During an American presidential campaign the rhetoric can become a bit heated. One side warns voters that if they don’t vote for the right candidate it will be a disaster. A huge disaster!
Heck … the nation may not survive if the other guy wins!
But the country always seems to keep going, no matter who we put in the White House.
The great thing about our system is that even a powerful mandate will not guarantee a president a free pass on every program he wants to advance. We have Congress and the Supreme Court to guarantee that no president gets too big for his britches.
So when the votes are all counted, if your favorites didn’t win, be of good cheer; the system works. Surveys indicate many Americans think the country’s on the wrong track, but we seem to have a never-ending stream of citizens who want to try their hand at making government work.
Our thought for today is from George Bernard Shaw:
“Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.”