Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Honestly? I'm scared.

I normally try and stay away from political postings, or at the very least, broadcasting my political leanings.  Whether you agree with my views or not, it's definitely a way to make enemies.  Today, is really no exception, except to say I'm super scared this morning.  There were definitely some good victories yesterday in the elections, yay to Glenda Ritz becoming Indiana's Superintendent of Education, yay to Joe Donnelly defeating Richard Mourdock.  Unfortunately, there were some boo's as well- Rupert Murdock only getting 5% of the vote for Indiana's governorship, Mike Pence winning the governorship, Ryan Guillory losing his race.  Notice I said nothing about the president's race.  I am scared since Obama won, but I would also have been scared had Romney won.  Neither one was a good fit for me and my beliefs.  And now the hard work begins again.
Charlie and I were talking last night while laying in bed before sleep- I remember listening to the radio when Clinton got elected- and I wasn't this nervous.  Gore "won" yet he didn't, and I wasn't this nervous.  And therein lies the rub: where do we go from here?
I am still an American, and I am still proud.
 I begin at home.  I teach Luke to be a good citizen.  I teach him to be a good Catholic.  I teach myself (and our family) to be more self sufficient.  I learn more about government, and get involved somehow in the process.  I work hard, and don't let others take advantage of me, but at the same time, remain compassionate for those less fortunate.  I give to those who need it.  I pray for others.  And somehow, we'll ALL get through the next four years, no matter who we voted for.  And it will all be fine.

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