We want your vote, the numbers and the polls count to get your candidate in office.
But I am more than a Democrat or Republican, Conservative or Liberal, I am more than just a number.
I am me with thoughts, hopes, feelings and dreams.
I am me with conscience in how I feel about what is right and what is wrong.
I will not judge, be critical or insult for the sake of any agenda.
I will state my facts in the most humanly, honest measure to the best of my abilities, and expect nothing more but respect.
Words and actions when directed in a manner of arrows and swords only defeat the real meaning of our human existence, our real purpose that has been bestowed on us by our Creator.
What hurts us, yes, hurts Him in ways the profundity of these feelings, words could never express.
So as we reflect on what these past eighteen months have done to our country.
Are we more divided then ever? Is all this bickering worth the loss of civility?
Why can we not learn from one another without fear of judgment or ridicule?
At least if we learn something from each other's culture or viewpoint, even if we do not agree with it, be human enough to respect it.
I am me.
Do I dare to share that with you?
Mary Anne K Quick