I've posted this elsewhere too. I've spent the last day in a state of sad disbelief as to what occurred on Tuesday. While I was not a fan of any other options for president, there were better options that would likely have done less to harm our country long term. A minority of US voters elected an individual with zero civic experience. A man currently on trial for raping a 13 year-old and has outstanding RICO investigations for fraud and bribery. An individual who has incited a level of public racism, sexism, and xenophobia that has not been seen since before the Civil Rights Movement. I ask, I demand, that those responsible for this event occurring do but one thing. Take ownership. Take ownership of what results from the next four years. Take ownership of our move towards Christian theocracy. Take ownership of the lost rights of Americans who are not white. Take ownership of any and all civil violence that occurs as result of this decision. Take ownership of backwards progress to protecting our environment. Take ownership of what happens to you retirement accounts. Take ownership of reductions in support for those most needing it. Take ownership for unforseen losses to benefits you depend on like Social Security. Take ownership to the losses of our prestigious global position. Take ownership. We are to deal with the repercussions of our actions. The actions of a minority. The reason this event could happen were put in place months ago. When the DNC ignored the Progressive movement that was flowing through our country. The corruption of ignoring voters from the states that carry for Democrats. The corruption of preventing voters from voicing their opinions because they were not what you wanted. You own this. Hillary Clinton, you own this. Your selfish assumption that the presidency was owed to you. That you could ignore the voice of the people who made it clear that your ascension was not guaranteed or wanted. That your collusion with the DNC existed to squelch the voice of those who did not support you. You own this. To the #neverhillary people, you take ownership. You own that there were enough of you to prevent the results that we see. Many of you are young and will be dealing with the repercussions for the rest of your lives. You own this. The protest voters, you own this. The non-voters, you own this. You, the 50% of eligible voters who did nothing. You own this. Jill Stein, you own this. Knowing that the repercussions of this election could move the Progressive and Green movements decades backwards, you rallied to take Bernie supporters. Individuals who could have prevented this result from occurring. The only chance you had to impact this election was to split the liberal vote. Congratulations. You own this. Those who voted for Trump. You own this the most. We deserve to hear you stand up proudly for the decision that you have made. You are the minority in this country who elected our new president. Everything that happens in the next four years, you own. You stand up loudly every day for the next four years from now and take ownership. Donald Trump, you own this. A majority of this country did not want you to be president. An archaic election process allowed for you to take this presidency. This grave responsibility is not a show. It is not over because you have been elected. You are now responsible for the most powerful and globally important country in the world. What happens over the next four years, you take ownership. You understand that you are not the wanted president by the majority and the responsiblity you now have to the majority who did not elect you. You take ownership for you actions. All of them. You all own this. You all own this and will own it for the rest of you lives.