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Feeling Blue

I don’t even know what to say after the events of this week. I feel like the country I love has set itself on fire, and far, far too many people are happy about it.

I know things are not going to end well. It has taken me days to work through the grief enough to put my thoughts and emotions into words.

I’m mad as hell.

We have made so many strides in the last few years, working toward a healthier, greener nation, building bridges with the LGBTQIA community, working to overcome racism. We still had a long way to go, but ever since a certain cheeto-faced muppet entered the race, more and more people have been stepping up to show that violence and hate have not been defeated.

I don’t know where we go from here. For the moment, I am focused on trying to limit the damage. If you would like to help, here are links to two petitions. This one is to abolish the electoral college, because just like in 2000, the candidate who won the popular vote is not the one who was declared the next President of the United States. We have until the electoral college casts its official vote on December 19 to fix this. You can help by finding out who casts the electoral votes for your state, and writing to them, asking them to vote with the people. More information on that can be found here and here.

This petition is to have Garland appointed to the Supreme Court before our new president can appoint one of his friends–the list he is already putting out of changes to make and people to appoint show just how unqualified he is.

I have tried to keep this blog positive, and peace oriented, staying out of the politics, but I can’t do that anymore. Hillary Clinton is a qualified candidate with experience in both domestic and foreign affairs, and the open mind we need to move forward. No, she is not my first choice. But the alternative is a man endorsed by the KKK, with 75 opens suits against him ranging from fraud to rape to human trafficking, who invited his followers to assassinate his opponent and use violence on her supporters. That is not the man we need in the Oval Office.

We have to fix this before our country tears itself apart.

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2 thoughts on “Feeling Blue”

  1. I share your troubled feelings, but don’t think these petitions are well advised. Getting the electors to change their votes (if that were possible) would create chaos, cries of foul from the right, and probable outbursts of serious violence. As for Judge Garland, game over; the GOP’s unconscionable delaying tactic has worked.

    Let us hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

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  2. I understand where you are coming from. Remember Hillary and the party cheated Bernie out of the nomination.

    Congress could only move fast to push through Obama care and the Pelosi spending bill, They’ll never be able to do anything until after the Inauguration no matter how many petitions are submitted, no matter how many sign them. Even if 100% if the adult population signed them. We have no true Statesmen we only have politicians who want to protect their job.

    The Electoral College is established by the Constitution and would require amending the Constitution. Can you imagine 2/3 of the States approving it?

    The problem is not with the Electoral College it is the silly 2 party system we are stuck with. States like where I live require party membership to vote in a primary election and they only for the party. Communism at its best.

    I think the Justice appointment is political payback form years ago over the way the Democrats blocked Judge Bork when President Regan nominated him for a Justice.

    We need to stand together and give the new guy a chance to prove or disprove he can be a good President to all. The other thing we can do is lobby for changes and write our Senators and Representatives as well as encourage our friends to do the same. We do have 3 branches of government. The President cannot rule alone even though some have tired.

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