Heavy lifting ahead

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It seems people are in turmoil over real and imagined slights way too often these days. “I’m right, you’re wrong!”, “You have to support this or that because of your gender, religion, race, etc”, “My course of thought is the correct one, all others are off base.” It is exhausting and pointless. 8 years ago, 16 years ago, 24 years ago etc people felt the wrong person was running the country, for many reasons. 24 years ago it was the concern over crookedness, 16 years ago it was fears of passivity in the face of attacks, 8 years ago it was worries over an untried politician being handed the keys by money/king makers/puppet masters (take your pick). Now we have comments being made that 8 years ago would have resulted in being labelled. The point is, however far back we go in politics in the US, way back to Washington, we gave the person a chance to disprove our mistrust of their abilities. And sometimes they have let us down, and sometimes those same people have surprised us in good ways. I was destined to be disappointed regardless in this election, as were many other citizens. Pulling together has nothing to do with throwing bricks, burning municipal property or shaking fists. It has much to do with being gracious in defeat and working together to make sure things stay on track, (though everyone has a different idea of what that track should be), to making our country and the world a better, safer and more equitable place for everyone.