Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election

I'm so proud of my country this morning. We elected a president and we did it without bloodshed. Not every country can say this.

We got passed the race issue, and not every country can say this.

We had a gracious concession speech from the loser, and not every country can say this.

We have come together as a united states, and not every country can say this.

We will have a peaceful change of administration, and not every country can say this.

We have engaged the voters from all ages, all religions, all races and ethnic origins, and not every country can say this.

Yesterday we triumphed over negativity, and not every country can say this.

I'm not a jingoist; I don't wave flags; I criticize our government left and right; but today I am so proud to be a citizen of the United States.

Today we begin to blur those contentious lines; we finally move past skin color; we respect the other person's opinions, and we are growing up! Maybe, just maybe, we are past adolescence and moving into a sense of maturity.

Congratulations America! You did it.

And now I don't have to write about politics for a very long time. I hope.

And sock clue # 2 is down below on Mon, Nov. 3. Hey this is fun stuff.


Can you believe that this cranky curmudgeon just wrote this? But I mean it.

3 comments:

Liz said...

Well said! And Ditto!

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

Beautifully written, Ruth! And happy belated birthday to your Mom!

skepweaver said...

Yes, We Did! Good job, America.

(And our Library District passed, too!)

Skep

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