Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election 2008

It's now 11:13 p.m. on November 4, 2008. National Public Television has just announced that Senator John McCain has called Senator Barak Obama to concede the election for President of the United States. As we all know this is an historic election in many ways. Senator Obama is the first African American to be elected President in our history. What does this say about our history of division and prejudice in this country? I don't know yet. My son just said, "Hooray for Liberal Guilt!" Is this what this is about? Was this decided on the basis of race? I don't know. I hope not.

In Scottish Rite Freemasonry we are enjoined to be Soldiers of the People. Not to be governed by the cowardly forces of party and division. Senator McCain has just given the best speech of his life, stating his belief in these principles, and that Senator Obama represents a healing of these divisions, and that he, Senator McCain, hopes that he may be able to work with President Obama to bring our country into a greater unity. "Please believe me when I say that no association means more to me than that of being an American. I have been a candidate for the presidency, and now I am once more it's most loyal servant."

We need to pledge ourselves to this same goal, as stated by Senator McCain. That demagoguery and partisan politics must be put aside to make our country as great as its historic potential.

1 comment:

Dave Coffing said...

A very hearty and heartfelt amen to your post Brother.
I have grown so weary of the divisiveness and bickering in this country.

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