I would have commented on the midterm election results sooner, but I, like the rest of the country, am still awaiting the final tallies.
Clearly changes were made across the nation, with other changes still in the making.
And one thing remains the same for the time being: the insanity presently occupying the White House. The only difference is in how amped up it has lately become. Someone is definitely not happy there.
For the country and democracy in general, I think major progress was pushed forward, or let me rephrase that, major progress was retrieved from the garbage heap where it had been so flagrantly tossed 2 years ago when Obama left.
While we are nowhere near being out of the constitutional danger zone as a nation yet, I do think that some folks who were banking on voter apathy and inciting racial fears, were a bit disappointed in the election results. I also think those same folks will be even more disappointed when Mueller indictments start falling in the near future.
You don’t have to like the guy in charge. You don’t even have to tolerate his tantrums and embarrassing displays of juvenile behavior around the globe. You only have to expect him to do his job in a conscientious and lawful manner. He is the President, after all.
And that is an expectation that is backed by the laws of the United States Constitution.
This isn’t a personality/popularity issue. It isn’t a political hit job. It is simply a question of legalities that were violated and obliterated in some instances.
It isn’t even a morality issue because if that had ever been in play, he’d have been gone before he even started.
This is about violating laws. This is about trading influence for future rewards. This is about greed and corruption in the highest offices of the land.
This is about taking back the soul of America—what we stand for—who we are.
This is about you and your family, and the kind of world you want your children to inherit.
This is about looking in the mirror across the entirety of the nation and liking what you see again—a diverse populace.
This is about getting real and serious on social change and helping others to make the best of their own lives. They don’t need handouts–they need hand ups. They need respect and acknowledgement of their basic right to personal dignity as human beings. This is who we are–this is what we do. We respect each other as human beings with shared goals for a better life for ourselves and for those we love.
This is the NEW America, we hope.
And this is our new agenda for moving forward with our lives.
For Christmas, get your new ballcap with the letters on it for “MAAA!”
Make America “AMERICA” again!
That’s what this midterm election just tried to do.