Thursday, May 12, 2016

Perspective on November 2016

All right, it's time to take a breath people. We've all had, including me, our chances to rant about the shortcomings in this November's Presidential election. Now, after reading the comments of Johnny Depp, I think it's time for a dose of reality.

Depp has said that if Donald Trump is elected he will be the last President of the United States. I don't think that will be the case even if Hillary Clinton is elected. I hope everyone understands that I'm being facetious by saying 'even if' she's elected. Things are, currently, bad. But they have been worse.

James Buchanan, the last last President of the United States, famously expected he would be the last. Yet Abraham Lincoln triumphed, and our nation survived its most serious challenge yet. I do not believe that having either Trump or Clinton the Second in the White House will be as bad as all that. The 2018 bi-elections will come, and another Presidential contest will be held in 2020. We have survived greater than hyperbole and a liar. We will survive this.

Take a breath. We all, myself included, tend to think the worst when offered a serious setback to what is good for ourselves and our people. But the worst rarely happens. Even the Donald and Billary will be challenged constantly by their opposition. They will not be able to change things that drastically. That's in the very nature of human relationships. No one gets everything they want.

The United States will survive. We do not need to build an ark. Say a prayer, yes. But there will not be a second flood.

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