Thursday, November 10, 2016

Some Post Election Thoughts

Well, I'm still in shock. All of my fears surrounding this election have come true. Nobody I voted for won - not at the local level, not at the state level and not at the national level. Additionally none of the state and local propositions and amendments went my way. That means Missouri will now have voter ID laws, which will make it much harder for any progressive thought or person to have a voice. 

We have elected some pretty disturbing characters to "represent" us. 

Most shocking of all, obviously, is the fact that Trump has won the presidency. I'm deeply disappointed in our nation. Trump might be an outsider and he certainly is going to shake things up but nothing he has presented indicates it will be for the better. The level of hatred and lack of maturity he has displayed over the years and during this campaign are frightening. 

As someone living with chronic conditions I watch as other states are able to adopt recreational use of marijuana while Missouri can't even agree to put extremely limited medical use up for a vote and I feel frustrated.I watch as the republicans talk about repealing the Affordable Care Act and I'm filled with fear about what that will mean for me and millions of others. 

I'm saddened by the big steps our country is taking away from equality, inclusiveness, unity and progress. 

I'm sad. I'm angry. I'm frustrated. I'm disappointed. I'm disgusted. I'm worried. I'm confused. I'm shocked. 

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