Thoughts on the Current Presidential Election. I realize that much of the world is focused on the US Presidential Election happening today. I made a post about the election at my American Presidents Blog that I think I will repost here. I have already voted for Bush. However, I will be supportive of Kerry if he wins. I hope everyone else will be just as civil regardless of the outcome.
Here is the post:
I am currently at the Michigan Library Association Annual Conference in Traverse City, Michigan. I am finding it hard to find Internet access so I have missed a few days of blogging.
One thing that bothers me here at the conference is that so many of my colleagues are making claims like, "This country is more divided now than in any point of our history." And they believe this.
Has no one heard of the election of 1860 and the American Civil War? Please do go and check the History of the United States of America. The country was so divided that the election of Lincoln lead to war. In the following four years, hundreds of thousands died.
No matter what happens this year, there will not be another American Civil War ensuing. All things considered, we just are not that divided...