Some Thoughts After the Election of November 3rd, 2020

We have a chance to reject the politics of division and tribal hatred. We have suffered under this kind of politics for too long. We used to meet each other half way, find a compromise, and govern for all of us. I can remember some close elections in my lifetime, and of course, there is always a loser. I can never remember the losing side acting like they are now. They behave more like the “cult” they are often described as. I have never seen anything like this after an election in my 69 years of life.

It takes a huge accomplishment to win an election over an incumbent president. The incumbent has all the powers and resources of the office at their disposal. The country voted out a man that chose to only govern for his tribe, and he rejected the other half of the country since his first day in office. He demonized those that were not part of his tribe. This is not how Americans govern. We are not a one-party state.

Trump has brought us to the brink of some sort of a civil war. I will not even go into his complete lack of honesty. His business and personal dealings told the country what kind of man we were getting as a president. He lived up to his reputation 100%. Now, it is time for him to do the first decent thing in his life, acknowledge that he lost, and leave so the country can begin to heal.

It will take both sides to bring energy to the healing process. There will be no healing if it is one-sided. President-elect Biden recognizes this.

We have some great challenges as we all know. One of those challenges is paramount right now and it is the corona virus. We will need to work with the medical and science communities to win this battle with the virus. Ridiculing and undermining what the health care community is asking us to do has not worked up to now. The votes are being counted, the end is near and a winner can be determined. Let’s be Americans for a change rather than a divided country and do what we need to do.


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Published by Ed Pirie

I am a Vermonter, been one all my life. That just about tells you all you need to know. I am not much of a follower and like to do my own thinking. I value my family and a quiet existence in a very rural part of Vermont. There is a lot in the world I do not understand. My writing is my attempt to wrap my head around much that is swirling around me. Some time ago gasoline pumps changed to the way they look now. I had stopped to fill my Jeep and I could not get the gas to pump to save my life. I went inside and complained to the attendant. She knew me and said, "Ed, the whole world is changing and if you don't figure out the changes you are going to fall off the earth as it spins around." Well, I am not always successful figuring out the changes, but my writing is my way of working through some of them. I hope you enjoy.

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