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I debated on posting something about the election. Not sure how my readers would take it, but ultimately it’s too important to let go without a comment.
Election Day is always exciting. It’s almost like a game. Who’s going to get the most points? With technology, results come in real time. You can enjoy the election and think about the good that is to come.
As the results came in, the harsh reality of what a big portion of our country wants set in. We’re still so far from where we need to be.
This entire election cycle was different. We’ve never seen anything like it from any side. I kept telling friends “The nightmare is almost over.” Except, it wasn’t.
We all know by now Donald Trump is President Elect. His comments for the past 18 months have been deplorable. His comments hit a nerve with many of us, but empowered others.
I don’t know how.
I am worried about women and our rights.
I am worried about LGBTQ and their rights.
I am worried for my immigrant Muslim day care provider, her family, and many other immigrants and their rights.
I am worried for families and their rights.
I am worried America is taking giant steps backwards when we all have worked so hard to get where we are now.
My Facebook timeline is filling up with stories at schools and public places of people experiencing shit they don’t deserve.
Children learn to hate by example. They are not born with it. You cannot be angry with ISIS for teaching their children to hate us and want to kill us, yet teach your own children that it’s okay to hate and hurt others who are different. It does not work like that.
We do not work like that.
We can still be the change we need. This isn’t the season finale of America.
I believe we can still do great things as long as we continue to stand up for what is right and what will propel us in the future.
I realize we all have different views. This isn’t me digging my heels in the ground and giving up. I will continue to fight for my rights, your rights, and the rights of all people on our soil.