Now What?

Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power and we don’t just respect that, we cherish it.  

From – Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech

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From the moment that George Washington resigned his presidency the peaceful transfer of power has reigned in the United States. And, as strange as the dynamics of this past election, this peaceful transfer of power is what will ultimately strengthen our values and, although it may not seem so at first, it provides us the best opportunity to close the gap between us.

That does not mean that we will all agree on how to meet our challenges, but it will provide the spark to stop the vitriol that poisons our relationships and keeps us from reaching our highest potential as a nation.

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Different points of view, ideologies and political leanings form the bases for transformation. When we view our differences through a constructive prism, instead of a darkened tunnel, the light has a chance to break through. When we view those we vehemently disagree with, with a sense that we all want was is best for our country, even if we cannot agree on the means we can still share and connect on a level that is more soothing to our souls and in turn, more productive for America.

We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought, but I still believe in America and I always will… We believe that the American dream is big enough for everyone, for people of all races and religions, for men and women, for immigrants, for LGBT people and for people with disabilitiesFOR EVERYONE!

From – Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech

Plus, airing this week is my conversation with Homer Hickam. Homer writes some of the most heartwarming American fiction of the modern era. Our discussion about his book, Carrying Albert Home, is a classic example of how major differences of opinion, on a personal and political level, can still carry us all back home. 

Have a great week.

Barry

 

EPISODE LISTINGS AND TIMES ARE IN THE TAB AT THE TOP OF THE BLOG.

TO CONTACT BARRY YOU MAY E-MAIL HIM ATbarrykibrick@aol.com

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