Monday night, after the debates, for what seems like the millionth time I thought about living in America and how obvious it is that this is where I want to live. No, I don’t love everything our country selects to do and no I can’t say that I’m in love with either of our candidates this election.
But as the discussion tried so hard to focus on international and world affairs, as Iran, Libya, Syria and Pakistan kept coming up again and again and again, I couldn’t help by think why? why would anyone want to live there? And why would they believe that it’s okay to live with a ruling government that treats its people and other people the way they do? How can people truly believe that being an enemy… investing so much of the country’s money to nuclear bombs to attack other countries… participating, or just silently watching, while their own government kills others, or while the government looks the other way and doesn’t know how to handle the terrorism that occurs in their homeland and others, from the homeland… WHY would someone choose to live there?
Of course, the answers are plenty:
People don’t know otherwise
People are scared
People are beaten into believing this is the way
People love their people
and, the biggest, because this is what they’re born with and what they’ve always lived with and for.
Who’s to say that there isn’t a blogger in Iran right this second writing her thoughts about America, saying “why?? why would people want to live in a place where they have to choose a leader?”
My mind is nearly made it on who I’ll vote for. I truly wish all the political calls, surveys and commercials would just stop. I wish that in Pennsylvania I could just get my vote in today, rather than waiting another 2 weeks to stand in a long long long line with my kids, trying desperately to keep them calm while I’m wasting away our day.
Wasting? Am I truly wasting it? How fortunate I am to wait in that line, right? Not everywhere can women… can people… do that.
In the video, above, I’m discussing the #VlogMom question of the week, answering the question that I wrote about 6 months ago for #VlogMom which asked the ladies what they think of the election so far. I didn’t want to hear about who they were voting for but, instead, for their impression of the election.
The video, below, is one that’s being shared across the internet. Madison Rising’s rendition of one of the greatest songs of our nation. It gives you chills.
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