This waited in my inbox this morning.
A guy is walking along a beach when he comes across a lamp partially buried in the sand. He picks up the lamp and gives it a rub to brush off the sand.
A genie appears and tells him he has been granted one wish.
The guy thinks for a moment and says, “I want to live forever.”
“Sorry,” said the genie, “I’m not allowed to grant eternal life.”
“Okay, then, I want to die after Congress balances the budget and eliminates the debt.”
“You are a crafty little jerk,” said the genie.
The job before us will take time. All of us pinned our hopes on one of two people. Some of us are relieved and elated, while others are disgusted and incredulous. Such is the nature of our representative republic: we each get to believe in and support – and vote for – our own choice.
Many tried to influence those votes, even to the point of coercing by saying the outcome was assured.
They were wrong.
Enough of us Americans of all preferences and origins saw through the media jamming and the political meddling meant to divide us by any means possible, and made our decision.
It is time for us to forsake the intentional splintering and isolating of our nation over the last eight years. We are Americans, you and I. We still have our individual preferences, likes and dislikes. That’s as it should be, for such are protected by that precious document that separates the United States of America from every other nation on the planet: The U. S. Constitution.
Join me in holding up our President-elect and his chosen team to be accountable for the biggest promise of the campaign: to make America great again. I believe America’s greatness never was truly lost, for it resides in the individual abilities and collective heart of you and I. It’s up to us to restore meaning and treasured status to the term, “American citizen.”
You’ve heard that anyone or anything that comes between you and God is not your friend? It is also true that anyone who tries to divide you from your brother or sister citizen is not your friend, either. We can respect each other’s differences and opposite opinions while remaining friends as we all learn about and acknowledge hard truths which will soon be revealed.
Truth – God’s truth – is marching on.
It is time for us to be the United States of America again.
© D. Dean Boone, November 2016