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I announced the presidential election results on my facebook with the phrase:

We did a Brexit

And that’s how it feels. Our nation, and indeed the world was watching with bated breath as each electoral college vote was tallied to the other, ready to cross that almost elusive 270 threshold. There were angry and heated discussions on social media throughout the campaign but, in the end, the electoral college count went to Donald Trump. He is our President-Elect.

 

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I believe Sanders would have beaten Trump in a landslide victory of both electoral college votes and popular votes. But, it seems, his own party sabotaged him.

 

I love how we are free to have opinions that differ, and that there is no law or suppression of those voices thanks to our Founding Fathers who built for us a Constitutional Republic whose foundation is our very freedom.

 

Wikileaks and Project Veritas were just two of the reasons that I believe Clinton didn’t win. Benghazi was another. The FBI investigations were another. You can read more opinions on why folks believe Trump won here, here, and here.

So here are my thoughts:

 

America, like us, isn’t defined by a single part of its story. 

 

Brexit happened because those with the power refused to listen and understand those casting the votes. And now history repeats itself as those feeling ignored voted for the candidate that actually heard them. Temper tantrums will not change this. They only serve to show how a vote like this came to be. 

It’s going to be an interesting four years.

I’m deeply proud of my country. I am humbled and honored to find a home here, and to feel so welcome within the fascinatingly diverse citizenry. I love how we are free to have opinions that differ, and that there is no law or suppression of those voices thanks to our Founding Fathers who built for us a constitutional republic whose foundation is our very freedom.

I love my home. Sure it can be frustrating, but it’s still greater than the sum of its parts. America, like us, isn’t defined by a single part of its story. 

So today I plan to tune out the riots, the threats of impeachment to our President-Elect, and the talk of changing the Electoral College where only the votes that matter should be counted. They are First Amendment protected speech, and those expressing them are more than welcome to bask in them for as long as they deem necessary.

But I have a book to write.

God bless our President and our President-Elect. Here’s to a smooth transition and a continued expression of respect and calm.

I love you, America.
God bless.

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I consider myself very blessed to have a husband who served. And while I am so very thankful and humbly grateful to our men and women across the world who continue to fight and defend this freedom that we love so much, I know there are many more who gave the ultimate sacrifice. To them I say thank you. And we will never forget you. Be blessed this Memorial Day, for what you have, and for those who gave it to you. xoxo

My Independence Day

Today I became a naturalized citizen of the United States of America.
I am truly proud to be an American. This country has welcomed me, loved me and encouraged me to be the very best version of me that I can be. This country has shown me what it means to be HOME.

God bless the USA
And God bless our troops who fight so that we can have freedom such as this.

xoxo

Annie

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Veterans Day

 
To Our Troops

It is a great honor to think of each of you today, for your sacrifice, your courage. While no words will likely truly convey my love for you, my gratitude for what you do and the liberties I enjoy because you stand in defence of us and our freedom, I just want to say Thank You just the same.

 

Thank you for your bravery in the face of those who seek to do us harm

Thank you for your courage in defense of those you may never get to know.

Thank you for your strength that leads you with conviction into whatever may come.

Thank you for your honor that we humbly love, and proudly cheer.

Thank you for your gentleness that breaks down barriers and fosters hope for those who have none.

Thank you for your committment to this great country and her allies that we may live in peace and security.

Thank you for your sacrifice.

God Bless
xxx

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