Janelle In Real Life: A little bit of ranting...


A little bit of ranting...

Oh election day...
I am so glad I live in a country where I have the chance to vote and take part in the election process. We have so many freedoms in this country that can easily be taken for granted, and I am trying to be more aware of all of the blessings I have because of where I live. We enjoy the freedom of being able to discuss our opinions openly without fear of punishment and while that is a great blessing, some seem to take it to the extreme and forget that it is wrong to use our words to hurt others. Come on people, we learned this in kindergarten.
As I watched the election unfold last night, I felt excited to watch our democratic process in action. Something that caused me great disappointment, however, was to see my "friends" reactions to the outcome of the election. Of course many will experience a degree of disappointment if the candidate they voted for did not win the election, and that is completely understandable. What is not understandable is the outrageous comments I saw in regards to President Obama winning re-election.
Some stated that if you voted for Obama in the election and were friends with them on facebook to please "un-friend" them because they were so angry with Obama supporters. In my opinion, this is a bit of an overreaction. Not to mention we are supposed to be entitled to our own opinions without judgement from others. So if you supported Obama, you are not an evil person unworthy of friendship, I promise.
Others claimed that Obama was planning on leading us straight into the depths of hell. This is quite untrue. We survived the past 4 years under his leadership and I'm pretty sure we can handle another 4.
The president is not an evil man. His plan is not to make all of our lives miserable. He doesn't laugh evilly in his oval office thinking about the people who are suffering economically. I can only assume he is trying his best to help. We need to accept that the majority of Americans thought he was the best man for the job, and live with it.
Claiming that it would be best for the country if the president was assassinated is a horrific thing to say. He is a human being just like the rest of us and not to mention he has a wife and two little girls who care about him. The fact that anyone would say this scares me. Plus Joe Biden is next in line for president and that man just annoys me.
Lets be more civil than this. The world is not going to end, and I bet you we will still be America in another 4 years. As my bracelet from the 90's says: WWJD? We can all have a little more of a Christian attitude toward each other and about this election. In my opinion, the LDS church had an appropriate response: Here's what they said.
This is the end of my rant.

Now enjoy this hilarious video. Mitt Romney goes out in style.

1 comment:

  1. Great thoughts.
    Was that gangnam style for real?!
    It was hilarious.