It's Almost Over...

This has been a tough election season,

This has been a tough election season, a grueling, no-holds-barred slugfest filled with rumors, lies, and innuendo. And that was just on Fox News.

Thankfully, it’s almost time to move beyond the bickering and divisiveness and start thinking about life after Nov. 2. But first, Zell Miller...YOU’RE A STINKER! Okay, now we can move beyond the bickering and divisiveness.

Depending on who is elected, we could see a very different future for this country. If one candidate wins, our nation will roll up its sleeves and begin the arduous task of recovering from a debilitating deficit, an unprecedented rollback of environmental protection, and an ill-conceived war.

Come to think of it, that sounds like a lot of work. So forget that.

If the other candidate wins, the to-do list will be much shorter: Move to Canada.

Regardless of the results, there is no question it will be another victory for the democratic electoral process which, since our nation’s very first presidential election, has always represented the will of the people. Except for the last time.

But no matter. The process works, and once again throughout the land freedom will be ringing. (Or maybe that’s just the sound of seniors counting their change at the pharmacy, seeing if they have enough for the rest of the month.)

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Sojourners Magazine November 2004
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