I remember vividly the feelings that flowed through me in 2008 when our nation elected Barack Hussein Obama into the highest office in the land. It was unprecedented. It was emotional. Americans of all races demographics ages and backgrounds were moved to tears; especially older African-Americans; and it felt like we all shared a sense of community, unity and oneness even if just briefly.
This morning as I listened to president elect Donald Trump’s acceptance speech I was again moved. I again felt a feeling of community, unity and oneness which I believe to be the vibration of the 50+ million American’s motivated to vote Donald Trump into office. This time it was a sea of Red baseball hats and pale white faces that I saw on my television and iphone screen shoulder to shoulder, alive with celebration and glee. So, this might be a glimpse of what small town America has been feeling like for at the very least the last eight years in this my great country. This is what it feels like to have your “team lose”. Well my friends, I must say, our multi-party political system isn’t devised to pit us against one another. It’s intended to create an environment for debate. A platform for viewpoints and values to be juxtaposed, reconsidered and reimagined; so that they can evolve. So that we as a society can also evolve. By the looks of what’s going on in America today, our society IS evolving!
We are bearing witness to never-before-seen manifestations of our true selves via our nation’s political system. With the outcomes of election years 2008, 2012 and now 2016 we have all learned the potency of the single vote. We now know from high to low that every voice counts in this country. Barack Obama mobilized the young voters, the minorities and the educated to elect him into office for two presidential terms. Donald Trump has motivated the rural, small town, blue collar, conservatives to rise up and put someone completely unexpected into the white house. If that’s not evidence of change then I don’t know what is. Thank you America for participating. Thank you Donald Trump for bringing out the best in our nation. I look forward to Mr. Trump making good on his very inspiring acceptance speech this morning when he said: