ENOUGH, ALREADY! Enough with the hateful, vindictive language! Enough with the squabbling! Enough with the violence! Enough, enough, enough!
Now is not the time to exacerbate the divisions among us. Now is the time for healing. Now is the time for our leaders on both sides of the aisle to step up and demonstrate their leadership. Now is the time for our leaders to validate the reasons why we elected them in the first place. We did not elect them to make things worse. We elected them to make things better.
This has been and is a very tough time for America. People have lost their jobs. People have lost their small businesses into which they have poured their life’s blood. And on top of all that we are in the midst of the worse pandemic in over 100 years, if not ever. People are dying. People have stood by helplessly while their parents, friends and neighbors have died at the hands of an arbitrary, capricious and merciless virus, and they have been unable, in many cases, even to say good-by or even to give them a proper, respectful funeral.
People are scared, very scared. They want their elected leaders to make things better, not worse.
Now is not the time for the Dems, who control the entire government, to flex their muscles. Now is not the time for vindictiveness. Now is not the time to pile on. Now is not the time to ban people from social media because they express opinions we don’t like or agree with. Now is not the time to waste our time, energy, and money on trying to impeach a president who will be leaving office in ten days. How ridiculous is that? It would take much more than ten days for the process to play out. As I said above, we have much bigger problems to address.
Now is the time to forgive, to forget, and to heal. Many of us will remember that after President Nixon’s resignation in August 1974 his successor, President Ford, granted him a full and complete pardon. Nixon’s many enemies howled. They wanted blood. But, President Ford knew it was more important to heal and move on. He didn’t get a lot right during his presidency, but he was spot on right about that. History shows that we did heal, and we did move on.
I ask Joe Biden and the other Dem leaders to forget about revenge, forget about “getting even,” put aside your personal animosity to President Trump and his supporters, forget about placating your radical friends and supporters. Show some leadership. Do the right thing. The people will be grateful. History will vindicate you.
Be fair. Be kind. Be magnanimous. Put aside petty differences. Focus on what is important.
Now is a time for healing.