Trying to put my thoughts into words is tough.
I’ve been joyscrolling all day. Thanks for the new word, twitter!
Joe Biden is our President-elect. Kamala Harris the Vice President-elect.
I’m just so relieved.
Four years ago I cried all night after Hillary lost. It wasn’t just about Hillary, though. It was that for the 18 months before the election I had watched Trump spew ugliness and hate and still end up the Republican nominee and then President.
The reality was so much worse than my fears. And it was apparent immediately.
His acceptance speech after being sworn in was ugly and he immediately signed a racist executive order that stranded immigrants and naturalized citizens in airports.
Under Trump I’ve watched people I love turn Jesus into a weapon. I’ve watched hate eclipse love time and time again.
From babies in cages to covid is a hoax to Putin told him he didn’t do it so Putin didn’t do it to calling white nationalists very fine people after one killed a peaceful protester. The list could go on and on and on.
It feels like I’ve lived on pause a lot of the last four years, holding my breath, praying it wouldn’t be so bad, watching it get worse and worse and worse.
I’m a creator. I write. I write happily ever after. But trying to find love in the midst of so much angry vitriol is hard.
Now I can breathe. Fully, deeply.
I do not believe all republicans are Trump and his ugliness and his ego. I hope we never see a politician of his ilk in this nation again.
I’m so thankful Joe Biden is the next President of the United States.
Love is love is love is love.
Immigrants don’t belong in cages. Children should not be stripped from their parents.
Jesus is my lord and savior but he is NOT the sole God of this nation. Our nation is not a theocracy. The first amendment is freedom to believe what you believe or NOT. Christianity is not in danger because of this. Climate change is real. Science should dictate the covid response. Corporations ARE NOT people. A woman’s right to choose is constitutionally protected. Health care is a human right. Public education is a foundation of the democracy. DACA recipients need a path to citizenship and immigration reform needs to happen now and spending money on a wall between nations is wrong on so many levels.
I’m so thankful Joe Biden is our President elect. It’s time for us to get busy and do the hard work to make this a nation of the people for the people. All the people.
God Bless America!