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A call to humility and grace on the day after elections - Jim Huggins
November 5th, 2014
09:38 am
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A call to humility and grace on the day after elections
Today, the elections are over.   In my social media feed, the winners are gloating, and the losers are crying "we are doomed!".

And so, I call on all reading these words to act with humility and grace towards one another.

If your candidates won last night: mute your celebration with sober judgment.   Now, your candidates must do more than win votes: they must lead.  Another national election will happen in two years; if your candidates fail to lead, they will be replaced just as easily as they came to power.

If your candidates lost last night: mute your sorrow with sober judgment.   The tougher task now falls to you.  It is not enough to say "you are all wrong"; it falls to you to say "here is a better way".   You have two years to make your case.

And to all of us, I say: we are citizens of one country.   Those who voted against your candidates are your brothers and sisters, your mothers and fathers, your sons and daughters.   They may disagree with you, but they are not your enemies.   They are your family.   Let us treat each other accordingly.

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Date:November 5th, 2014 03:17 pm (UTC)

Election results

So true, Jim. The people of America have voiced their desire for something different than our current path. Americans want America to be better and improved than what we've been given these past few years. Savvy Americans know we are not going in a positive direction and want something better for themselves and future generations. The message now is : DO SOMETHING that will make us great once again! America's people are hurting! Enough of politics; think and act AMERICA!
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Date:November 6th, 2014 11:58 am (UTC)
One of the ladies I was talking to yesterday was all "we are doomed" about our election results. When I told her that our new governor wouldn't destroy Pennsylvania without our permission and assistance, she didn't have much to say in response.

I did not vote for my candidate with enthusiasm.
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