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anonymous asked:

I sometimes feel like I'm being, I dunno, rude or spiteful or something, thinking and talking about Hillary's supporters and the problems of this last election. It's over now, right? Except I don't know that many people who were on the Hillary train have taken any effort to learn from what happened, which means we're primed for even more failure in the very near future unless we talk about it, even when it feels rude or spiteful or whatever.

I want to be very clear, we need each other.

So often we look at each other like we are enemies, rather than friends looking to improve the nation together. We don’t need to rehash the past, we need to look for solutions in the future. It is about how the DNC showed some level of favoritism towards a candidate, not that the DNC screwed Bernie. We all want candidates to have a level playing field, that is all we are asking for in the future. 

We would be much better off if everyone just worked on being less confrontational about things we actually agree on. 

But let’s be honest, the last election was hard on all of us, Clinton supporters, Sanders supporters, even supporters of every last Republican nominee. While there are some things that we need to talk out, more importantly, we need each other. 

There are commonalities between most American’s. We are worried about the direction the nation is headed. We feel economically limited due to government policies. We love this country and want to see it sustained. 

And that last commonality is very important, especially at this time. 

Because for the first time in our history people are beginning to wonder if our nation, our government and our way of life are at risk. This is why we must set differences aside and work together. 

American symbols, that many of us hold dear, are being wielded by those that do not believe in American ideals. They call themselves patriots while suppressing the vote, limiting free speech and the right to assembly. They carry the American Flag while limiting our Fourth Amendment Rights. They rave about the Constitution, while actively attempting to destroy it. 

Those symbols are for those that embrace our Constitution and Rights, and the enemy of those ideals have stolen them from us. They have perverted their use for Nationalistic purposes.

I fear the same people are attempting to end our Republic.

We need each other because those people are in power and the only way to defeat them is by standing together. So, I stand with those that really support American Ideals. I stand with all the Real Patriots, not the Nationalists waving our Flag. 

We can hash out our differences later, saving the Republic is more important.

- @theliberaltony

Boyfriend Series; Joshua/Jisoo

- hong jisoo is the definition of gentleman
- for your first date, jisoo takes you out for a picnic at the park and the basket is filled with delicious food the other members probably helped him make
- the date goes amazingly well because the food is great and jisoo is so easy to talk to
- but then it starts raining
- neither of you checked the weather that day so now here you both are, standing under a tree and waiting for the rain to pass
- but it doesn’t look like the rain will be stopping anytime soon and jisoo apologizes nonstop for not double-checking everything
- you assure him that you’re not upset at all but seeing how he still kind of is, you grin “well how about this? there’s a convenience store right across the street. last one there buys the umbrella!!”
- and before jisoo could say anything, you start running towards the store and you’re both pushing each other out of the way to get there first
- but at some point, you both just find yourselves laughing and holding each other under the rain
- and that’s when you both share your first kiss
- he may have been suave and cool the entire time but when he got back to the dorm, he was all red in the face
- the other members were like !!! JOSHUA YOU’RE SOAKING WET AND YOUR FACE IS ALL RED OH MY GOSH I THINK YOU’RE CATCHING A COLD !!!
- but no he’s not sick at all, he’s just embarrassed because of how cliché your first kiss was LOL but let’s be real, he probably replayed it over and over in his head before going to bed
- i cannot emphasize enough how much of a gentleman jisoo is
- he holds doors for you
- he walks closest to the curb
- he pays for your dates
- he gives you his jacket when you’re cold
- he carries things for you
- do you see where i’m going with this
- plays the guitar for you whenever you ask him to, and he knows how to play all your favorite songs
- also does pin drops to try to impress you
- he gets flustered really easily like once you kissed him on the cheek because he did something really sweet and his whole face just heated up
- when you asked him if he was all right, he gave you a really long answer…… by mixing up all five languages he knows
- so you heard fragments of korean, english, japanese, chinese and spanish and you were like what
- he was really shy when you guys first started holding hands but now that he’s used to it, he holds your hand whenever he can
- the type to cry while watching sad movies with you
- panics a lot
- like when you’re sad, he just runs around like WHAT DO I DO???
- jisoo’s a big worrier but it just shows how much he cares for you
- “are you sure you’re not hungry?” “aren’t you cold?” “is this enough?” “is this okay?” “are—”
- jisoo loves taking pictures with you but not as much as taking pictures OF you, his favorite ones are candid shots
- whenever you guys go out shopping or even something as simple as walking around the city, everyone admires you two because you guys make such a beautiful couple??
- everyone also thinks he’s so cool and amazing omg who is this model
- like jisoo’s holding your hand while the other’s casually in his pocket, his skin is glowy under the bright sun, and his hair is blowing in the wind
- everyone’s like where can i get my own hong jisoo??
- but you’re like LOL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT MY JISOO?? THIS SOFT MARSHMALLOW WHO BLUSHES EVERY .23948 SECONDS AND CRIED AT THE END OF NARUTO??
- stays up late watching dramas with you
- you’re pretty sure his eye smiles are going to be the death of you
- spoils you A LOT and you feel so guilty so you spoil him too and then he feels guilty and it’s an endless cycle of guilt
- jisoo doesn’t get jealous very often but when he does
- may the person rest in pieces
- he may be smiling and all but there’s death in his eyes like he probably killed the person with 89374 different anime attack combinations in his mind
- speaking of anime, he loves telling you about his favorite anime, movies and characters and he just looks so happy while talking about them like his eyes are sparkling and his voice is loud and excited
- you once showed up after seventeen’s dance practice to see him and you were wearing his sweater and when he saw you he nearly died
- like jeonghan, hoshi and seungkwan had to calm him down because he was so flustered
- the other members still tease him about it to this day
- jisoo always thinks about you before he thinks about himself
- always tries extra hard to look nice if he knows he’s going to see you that day
- he loves lazy days where he’s sitting on the couch and you’re sitting between his legs and he has his arms wrapped around you while his head is resting on your shoulder
- you have matching bracelets and whenever he’s nervous before a concert, he looks down at it and thinks of you and he knows he’ll be fine
- he always cups one of your cheeks and stares into your eyes before leaning in and slowly kissing you on the lips
- jisoo considers the words “i love you” really powerful so he’d only say if he truly does mean it
- but now as you’re both watching the sunset after having a picnic at the park
- jisoo takes your hand in his and whispers the words “i love you”
- your mouth falls open in shock for a second before slowly turning into a smile as you whisper
- “i love you too, jisoo”

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