America Divided

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Wow. That is the only way that I can describe this recent presidential election. I am honestly lost for words to describe the events that stemmed from this election. But what I do know is the effect is has had on American citizens. News of peaceful protests in many states have dominated the media, but what has also been circulating through are the hateful physical and verbal attacks from supporters of both sides. Hey I am all for freedom of speech. If anyone knew me personally, they would agree that I am a pretty outspoken person and enjoy sharing my own opinion, but I think that there is a fine line between expressing your opinion and downright tormenting people. This hatred that is festering between citizens has truly divided Americans and turned many people against each other. It shouldn’t be this way, especially now when our country has such an unstable foundation and leadership. In the article, The country needs a graceful loser in this election. The future of American democracy depends on it, Mickey Edwards insists that the loser of the election will be the person to unite the America, by accepting their loss and supporting the person who wins. I think that this is a great idea, but will it be enough to stop all the hate and tension among people? Especially when it runs so deep. Only time will tell, but hopefully, it will be good for America and its people.


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