I am embarrassed to be an American…

…but I want America to be better and truly great again.

Many of those who know me, know that I don’t hide the fact that I am an atheist.  Despite this, I still consider myself to be a man of high moral standing.  I don’t steal, murder, rape, etc. not because I fear some punishment of burning in hell, but rather because I just plain know that this is wrong to do.  Morality, as we see it today, is secular in origin.  Hundreds of years ago, with societies living by biblical law, it was perfectly legal to sell you daughter, buy a human being, and stone somebody to death for premarital sex.  Secularism and godlessness told us that was wrong, despite it still being in the Bible.

Moving on to the point of why I am so ashamed of being an American, and trying to leave Donald Trump out of this as best as I can, however.  In a special election in Montana there were two candidates.  One candidate was a Democrat with a clean criminal record, the other candidate has a very recent assault charge filed against him.  Guess which candidate won?  That’s right, the guy with the assault charge.  This is the Republican candidate, you know, the party of Christian ideals.

Greg Gianforte successfully kept a red seat shining crimson by defeating Democrat runner Rob Quist in what was a closer than expected race.  There isn’t much debate as to why this seat in Montana has been historically Republican, but to have it only be “close” because this man assaulted a reporter really should make people question their values.  Put the shoe on the other foot and this is a Democrat assaulting a reporter, I wouldn’t vote for the Democrat.  I still don’t know if I could vote for the Republican opposition, but I’d have to make that call upon looking at that candidate’s plan they hope to set forth if elected.  Put the shoe on the other foot, if this were the Democrat who had assaulted a reporter, how many of those same citizens who voted for Gianforte would start crying foul and demand that Quist step down from the election?  It isn’t much of an assumption to assume the pitchforks would be out, potentially even in a literal sense.

This all goes into a bigger point.  That point being, how morally corrupt are our values?  We clamored over emails but didn’t give a f**k about a pussy grabbing, disability mocking, jerk who told a new lie every week.  What is wrong with America?  Where have our values gone?  The GOP tells the public that they are the party of family values and that they are the party of Christian values but when you look at the facts, I see a different story.

This is the party trying to take healthcare away from millions.  This is the party that would rather give tax breaks to corporations and millionaires, and tell us that money will eventually trickle down to the working class, if it ever leaves the Caymans.  This is the party that still continues to defend a POTUS that is obviously not even close to being qualified to holding such an office.  A POTUS that doesn’t have the slightest clue about how to handle a nation’s foreign affairs, or even public relations.  What is wrong with you?

Honestly, if Christian values means that you cannot call out a disgusting man, who mistreats women, homosexuals, Muslims, non-whites, disabled people, etc. then please, keep those values to yourself and don’t force them upon the rest of us.  I am embarrassed to be an American right now.  I hope one day that I can be a part of making American better, and once again a great nation.