Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 will be a date we will forever remember.
As students, many of us voted in our first presidential election. I cast my ballot; I was very proud and excited to be a part of the process.
Much has been made about the winner of this year’s election. I think that we should all take a moment to step back and look at what led to the election of Donald J. Trump.
Whether you agree or disagree with President-elect Trump and his policy proposals is not relevant to the examination of what led to his popularity. Political correctness and a major swing to the left has pushed many of the people of the United States to a place of exhaustion and allowed for the rise of a candidate like Trump.
We must remember that free speech applies to all sides, both on the left and the right. Radicals on both sides have hijacked their respective issues and made dialogue all but impossible.
We can and must do better.
Beginning now, we should all do our own part to listen more, talk less and show kindness to our fellow man regardless of their political persuasions. Likewise, we should all wish the very best to our new president in the hope that our government might once again work.
Noel Morgan is a sophomore political science major from Tupelo.