, attacked our religious and political beliefs, and attacked our personal preferences. Those on twitter started the hashtag, #notmypresident. Prior to the Trump administration, people said that anyone that was opposed to President Barack Obama should be labeled as a racist and a bigot. I personally did not approve of the Obama administration policies, but that was not because of his race. I was against his policies, because I felt they were anti-business and would create problems for my weekly paycheck. What happened to the days of when the dislike of a president’s and congress’s policies were just differences among friends and colleagues? When did politics become a war of who is racist, who is a bigot, and all of the other questions that can be asked? Donald Trump wanted unity when his term started, but the same people that claim they want unity now, decided to divide the nation even more with all their insults and put downs of the American people that voted for him. Now, snap back to current day with the election of Joseph R. Biden, jr. as the 46th president. He made his call for unity to the same people that have been insulted for the last four years. Unity is a noble pursuit, but how can the democratic party of the last four years expect that the people they insults and put down will have a desire to unite around said party? Joe Biden is my president, whether I believe him to be legitimate or whether I like his policies. In this great country, I wish my vote for President could have gotten the same respect for the time he was in office. In the end, I believe this call to unity is nothing but an empty platitude towards togetherness that will just go to the waste side.