Today is an historic day! Today we continue the American tradition of electing our President, our leader. Today, we uphold the values of a democratic republic and the process of the electoral college. Today, Donald Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States of America.

But other than that, not much changes.

You and me, we’re still the same. We’re getting up at the same time, going to the same jobs, coming home to the same people.  We are Americans. We have a distinct responsibility as citizens of this great nation. We are under the authority of our president, but ultimately, our responsibility  is to self-govern.

Our Founding Fathers dedicated their lives to the American experiment, that men from all nations could unite on principle, not blood. This was unprecedented. Who had ever heard of a country united by hard work, self-government and religious freedom? Who had ever thought you could be an American because you decided you were willing to undertake that great task and reap that great harvest of freedom?

Donald Trump is our president and I am praying for favor to surround him and for this to be an incredible presidency, but friends, the government is not in charge of our destinies. This would defeat the point of being American.

Every morning when you wake up, you are in charge of making America great again. You are committed to working hard for your wages, you are committed to serve others, you are committed to candid religious discussions and you are responsible for making your country a haven and not a trap.

If you rejoice today-fantastic. Don’t grow weary in doing good.  There is much work to be done.

If you mourn today, turn your focus to what you can do for your country, rather than what your country has done to you.

Donald Trump may have won the election, but we are the real winners. We wake up in a free country, free to work and learn and pray every single day. And Trump can’t keep it that way. Only we the people can as we love and pray and serve and give.

We are blessed to be here, blessed to be American citizens, and shame on us if we sit feebly on the sidelines and expect others to pave our way. It is our responsibility to work harder than ever before to make this country great.

 

Let’s get to work.

 

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