Now that the election is over, it’s sad that I won’t have anything to be anxious about… except for those dermatology results I guess. There are many things I would like to say. However, I would rather give the room to other students who have written for this week. For the most part, I echo their sentiments: that we should not move to Canada, that we should stay and stand up for the freedoms and ideals we believe in, no matter how corrupt our president may be. Anyone who opposes Bush’s policies should voice them even more loudly now.Although Bush supposedly won by the popular vote, I can only hope that the more than 56million voters who voted against him voice their anger about the plans which they are against.
And I admit I was looking on the Internet for graduate schools in other countries on Nov. 3. But after cooling down, I realize that we need to stay in the U.S. We need to not just fight the fights we can win, but fight the fights that need fighting.
I will not give up. As things come to pass, I will be out there with my homemade protest sign, my one hand making a peace symbol, and my great big American smile — hoping for the best and encouraging others to join me in activism.