The following graphic showed up on my Facebook feed a few days ago:
In a normal election, I could buy into this. An election based on ideas and values and different paths to a better future for our country.
But sadly, this is not a normal election.
I have always defined politics as values put into action. And I myself cannot be categorized as a Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal, libertarian or whatever the opposite of liberaraian might be. Happily in the past I have felt I could vote for the major candidate of either party and feel like I was voting for a decent human being.
But with Mr. Trump, this is not the case. (Yes, Hillary has some issues, too). This is a man who I would not leave alone in a room with my children or anyone else's. This is the school-yard bully. This is the kid who when he sees he is not winning, tips over the game board. This is a man who makes me feel embarrassed to be male. Embarrassed to be an American. If you support Trump, you are opposing every value I hold dear.
If you support Trump I will unfriend you on Facebook. I will unfriend you period.
This is not about politics. This is about what it means to be a decent human being.