Another election, another blog post about the outcome of the election. Overall, I can’t say that I’m disappointed in the outcomes. The Dems took the house – so there’s at least that. But everything else – Cruz, Kemp, Scott – I don’t even know where to start.
Let’s start here: There was an amendment on the ballot in Alabama – “Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended: to declare and otherwise affirm that it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all manners and measures appropriate and lawful…”
I’m not even joking about this – they were essentially trying to make Alabama a pro-life state. Of course, it passed, because this is the state I live in. None of the people I voted for won – which, as a voter, can be discouraging. It’s so hard to live in this state, knowing that I disagree with more than half of the people that live here. I was so hopeful, and then, so disappointed.
I am so happy for every gun sense, LGBT rights, woman, minority who won their election. I am so HAPPY that there are openly gay people now elected in office. But I’m angry that there are still people who are angry about it – everyone should be able to live their lives, regardless of the color of their skin, their sexual preference, how they identify, who they worship (or don’t), and it will continue to puzzle me on why other people care so much what other people do.
Bennett and I took Sheffield to vote with us, as we’ve done for every other election since he’s been born. He gave the lady my ID, he got my ballot, and I let him fill in a bubble. He took my ballot to the scanning machine, and he got himself a sticker. It’s so important to us to teach Sheffield the importance of voting, so we’ll do our best to make it a family affair as many times as we can.
I will continue to be pro-choice. I will continue to cut down racism and sexism when I see it. I will continue to believe that everyone has a fair shot at being safe, regardless of if you’re traveling in a caravan heading north, or stuck because of a ridiculous travel ban. I will continue to believe that there are no places for automatic weapons in our society. I will continue to believe that everyone deserves an education. I will continue to believe women when they say they are sexually assaulted, and continue to believe that everyone deserves the same rights. I will respect those who share different opinions than myself. I am no more important than anyone else in this world.
I hope you voted, regardless of who you voted for. It’s just so important that I hope you took the time to do it.
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