I don’t spend a lot of time with negative emotions.
But, this morning I woke up feeling sad.
I felt sad because a bit of what is right about our Republic is being chipped away by what is wrong.
When lies go unchallenged, that is wrong.
When emotions override facts, that is wrong.
When myths and conspiracy theories become mainstream political beliefs, that is wrong.
When candidates for office – or those in office – threaten violence against differing opinions or against the very foundations of our Republic, that is wrong.
When people allow themselves to be bamboozled against their own self interests and the interests of their families and communities, that is wrong.
When people use their God-given brain to be proudly and intentionally ignorant, that is wrong.
When anyone who stands up for the Rule of Law is shouted down, ridiculed and demonized, that is wrong.
When honest people are verbally and physically attacked, that is wrong.
When the vulnerable cease to be protected by family, neighbors and government, that is wrong.
When wild-eyed quislings and traitors are celebrated and given seats as policy makers, that is wrong.
When candidates for office – or those in office – keep “hit lists” or “enemies lists,” that is wrong.
When people who cannot manage their own lives make demands and policy about how others should live theirs, that is wrong.
When religion seeks to replace government, that is wrong.
When corporations profit from misinforming citizens, that is wrong.
When people who tell me they support the Constitution and will defend this nation against all enemies – foreign and domestic – choose to side with people who openly undermine the very foundations of our Republic …
… that is wrong.
My Mother taught me it is wrong. My Father taught me it is wrong. Everything I know about history tells me that it is wrong.
Being sad is a transient thing. Having gotten it onto this page, that demon is now behind me.
I will stick to what is right about America. Always. – s
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