Thursday, November 10, 2016
Yesterday I spent the majority of the day trying to understand what happened and how anyone could find that person capable of running a country. I admit that I cried a lot and felt like I was mourning a death.
Today I read statements from many people in all walks of life. They are saying we must unite together and go on with our lives and hope for the best. That is all well and good for them. For me, I am mourning...I am grieving....I am angry. I am not ready to unite together and go on. I love this country and everything it stands for. Making America great again was never a slogan I prescribed to because, in my opinion, America has always been the greatest country on earth. I am not ashamed of being an American, I am ashamed of some of its people.
So to all of you who, just 2 days after the election, can put aside your feelings of disappointment, anger and grief and hope for the best, I commend you. For me, it's going to take a lot longer and if that makes me less of an American than you, than so be it.
Posted by Ellen Fassbender