Letter Best: This too shall pass

November 18, 2012 

After every election, I am both astounded and amused by the plethora of letters and articles prophesying the end of America and life as we know it because of the election results. I have lived a long, long time and am constantly amazed at the regularity of these predictions.

In 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt won the presidential election. There were those who said that this would be the end of America. Some religious fanatics even labeled him as the "Anti Christ." Soon after that, Prohibition was repealed by the 21st Amendment. Many maintained that this would destroy the very fabric of America. The success of the civil rights movement in the 1960s was seen by some as the beginning of the end of democracy for America. When John F. Kennedy was elected as the 35th president, many said that we were doomed to be ruled by the pope in Rome. The point is this: America is strong and resilient.

If not all of your candidates were elected or your initiatives passed, the apocalypse is not around the corner. Accept your losses, and celebrate your victories. There will likely be many more elections before you die.

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