The day after Donald Trump was elected, six of my daughter’s eighth grade classmates refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. They remained seated as a protest against the once and future real estate magnate’s victory at the polls. Apparently, it’s a trend. On Veteran’s Day, roughly a dozen of her middle school classmates refused to say the Pledge or put their hands over their hearts as the school recited the oath. Same reason.
There’s overlap between people making this kind of “He’s Not My President” protest and those who seek greater gun control. After all, “their” President was all for it. Which makes me wonder: if anti-gunners only accept the American system of government as long as they get their way, how loyal are they “to the Republic”? By rejecting Donald Trump’s election, by seeking to disarm Americans in direct contradiction of the Constitution’s Second Amendment, aren’t they anti-American?