The most surprising and brutal of elections is finally over. For those of us who favored Donald Trump, there is a sense of true relief, and a sincere hope that he will follow through on his promises to make American great again by securing her borders, eliminating unvetted immigration, and renegotiating trade deals that will see jobs and manufacturing plants flood back to American soil, bringing a new prosperity and hope for the forgotten poor, struggling middle class, and hopeless unemployed.
For those who did not experience the pleasure of having your candidate win, or participate in ensuring the victory of the person who did, I believe there is still much over which to rejoice:
- That our democracy still works, that it is strong and powerful, a message to the entire world. Millions of Americans who disagreed fiercely nevertheless were willing to stand on line for hours to exercise their democratic right. There were few instances of violence and no significant attempts to rig the vote. We agreed to disagree civilly, and democratically. The handover of the government will hopefully give us more reason to be prouder than ever that we are Americans, citizens of one of the most wonderful countries on earth.
- That the winner was gracious to the loser in his victory speech, praising her hard fight, and her many years of public service. This too is our American heritage.
- That those who only days ago were full of poisonous vitriol, can now lean back and relax, and let go, respecting majority rule and moving on.
- That we are, despite the very real differences in our viewpoints, united in the desire to protect the country we all love, and determined to see her prosper.
May God grant that this new administration bring blessing to all Americans, and to the world.