I never expected that, at the age of 44, I would be widowed with five sons to raise alone. I never expected that I would have a lifelong nightmare dealing with the “health” care system in the wealthiest country in the world. I never expected that I would be spending my “golden years” fighting to further the ideals of our founders in a country gone mad. I never expected the fear I feel for my grandchildren’s future, especially my granddaughters’. I never expected to see it so difficult to vote in a country (supposedly) dedicated to promoting democracy around the world. I never expected to be an extra in a lunatic’s production of American Apocalypse: 2015 - 20XX.