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No surprise, the election didn't turn out the way I would have liked it. (I would say the same thing if it turned out differently.) I think meep said it well: It will be interesting to see what changes and what doesn't next year -- it's unlikely to be as much as anybody hopes (or fears). Remember, government generally moves slowly and pulls its participants to the center. The radical change that many people are hoping for will be slow to arrive and won't be as radical as hoped. The end of civilization that many people are fearing will also be slow to arrive and won't be as final as feared.

The election was historical, to be sure. As a country, we have a lot of work to do. I want to write something nice about both sides trying to get along, but everything I write sounds stupid, hokey, condescending, shallow, or unrealistic. History certainly tells us that, as a country, we're not good about working together in divisive times. I don't have any serious expectations that these times will be different, but I have hope that they will.

For the Christians who are reading this, I encourage you to (continue to) pray for our leaders. What the Internet Monk said.

My congratulations go out to President-elect Obama and his supporters.

I'll be back in four years, waving the Anti-DST flag high.

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garyj97
Nov. 5th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
Well said! I was about to post those same sentiments, but you beat me to the punch :)
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