I find this deplorable that the Dems. that are not attending the inauguration and is disgraceful. When I was in the Army I may not have agreed or like my battery commander/battalion commander or any other officer however, I saluted them, because I was respecting the rank they carried. To me, Trump, like it or not, is OUR president for the next 4 years and the office should have the respect. Approximately half of them are from Commiefornia, and the rest of them are a majority of blacks. They all talk about uniting our country, but how can you do that if you do NOT attend a tradition that has gone on for 200+ years. I say if you voted Democrat and lost, then accept the loss and move on with legislation that would help unite our country. Obama stated hope and change and that's what we got - very little hope and a lot of change and not much for the good. Does commuting Pvt. Manning conviction of 35 yrs. help unite the country plus the other 1300+ commutations unite us? One teacher in Michigan is telling his students to NOT watch the inauguration. I hope he is not a Civics or Political Arts teacher. In my pea sized brain, we, as a country are on the verge of anarchy. I find this type of behavioral totally repulsive and inexcusable. uker: Tommy P.S. You don't have to like the man however he deserves the respect he won in an election. At the very least, respect the office that he will hold for the next 4 years.