I’ve time-warped to Wednesday, November 9, 2016 and we have elected a new president to lead the nation for at least four years.
The task of that leadership is daunting—not easily accomplished by a single figure, male or female.
In truth, the success of a nation and its people is never determined by one person, but that one individual known as The President of the United States of America has immense power to change millions of lives for the better or the worse, i.e.:
- The use of nuclear weapons offensively or defensively, is a president’s prerogative.
- Détente among world leaders is a determiner of cooperation and support for global policies.
- Supportive alliances and multi-nation unity provide firm negotiating tactics for hot-spots around the world. NATO may not be perfect, but at present, it is the best we have.
Yes, on November 9th we will all be praying that change for all of us will be for the better.
We know by now there are no assurances that any policy or stance for or against an issue of importance will reap the benefits portrayed in an election campaign. Life just doesn’t play out that way.
And no matter what changes any President suggests or requests, it requires a Congress willing to support it, so there are things a President can do alone, but the majority of major changes need congressional support to enact and fund them. That’s just how federal governance is set up.
So when we all open our sleepy eyes on Wednesday, November 9th, there will be some very happy United States citizens and some not-too-happy ones. The largest challenge from November 9th onward is helping everyone to feel some degree of comfort with the election results and to find a way to make life better for everyone—even those who didn’t support the winning candidate.
That’s what it’s all about—how to make life safer, better and happier for everyone.
There are a lot more colors in the crayon box besides RED or BLUE. Let’s focus on the beauty of a multicolored pallet to paint a better and brighter future for all Americans.
I’m really tired of all the HATE lingo.
How about you?