Debate This!

debate this donald and hillary

Ok loved ones, let’s get serious for a moment. Many eyes were glued to their TV screens for the debate this past Monday—including myself, and I don’t even like politics. With all the hype for this year’s presidential election season, however, I just couldn’t resist the urge to tune in. As I sat and watched our two candidates debate about jobs, the economy, Trump’s taxes, Hillary’s emails, race, and national security, I couldn’t help but notice the influx of commentary—from both friends and strangers—on social media. Trump supporters were bashing Hillary, while Clinton’s supporters were bashing Trump. I’ll spare you the details, but let me just put it this way: it got ugly. This election season has truly brought out the worse in the American people, and quite frankly, I’m disappointed.

Technology has become both a blessing and a curse. This is the first election season I can confidently say that I’m fully aware of what’s going on. As much as I’d like to ignore the madness, however, it’s difficult to overlook when social media, the internet, TV programs, and the News section of my phone provides me with constant reminders of the latest happenings. Don’t get me wrong. Awareness is a good thing, but the amount of negative media consumption we’re exposed to on the daily, can’t be healthy. There used to be time when the news had a start time and an end time. Now, it’s non-stop. Let me ask you this: Has it ever occurred to you that most mainstream media outlets exist to cause chaos and division amongst us? As we get closer and closer to the elections, more shenanigans come to the surface. And don’t think for one second that those shenanigans don’t come with a political agenda.

The game of politics is ultimately just that—a dirty game. Winning votes is all it comes down to, no matter what the cost. I’ve heard people say that whoever becomes the next president will make or break America…or something along those lines. But what I know is this: no human being on this Earth has that kind of power. Though some may think that their lives are in the hands of the next POTUS, that’s far from the truth. You see, I serve a sovereign, all-knowing, all-powerful God who controls EVERYTHING. Know what that means? Our fate will not be determined by Hillary or Donald, because God’s providential plan will override that of any others. Whether you believe in God or not, believe me when I say that He will always prevail.

Johnaé Elease


Johnaé Elease is the founder of The Happy Joy. As someone whose personality is often described as bright & bubbly, her love for writing and sharing meaningful advice sparked the idea for this online community. Johnaé is also a humble servant of Christ who credits God, and her mother, as the primary reasons for her happiness.

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