Mr Trump will be our next President, For Catholics, Now What?
I had a premonition that the polls were wrong. I shared it with a few, because I really wasn’t happy about either candidate. They both just seemed, bad. Mr. Trump and his lack of tact and presidential nature or Sec. Clinton and more of the same and the fact I really think she lies and about issues of National Security no less.
I believe her to be fairly brilliant, so her I didn’t know having my own email was wrong or her Benghazi answers, just don’t cut it for me. I have never had people confessing who they voted for and yet that is what I heard the Saturday before the election. Forgive me, I voted for Mr. Trump or I voted for Sec. Clinton. So, Mr Trump will be our next President, For Catholics, Now What?
I stayed up till it was all over Tuesday night. For the first time in many years, I was mesmerized by the reports. The utter shock on everyone’s face and the different strategies for how Hillary would still win. To me, many hours before, it was clear that the pollsters were wrong. I waited to hear Mr. Trump and I was praying. I was praying that he didn’t come out and say, Hey America, Told you that I would beat that woman. I told you! He came out humbled and presidential. He even thanked his secret service and others.
I saw someone that could be president. The hope came from the fact he was elected. The poll I checked election morning said he had a 23% chance of winning.
What does this mean?
People are fed up with business as usually. People who wouldn’t admit to the pollsters who they were voting for, wanted something new. They didn’t want a politician, they want change.
With our voting power, we need to use that. We need to write as Catholics and we need to hold him to the things he said about life. We also need to make sure that as he tries to keep our country safer, that he doesn’t block or stop our humanitarian missions and our care for true refugees. I am praying at every mass and at every hour of the office for our new President. I am also praying that those Catholics that stood up for change, keep the pressure on, or I’m afraid we will be right back here in 4 years.
Vote and write, it does make a difference!