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American Democracy is Worth More Than One Man’s Ego

Hey All,

So, I’m clearly on a bit of train. I’m tired of this election. I’m tired of the baseness of it all. I’m tired of Donald Trump making up the rules as he goes along and then calling foul when he isn’t winning. It’s pathetic and small minded and transparent. But, he has followers. He has LOTS of followers. People who are angry, confused and dispossessed armed with Second Amendment laws that haven’t been adjusted in centuries who might very easily follow their leader’s words to their logical conclusion.

If their election is really being stolen from them by a corrupt political system and a falsified media isn’t it there patriotic duty to rise up in revolt? Donald Trump’s inability to lose with dignity could very well usher in a period of civil and political unrest the likes that most of us have only read about.

We have to remember our Democracy is, it itself, an experiment. Our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, the very workings of our system are still evolving.

The only reason our Democracy works at all is because we agree it does.

It’s like money. Money only has value is because we collective agree that this piece of paper or these numbers on a screen mean something. Because they don’t. They’re arbitrary.

It’s the collective belief that they do that makes it real.

Democracy is no different.

The only thing that keeps this enormous, polarized country together is the peaceful transfer of power. That we all agree that when our votes are counted and the results are in those are our leaders.

Regardless of your party affiliation you have to understand, if we start suggesting that election results are up for debate the very fabric of our country begins to decay.

The Editorial board of the Washington post wrote: “The GOP should at least find the decency, the patriotism to declare that everyone respect the results of November 8th. To pursue their protests and disputes through legals channels not on in the streets. Surely that is not too much to ask of them.”

I agree. It’s just all too much.

Thanks again for all your support.

xo leigh

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