It hasn’t even been a month, and you’ve already made us terrified of our government. You’ve lied straight to our faces, realizing we all know the truth. There have been a sickening amount of executive orders, and most of those were supposed to be protected during the last administration when we made our voices heard about the exact orders you’re promoting. You’ve shut out the media. You’ve gagged your own government. We the people have called, written, protested, tweeted, and yet still you keep going with what you think is best. What you, a small group of people compared to the rest of the country, think is best. So you can live in your own little perfect world.
Just remember this: You have to face us sometime. One day you won’t have the power you have now, but we’ll still remember your faces. We’ll still remember what you did to us, our friends, and our family. You’ll have to answer to us. Why did you think it was a good idea to do anything that you’re doing? Was it ego, desperation, hatred? You’ve betrayed your country, and for what? Do you fear the president? Do you think that the majority is wrong about wanting equal rights and health care? Did you not see people around the world asking you to stand down and do the right thing?
I wish you could feel the fear, the heartache. I wish you could cry every tear that’s been shed since the first law you passed. I wish you had to look into the eyes of every person whose life you’ve torn apart, whose existence you’ve decided doesn’t matter. I wish you had to answer to each and every child that has been harassed and threatened because of you, those who sob at night because they think they’re going to be torn away from their families. I certainly hope you can’t sleep, because a large number of us are up late at night wondering what tomorrow is going to be like and what fight we’re going to have to take on next. I wish you felt the pain of the people who now have to take alternative and dangerous routes to live their lives. I wish you could feel the pain of the families that are about to lose loved ones because of the laws you passed.
I assure you, nothing you have done has gone unnoticed. And when you have to come back to the real world, out of a position of power, and walk through your country knowing that what damage has been done was your fault, I hope you fall to the ground weeping, feeling a sudden burning in your soul as you realize the wrongs you’ve committed. I hope the suffering stays with you, because there is nothing you can do to take back what you’ve done to your own nation. There is no forgiveness left, because you didn’t even try to listen to us. You never wavered from your own agenda. You never stopped. And while we fight you for the next two to four years every step of the way, you’re going to regret those steps. You’re going to hear the echoes of our voices, the steady pacing of our marches, the ever present sound of your phones. You’ll see us everywhere. Your rooms will be filled to the brim with letters. If any part of your morality exists, you’ll feel the disgust creeping over your body, a feeling you can’t wash off.
And from the bottom of my heart, I hope you live long lives and regret this past month and whatever you have planned for the future for every second of it.