Post # 1
Regardless of who you support, I think it’s important to note who were heading the Democratic and Republican parties… As discouraged as we may feel about the state of our country, we have to admit that we’ve come such a long way.
In 1838 Governor Liburn Boggs issued Executive Order 44, which called for the extermination of Mormons living in the State of Missouri. The Governor actually made it legal to shoot and kill Mormons or drive them out of the state. Many groups took advantage of this as a sport, burning houses, torturing men, raping women, and killing children for fun.
This year, a Mormon ran for president.
At the same time, it was legal to buy and sell Americans of African descent. In 1861 the Vice President of the Confederacy, Alexander Stephens, said in a speech that has come to be known as the Cornerstone Speech, “Slavery subordination [of negroes] to the superior race is his natural and normal condition.” As we all know, with the horrible history of groups like the KKK and Pre-Civil Rights America, for centuries Black Americans were exposed to horrendous evil – even worse than the Mormons in Missouri – and forced subjugation of one kind of another.
This year, a black man ran for (and was elected) president.
Whether you voted Obama, Romney, or someone else – America is a better place this year than it ever has been before. Just something to think about. 🙂
Post # 3
@gangqinjia: We have come a long way. The quicker people realize we are more alike than different the better off we will be as humans.
Post # 4
Thanks for the history.. I actually never knew that about mormons! Nice to know the country is moving forward in a lot of ways
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
@spade504: Now here’s hoping for a woman president! 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
I’m posting this on my Facebook. 🙂
Post # 7
Very true. This nation has come a long way. Now, I only hope to see Hillary on the ballot in 2016. She already has my vote!
Post # 8
Very insightful. Thank you for sharing this.
It’s nice to see something positive about the election rather than the hate-mongering that seems to be going on lately.
Post # 9
@doily: been burnt by that one, Maggie T…. BAD BAD BAD Woman! Thatcher thatcher the milk snatcher!
Post # 10
@gangqinjia: This is really awesome. And what people need to be focusing on.
Post # 11
That’s a good note to think about as this drama comes to a close.
Post # 12
I love this! We have come so far… hope we can keep moving forward. =D
Post # 14
Wow very insteresting post, eye opener indeed! Thanks for sharing.
Post # 15
In 1920, women won the right to vote. I am hoping, PRAYING, that in my lifetime I will see a female president.
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Pretty awesome!! Ending the election on a positive note 🙂