As noted several times over the past three-plus years, the American flag at our home has flown upside down — a universal signal of a nation in distress.
Sunday, on a sunny afternoon, if flew upright for the first time in years. By deposing a criminally-corrupt wannabe dictator from the presidency, American voters have seized back control of our nation once again for true values, the rule of law, and the Constitution.
The rain for the rest of this week may bring the flag down but it won’t dampen our enthusiasm for the outcome of this year’s presidential election. The will of a strong majority of America’s voters (more than 4.5 million and still counting) is clear.
Bringing this nation back from the brink was not easy. Restoring and keeping democracy in our midst must remain a focus by all of us. While 75 million Americans voted to take back our nation, 71 million wanted to keep an autocratic, dictatorial leadership in place.
Sadly, too many of those voters for Trump were white supremacists, racists, bigots, homophobes, and proponents of exclusion among our midst. They were religious zealots who supported a thrice-married adulterer who brags openly about grabbing women’s private parts. They claim his opposition to abortion was reason enough to support him.
What irony. In lawsuits, women under oath, have told of Trump paying for their abortions after he impregnated them in a sexual assault or ill-advised affair.
The TV reality star who promised to “Make American Great Again” damn near destroyed it, along with the help if his cult and enablers.
We must be more vigilant to not let these proponents of tyranny seize control of our nation again.
The road ahead will not be easy, but democracy, we feel, will be better served by the administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The wannabe dictator they are replacing refused to accept the will of the voters and will turn to temper tantrums, whining, and frivolous lawsuits to try and hang in there longer than he should.
His rants won’t work. The rebuilding of America has begun and if he keeps trying to stop it, real Americans will drag him, screaming and shouting, from the White House he never deserved.
That, alone, would make America great again.