Let's address the big red, white, and blue elephant in the room, shall we?
I just finished school for the day. I'm
Yes. He won. I'm happy. Grateful. Relieved.
If you or your family voted or felt differently, just know that we are sooo still friends because tea and Jane Austen overcome all barriers. And I mean it, truly.
And following with the theme of the rest of this post, I'd like to make a few disjointed points about the election:
- I am not comfortable with some of the things Mr. Trump has said. He does shoot off at the mouth sometimes, but I believe that is a side effect of being the fierce, go-getter type of person he is. He has apologized for many of his politically incorrect and inconsiderate faux pas's however.
- It's good to remember that even John Adams, one of the main reasons we have a United States of America in the first place, was often considered obnoxious and pigheaded. But he got stuff done. Hmm, does that sound familiar?
- Although I am not comfortable with everything about Mr. Trump, I would be a thousand times more uncomfortable to say that my president is a criminal who has committed treason. Because what Clinton has done by not securing her emails, and then lying about it, is treason.
- Especially to my foreign friends and readers: I have heard that "if Trump is elected president, the world will hate us (America)". I hope that you don't feel this way, but if you do/your country does, I would be interested in knowing why. I am always in favor of clearing misunderstandings between people.
- Also to my foreign friends, but also to Americans: please don't believe everything you have seen on the television, newspaper, or internet about the election. Trump has said that the election is rigged, and while he was called a nutcase for saying so, he wasn't all wrong. We have a really bad media bias problem in America right now, so it's no wonder that people who base their opinions on what should be perfectly valid sources, are in fact misinformed.
- To the kids (and teachers) wearing all black in school today: I'm sorry you feel bad. I wore black to school the day President Obama got elected, and I'm familiar with how crushing defeat can feel. I'm also familiar with what 8 years under President Obama has done to our country both economically and socially. And I'm ready for a change.
- One of my bottom lines: Trump is against most abortions, Clinton is for most abortions. It comes down to a question of life or death.
- I hope that posting a more serious, political post won't scare you all away; it's a most rare and unusual occurrence on this blog! And if you have any questions, whether they're about my reasoning, government, or America in general, don't hesitate to ask!