19 days remain until Joe Biden is inaugurated as President of the United States. As we all know, this is not a peaceful transition in the American tradition. It’s anybodies guess what will happen between now and January 20, and after
I strongly support President Biden and Vice-President Harris. My primary ask was for a change in “tone” from the office of President: a United States of America, not competing individuals in tribes. Biden brings great experience in office from local to U.S. Vice-President for eight years. The job of President is an incredibly difficult one under the best of circumstances – everything is wrong in someone’s point of view. The departing President had no experience and no apparent interest in learning.
Tone matters. And experience.
Biden/Harris were elected with over 81 million votes; their opponents received 7 million less.
Almost a third of all eligible voters in the United States – about 80 million – did not vote for anybody in Nov. 2020.
I – indeed everyone of us – are the proverbial grains of sand which in aggregate make a beach. We aren’t noticed, but without us there is nothing. We have to be the change we seek in this country of ours.
Best I can do is witness to my own beliefs about what is best for my country and our world.
Each individual counts…but we need to be on the court to succeed. A note pad someone gave me years ago says it well:
Change will come if we work for it. We begin from a position of strength, not weakness. My side got 7 million more votes.
(My comments on the past four years were published December 31, 2020. Take a look.)
A tip for 2021: A group of which I’m a long-time member, Global Solutions MN, has embarked on a series of Third Thursday movie discussions. Participants are asked to watch a selected film at their home and at their leisure, then on the third Thursday, if they wish, to participate in a one hour zoom conversations. Here are the details for January:
from Laura: Thank you so very much, Dick! Your words are so well-written. Of course I concur with them all.