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A plea for kindness

The most important election in my 60+ years is over, thank goodness. My candidate lost the election, even though she is winning the vote by 1.5M votes.

So why this post? We as a community need healing. I see it in Chat most nights.

It is hard for me to understand, why many supported the other candidate. Everyone had reasons for why they voted. I am trying to understand their concerns. I need to understand and hear.

I am reaching out to everyone on URNA, listen more, try to find common ground, because we are a community. As a community, we have so much more in common than our differences.

I am not a sore loser, but I am fearful. Some of you need to understand that, just as I need to understand you wanted change. I am not alone in my fears. The DACA participants, muslims, brown skin people, the whole lbgt community!

Many are worried based on what was said, but also on the people President elect Trump is putting in place around him. As always, I try to hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Which brings me back to URNA.

I have joked about leaving. It was a joke! This is my country too, so sticking around. Comments like this are our ingrained "flight or fight" responce. It does not mean, someone offering to drive me to the Canadian border is ok, or if someone is fearful that they are unpatriotic.

That said, we have a strong democracy. It has survived tests of leadership before. Millions have died to protect and perserve our union. So please less rehtoric for now. As a doubter, please President Elect Trump prove me wrong. I so want to be wrong for the country and for me and my community.

So for now, lets be kind to one another, be kind even when we don't uinderstand. Pam

 

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  • Michael 11/21/2016 07:51 I voted, not for Trump nor Clinton though. I thought this country would have better served going in a different direction from what has gone on for the past half century. But I hate the overreacting and homophobic, racist, and divisive protests currently going on both sides.
  • Lil RedNeck Girl 11/21/2016 06:41 Pam has the rest of that post in email and is free to post it verses 10 snippits in reverse order
  • Lil RedNeck Girl 11/21/2016 05:20 Many supported Trump,Because their job was down sized, out sourced, or dismantled, because their homes were foreclosed on, lost value along with their 401 and stick portfolio. others voted to stop the lines of people flooding into our country, illegals, refugees, all with their hands out for help, while nearly half of Americans are on government assistance to eat, or living below the poverty line. Americans look back, at Republican AND Democrat leaders, we Saw THe " Do Nothing Congress",
  • Felicia Ann Cartwright 11/20/2016 23:43 Well said Pam!

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