It was fun and laughs until a threesome came up they were:
1. Dressed in scrubs with a "Make America Great Again" ball capI was okay with child 1 & 3 but number 2 made my heart sad. These were kids who heard their parents talking about politics, heard the news, or read some of the horrible memes and articles floating around the internet. That's all fine but calling your opponent names is poor sportsmanship no matter how it is packaged. The name calling, the mudslinging has been prevalent all around the political season this year. Somehow it seems much worse than in past years.
2. A clown with a sign that said "Don't Vote for Killery"
3. A kid in regular clothes with a sign that said "Vote for Trump"
We are crazy blessed to live in these great United States. They are great!!! We have so many freedoms and opportunities. This year we don't have the candidates with the past we'd like to see, we don't have candidates without skeletons in their closets, crude talk or email scandals. Unfortunately we don't have candidates we feel we can really trust, it's almost a lesser of two evils. What really breaks my heart and hurts my spirit is how hateful and ugly supporters on both sides have become. A child, a young child slandering the opponent by calling her "Killery." I don't care what your political affiliation is or who you support, encouraging kids to call names only fuels the bully fire which is the exact opposite of what we are striving to teach our children.
Please consider how you are talking in front of your kids, remind them that Donald and Hillary have been selected by their respective major political parties to run for the office of president. Name calling and being a bully to your friends and relatives about this election does nothing but cause hurt and further division. We're one short week away from the big election day, one week away from knowing who our next president will be. Even if your candidate is not elected, feel free to be sad or disappointed then get behind the one elected-support them, help them, encourage them....if they don't do a good job-campaign, vote and elect someone else in four years. Let's put a little piece of Pandora back in the box and show some respect for the office even if we don't like the person. Live up to your crazy blessed potential and be a positive part of the solution not an ugly part of the problem.
PS This year I have been very active (I'm working to be a positive part of the solution) in the Arkansas for Compassionate Care campaign seeking to legalize Medical Cannabis for 56 illnesses. I've never smoked pot but I am a HUGE believer in natural medicine and am confident in the benefit of cannabis for a wide variety of illnesses. I was flattered this morning when my oldest daughter told me she thought I was the "purest" supporter of Issue 7. It filled my heart with joy.
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