By Emelie Rose Barg
I am so overwhelmed tonight knowing Secretary Hillary Clinton accepted her nomination for President of the Democratic Party. The glass ceiling is breaking, one shard at a time. The DNC Convention just got better and better every day. I am so thankful that I got to watch it without interruption on C-Span. All the delegates, speakers continued to build the excitement. Every day was more enjoyable than the day before. I was thrilled that we had Democratic Speakers, Independent Speakers and Republican Speakers. Talk about inclusion! The best convention ever, imho. And thank you Debbie Wasserman Schultz for putting it together and to all who helped or contributed in some way.
I have been a supporter of the Democratic Party for decades now. I grew up supporting the Republican Party of my parents, but that party no longer exists today. I am so happy to call myself a Liberal Progressive that wants to have things get done for our country.
I’ve thought a lot about the women and men Suffragette’s this week. I’ve thought about my ancestors, my great grandparents and my grandparents that came before me. They were soldiers in the American Revolution and The Civil War. Now 240 years later we now have a Women nominated from a Leading Democratic Party to be President. I am grateful tonight to have lived to experience this momentous occasion. And that my daughter and son did too.
I have cried several times during the last four days. Tears of joy, tears of love and compassion. I am so proud of what we can accomplish, if we pull together as Americans.
And that is why I support Hillary Clinton. #ImWithHer
“You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.”
This is not the first time you have seen Hillary Clinton seemingly at her wits’ end, but she has always risen, always risen, don’t forget she has always risen, much to the dismay of her adversaries and the delight of her friends.
Hillary Clinton will not give up on you and all she asks of you is that you do not give up on her.
There is a world of difference between being a woman and being an old female. If you’re born a girl, grow up, and live long enough, you can become an old female. But to become a woman is a serious matter. A woman takes responsibility for the time she takes up and the space she occupies. Hillary Clinton is a woman. She has been there and done that and has still risen. She is in this race for the long haul. She intends to make a difference in our country. Hillary Clinton intends to help our country to be what it can become.
She declares she wants to see more smiles in the family, more courtesies between men and women, more honesty in the marketplace. She is the prayer of every woman and man who longs for fair play, healthy families, good schools, and a balanced economy.
She means to rise.
Don’t give up on Hillary. In fact, if you help her to rise, you will rise with her and help her make this country the wonderful, wonderful place where every man and every woman can live freely without sanctimonious piety and without crippling fear.