The United States of America was founded in 1776. Before the immagrants from Great Britain arrived, there were Indians in this land. Ones with husbands, wives, children, friends. Once the immagrants came, bad things began to happen. Most people know what I am talking about, so details are not needed. So, our founding fathers were immagrants. As well as our ancestors, and our friends ancestors. They emigrated from Great Britain due to their disagreements towards their irrational leader.
Fast forward many years, to the time of slavery. Men, woman, and children of color are being taken hostage and forced to perform labor by white men immersed in power and wealth. Thanks to the 16th president of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln who abolished slavery, those families were freed, but not of hate.
Jim Crow laws were introduced which allowed people to mistreat and disrespect the people of color STILL. There were beatings, murders, and not enough punishment for such heinous acts. Eventually in the 15th amendment, Black men were given the right to vote. While women of all color we're still unable to vote, but that is another subject.
Finally, 2017. We are under leadership of the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump and his vice President Mike Pence. After eight years under the leadership of the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama - The first black president-we are now in a stage of hatred and resentment of one another.
Like I stated before none of these parts of history are directly related to religion. But now I find myself wondering how a man like Donald Trump, Who pronounces himself to believe in a God, can act and speak with such hatred towards people he does not like or agree with.
But this hatred and resentment does not stop with the president. It continues with the people and the citizens within the borders of the United States. Obviously there is still hatred around the world, But for right now I am speaking of the people and citizens of the United States.
Daily I will see posts about racism towards not only black people but towards those in Syria. Racism does not stop with black people. Hatred does not stop with racism.
Not too long ago I found myself in a place in my practice of religion, questioning my own beliefs. While that is a personal issue, the things going on in the world only aid to my questioning. I am not here to bash those who practice a different religion than me, or simply practice differently than me. I am here to ask important questions to the people who surround me, and are building the history of this country.
How can those who pronounce himself as Christians, bring so much hatred into the world? During my time of practice, I have come to learn that God did not put us on this earth to practice hatred towards those who are different than us. It does not matter if someone is a different color than us, different religion then us, or different sexual orientation then us. Yes, you may not agree with their beliefs. And yes, they may not agree with yours, but that does not give any of us the right to hate and despise those who do not agree with whatever we believe in. This country, while founded on a Christian base, was built to allow the people of this country to have rights and freedoms of many magnitudes.
The hate does not stop at religion. There are men hating women, women hating man, Women hating women, and men hating men. There are children hating children. There are adults hating children. There are children hating adults.
I have just recently seen a post about what is a real woman. That post was not about child abuse or spouse abuse. It was about the women who feel uncomfortable under the power of Donald Trump. This post was hating against the people who were protesting their beliefs.
I am not here to pronounce whether I am a Republican or Democrat. But this post made me very upset. We as people of the United States should not be hating one another because of what others believe in.
The people that I have noticed that our sharing and posting with such hate, are people who are educated and well rounded. I know these people personally and know that they were raised correctly.
I was blessed to be raised with the knowledge that we are equal no matter what color, religion, or sexual orientation we are. My parents believe in equal treatment. This country is supposed to practice equal treatment.
There is a difference between disagreeing and completely bashing someone on their beliefs.
I realize that this article might sound biased. But no matter if you are Democratic or Republican, hate should not be an option.
I don't want my children growing up in a world full of hate. I will teach my children that equality is key, just as I was raised. My children will know that no matter what someone else believes they deserve to be treated just the same.
Age is not a factor. Regardless of if you are 86 or six, we should love each other.
I am a 17-year-old girl who was blessed with a full family of loving people. While I have made mistakes, I know that everyone is equal. And no matter where I live, what career I have, how much money my family will have, that I am just as equal as those with more money, or a bigger house.
I believe that if I, as a 17-year-old girl, can understand this subject, anyone can.
And I am off. Peace and love to you and yours! 💋