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Prompt- As long as I remember

As long as I remember…that no matter the outcome of any US election, the world does keep turning. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the hype around Election Day. With the rise of social media and instant everything, it’s hard to forget that this isn’t the first contentious election in US history. It won’t be the last. This is part of the American political heritage, and in a way it’s part of what makes the country so remarkable. When you look at the broad strokes, we have an amazing resiliency in our system of government.

What happened in 2000 with Al Gore and George W. Bush would have resulted in military coups in multiple countries around the world. Here we still had an orderly transition of governance. That’s pretty cool when you think about it.

As a nation we’ve survived some truly stinking presidents. James Buchanan lead us smack into the middle of a war between the states. Guess what? We survived. We grew as a nation, and the world kept spinning.

Don’t get so buried in the hype that you forget the lessons of history. America is stronger than any one individual, or any single election. We survived Buchanan, Polk, Pierce, Van Burren, and a host of other sub par presidents. Only history can tell us what the true results of this election will be. Odds are most of us will be dead by the time the verdict passes. So take a deep breath, then keep moving forward.

You will survive this.