After a very long, angry and bitter campaign; it is now up to us citizens. Now, my wife, Peg, and I voted last Friday, at Beverly City Hall; the last day for early voting in Massachusetts. The first floor was set up for voting, using old fashioned voting booths. We checked off our preferences with a pencil; sealed our ballots in envelopes; and deposited them in a ballot box. Even though we had to wait on line; everyone was friendly, and helpful to each other.
What will happen today; what kind of country we will have at dawn, remains a mystery. After I saw a report on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” I am still worried. They hired a pollster, (worked for Republican campaigns), to form a focus group. He brought together a diverse group of individuals; who promptly went after each other’s throats. No civil discussion, just anger came out against each other. Even the pollster expressed fear over what he was seeing, and what it meant for the country.
The preamble of our Constitution begins with: “We, the People..”. We cannot lose sight of the fact, that each of us, in small ways and large, contribute to the ongoing experiment in democracy, that is the United States. We may chose to build it up, tear it down, or let it whither on the vine. This is the “choice,” we face; not just tonight, but in all days to come.
3 thoughts on “Election Day in the U.S. – 2016”
Thank you. Even here in Oz this election is both alarming and confusing us. IN GOD WE TRUST has been our understanding of the heartbeat of your nation. This election is certainly bringing to the surface all the aspects of humanity which must be dealt with so this nation can return to its destiny purposes. A Beacon Light to other nations.
I hear you. I’m terrified for friends of mine, who will likely be targeted by people who think they have a mandate for hate.
“These are the times that tries men’s (and women’s) souls!” The real trial is not to respond in kind to the hate we see, hear, and experience. It is the only way not to have this country split apart. Thank you for your comment.