Why Would I Go There?

Why the hell would I even want to go there?
I am a woman. I am a Jew. I have a job outside the home. I have an amazing, supportive husband who views us as equals with complementary strengths and weaknesses. I have 2 adult sons. I would like them to live in a world that still believes in the innate goodness of people. I'm beginning to have my doubts.

I am terrified for the future of our country, and wonder what my children and grandchildren will have to endure in the name of "Conservative Christianity" (which isn't all that embodies Christian ideals, for sure), intolerance, and refusing to help our fellow human beings (unless they own the nice corporation next door).

Never in my life have I felt so compelled to get involved. Or to at least say something; no, shout something. I'm watching as old white dudes are becoming successful in their seeming conspiracy to void our country of rights for women, the poor, the underserved, immigrants, non-"Christians" (which I must put in quotes because this is the most unChristian group of politicians I have ever seen in my life). These people are the most mean-spirited, nasty, unAmerican group that I have ever had the displeasure to witness.

I am appalled at the unprecedented amount of, for lack of a better term, I'll call hate legislation pouring out of our states and federal government. All in the name of "unconstitutional". It's uninformed, uneducated, idiotic, and frankly just plain stupid to call one of our amendments unconstitutional. That's why they are part of the constitution. The 14th amendment is as much a part of the constitution as the 2nd amendment everyone seems to love so much. Deal. With. It.

My first Presidential election was in 1984. I have voted in every election since. Since graduating college, I have voted in every state election, and every federal election. Which is way more than I can say for many of the people running our country right now.