I was going to write about what annoyed me this election. Both parties did it, both parties have done it since our Founding Fathers first orchestrated our governmental system, and they will continue to do it. They will continue to demonize the other side. If one side wins, THE WORLD WILL END. If the other side wins, WE'LL JUST HAVE TO MOVE. AMERICA WILL FALL.
Guys, I'm tired of that. I didn't meet a Christian who was a Democrat until I reached the ripe old age of 21. Not my parent's fault, they taught us that all are beloved by God, but I grew up in the South. Democrats were obviously evil people (totally joking, although this was the impression that I got). It's not something I ever thought about, until I met this Christian Democrat and found myself unable to process it. I've come a long way since then, although I won't vote for a Democrat because most (though not all, just like there are some Republicans who support it) support abortion, and that's my line in the sand. But different people have different lines.
I'm also tired of being told that the other side is obviously un-American, that they have no clue what they're doing, that they're driving this country into the ground. We don't have to agree with the other party. That's why they're a different party. I do think, though, that we should respect the fact that they are also Americans. Many of them love this country passionately. And if it does fall we'll build it again and hopefully learn from our mistakes. I don't think that'll happen, though. We've got a wonderful check and balance system in place. No one party should ride roughshod over the other.
I'm also annoyed that people aren't thankful that when their party loses they're still able to complain about it. They're not hunted down for voicing contrary opinions or silenced. And in four years we'll be able to vote again. And four years after that. It's an awesome thing, people. Just look at the nations around you. Not everyone votes against the winner and lives to tell the tale.
But right now I simply can't care. Between consoling family members and discussing this at work I'm wiped out. Maybe next week.
Have a happy Friday!