On the 2016 Election
Whatever happens over the next few days, I'd like us to remember we're Americans.
We've surmounted Monarchy, the burning of the capital, a war between ourselves, mountain ranges, slavery, polio, Fascism, Communism, presidential assassination, Watergate, 9/11, pet rocks, and several sub-par Metallica albums.
People tried to take our freedom. "Over our dead bodies!" we cry. And so it was.
We will gladly give it away, though, in fear and hate, vilifying our neighbors.
I care about what happens next Tuesday, sure. However, what happens in the days and weeks thereafter is what history shall remember.
May Lincoln's summary remain true: "that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Blessings be with you all.