Today is a new day folks. Regardless of red states and blue states, left leaning or right leaning, Democrat, Republican, or Independent, we have a new president. There are only 5 men alive that know, without any doubt, what that position entails. There are only 5 men alive that know the weight of responsibility that position bears. There are only 5 men alive who have endured the untold stress that being president puts on the individual and their family.
We have had presidents over the years that have been extremely partisan from both sides of the political spectrum. The country has not ceased to exist. We have had presidents whose ethics have been questionable at the least and been seemingly civilly criminal at times. We have had presidents that caused us to look inside and examine ourselves and ask ourselves what are we doing for the common good and our neighbor.
The good news is the United States of America continues to exist regardless of who her president is. We continue to be that shining city on a hill that much of the world looks to. Because the president may be the face of this nation to the world, but the people are the heart. There is no wonder why many people of foreign lands do whatever it takes to come here to live and work and play. There are many great places to live in this world, but none I would rather be than here in the USA.
Regardless of who you voted for, regardless of whether you think the outgoing president is the best or the worst, regardless of whether you question past decisions and statements of the incoming president or not, let us agree that the peaceful transition of leadership has been a hallmark of our democratic republic for more than 200 years. That is a world record, I believe.
The only way to sink this great nation is to not stand together. We must stand together in support of our civil servants and military. We must stand in support of our elected officials; local, regional, state, and federal. We must stand in support most of all for our neighbors.
Pray for our nation. Pray for our leadership, whether you voted for them or not, or even whether you voted or not. Do your best and help your neighbors, for that is what truly makes America Great. America’s greatness does not come from the president we elect, not the amount of money we make, and not the ratio of exports to imports we have. Our greatness comes from our many citizens who day in and day out watch out for each other, have compassion for each other, and support each other.
Thank you for keeping America great!