- - Wednesday, November 16, 2016


As a proud member of the millennial generation, I feel that it is imperative that I speak about the craziness that has occurred on campuses nationwide over the past week.

We have seen many students painting “Not my President” on their foreheads. Others have been caught crying uncontrollably in class, and schools are now giving days off and offering special counseling sessions to those “disturbed” by the election.

There is only one word that can describe the state of affairs at many institutions of higher education right now: Ridiculousness.

These millennials need to pull it together and their educational institutions should be encouraging them to do so, not giving them days off school. Clearly, these people need more days in school considering many of them were interviewed while protesting and were unable to name one of President Elect Donald Trump’s policies that they disagreed with or would like to see changed.

There is no doubt in my mind that many students have no idea what they are protesting at all, which is the exact reason why these institutions should not be giving into the childishness.

As a nation, we want our students to leave school with not only the knowledge they need to succeed, but also the real-life experience that is necessary to function in a post-college work environment.

I have yet to work in a place where days off were given because I did not like someone who won an election.

What part of Hillary Clinton lost the election do these young people not understand?

News flash. Donald Trump is going to be your President no matter how many times you paint your forehead otherwise.

As a Trump supporter, I would not have been happy if Hillary Clinton won the election last Tuesday. However, I can assure to you, with 100 percent certainty that I would not have been crying, skipping school or painting idiotic messages on my face last Wednesday. And, I know millions of others who did not vote for Mr. Trump haven’t been doing this either.

I feel blessed to live in the most powerful country in the free world and lucky to have a Constitution that allows for democratic elections. Part of what has kept this nation so strong for centuries is our peaceful transition of power after these elections, but maybe these millennials were too busy crying every November to learn this in school.

Madison Gesiotto is a conservative writer and commentator who appears on Fox News Channel and CNN. She is currently in the final year of pursuing her J.D. at The Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University. You can reach her by email at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter: @madisongesiotto.

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