Not Everybody is Happy

The other day we were flipping through the channels and stopped on Oprah’s show for a while.  There was a group of people discussing the election results and they were expressing their belief that everyone just seemed happier.

Not everyone.

First, there were still a lot of people who voted for McCain.  Not everyone is happy, but we are willing to accept that Obama has won the election.  I would call myself resigned.  It is, what it is.  The people have spoken.  We will see what the future holds. 

Then there is the situation in California.  There was an issue on the ballot regarding same sex marriages.  It was passed easily, meaning that same sex marriages are once again illegal in California.  The response by some of the people who were hoping to see a continuation of the legality of same sex marrage was rioting.

Yes, rioting.

So much for an acceptance of “the people have spoken”.  It would seem that, at least for some in California, if you don’t get what you want,  you riot.  Those people, who are rioting, are obviously not happy.  They also do not accept the outcome of the democratic process, unless it is the outcome for which they voted.

Not everybody is happy, but at least most of us are not rioting.


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2 Responses to “Not Everybody is Happy”

  1. Gloria Says:

    Protesting is one thing, making a statement is one of the freedoms of living in this country. Rioting is not a freedom.

  2. cgirod Says:

    I agree that people have the right to peacefully vocalize their opinion. People who riot should be arrested. Of course, that is easier said than done since in a riot there are so many people involved.

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