"Over the Ages, Man has passed on increased knowledge.
Yet, in politics, statecraft, and social relationships, we continue to repeat old mistakes."
- Samuel McCord
I stay away from FB mostly.
I do not engage in political debates on FB.
Neither person supporting an opposing side is ever persuaded that they are misinformed.
Life is too short to spin my wheels.
Yet, when I am notified in my email that a friend on FB has a birthday,
I go there to wish her or him a happy birthday.
I did so Wednesday morning to see a post
where a person was ashamed to be an American now that Trump had won.
Did we awaken to find our country had been the victim of a military coup, and no one told me?
There was an election, and the candidate that many opposed won.
That happens in a democracy.
Sometimes the person you don't want to win does just that.
You sigh. You take a deep breath.
You determine to work harder for your candidate in the next election.
And you go about your life,
restraining yourself from fanning the fires of discord as much as your disappointment will let you.
You would have wanted Trump's supporters to get behind Clinton as much as their conscience would let them.
Maybe we might want to do that with Trump?
Neither candidate struck me as fit to run the country.
It is often overlooked that when you vote for the lesser of two evils,
you are still voting for evil.
But as was said to those outraged when Obama won:
Give the man a chance.
No politician is truly the persona they show the voters.
He may well surprise us. Let us pray for him and America ...
trying to be good losers and better Americans.