I'm putting my money where my mouth is, or at least my time, in 2017. I'm committing to being a better-engaged citizen right here in Roswell. Will you join me? The countdown to the Super Bowl is on. We're just hours away. Join with me and help Roswell #RiseUp regardless of the outcome of today's game. If you do, we'll all be winners no matter what.
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In the aftermath of the campaign, I’ve already watched dozens of hours of coverage examining the emotions and motivations that informed the voting decisions of our nation’s electorate. The words I’ve heard most often are fear, anger, and frustration. FEAR IS THE ENEMY! The Trump supporters felt that way before the election, and the Clinton supporters feel that way now. I don't mean to dismiss anyone's emotions. However, one emotion that I have yet to hear described, before or after the election, is gratitude.
I WOULD LIKE TO OFFICIALLY OFFER MY ENDORSEMENT AND SUPPORT FOR A THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE THAT POSSESSES MORE POSITIVE QUALITIES THAN BOTH MAJOR PARTY CANDIDATES PUT TOGETHER, THE ONE AND ONLY TAYLOR SWIFT.
I know many of us are still licking our wounds. We thought that Trump was the only person who could save our nation. He told us so repeatedly. He was wrong, and we were wrong for believing him. Our nation needs healing. Our nation needs forgiveness. Our nation needs love. If we reach out to our African American, Hispanic, LGBT communities and confess that we were wrong, they will forgive us in a heartbeat. If you don’t believe me, just try it, today.
While a conservative might make a merited argument that he/she did not receive the attention they deserved from a “liberally-biased media,” Trump can hardly make that claim. Even if Trump doesn’t appreciate the media’s response to his statements and tweets, he certainly must appreciate the coverage. Every time you turn on the news, any news outlet, they are talking about Donald Trump. He has had top of mind awareness since he launched his campaign, while the majority of the Republican field struggled in near obscurity.
During the quick lap around the museum, I gained confidence that as a musician, a citizen, and someone who has worked directly with evangelicals my whole life, I was right where I needed to be. I don’t have a position of power, but I had a perfect opportunity to speak truth to power. I took the stage with confidence and shared from my heart about the importance of finishing the fight to end extreme poverty.