|The March to Valley Forge by William T. Trego (Source)|
Well, guess what? It didn't and it's not going to any time soon.
Was everyone happy over the outcome of the recent election? No, of course not.
In every election there are winners and there are losers. Among the candidates, not the people who supported those candidates. If you supported one of the losing candidates and you feel that that makes you a loser, well, odds are your candidate had nothing to do with that.
Was I happy about the outcome? No, not at all. My preferred candidate wasn't even in the race. Will I tell you who that was? No, as it's irrelevant.
Was I unhappy? No, not really.
In 2008, I was unhappy.
In 2012, I was unhappy. Did I run around saying that Barack Obama was not my President? I most certainly did not. As far as I was concerned, he was my Commander-in-Chief and will be until the 20th of January. He was elected fair and square. That's all I need to know.
This country has survived many hard times. Let me assure you, there were no special snowflakes at Valley Forge.
None were to be seen at Lundy's Lane.
Nor at First Manassas nor at Antietam. (See what I did there?)
There were no special snowflakes at Chapultapec nor on San Juan Hill.
None in the Argonne nor at Château-Thierry.
There were no safe spaces at Pearl Harbor, at Wake Island, Bataan, or Corregidor.
Weren't any of those at Normandy or in the Ardennes in a cold December in '44.
None at Pusan, none at Taejon, nor on Pork Chop Hill.
Didn't hear of those at Da Nang, Khe San, or Hue either.
What I'm trying to say is that if we all just do our jobs, then everything is going to be fine. We've been through a lot in this country. No doubt we'll go through more, but damn it, we're all in this together. We're Americans, no matter what color, what sex, what religion, or what language we speak. Let me repeat that, we're Americans. Got it? We don't wuss out, curl up into a ball and cry nor do we need to be coddled. We're Americans, when have we ever done that?
Grow up. Do your job.
When did we become a nation of whiners?
I don't think we are, not really.
Anyhow, that's how I feel.
Now get back to work, the problems out there are not going to fix themselves. That's our job.