"The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."
This was someone's facebook status tonight and I'm gonna lay it out here: it made me cry.
To be fair I've had a terrible day. I'd was at my wit's end over another situation and I checked Facebook, which I should not have. But there it was.
Why do we have to resort to name calling? I made a very educated decision to vote for Barack Obama, just as I'm sure many who voted for Senator McCain did. You decide which issues are important to you and align them with your candidate of choice. I love that about America. And I've told people before, and I'll say it again, I don't like the Republican platform, but I don't want the Republican Party to go away.
What I do wish existed was a little more civility. What happened to being nice? What happened to respect.
I voted for Barack Obama because for 2 years my mother worked a job bring home $2 paychecks to pay for our health insurance when my dad first got hurt. Because I know what it's like to grow up in a home where you have to decide between prescriptions and food for the week. Because I have a pre-existing condition. Because my dad has numerous pre-existing conditions and a Medicare doughnut hole. Because my mom has a pre-existing condition and a $300 medication that she has to take monthly to live a productive life. Because god forbid she ever lost her job with those things and needed private insurance.
I voted for Barack Obama because I wanted a politician to start helping the Moms and Dads out there who are struggling with sick kids, among a million other things that I won't begin to list.
I don't need to be called a fool for doing so.
We must be sober when we are angry, never letting unjust and hurtful criticism or slander against others slip from our lips (Matthew 12:36).