When You Read This America Will Have Been Changed

This is written before the November 2016 Presidential Election in a time of great uncertainty. In the face of this uncertainty it is well to remember the abiding principles that make America great and give us stability as a nation. In the Constitution Daily there is a wonderful article that speaks of the peaceful transfer of power in American government. I have quoted this article now for its learned and comforting message. “Nothing less than a miracle”: The Constitution and the peaceful transition of power, October 21, 2016 by Nicandro Iannacci (an excerpt)–
“Our grand experiment in republican self-government depends on good-faith cooperation. Under the First Amendment, we can protest the government and criticize the outcome of an election, but if we lose the argument, we must accept the results. And that’s what Americans have always done. In his first Inaugural address, President Ronald Reagan praised our collective achievement:
‘To a few of us here today this is a solemn and most momentous occasion, and yet in the history of our nation it is a commonplace occurrence. The orderly transfer of authority as called for in the Constitution routinely takes place, as it has for almost two centuries, and few of us stop to think how unique we really are. In the eyes of many in the world, this every 4-year ceremony we accept as normal is nothing less than a miracle.”
Indeed.
Wishing you all a calm and peaceful holiday season.
Fondly submitted,
For the Diversity Committee

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