A Word On Election Day
I'm actually pleased that most people seem to now be viewing election day with a more moderate tone.
I've seen people casually mention everything from troops in the streets, to civil war, to the end of the U.S. if the election doesn't go the way they want it. My thought on all of that is, sit down snowflakes, we're gonna be alright no matter what.
Let's start with the fact that politicians have always been this vile. Back in the day politicians even accused their opponents of murder and at least we haven't gone that far this time. The truth is, all politicians are pretty horrible so they have to make up stories about how much more horrible the other guy is.
The day after the election is generally nothing. I can see if something crazy unusual happens that all the keyboard scholars will go to work explaining how the law should favor their side, but that's about it. I certainly don't want to take away anyone's passion for the issues, but are they worth fighting in the streets for? Not even close.
I partially base my thoughts a lot on the Bundy takeover of that Wildlife Refuge. Do you remember that? Do you remember how they wanted all the "patriots" in the U.S. to join with them and a couple of dozen people showed up? At the end of the day, people love to talk big, but they don't have time to kill their neighbors, they have to be first in line for Starbucks instead.
Yes, things are contentious, and "the fate of the U.S." is in our hands, but I heard that before. Most of the things you are hearing right now were also said around the Reagan era...and the Obama era...and I guess the Clinton era...and the Nixon era...and probably every other era.
The U.S. is a giant cruise ship. It does not make sharp turns. It veers a little left or a little right. If you don't get your way this time, you'll get your way next time. Mellow out and hug your neighbor, but do get out and vote so you can say you did your part.