Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Real Win...

Slightly modified from a comment I made on another website...

Today we will elect a new President. There will be a winner and a loser in this election. The one who lost will return to his "regular" life as a United States Senator. The one who won will begin preparation for a smooth transition of power.

And therein lies the win for the citizens of the United States of America. Whether it is President-Elect Obama come Wednesday morning or President-Elect McCain, the citizens of the United States of America will still wake to enjoy the freedoms ensured by our Constitution and Bill of Rights; free to declare who they voted for without fear of goon squads arriving at their door, free to teach their children how to respect the office of President of the United States because he was elected and will take power by the will of the people without a single gun fired in the process, free to stand amidst those who voted for either candidate with an extended arm of citizenship and pride because we are all citizens of this great nation.

Of course, we could also wake up on Wednesday morning with hate in our eyes and venom in our tongues. But what good would that serve this nation? What example does that set for the world?

On election day I vote my conscience and respect my fellow Americans to do the same. And on Wednesday, wherever the votes lead, I am grateful to be a citizen of the UNITED States of America.

Regards of the NW,
Kathryn Simpson