Dear America

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Dear America:

Hey, it's been a while.

I've been meaning to write you for some time, but you know, life gets busy.

I have been keeping up with you via the news and Facebook and I couldn't delay writing any longer. I'm so very worried about you.

I know it's been a tough few years and that you might be feeling tired and scared but I think it's impacting your ability to make sound, responsible decisions.

Donald Trump?! I must admit, I was surprised when I read about your relationship with him. I don't want to intrude on your personal life but I can't hold my tongue. I need to be a good friend and I don't think this relationship is a healthy one for you.

I care about you and want you to be happy that's why I'm reaching out. I am deeply concerned. He's not the knight-in-shining-toupee armor you think he is. His words and propaganda are filled with hate. His focus is the almighty dollar and he doesn't truly care about you. Anyone who demeans and dehumanizes whole categories of people should not be given such a great responsibility as being your main squeeze.

I won't pretend to know a lot about him or the other possible choices, but I assure you, there is someone better. He's not the one for you.

I fear for you and your children.

Do you want them to see how he treats other people? How he treats you? Do you want your children to grow up speaking of others and treating them as he does?

I truly have your best interest at heart and I know he doesn't. There's still time for you to make a better decision, to chose someone who cares more, who is kind, who might make you a better person, who will put you first. I don't know who that might be, but I know it's not him.

I hope you'll hear me out.

You deserve so much better. You ARE so much better. Remember that.


your friend, Canada (or maybe just one Canadian, but I know I'm not alone) XOXO