Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Winds of Change

It's a sunny, very warm Wednesday morning here in southern California. And, the Santa Ana winds are blowing gusty.  The election is over and a decision has been made.  I stayed up last night until 1:30AM while texting my sister-in-law in Michigan where it was 4:30AM!

A lot of people are very happy and a lot of people of very sad.  But, America has voted and we have a new president.  I don't want to "ruffle any feathers" discussing politics but it was amazing to see America's democracy still works.

I say this because I feel I had been fed pure propoganda all these months.  I come from a family that on one side were staunch republicans and one side were staunch democrats.  And, I have voted both party lines throughout all these years.  And, I love labor unions!  But, I really feel there has been a "dumbing down of Americans".  I say this because if you work hard, save your money, invest your money or do anything out of the "norm", you have a hard time fitting into the mold that has been made these past few years.  And the tax laws are totally unfair to those who make money.  People need to wake up and learn how to understand their federal tax return.  That is why these past few years I sided with the Republican platform; to keep more of my hard earning money.  

But, there was a quote from one of the candidates from years ago that kept popping up and I felt totally disconnected...it was something like not staying home to bake cookies and have teas. It made me feel that my chosen path to be a wife, homemaker and stay at home mom was not meaningful.

I may be wrong, but I really feel it came down to the little guy and small town America who made this change.  On the west coast, where they are all blue states, you will find something interesting.  Washington state is blue because of Seattle, Oregon is blue because of Portland, and California is blue because of San Francisco and Los Angeles.  If you look outside these areas in each of these states, you will find that there are huge red areas.  The same thing throughout the US; red areas.  These are agricultural, small town, mom and pop towns.  

I do feel bad for Hillary; I hope that she can find her niche for her causes.  I was thankful that both candidates gave gracious speeches and I hope that our great nation of America can continue to work as it was set up to work.

Again, please do not be upset with my post today as I just wanted to share some of my thoughts.

My best to you,

Pat 

5 comments:

  1. It will be interesting to see what follows, it's all over our news over here too.

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  2. It's a year of changes, we too wait to see what our voting has brought us.

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  3. I saw your comment on Love Made My Home today and came over here to say hi, since I liked that comment. I look forward to four years of good changes in our USA.

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  4. We couldn't believe the choice of the Americans, in Europe. But you don't have choice either only two parties, all our countries have at least 4 or more, so the choice is easier to make.

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