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My parents always told me to tell the truth, respect others and never abuse the ones you love. They were hardly perfect in any one of those areas, but at least they tried to make me understand the importance of doing your best to do those things well.

Now America has voted into the Oval Office a man–which is being too gracious–who has never told the truth, respected others, or avoided abusing those who think they love him. So I am totally conflicted here. My parents were avowed Republicans and I think they would be the first ones in line today to disavow such a meaningless commitment.

Being a good person was what they always told me to do first. They always corrected my tendencies to want, need and complain. I am not sure where America can go next, because I never thought it would ever, ever go here, in the first place.