This year's presidential race has shown us the disturbing and frightening extent that preying on people's fears and ignorance can go. I've never actually been afraid to see the outcome of a presidential race, but now it feels like we hold our breaths until we can all exhale at the outcome, and some of us will let out a large sigh of relief, while others will let out a sigh of shock and uncertainty. There will be rage, and some of us will grieve depending on how this turns out.
I, like many, have very strong feelings about at least one of the candidates, and as we've moved closer and closer to this historic date, I've seen more and more people come out and voice their opinions about the presidential candidates. While I'm not surprised by most people's stances, there are others that do surprise me. There are those I greatly respect and love, who stand behind the candidate I find morally deplorable; but all I can do is pray for our country...and vote, which I already did.
There's a lot of talk of people moving out of the country if one candidate or the other wins, but I would never abandon my country--it's cowardly and unpatriotic. It's a bit like marriage. If you gave up on your marriage after a short difficult period, then you really shouldn't have been married in the first place. The good thing is that, unlike ups and downs in marriage, when it comes to the US presidency, at least we know it will end. Not to mention, America is GREAT.
And while I do believe that if one particular candidate becomes the next U.S. president, there will be some grave consequences that will be felt throughout the globe, we must remember that the world has seen dark times and the world has come out of dark times. There are human rights violations being committed every day and yet, we cannot just give up on humankind. We cannot give up on each other.
So, I pray by the end of this election that we will still have our allies and the economy is not set to tank. I pray that this election shows us how we really need to improve our education system across the nation. And I pray that we remember, we are ONE Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
BIG LOVE & HUGS