Election day is upon us and as always we are being over run with political ads, mud-slinging and promises that are sure to be forgotten by our politicians in the months and years to follow. With the rise of social media we are more inundated than ever with political rhetoric and catch phrases like “read my lips, no new taxes.”
As much as I have followed all this and joined in on the debating, I have tried to simplify my feelings and come down to the heart of how I feel and to be honest I am really just tired of watching the economy and the overall quality of life in this country get worse. I don’t like watching our country hated throughout the world. And I hate watching out politicians on both sides of the aisle ignore us and then pretend to care about the people that they represent only when they need ours votes.
But through all of the political debates and fund-raising, one word comes to mind over all of the rest.
More than anything, I just want things to be better. I want better education for my children and better job opportunities when they have to go out and make their way in the future. I want a stronger economy so that those who want to work can find good jobs. I hate seeing hard working people resorted to take any job that they can get just to be able to pay their bills, especially those that bought into the belief that the sacrifice and work that it takes to get a college education would provide them better opportunities.
It pains me to see our country take a back seat to other countries. I am proud to be an American. I’m proud of our rich heritage and proud history. I love the stories we here about people coming to this country with nothing but the clothes on their back because they knew that America meant that they would have the opportunity build their lives through hard work and perseverance. These are the people that have made us the greatest country in the world and it’s this spirit that has made this country strong. I hate feeling like this spirit is dying.
Please don’t see the purpose of this blog to spread my politics to anyone. Even though we may not agree on how to do it, I think most of us all want the same thing and we all believe that the candidate that we are backing and voting for will achieve it. We want it better.