Election Frustration

Yesterday was election day. And as everyone knows, the results have been a swing toward conservative leaders. This blog post is not about the results or why people vote the way they do. Instead, I’m writing about the one thing every election that disturbs me greatly.

Why is it that each side of the proverbial aisle has to use election time as an excuse for abusing those with a differing viewpoint? In the last 24 hours, I’ve heard people called morons, hicks, stupid and more for the voting decisions being made. I really don’t understand why we can’t all simply agree that we have different perspectives on the same issues and move on. The election process in the United States is one of the best advantages to living here. We have the privilege to elect individuals to office every two or four years where there are others in this world who live in oppressive environments and don’t have choices. Shouldn’t we instead work together to make our states and country a better place instead of fighting, bickering and insulting each other?