Here I am, writing another political post when I thought that I would just write a book review or an update on my Fall TV Season watching, or something else like the meaning of life. I’m so burned out.
I love politics, but I just can’t wait until this election is over. I can only imagine how most are feeling. But, tomorrow, tomorrow is not just “another day”, as Scarlett O’Hara would say, tomorrow is THE day. The day when we will finally know who will be our 45th president.
Even though I confess to be totally freaked out by the current polls, deep down in my heart I believe that Hillary will win. I believe this because I have faith in us. I have faith that there are more of us who believe that we are stronger when we are together than when we are divided. I have faith that minorities will show up at the polls in bigger numbers than ever to show Trump that what he has said about them is not acceptable. I have faith in decent Republicans who actually put country first before party.
I also have faith that good will overcome evil. As much as I hate to use this term in politics, I’ve come to believe that what we’re facing today from the Republican Party cannot be described otherwise. What they’ve purposefully done throughout President Obama’s presidency and this election campaign is so damaging to our system of governance, to our country, to us everyday Americans, that usual words are insufficient. The way that they have behaved, without conscience or remorse, with malicious intent, for political gain and at any cost…Well, if that’s not evil, then I don’t know what is.
To whom am I writing this post? If you’re a Hillary fan, you already agree with me. If you’re a Trump fan, I don’t understand you, although I do understand that I would be wasting my time if, after almost 2 years of listening to what Trump has said, you are still voting for him.
I guess I’m writing this post to those who are still undecided, or to those who are planning not to vote. I will try to make it short: Please vote. Please vote for Hillary.
John F. Kennedy famously said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
But we don’t even need to ask. We are at a crucial moment in our history. We can continue to move forward together, even imperfectly, as we’ve been doing since the birth of our country; or we can go back to a time of hatred and division where a person was judged by the color of their skin, their gender, their religion, and/or their sexual preference, instead of by the content of their character.
We can build on the progress we’ve made, or we can obliterate it.
Our country needs us. What we can do for our country is simple. We can vote for Hillary Clinton and we can vote for Democrats down the line, so that the message we send is loud and clear: we are united, we are one.
Update, Nov. 9: I’ve lost all my faith.