Hope Cut… Never Lost…
January 20, 2017 by cicelyrobinlaing
I just felt a little nauseous…. no a lot nauseous… Yes, I am watching it.
And my stomach hurts…. Why am I watching the 45th President take his oath?
Because I love my country. I don’t always like what it does, If fact sometimes I down right hate what my country does. I don’t always love the people I share it with, I don’t agree with people on both sides of our politics, and I won’t always support the people in it’s highest offices. It’s my duty to disagree loudly when I think they are wrong. But even when I cuss at them and wish some of them would drop into a very deep hole…. I still have hope that things will get better.
Why do I watch this event? Because I think it’s important that my children see and understand what is going on and how a democracy works. Messy as it is. And, I… want to see with my own eyes what is going on… not a filtered view.
And as unhappy as I am to see a man, I can not respect in the least, being sworn in as the leader of my country, I am also very proud to see the faces of those I do support standing there for all to see, with poise, strength and confidence. They are the reason I can watch this. I know that they will work harder than I can ever work to keep this country going forward no matter what happens in the next four years.
I think the country has made a mistake in electing this person. And it is my right to express that. Just as those who didn’t support “my” president had the right to say the same and they did. I will watch and make my own judgements and predictions. And I say to the man about to take this oath of office…. prove me wrong.
I say to those I respect…. Fight for me. Fight for all of us. Fight for our country.
…. and I reserve the right to roll my eyes at his words, and they hurt from all the rolling. Pass the antacid and the protest signs….