The last year on social media has been horrendous.  I have deleted “friends” and I have been deleted by “friends”.  It went from supporting your candidate to calling each other names.  It became us versus them.  What we lost sight of, I think, is that neither one of these guys has all of the answers.  Neither is our great savior or the antichrist.  All politicians are in the pockets of the lobbyists and big business.

So I wake up this morning and see all the negativity.  A lot of I heard four years ago.  The exact same complaints.  The main one being “Better get your ammo!!”  But the worse by far, in my opinion, is “Its a sad day for America.”

How exactly is it a “sad day”?  We had an open election, where every citizen got to vote.  We had about two years of campaigning, where every body and their dog had an opinion and expressed it.  We got to express those opinions without fear of being dragged out of our homes in the middle of the night.  We are allowed to assemble and show our support for our candidates.  And guess what?  In another four years we’ll go through the process again.

We still live in one of the best countries in the world.  Is it perfect?  Absolutely not.  But the president is only one branch of power.  He isn’t a dictator.  He has power to a certain extent.  But for the most part he must work with congress to get anything done.

What really irritates me about a presidential election is the people who only get involve every four years because its a “Presidential” election.  What about our local and state elections.  Do you know who is your city council representative?  Your state representative?  Who represents you on your school board?  Do you care who your mayor is or who your governor is?

My point is we must become more involved not only on a national level, but at also at our state and local levels.  It matters who represents you in the city, county, state where you live.  Look around you.  If you don’t like what’s going on do something.  Run for office yourself or at the very least find someone you can stand beside and campaign for them.

As for me I think it was a great day for America.  We were allowed once again to vote.

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