The Soapbox appeared this morning ... I'll try to keep it short.
It's probably my fault ... I embarrass easily, but I'm sure I'm not alone in this situation. The protests and temper tantrums around the country because Clinton didn't win, are about as embarrassing as it gets.
Even right here in River City, the University Students threw a temper tantrum because they didn't get their way. I'm sorry, but this is a Democratic country, meaning everyone can vote for the candidate of their choice. Nothing like being bad losers America.
My grandparents came here from Europe without a helping hand from anyone. They didn't have health insurance, there was no welfare and they certainly did NOT expect someone else to take care of them. I just don't understand where that idea came from.
I do realize that people are mad at the government ... the government needs to pay ... the government needs to take care of us ... but people ... where do you think the government gets it's money? Nothing comes free ... someone actually has to pay all those bills. That guy you think is so rich he should be paying YOUR way? With rare exceptions, he worked just as hard for his money as I did, and as YOU SHOULD. I know everyone wants a better country with more services, but at whose expense? Veterans by the way, should receive much more than they do for keeping this country free where you CAN vote for the candidate of your choice.
I've traveled all over the world and KNOW we have it pretty good here. I've worked all my life, even though some of the jobs weren't all that great, and I never expected anyone to pay my bills. I worked hard, SAVED MY MONEY and paid my own way through college. If I can do it, anyone can!!
It just seems to me people are biting the hand that feeds them, which isn't going to get them any favors in the future. I'm sorry if your candidate lost the election, but I seriously doubt everyone's health insurance will immediately be cancelled. That's Chicken Little talking!! Did you forget about the House of Representatives and the Senate? There are checks and balances in place for a reason.
I'm totally embarrassed by the actions of those people who feel they have been cheated. Instead of looking at the glass as half empty, why not work at filling it back up. Look on the bright side ... no one can predict the future. We might just end up with an even better health insurance program. I'm pretty sure all Mexican Americans will NOT be shipped off to Mexico, but maybe services that allow for immigration will finally be greatly improved.
So STOP with all the protesting because you didn't get your way. If you seriously can't abide this government, you can always take your ball and go play in another country. I for one, will be staying here, regardless of who is President.