A news commentator mentioned yesterday that a college dormitory had contacted him and described how they were in tears when Trump’s win became evident. He was also told that many experienced fear as a result of the Trump’s victory.
Tears of sadness are understandable when one’s candidate loses. People of faith shed their share after the previous two general elections. However, the presence of fear is interesting.
Are they afraid that “sanctuary cities” will be eliminated, thus making all of our lives safer? Or that undocumented foreigners will be deported if they commit a serious crime, as law specifies – as it should?
Perhaps they are concerned that the Hyde Amendment will be retained which will prevent taxpayers from being forced to pay for the murder of unborn babies?
Do they fear that existing laws which make it illegal for parents to get help for their children suffering from gender identity will be rescinded? (No matter that psychologists say that a majority of these children outgrow of this. 1)
What about our borders? Do the liberals fear policies which will make less likely that terrorists or drugs will enter the U.S.?
It could be that the plans to replace Obamacare are scary for those who want it to proceed to its natural goal of socialized medicine. 2
Or, maybe they are worried that Trump will fix the atrocious agreement we have with Iran. It’s OK to say that Catholics need to change their backward values 3, but we don’t want to offend any Islamic nations. They would retaliate whereas we don’t have to worry about any Christian group because they are kept in their place in the U.S.4
Fear a Trump presidency? You can get some help through the (Non-)Affordable Care Act.
1 – “Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a ‘mental disorder’ that merits treatment, that sex change is ‘biologically impossible,’ and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder… he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically… Dr. McHugh further noted studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic of children who had expressed transgender feelings but for whom, over time, 70%-80% “spontaneously lost those feelings.”
From “Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;’ Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’,” by Michael W. Chapman, http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgender-mental-disorder-sex-change, 6/2/2015.
2 – “Coloradans to vote on ‘single payer’ health insurance proposal,” by Joe St. George, http://kdvr.com/2016/08/05/colorado-to-vote-on-single-payer-health-insurance-proposal/, updated 8/5/2016.
3 – “Podesta… seems to say that Catholicism, especially in this conservative form, is nothing more than a set of misunderstood ancient beliefs that are mere window dressing for high society types on the Right to justify their ‘backwards’ views on marriage, the family, abortion, contraception, etc.” By Nate Madden and Joe Koss, https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/10/hey-catholics-this-is-what-team-hillary-really-thinks-of-you
4 – “Hillary: ‘Deep-seated … religious beliefs’ have to be changed for abortion,” by Ed Morrissey, http://hotair.com/archives/2015/04/24/hillary-deep-seated-religious-beliefs-have-to-be-changed-for-abortion/, 4/24/2015.