We criticize President Trump, and in some cases this is rightfully so. There’s a difference between fair criticism, and demonization though. Where do we draw the line between respecting a person’s opinion although it may be different, and pegging them as an outright bigot? We find ourselves at this crossroad as a country. We have a president who has some strong opinions, but do those opinions fall into bigotry? When we throw out all-encompassing words like “bigot” that mean a lot but say little, we cut difficult conversations off before they can be had. We need to dig deeper, and we must do so in the name of objectivity.
And, when you are objective you have to give credit where credit is due, and this is where I think that our “Well-meaning Liberal friends” fall short. People are arduously searching for negatives that they often overlook, or downright ignore, any positives.
According to CNN:
An executive order protecting federal employees from anti-LGBTQ discrimination that was signed by President Barack Obama in 2014 will continue to be in effect in President Donald Trump’s administration, the White House announced Tuesday.
In a statement, the White House said that “President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community.”
“The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact,” the statement read.
Criticize President Trump as much as you want. A, it’s your right. B, you should be skeptical of the power structure at all times. But, if you criticize him, as I know many of you do (including myself), at least have the intellectual honesty to give him credit when deserved.