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On this election day 2020, remembering a more civil time,
John McCain’s 2008 concession speech inspired respect for the process,
The time is NOW to restore honor and dignity to the United States!

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Hopefully this week, America will vote for civility, and bury this kind of disgraceful behavior.
Credit: Michael de Adder, The Lincoln Project.
WaPo: Why Trump wants to blame the military-industrial complex for allegations that he disparaged troops
  • Editor’s note: The very fabric of trust has been eroded in this country, exacerbated by a President who has promulgated 22,000+ lies (according to The Washington Post) and has ignored a pandemic on our shores that has been a catastrophic, life-threatening event.
  • This is not going to go away in a few months, yet hopefully today, America will vote to begin the years of work required to rebuild this country, gain the trust of our allies, and get unified and inspired by a new leader to defeat our enemies, COVID-19 and ignorance!

+ Knock On The Door” video by John Douglass, Brigadier General, U. S. Air Force, Retired, from Joe Biden For President 2020.

+ NBC News: U.S. election: World’s fascination not just about American power, but also hope

+ The Lincoln Project: America The Beautiful sung by Ray Charles

+ NPR: Transcript Of John McCain’s Concession Speech in 2008 to his opponent Barak Obama [Editor’s note: An excerpt of John McCain’s graciousness on election night 2008 is palpable]:

“Sen. [Barack] Obama has achieved a great thing for himself and for his country. I applaud him for it, and offer my sincere sympathy that his beloved grandmother did not live to see this day — though our faith assures us she is at rest in the presence of her Creator and so very proud of the good man she helped raise.”

“This campaign was and will remain the great honor of my life.And my heart is filled with nothing but gratitude for the experience and to the American people for giving me a fair hearing before deciding that Sen. Obama and my old friend, Sen. Joe Biden, should have the honor of leading us for the next four years.”

“Tonight — tonight, more than any night, I hold in my heart nothing but love for this country and for all its citizens, whether they supported me or Sen. Obama, I wish Godspeed to the man who was my former opponent and will be my president. Read more

+ Barbra Streisand: Lady Liberty Lyric Video “I recorded ‘Lady Liberty’ in 2018, but the message seems more urgent now than ever. The key lyric is, ‘The real danger lies in the sound of silence.’ So make your voice heard, please vote!

+ Abraham Lincoln from his first Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861:

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

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Posted by Steve on November 3, 2020 at 12:15 am | Permalink

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