Well, it is the day after the election, and the sun did come up, although its view is currently hidden by clouds. To paraphrase Rush Limbaugh from his 1992 book, “The Way Things Ought To Be,”
My happiness comes from many things not related to elections, most importantly, a God who loves me, peace of mind knowing my future is secure, a family who loves me most of the time, good relationships with my extended family and friends, good health, and a job that helps me support my family. Less importantly in the grand scheme of things but things that I still enjoy include seeing Last Man Standing again on Friday nights, new episodes of Seal Team and Criminal Minds are on tonight, and Alabama plays football again Saturday, and they are playing pretty well.
Would I have liked more Republicans to win last night? Of course but that was out of my control. All those I voted for in Alabama did win this time I think, but that is rare too. Historically speaking it was a good night for the current administration. Republicans have proven over and over they cannot lead and get things done even when in power.
The next two years will be interesting and possibly exciting.
President Trump is a deal maker so I expect he will make some offers not all on either side will like to get those deals done.
Nancy Pelosi says she wants to work together to get things done. I would like to give her the benefit of the doubt, but I have been around long enough to know that her definition of “working together” or bipartisanship is you agree with everything she wants to do, or you are not working together. I don’t expect anything new there.
For the Establishment, they will have a replacement for John McCain and Jeff Flake in the Senate in Senator Mitt Romney from Utah.
So there was something most everyone can be happy about from yesterday’s elections but, as normal, no one got everything they wanted.
Elections do not change me
I will still support the same people, ideas and issues as I did yesterday. My principles have not changed.
I will continue to Remember Everyone Deployed and support our military. I will Back the Thin Blue Line and First Responders. I will never forget Benghazi as it reminds me to what extent politicians will go to hold on to power. I oppose illegal immigration and support legal immigration and enforcing our borders and our sovereignty as a nation. I support our Constitution and a Supreme Court and judiciary system that will interpret the Constitution and not legislate from the bench. I enthusiastically support the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness our Declaration of Independence delineates when it says,
“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness…”
Elections never end
It’s a new day America, and now the next election cycle begins. Sadly, most actions taken in the next two years by all those just elected or re-elected will be about that next election instead of what is best for the people they were elected to serve. My prayer each day is God will give them the discernment and the motivation to make decisions in the best interest of those they serve instead of their self-interests.
God Bless these United States of America!
Originally posted on Peculiar Perspective on 11/07/2018