You guys, it’s Super Tuesday, and I’ve been wrestling with whether or not to chat about it. As some (or most) of you know, I live in a house where politics is in our daily top 3 conversation topics because of my husband’s job. I’ve been educated way more than I ever wanted to be on the subject. So I think, especially on days like today, that education is the best way to be able to make an informed decision. In an effort to not get all red/blue, left/right, I just want to say this:
We teach our children every day to be kind, thoughtful, considerate, clean mouthed, helpful individuals. We ask them to make good choices about what they know in their heart is right. We ask them to treat others how they would want to be treated. We spend countless hours discussing bullying and how wrong it is. We teach them that violence is never the right answer.
I don’t care what side you’re on, really. This is more about character. How can we teach our children to be upstanding citizens with good, solid values and then go on to support individuals who want to lead our (already amazing) country without them? How can we support people who name call and bully and threaten?
I live in a melting pot – there are more nationalities, religions and walks of life in New York City than anywhere else in the world, and that’s one of the biggest reasons I love it. We welcome diversity, we welcome each other.
My state does not vote today, but if yours does, PLEASE, PLEASE take the time to do some research on the person you are planning on choosing. It does matter. It matters for our kids, for their futures, for the strides we’ve already made as a country and for the way the rest of the world views us.
The United States of America should NOT be run like a reality TV show.