Dear President to be,

Dear President to be,

Dear President to be,

We are a divided nation. 40% of us will not have voted for you. 15% of us will not have voted at all. We have argued our views in small fonts on bright screens in darken rooms. The stories we share are half truths  of discontent. We stand solidly in our own shoes, not for a moment thinking to turn and change our perspective. White, Black, Brown. Rich, Poor. Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist. All.

We are a divided nation. Walls within our boundaries. Diversity in strong black lines of political separation. Powerful dollars pave roads to special interests. Informational sources, a thousand or more, sirens of yesteryear confused with the tiny sparks of the new noise. 

In this you will stand on a cold winter day, a hand raised, a Christian bible planted. You will be asked to the best of your ability to  persevere, protect and defend the constitution of these divided states. In this you will stand, a peaceful transition of democracy, on the edge of history.

Yet . . .

This is not about you. It is about us. The United States of America, 319 millions of us. White, Black, Brown. Rich, Poor. Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist. All.

It is about our life, our liberty and our pursuit of happiness. We are all created equal. We have mutually pledged to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

In this you will stand. In this you will lead. 

I ask, we ask, that you bring us together, not as divided states but as United States. You look not to your party, your beliefs, your history but to us. White, Black, Brown. Rich, Poor. Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist. All.

Focus on those things that bring us together. Our love for our family, (strange, different, and unique as they may be), our beliefs, (strange, different, and unique as they may be), our desire for a better life for our kids (strange, different, and unique as they may be), our ability to help our neighbors(strange, different, and unique as they may be) and our need to connect (strange, different, and unique as we are.)

In this you will stand. In this you will lead. 

Call upon your neighbors on the hill. Sit upon the portico and look upon this great nation. Learn the art of compromise. Learn the art of listening. Learn the art of asking for assistance. You alone can not lead this nation. You alone can not better the world. You alone cannot bring us together.

Yet with neighbors, we build communities, we build schools, we build economies, we build bridges to a better future.

I ask, we ask, that you, our elected president lead us to the promise of a better tomorrow. That you, our elected president, work with your neighbors on the hill to lead us to the promise of a better tomorrow. That you, our elected president, pursue our agenda for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That you our elected president preserve, protect and defend our great country.

In this, we will stand. In this, we will follow.

And together we will make our country great. 

Regards

A citizen of these United States of America

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