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Monday, October 20, 2008

I thought I wasn't going to do this...

I didn't want to bring up politics on my blog. In a way, I'm not, but it does have to do with the election. After prompting from my husband, my best friend, and the girls in my head, I knew I had to at least get up on my soapbox for a moment. However, this is a bipartisan rant. No political leanings or persuasions here. I will say, if you all are registered, please go vote. There, said it.

Okay, back to my soapbox... Regardless of whom you choose to vote for this election year, we have to remember who we are, folks. We have to remember our roots and what this country represents. The U.S. does not represent disparaging other people's race or culture, nor does it represent racist innuendos. Implied or not implied, intended or not intended, they have no place in this election, they have no place in today's life in the United States. If you haven't heard of the deplorable antics of the Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated, in California you can see more here, although I warn you it will deeply sadden you.

You might think my sentiments might be one sided. Not at all. I was equally disgusted by the Halloween display depicting a robed McCain chasing Obama. Again, if you don't know what it is I'm discussing, you can see it here.

It is foul to bring ourselves to this level. Not only has our country and it's citizens (the majority of us, I believe) fought too hard for equal opportunities for ALL individuals, we cannot carry ourselves in this manner! At a time when our economy is crumbling beneath us, it's not a time to turn around and smack your fellow American. When our soldiers are fighting next to one another in a war that we ALL want to end, they don't think about the color, the religion, the gender of the soldier fighting next to him or her. Come on, folks, this is a time to help one another, and lift one another up, and pray TOGETHER that we get through.

I have been literally tearful about this lack of reverence, saddened by these slanders, and the hateful words. For what? For what? It does nothing but serve to separate us when we need to be united.

In the immortal words of John Lennon, "you may say I'm a dreamer, but (I know) I'm not the only one." I know that these situations are exceptions to the rule. I know that we are capable of better than this.

Okay, I'm stepping off now...



1 comment:

SmallWorld at Home said...

I am totally, completely standing on that soapbox with you. Scoot over.