Ok, after a fluff post, it's time I did some writing therapy. So here we go.
I am more scared for our country now than I was after 9/11. Since Election Day, the reports of harassment and vandalism throughout the nation is just sickening. How far are these hateful people going to go? I worry about domestic terrorism more than Islamic to be honest!
"Not all people who voted for Trump feel this way!" Prove it!
Hundreds of hate crimes have been reported since Election Day. Supporting our next President does not give you the right to openly show your hate. Do NOT use our next President as an excuse to act on your hate. You are wrong, there is no way around it. When you leave sarcastic comments in a Facebook discussion, anonymously leave a threatening letter on your neighbors door, vandalize someone's car, verbally/physically assault someone, or are just quick to shrug off the genuine concern that half the country is feeling - just shows that you do not want move forward. Don't you want to move forward and "make America great again?"
America, with all it's faults, is already a great country. This country is great because it's dealt with serious shit and has come out of it better - The Great Depression, Watergate/Vietnam, Reganomics, 9/11. We get through it because there are many people who are willing to put in the work to help this country move forward. I will do what I can to support the LGBT community and stand for equal rights for women and PoC. We will somehow get through the next 4 years, but it will not be pretty.
Our next election is in 2018 where in addition to your local elections, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be up for election. Start your research now, you're already staring at your phones refreshing your Twitter/Facebook/Instagram, take a moment to look up who your local reps are and see if they jive with your views. Don't wait four years, start today!
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- 8 Hard Truths About Happiness No One Wants To Admit - Marc & Angel Hack Life
- 25 Quotes to Keep You Going When Times Get Tough - Thirteen Thoughts
- Despair Over The Stench Of A Presidential Trump - Cara Sutra