Dear Minnie| 11.13.16

Dear Minnie| 11.13.16

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Dear Minnie,

I’ve not talked you in such along time and I’m sorry. Despite the having a ton of work to do, I needed to talk you. I’m still trying to process the results of the election. It been nearly a week and I’m still in a state of shock and I can’t shake it. It’s a cross between total disgust and fear. Disgust because I can’t believe a man with so much hate in his heart for others is our new President and fear because what this means for our Country. Kamari cried when I told him the news and seeing him cry nearly brought me to tears. I could see the fear in his eyes and there was nothing I could do to take that away. Fear would be the word I would hear over and over as my friends and I discussed the results. Fear of no longer having healthcare, fear of no longer having control of our bodies, fear of what this would do to our economy. Everything is just so up in the air…

I flirted with a move to Canada, but I know that’s not the answer. As I took Kamari to school that morning, I told him “If you don’t like the system, you have to work to change it” and how can I preach to him about changing the system while planing my escape from it. So I will stay and fight. Ronald Reagan stated,“Our government has no power except that granted it by the people” and I for one will not give any power to the government I don’t want them to have. They work at the will of me, so it’s time to put them to work! Its time to roll up my sleeves and be the change I want to see.

The country is so divided right now; in complete contrast to how “united” we are suppose to be and it hurts. I’m not sure if our country can stand four years of this and I hope that no matter what side of the aisle folks are on we can find a way to come together and Unite our States. We have to.

Get involved, be active and let your voice be heard.

XOXO,

Shanna

 

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