With everything recently going on wrong in the world, everyone suddenly feels the immediate need to voice their opinion in every form of social media.
Let the finger pointing begin.
It saddens me how many hate filled posts I read. It's the President's fault. It's the Muslim's fault. It's the homosexual's fault. It's the anti gun people's fault. It's the illegal immigrant's fault. It's the Democrats fault or the Republicans fault.
Let's start with the Republicans and Democrats theory.
|Total number of Americans eligible to vote||218,959,000|
|Total number of Americans registered to vote||146,311,000|
|Total number of Americans who voted in the 2012 Presidential election||126,144,000|
|Percent of Americans who voted in the 2012 Presidential election||57.5 %|
Yes the system has it's flaws but until 100% of us all cast our vote, nothing will change. Voting is a very underused privilege.
Number two, shut up about about illegal immigrants. This country was started by immigrants.
The problem isn't immigrants, the problem is the perception that all immigrants are bad people. Trust me, there are more than enough bad people in this country and most certainly aren't defined by ethnicity but their actions. Thank God Native Americans didn't have access to social media... we'd all be in the dog house, so to speak.
The above is from an article in the Wall Street Journal. So people think we don't need we need stricter gun control laws? Facts don't lie.
Sometimes you can be your own worst enemy.
I've never owned a gun nor has my husband. My parents never owned a gun either but can "bet your sweet bippy" if had, would've been secured and kept out of the reach of any of us three kids or anyone else's reach.
Who in this world can choose their own sexual orientation and why in this world should anyone else care about who they were born to be?
I'm more worried about people being good or bad. Isn't that what we all should be worried about?
I'm no rocket scientist by any means but even I get it and is a pretty sad sign when I'm smarter than billions of others.
Don't even get me started.
I have many Muslim friends, near and dear to my heart.
Now we're just talking about flat out Racism.
Once again, there are good people and bad people.
Bad doesn't discriminate.
It lashes out and unleashes venom to anyone who's not really listening to reality, in my opinion.
Number six. (don't worry, I'm almost through)
Yes I consider myself a Democrat but have always voted for the person, not the party. I have voted for many (okay maybe a few) Republicans.
Here's my thought on the past eight years. My husband (a good hard working man) was out of work for about two years. We almost lost our home. We made it by with help from many, many friends and totally with government assistance. It was embarrassing to apply for but much needed and most definitely appreciated.
In four year's time have constantly strived to move ahead. We have and are now sitting pretty good thanks to this government everyone is bashing to death.
There are good people in this world and by far outweigh the bad.
It's up to us good people to overcome the bad. It's up to us here in America to exercise our privilege to vote and have our voices heard... and make a difference.
Yes there are many things wrong with our system but is still (luckily) the greatest and most powerful nation on earth.
It's time to embrace our greatness as a nation, admit our flaws but come together as one. It's time to hug a person you normally wouldn't hug but also time to stop and listen to their story. Try to empathize in life, not just hear.
We need to throw away hate and embrace life with love and gratitude.
Problem solved if you ask a waitress.
Never be silent. Be the sound of something great and make the difference.
If you don't cast your vote when so very fortunately privileged to do so...you are the sound of silence.
Til next time...COTTON