Pence said, “Well, first off, my daughter and I and her cousins really enjoyed the show. “Hamilton” is just an incredible production, incredibly talented people. It was a real joy to be there. You know, when we arrived, we heard a few boos, we heard some cheers. I nudged my kids and reminded them that’s what freedom sounds like. But at the end, you know, I did hear what was said from the stage, and I can tell you I wasn’t offended by what was said. I’ll leave to others whether that was the appropriate venue to say it. I do want to say that the basic element, the center of that message is one that I want to address, that is, I know this is a very disappointing time for people that did not see their candidate win in that national election.”
“I know this is a very anxious time for some people,” he added. “I just want to reassure people that what President-elect Donald Trump said on election night, he absolutely meant from the bottom of his heart. He is preparing to be the president of all of the people of the United Satates of America, and to watch him bringing together people of diverse views, bringing together people that differed with him strongly, seeing him talk to leaders around the world, I just want to reassure every American that in the days ahead, I’m very confident that they’re going to see President-elect Donald Trump be a president for all of the people, and we embrace that principle and we’re going to work hard to make that principle every day that we serve.”
Good. There was nothing there to be offended about. The guy stated his opinion – which he is entitled to – and did so without insult or physical attack. I know a lot of people were beside themselves over it, but that’s what America is all about. I thought it was fairly mature. Misguided, but mature.
However, now you folks know how the rest of us felt for the past eight years and all through this election. Obama and Hillary – these are people who believe the bigger the government is the better. And those of us who didn’t vote for them… we wanted to be left alone. Obama and Hillary were the promise that that wasn’t going to happen. It was their hope to remove rights and force us to pay for things we didn’t want. All we wanted to do was live our lives, the same thing as you. Just leave people alone. But big government doesn’t allow for that. Big government wants to be in every aspect of your life telling you how to live it. And believe me, we don’t always agree with the politicians who are supposed to be on our side. But we’re certainly not going to vote for people who come right out and tell us they want to remove freedoms and force us to pay for things and be in every aspect of our lives.
We lived through it. You will, too. Somehow you’ll figure out how to wipe your own butt without the government’s instruction. Trust me. You’ll make it. You might even figure out how badly you were lied to. You aren’t going to lose your right to marry. He isn’t going to deport everyone. Just hang in there.