I actually received a letter from one of my senators, thanking me for expressing my concerns about Trump and the election. (I don't remember saying anything about the election but I do remember asking him to basically grow a backbone and stand up to Trump. I just said it in a more genteel way) He went on to say that he was elected to represent all the people of our state and hope that i would feel free to contact him anytime during the 115 congressional term with any concerns that I may have. In other words, just plain lip service.
While he acknowledge my contact with him he never once in the letter mentioned anything about how he plans to serve the people of our state.
I just don't understand what is going on with not only the federal government but my local government as well. Like Amp said, they are acting more like children.
They act more like toddlers who are in the "mine, mine" stage and just won't listen to anyone who tries to tell them there is a way to share the toys and still be able to play.
I know our government has never been perfect and there will always be difference of opinions but when did we decide to return to a state of hate and fear? When did prejudice over rule intelligence?
I'm a registered Republican, my husband is registered Democrat, at least two of my sons are "unaffiliated" or independent. (I think all three are but not hundred percent sure about the oldest) We each have our own opinions and sometimes those opinions differ but we can discuss those differences with respect for those differences. I'm a Christian, and I have friends who are not but we respect each other. I believe in equality for ALL. Why has it become so hard for people to talk civil to one another?
My brother supports trump and I can't understand it. And while I strongly disagree with him and am baffled by his anger, I respect his right to his opinion. So why can't he respect the rights of others to disagree with trump? It didn't surprise me when two of my brother-in-laws fully supported trump, I knew they were racists and would quickly agree with trump's view on immigration and Muslims but others who threw their support behind him did come as a surprise to me. I hear the grandiloquence that trump and some of his people and supports spew and am reminded of my history classes in school. Why can't some people see the danger this temper tantrum attitude can do? Why can't they see the hate that is spreading throughout the land?
Why are we slipping back in time?