Wednesday, November 07, 2012
I’m smart. I mean not like MIT smart, but quite full of common and analytical sense. I’ve done dumb things and made poor choices. Nothing so large that I’ve lost face, but big enough to be talked about. So I’m stepping in quite a pile of shit by talking about the election. Last night as I was writing down these thoughts, the decision hadn't been made yet. Obama vs Romney. It kind of felt like we’ve been placed in one of those “6 of one, ½ dozen of another,” situations.
No matter what you believe, or who you believe in, I can’t help but think we want the same things. Freedom, health care, religious rights, financial growth, jobs, personal rights… it's fairly basic and so complicated in the same thought. I must say that four years ago I was all “hope and change”, but this election I’m torn. GRRRR….we are not doing well as a country. We are at odds with one another. It feels off.
I’m confused by all of this because I know we all love being American. The flag waves proudly and we all stand during “God Bless America.” Where did we fall?? How can one choice, one man(woman), make or break us?? We are American!!! We are proud!!! Let us stand together and be proud. We have babies to raise and families to nurture, careers to build and dreams to reach. Join together and identify as an American, rather than identifying as Republican or Democrat. At the end of the day, we must be united. If we divide, we fall, if we fall, we fail. Regardless of last night's results, no matter who you are, stand up as an American. We as individuals are MUCH more than just a party affiliation. We are citizens of the freest, proudest, smartest country in the world. Let’s get smart and be ONE. Let’s get smart and WORK TOGETHER. Let’s get smart and build a future for our children. Just think - if we focused all the energy and finances we’ve put into this election into educating our children instead, we might make actually make a difference.