Sorry Facebook, I vote no.

Today I was asked why my FB photo wasn’t of the French flag, didn’t I care?

I care about the following:
my family, friends, community, state, country and planet.
I care that there are too many sick babies, homeless vets, hungry families, uncured diseases, crumbling infrastructure, and other outrages.

I don’t care following people who are about:
Hate, racism, bullying, religious discrimination, anger, stupidity, following others instead of leading, among a list growing every day.

America is the greatest land on this planet because we are allowed to have disagreements. If your focus is to be a narrow, unyielding sheep that follows the hate speech of the day, by some person who cares about telling half truths to whip their side of the aisle in a frenzy, then please unfriend me now.

I have 564 friends as of today. Friends, stop being sheep. Have the strength to love others and work together. Do not fall into the trap of “the dark side.”

Let us see how many cowards, bullies, intimidators, haters, prejudiced, racist and angry people I lose because I will not bow down to them or their anger. By the way, I really won’t miss them.

I do not believe the way this country became so great was because we were divisive but because we were so inclusive.

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
– Emma Lazarus

So I love you France, I just don’t need a Facebook button to show it.