Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Aftermath

No discussion of failure.
No discussion of opportunity lost.
No discussion of what might have been.

The citizens of these United States of America, the greatest country in the history of humankind, has cast its lot. For the next two years, we will look to the Democratic Party to govern according to popular demand, and hope that they follow the path wished for by the vast majority of its citizens, rather than reacting to the extremes as demanded by the few fringe radicals that speak loudly.

And ensure that they govern according to the Constitution, not just their interpretation of it.

As a law-abiding, respectful citizen, I will support our leaders until they demonstrate that they no longer are worthy of such support. As an American, I will voice my dissatisfaction if and when our leaders take us down the wrong path.

But today, rather than focusing on the character and/or policy shortcomings of elected leaders; rather than falling into traps of name calling, vitriol, and class- and party-warfare...

It is time to focus on what will be.
It is time to focus on what shall come.
It is time to focus on what we will become.

"Thoughtless words can wound like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing."
D. B. Jackson and B Bryant, let the healing begin.

2010 and 2012 will, indeed, be remarkable years.

-- Submitted by R Wellesley

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