Posted by Jennifer Iverson
Americans 2020 presidential election broke all kinds of records primarily the most votes ever cast by any presidential nominee in U.S. history. Congratulations to the Biden/Harris campaign for a hard fought battle and win.
As the new administration presses on through the formal transitioning steps, we remain hopeful a peaceful transfer of power will occur and our democracy respected – the jury remains out on that one.
Biden’s historical win, with over 70 million votes, carries great relief for many as the weight of the country and COVID fight continues to compress lungs (literally) and scramble our minds. There are a lot of people – less than half the country – who do not share this same relief. With an optimistic outlook, however, I truly hope we can find our way to understanding and respecting individual choices and democratic rights. We all carry injuries from what did or did not occur, and perhaps there is a path to healing from one of the most divisive periods in our country.
COVID continues to kill and haunt the world with only a small slice of the globe not drowning in exceedingly high infection and death rates. Vaccines are being administered and there is a ray of light finally shining through. Repairing our economy and getting people back in the labor force is paramount for the overall health of our nation and its people.
Not only have the past four years divided our nation, but sadly, those same conflicts have rained hard on many families – mine included. In the end, it is, “We the People of the United States…” who must press on. I do believe it possible that with strong leadership and a committed community, in time we will all find find our way back to a peaceful world.
Life is precious, it is short, our health and happiness will prevail.