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Wow. What an ugly week. I’m just disgusted by social media right now.
We had a big decision to make on Tuesday. A really big decision. And it did not go the way I’d hoped. I couldn’t sleep on Tuesday night and some of it had to do with the election. A lot of it. But some of it had to do with how disgusted I am at the venom spewed all over the media. Social and elsewhere. I am just disgusted. I do not debate politics on the Internet, but I am not afraid to share that I am a republican. I read a lot (on both sides of the political spectrum) and make my decisions after asking questions, talking through things and trying to best understand what is going on, beyond the spin. I make decisions based on my values and how policies are going to affect me and my family. I have that right, living here in this country. But man, it got ugly. I will never feel the same way about some of my friends & facebook friends ever again. As I shared on my personal facebook page, I sincerely hope that the candidate who won, whom I did not vote for, can somehow bring this divided country back together. & God help me teach my two children how to respectfully win and lose and share their opinions. I’d be mortified if either of them acted in the way that seems to be considered “acceptable” right now.
This was more than a presidential election to me. This was completely ugly show of intolerance for differing opinions and an inability of adults to behave like respectful people. Who knows if I’ll even have a facebook account by the 2016 election, but I sure know I will stick to my same self-imposed rule: keep the discussion of politics off the Internet. Ugly. Just ugly.
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