Sometimes, some people get so lost in the political bickering between parties, I think we forget–we are Americans and therefore should be concerned about the plight of Americans as a whole. So, now would be a good time to think about what and who we support.
As an American, who is a registered Democrat, I support the right of a woman to choose–since God gives us freedom to choose–no one else should interfere with that choice.
As an American, I believe we all have a right to defend our homes, but I do not believe anyone needs to own military style weapons that are designed to kill multiple people at a time.
As an American, I believe affordable healthcare should be available to all since none of us knows when a health calamity could show up in our lives.
As an American, I believe hatred should never be condoned or promoted of any group of people simply because they look different or speak differently.
As an American, I believe justice should be rendered equitably and fairly for all people and no one should be above the law.
As an American, I believe all others have the right to live where they want to live and love who they want to love. I am not God and will have no say so in judging anyone at the end of our time, so I simply must love all as I am instructed to do.
As an American, I believe every child is entitled to a quality education no matter where they live or what their parents’ financial situation is.
As an American, I believe this is the only planet we will ever inhabit so we need to take care of it, not destroy it. We need clean air and water and to find energy sources that do not negatively impact the land or destroy wildlife habitats.
As an American, I believe I have the right to express myself without destroying property which is a violation of someone else’s right to their property.
As an American, I believe I have a right and responsibility to call out injustice and inequities when I see them and work to resolve them.
As an American, I believe I have the right to exercise and practice my faith—whatever that might be and not try to force my beliefs on others.
As an American, I have a responsibility to make wise decisions in choosing competent, responsible leadership in every election–leadership that represents and governs for all the people, not just a segment of the people.
As an American, I know truth is always better than lies, even if it hurts.
In reflecting upon all the above statements, there is only one presidential candidate who aligns with my beliefs about being an American, I hope all who read this, come to the same conclusion.