Being so busy watching, listening and reading the “breaking news” constantly on TV, radio and the newspapers, I had not noticed the silence of our daughter-in law on Facebook. Turns out, she wasn’t silent at all. She’s all for Trump! And I’m all against.
I’ve been defriended!
Some time back I wrote a blog about our friends slipping away from us over this election and the candidates. Now I see, it’s not just in my back yard, but in my house as well. (Not literally, of course, she has her own home!)
Our daughter-in-law works for a company where the local union is for Trump and that’s enough for her. She’s also very religious and the Democratic stand on abortion is abhorrent to her. I don’t think she’s as adamant about owning guns, but some of her co-workers do own them, so that could be another issue.
She won’t discuss it with me. She has chosen to be silent and not get into an argument. Our son, however, is a registered Democrat, who is wishy-washy on the subject. And she could change him if she wanted to.
As someone interested in history, I am aware of how volatile presidential campaigns can be. Still, I’d like to think that a person deciding on how to vote looks at the whole picture, not just an issue or two. For example, how we vote will affect the Supreme Court and will reverberate for generations.
How can we be an enlightened country in the world when we have such unenlightened policies? We don’t value minorities – which includes women – the same as we do white men. How can that be? How is it that we have not had a woman president up to this point?
We have a Congress that is so deadlocked that it does nothing. How can we remain the greatest country in the world if we do not act… do not compromise… do not care? Greed has replaced our once great vision for our country. Where are our “great statesmen”?
Our “manifest destiny” is about to wither. I weep over the possible outcome of this election. I weep over lost friends and family. I weep for the future of my grandchildren. I struggle with the issues, but can barely keep up with it all.
Besides that, I’ve been defriended!