Let’s just go ahead and mark 2016 as the year when we stopped keeping our political leanings under wraps and began telling anyone and everyone what our political opinions are, regardless of whether or not it would make a difference.
For that, we can thank the 2016 election.
Or, more specifically, Donald Trump.
I have been quite vocal on my social media channels about my disdain for Mr. Trump. But every time I post something, I ask myself: Am I making a difference?
Those who hate Trump will continue to hate him and agree with the content I share.
On the flip side, those who love Trump will continue to love Trump, no matter how many articles I share that show how inadequate he would be as President of the United States.
But I feel very strongly that Donald Trump should not take office in January.
Should I pre-censor anything I’m going to share because it’s not going to change anyone’s mind?
I think I should continue to speak my mind since the freedom to do so is one privilege we all enjoy.
At least until a Trump presidency nixes that right.