I was going to do a cheeky post on Taylor Swift or something, but…I just couldn’t. As much as I realllly didn’t want to write about the election, ignoring the state of our nation right now just didn’t sit well with me.
Scrolling through social media and watching the news today, there was definitely a tone. An overwhelming consensus of, almost arrogant disbelief in our country that manifested in highly divisive and passive aggressive comments.
A few highlights: written by my friends on Facebook or sent directly to me:
Trump supporters are “dumb, uneducated, delusional idiots pushing for change, regardless of what disaster may entail. This country is breeding ignorance.”
“If you voted for Trump, explain to me why your female, black, latino/a, LGBTQ+, and Muslim friends don’t matter to you.”
“Trump Supporters: racist, xenophobic, sexist, homophobic, misogynist clowns with an affinity for orange spray tans.”
“Wow. There are racist and ignorant idiots all over this country.”
Reading these comments, it hurt. Personally. Why?
Because they were about me.
Yes, I voted for Donald Trump.
Now before you “X” out of this post, I invite you to just read to the end.
If you’ve read any of my posts before, I think you will know that I am none of those things. I am not some filled-with-hate monster that my friends are tweeting about.
I am a young Christian woman, college educated, who is friends with nearly all immigrants and ethnically diverse millennials in NYC. I am an artist with tons of LGBT friends. I have been sexually assaulted. And I have been working – yes, professional acting brings in a pay check – since the age of 7.
And my heart is full of tremendous love.
I’m not here to judge anyone. And I’m not going to sit here and tell you to think like I do. I wanted to just share why I voted for this “unconscionable” candidate.
First of all, this was a difficult election for me.
Neither candidate was a beacon of morality. I had to look past the individual and vote on what they stood for. Or rather, what they stood against.
Donald Trump, (much like Bernie Sanders, honestly) was the candidate that was taking a stand against the corruption of far left, liberal, big government, and its mainstream media accomplice, trying to pull the wool over our eyes.
Honestly, I don’t blame my friends for tweeting these ill-informed things out. The mainstream media has been crafting the Trump narrative, painting him in as corrupt light as possible (some of which, he definitely earned), and failing to pay any lip service to Hillary and her criminal activity.
Wanting to have secure borders and supporting legal immigration does not make me a racist or xenophobe.
Wanting to become energy independent does not make me irrational and idiotic.
I am allowed to vote against government-funded abortion facilities and healthcare with mandated aborticants.
I am allowed to vote for fiscal responsibility. Getting America back to work. Reducing our national debt.
But mainly, I am allowed to vote in protest to the onslaught by the liberal far left and the agenda they push in the mainstream media, in newspapers, at public universities, in celebrity/pop culture. That does not make me a bigot.
My vote was a big “middle finger” to the extreme left.
It was me taking back that day when I was a freshman in college and I had to do an oral report to my class of 200+, what a “rim job” was. For a grade. At a public, liberal university.
It was me taking back that time a liberal professor spent a semester trying to talk my brother out of his religious beliefs.
It was me standing up for the 8 month baby in the womb, days before delivery, who, under Hillary would have been legally allowed to be killed.
It was me standing up for our military and the men and women who have risked their lives to protect mine.
It was me voting to create job opportunities for all Americans.
It was me declaring that there is corruption in Washington, and I won’t have it any more.
It was me taking back America.
One of the biggest things I heard echoed across social media today was, “What am I going to tell my children?”
You’ve probably seen it too.
How will I tell my children that this country approves and celebrates bullies, rapists, homophobic, racist, sexist, and hateful people? And elected one to run our nation?
Here’s what I’ll say.
I voted for you. I voted to protect the constitutional rights that our country was founded on. So that when you grow up, you have those unalienable rights that, at the time, were under attack by a corrupt government and slanderously biased media. I voted for the unborn. For the safety of our country. For religious freedom.
I voted for you. For your future. For your liberties, that have been slowly eroding by an extreme liberal agenda that neither respects God or the common man.
And I am proud of that vote.
Am I proud that Trump was the one I cast my ballot for? Not especially. He has said and done some incredibly horrendous things, but I had to look past that for the greater good.
And please, let he without sin cast the first stone.
Would I have loved to see a woman break that glass ceiling and become President? Absolutely.
But I refuse to elect a woman that reeks of corruption, simply because of her anatomy.
That would be the epitome of nasty.
So that’s the last you’ll hear about the election or politics from me on here.
Back to “programming as usual” on Monday.
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