Doug Jones Winning Alabama Is A Step In The Right Direction
Start writing a post

Doug Jones Winning Alabama Is A Step In The Right Direction

The people of America finally put human decency over party affiliations.

Doug Jones Winning Alabama Is A Step In The Right Direction

December 12th was a historic day for this country. Doug Jones won the Alabama senate race against Roy Moore. This is the first Democratic candidate in the Senate seat for Alabama since Howell Heflin's election in 1979. This defeat comes off of a well-earned battle against Republican Roy Moore, who was favored until allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced mid-November.

The allegations against Roy Moore were numerous, ranging from inappropriate comments to the sexual assault of young women. Moore denied allegations but that didn't stop them from surfacing. When it was all said and done, a total of seven women came out with allegations against the politician. Despite these allegations against Moore, our president Donald Trump continued to support him.

As you may remember, several sexual assault allegations were made against Trump during his campaign, all which were swept under the table. And now Trump is supporting a fellow republication with sexual assault accusations? Hmm. Seems extremely suspicious to me.

Good news is, the people of American finally decided to put their human decency over party affiliations.

Why, you ask, is this win so important for our country?

It is a step in the right direction. It shows that the American people can unite and come together for a common purpose of electing a candidate they believe in. It represents that the American people have put party affiliations beside them and voted for the candidate they truly deemed worthy.

In addition to this, this win means a possible democratic take-over in the Senate. Before this election, Republicans were heavily favored to keep control of the Senate in 2018. Now, with the Republicans only controlling 51 seats, it is conceivable the Democrats could gain control.

A momentous day for our country. Go democracy and F%#* Trump!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments