Saturday, November 26, 2016

Election 2016: Accepting Defeat and Moving Forward

In fifty-four more days, Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office for President of the United States.  Although in Southern California, I am considering attending the historical event to witness the best thing that has happened to our country in decades. 

I have no concerns regarding the ludicrous request for a recount. According to all media reports, including mainstream, there has been no indication or evidence of tampering.   I cannot fathom what Jill Stein hopes to accomplish by the recount.  She wasn’t even a contender.  As far as Hillary goes, she must have fallen again and hit her head…causing her to forget she already conceded.  Remember what she said?  “We must accept this result and then look to the future.”

This last-ditch, foolish effort by both campaigns only delays the country coming together and moving forward.   Evidently, healing our country after such a contentious election is not a priority to them, which explains why Mr. Trump came out the victor.

To bear defeat with dignity,
to accept criticism with poise,
to receive honors with humility --
these are marks of maturity
and graciousness.
~William Arthur Ward

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