The Presidential Election is over, we have our new President. You would think that the arguing and the hostility would end, but they are honestly in full swing. I have never felt this way about my country before and I'm not even sure what I am feeling, I just know that I am concerned.
So tell me when, America. When we decided to support to candidates that we all claim are "not perfect." When did we decide to put these two people in the front running if everyone claims they are only voting for the lesser of two evils. If this were the case these two wouldn't have gotten this far, there were other options.
Tell me when, America. When we decided that hate is what will run this country. Now I'm not talking about the President, I'm talking about us. I have never seen or heard more hate than during this election season. We're supposed to be this huge "melting pot" but we are just so set in our ways of seeing and discriminating against anyone who is different. We no longer love, we no longer want to improve the state of this country for everyone but rather specifically and only for ourselves.
Tell me when, America. When issues like civil rights and equality fell to the back burner of gun control. When did global warming and the state of our earth fall to the hand of building a wall and making another country pay for it.
Tell me when, America. When we thought it was a good idea to practically start a modern day civil war, pitting side against side, when in reality we are all fighting to protect the same country. This country has made so much progress and yet we continue to take steps back.
Tell me when, America. When every other country could see the harm we were causing ourselves, when every other country knew mistakes we were going to make and yet we were oblivious. I'm not saying we are stupid because I know that we are not, but we are a mess.
Despite all that is happening and how one end of the political spectrum is completely against the other, we need to come together and figure this out. So, tell me when, America. When did we decide that basic human rights were no longer important or the foundation to all that is good.
Tell me when, America. When will we figure this out? Because honestly, we're all getting a little tired of this.