Posts Tagged ‘riots’

Not Everybody is Happy

November 8, 2008

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.