When I first thought about what I’d write for today’s post I was thinking about explaining how I could not vote for one of the candidates. Then I saw the 60 Minutes segment, The National Mood. I decided I wanted to open doors instead of close them (photo taken of the door to the fort/meeting house at Plimoth Plantation).
Frank Luntz: What do you want the loser to say to the winner on Election Night?
Male Voice: “I know this has been a long campaign. But at the end of the day, these are the results. And we’ve thrown a lot of mud over the last year and some change. But it’s time for us to move on and become better and learn from this process.”
Frank Luntz: There is still the thinnest of threads that bind us together and the willingness, in certain situations, to listen and learn. But we’re one thread away from everything being cut. And that’s why Election Night is everything. I want to know what those two candidates are going to say. Please. Your words have power. Find words that unite. Find words that unify. Because if you don’t, the consequences on the 9th, on the day after, will be horrific.
No matter which candidate becomes president, I pray that we do not become a country more divided. I believe “we the people” can rise above the “mud slinging” and make the difference.
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.