Each morning I awake thankfully. Since the election all forms of communication have been inundated with headlines – one in conflict with the other. Each side of the aisle believes their position to be the correct one. Families bark echoed verbiage, almost frantically about fears that we are on the brink of a precipice about to fall into the gates of hell.
This is not the first time there has been radical differences in governing forces. What is so amazing to me is that no one seems to have faith we will recover and move along as we always have before. “This is the election that will bury us” some say. I say no.
It is also amazing to me that no one has mentioned a reason that I think really might be behind the upheaval. For decades the Democrat party has been in charge of everything. I am not the critique of what they have or haven’t done.
I just feel from my gut that there are so many hard-core politicians that have been feeding off of their positions in government and have had no reason to give up their cush positions. Twenty or thirty years of amazing salaries, limos, air transportation, guards, positions that allow them to be in the “celebrity” category. Time to vacation and play, and everyone in the common citizenry falling all over them to please them.
My goodness – why would anyone want to give up his or her job. Politicians have normally been in the millionaire category financially….the last few years the status has gone leaped to multi-million, billionaire status.
If I had that the of position it would be difficult to be ousted, kicked out of the “club” and out the door of unlimited power and the power of pork!
I wanted something to change. Millions of people wanted something to change. You’ve heard it: there is no longer a middle class – it dropped to just above poor. But those people still pay the majority of income taxes. Its true.
I wanted change too. I don’t want the poor to be ignored any more. I don’t want our citizens to loose jobs because taxes on corporations have sent them elsewhere. I NEVER want a child to be hungry or hurt – anywhere in the world. But the truth is we CANNOT bring every child on the planet to America. We have many children here that need help too.
I want LEGAL immigrants to be able to join us – after we are assured they are not Isis coming in as immigrants – as they have said they will. Every country that has allowed unlimited immigrants in has had a tragedy of violence come with them.
Many countries have border walls. We need to monitor those who come in, and they need to come in first legally and NOT breaking the law upon arrival. I want drug lords and violent criminals to be caught and returned to their country.
Of course within the dictates of filtering the bad from the good, there may be a few innocents who are “temporarily” (I pray), in a position of separation from family. Better this than a hundred innocents blown to pieces by a terrorist bomb. This is a harsh reality. Internal dissension rather than internal war and violence as in many other countries.
Lastly, there have always been Americans fighting for rights and that is part of what is so beautiful about America…the right to voice differences, new thoughts and hopes. The voice of change. But let that voice be heard with peaceful cries and not perverted and twisted bellows of filth and disorder. I applaud those who march with relevant signs stating goals and seeking peace and alternative ideas. I just believe that when children are watching and listening, we should remember they will learn what they see and hear. It’s as simple as that. Do you want them to seem ignorant and crass or educated and eloquent in speech – arm in arm for a purpose. Strength need not slip into the gutter. It is beneath the decent and intelligent women with goals to better lives for everyone.
Speak to one another as in peaceful conversation. If you differ in opinion, listen and learn – you can still respect others thoughts, and move forward intelligently on what you believe is right.
Don’t belittle each other. Work on your goals with those who have like goals. Talk and remember we all want peace and love for the children of the future. Let’s teach them by example.