Friday, October 28, 2016

United We Stand Divided We Fall

I am so sick of this election and way my country has reacted to it. If you support a candidate, that's great but doesn't mean you should berate, belittle, out right call names and slander the other candidate. It's called a polling booth and if millions and millions more Americans used it would be a totally different ballgame.

Trust me, our founding fathers came up with the great idea of democracy while (pretty sure) not texting, tweeting, Snapchating or putting the document on Instagram for instant approval.

How do you know what these candidates have or haven't done? Were you there to witness it in the flesh or hear it with your own ears?

Heck... if you're a person without sin (any sin) feel free to cast the first and biggest stone you can find.

But here's my deal.

We're all in this boat together whether we like it or not. You can be in his boat or her boat. You can be in a red boat, blue boat, green boat, rainbow or neutral colored boat but all are floating in rocky waters. What really matters is that you're in a booth when the time comes to chose which boat will lead the way.

Number one, if you don't vote you give up your right to bitch.

Number two, don't be so hateful and derogatory towards someone you don't want to vote for. That's simply being a bully and adding to the problem.

Number three, we look like idiots to the rest of the world with our constant, sometimes viral attacks against opposing candidates.

Shut The Front Door.

Just go Vote.

I've voted in every election since 1978. Sometimes my choice won and sometimes didn't but whoever was elected as our leader had my support and prayers to do the right thing...

To lead our nation and give every person a fair shake at having a good life; be able to be who they wanted to be and respected for it. To take care of people who simply couldn't  take care of themselves and take care of the men and women who serve our country unconditionally and keep us safe. To respect differing opinions and also realize opinions are like assholes, everyone has one but everyone don't need to be one.

I'm tired of hearing the drivel, back biting and accusations.

As much as I like to talk, the sound of silence seems louder with the punch of a ballot.

The hate simply has to stop.

Webster's defines hate as "To feel hostility or animosity toward. To detest."

Is this really what we want the rest of the entire world to think we as Americans feel about each other, during a freaking election?

Get real people.

Come together.

One of my favorite sayings, especially when working is "We either all look good together or bad together."

I'll just settle for Come Together.

Til next time...COTTON

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