I would like to set the record straight here. This is my blog and my beliefs are relevant to who I am. I am not asking you to agree but I am asking you to have respect and not leave vile comments under the guise of an anonymous blogger or otherwise. Here is the thing, if you have read my blog for any length of time you have a good read about who I am and what I stand for. I will not stop speaking my mind on things that are important to me. You do not have to agree with me, I respect that but I will not allow vile comments on my blog. You are a guest here, just as I am on your blog. There is such a thing as manners, some of you have forgotten them.
While you may not like my political beliefs you do know who I am. That I try to help others as much as I can. That is what I was taught to do. Help and give, contribute to the greater good and those in need, and to think of everyone as equal. I have spent years working with children who did not have insurance, years of my own time week after week to help them become as independent as possible. I contribute diapers to the homeless shelter, money to food banks, and clothes and toys to many of the kids I work with who have nothing. This is what I was taught to do by my parents and what I have taught my children to do.
I will stand up for hate, for decency and respect for everyone. That is never going to change. The end of this election will not stop my desire for equality for all, or my willingness to speak out when I see that it isn't happening.
As for respect for military families, I have the utmost respect for the honor they give our country in all forms. For those who have lost their lives, had their lives changed dramatically by wounds seen and unseen. To imply otherwise is just rude. As you recall Mr. Trump had a month long feud with a Gold Star Family that lost their son in Iraq, not me.
And one last note about prayer. I am an avidly spiritual person. My spirituality is mine and not for sharing on this space with this exception. I believe in the power of prayer and believe me I will be praying that things work out for this country no matter who is in charge. I will pray for equal rights and equal treatment for all, that includes the two Muslim women that were attacked the night after the election while their attackers screamed Trump's name. I will pray that those who need medical insurance get what they need and that Little Buddy continues to get what he needs. His services are something I have to fight for due to the government in my state, the government that thinks he does not need therapy, MRI's to check his shunt or equipment to help him walk. What I do not believe in is that God, in whatever form you believe, answers 59,937,338 peoples wishes and not the other 60,274,974. I don't believe that if the Packers win he has answered my prayer but not all of the millions of Chicago Bears fans out there. Or that God loves the Cubs more than any other team. My God does not work that way.
And let me add a man endorsed by the KKK is not the man I will ever believe in.
My Mother, a very wise woman used to say, like many mothers out there, be careful what you wish for. I hope this works out but at this point I am not sure it will.
You do not have to visit this space I have here in blogland. No one is making you. I hope we are clear on that.