“No other people have a government more worthy of their respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent, so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor.” Benjamin Harrison
Whether you are Christian or Muslim, Catholic or Mormon, this week America chose to set aside those religious and political differences which divide us. Every four years, we allow our hearts to beat as one albeit brief and desperate, and vote. Your candidate may not have won and you may be angry about that. But you cannot permit the sun to go down on your anger. Moving forward, neither you nor I have to agree with the politics of the person in the oval office or even like them as a person, but once elected, they become our President— the leader of the “free world”— and the world is watching. There has been so much talk of late about getting back to our roots as a nation— to once again embrace those things that made America great by returning to the fundamental principles of the founding fathers. But before we can begin to move united as a nation and take an enduring step towards principle, we must first, at the very least, return to that once sacred place where we respected the office of the President, even if we personally disliked the person occupying it.