It is my earnest prayer that no matter who you voted for, as fellow Americans who share a love for our democratic freedoms, we all want to see our youth grow up in a peaceful, safe country where opportunities exist for every person who wants to live their life without fear or shame of who they are or how they look. I firmly believe in and support a system where all men and women are created equal.
The political ads this year reminded me over and over how divided and angry we have become. Whatever the outcome of this election, we will still need to live together while continuing to move forward. It is hugely critical we all work together. Divisiveness, anger and hate will only weaken, and ultimately end our democracy.
The limestone wall represents my hope for our future. People of all sizes, races, ethnic groups, or personal beliefs and faith, can find their place in our country, helping to build and maintain a strong, solid foundation which will not crumble and fall. The brick wall represents to me how our country looks right now, shaky, divided, extremely vulnerable.
No matter our differences, the man standing behind me in line to vote and the woman in front of me, are in the end, my fellow Americans.