After last night's elections I woke up this morning feeling so disheartened. I'm truly sad for our country, and the direction in which we're headed. The most important issue we face as Americans right now is our skyrocketing debt, and our incredibly high unemployment rate, that's what this election should have been about. Whether you're black, white, purple, Latino, gay, straight, Mormon, atheist, etc., the failing economy will affect us ALL. Unfortunately I don't have much faith in a president, who finished his term with a higher unemployment rate than when he started, to be able to fix the problem.
It saddens me to hear the stereotypes that Republicans & conservatives have been given over the past years. If you're young and a minority you can't be a Republican! Well guess what? I'm a Latina, and a proud conservative. I don't care how "cool" it is to be a liberal, pop-culture and politics shouldn't be one and the same.
I believe in hard work, it's what our country was built on, and since when was being successful frowned upon? I believe that small businesses help our economy, and we need to support them. My parents are small business owners, who have employees, employees who count on them to support their own families. We need to help these small businesses succeed, not tax them into bankruptcy. I believe that the government should provide the freedom we need to reach our own goals. The government shouldn't become our crutch, providing what we need and taking away our motivation to work hard.
But, America voted yesterday, which is a freedom we should never take for granted. I'm hopeful that the government can see the financial trouble that we're in, and put party lines aside to come up with a plan.
To Mitt Romney and team, I'm proud of the race you ran. You gave it your all, and conceded with class and grace. Thank you for fighting so hard for the GOP.
Want to know the beauty of it all? Every sunset brings a new day with it, and I'm determined to make the best of whatever comes next.
In other news...Nina and I made it to Charlotte, and we're both feeling a little like this...worn out.