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teach. pray. - Make America Love Again

On November 8th before I went to bed, I prayed for peace in the hearts of Americans and closed my eyes without knowing who America's next President would be.

On November 9th, I woke up and grabbed my phone. My heart skipped several beats when I read the election results. My eyes swelled with tears. "Donald Trump is our new President, Matt. Did you know that?" His reply, "You didn't have to tell me that this morning." My response, "I think I'm going to cry." He scooted closer, wrapped his arms around me, and kissed me on the cheek. After a few minutes of sulking, I got out of bed and carried on with my day.

On my drive to work, my brain didn't stop churning. I started thinking about the movie Idiocracy and comparing American society. In my mind, this satirical comedy had become America's reality. Then, I thought about walking into a southern, rural elementary school the day after Mr. Trump won the election. And, I had a flashback to an …