Heidi's Response to Kellie

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this thoughtful post, Kellie. I appreciate how you looked at many of my points specifically and helped me understand your point of view. It saddens me deeply that a child was harmed because he was punched by a white man. There is no excuse for that. I do believe that people will act out of their own hate and resentment regardless of who is in the White House.

 I find it interesting that so many minorities did vote for Trump, which tells me that not all minorities feel frightened and anxious. I'm very empathetic to the situation of the kids who are afraid of being deported. I have supported my Hispanic friends to help them become legal here in the US, and will do the same again. As for Trump's rallies, from what I understand, people were hired by the Clinton camp to stir up violence to try to create the picture they wanted the American tv viewers to believe. And unfortunately, that picture and others created by the media have contributed to the perception that Trump supporters believe violence is justifiable.

 I believe in the rights of all people- and I strive to distribute love equally to those born and unborn and to help feed and clothe those who are in dire need of care. I believe that can and will still happen because we will still continue to love and give to those less fortunate, even while we are finding new ways to empower people to create a better life for themselves. No, the love I choose has not been generated by Trump's rise to power, but the love I choose is despite any political candidate. And I can't speak for WWJD. But I'm guessing He would be more concerned with our spiritual condition and not our political agendas, because that's what He always did. I'm an idealist. You're right. Thanks for wanting to understand. I love you and am thankful for you. Always.