The word America is synonymous with freedom. The privilege to participate in open elections may be tarnished by innuendo and falsehoods but it is envied throughout the world. Now it is appropriate to cast aside the lingering negative comments and focus on positive ideas to move our nation forward.
As citizens of the greatest country in the world we can be proud that we have experienced the most powerful political process on the planet. From the candidates’ early declarations many months ago for various local, district, state, and national offices to Tuesday’s general election, we have watched democracy as a dynamic viable force run its course throughout the United States.
Whoever the winners are, I want to remind readers that our government and society go on and fortunately, without violent revolution as in some places. And Americans must remember that we are one people. The political divisions feel very deep right now, but first of all we are Americans! We must draw upon positive thinking and right action tocreate a better life in our homes, our communities, and our country.
The signposts of progress in our country’s growth have been obvious in recent elections with firsts in regard to race, gender, and age. Americans are honoring our differences more than ever before.
During this election season Hurricane Sandy has served as the dark horse that no one saw coming, and her devastation in several states has affected voting issues as well as survival trauma. We may never know how much Sandy’s damage to phone services, power lines, numerous homes and businesses, and more importantly, people’s everyday lives, has affected the political process in this country.
As television networks and various groups have raised stellar amounts of money for the Red Cross and other organizations helping those affected by Sandy’s destruction, I am wondering if we should apply this strategy to our national debt. Economic experts indicate that we have just as much money in the United States as we did 10 years ago…only now a lot more is accessible to only the richest people in America and less is available to the very poor.
Yes, we have become a nation of haves and have-nots, and I believe that is why the American Dream is fading. Therefore, more than ever we must muster positive energy, resiliency, hope, and faith to move forward.
Neither President Barack Obama or Governor Mitt Romney can solve the poverty problem, however, representatives working together in state legislatures and national government can implement strategies that can and will make difference. Whatever the outcome of this Presidential race and these various local, state, and national elections, it is time to put aside partisan politics to save our country.
As we honor our freedom in this election we must release our limiting views and negative ideas about what might have been and know that what has happened will take America to its next level of evolution. While letting go of the past it is time to celebrate a country that has proven its commitment to real change in the present and in the future.
Rejoicing in a new America, we must believe it can be better than ever before. Let the healing begin!
Copyright © 2012, AlexSandra Lett
AlexSandra Lett is the author of five books and the founder of several businesses. Lett can be reached at 919-258-9299 or LettsSetaSpell@aol.com.