July 14, 2024

Letter to the editor


This archived article was written by: Ben Bjarnson

I have observed this election turn people of a generally kind nature, into ravenous venomous vipers towards each other. Whether you voted for Trump or for Clinton, it seems that there is a great divide. Trump supporters have had their intelligence questioned to death, and Clinton supporters are labeled as whiny and sore losers. There are three words that can assist us all in this needy time of common sense. Get over it! If you really are willing to not budge an inch, then you are part of the problem. There is no middle ground where there once was. There has never been a more realistic and practical time for us to practice getting over these issues. If you thought America was doomed if a particular Presidential candidate was voted into office, you couldn’t be more wrong. They both have pros and cons, and they both have no absolute power of their own. There is a system of checks and balances that makes America so amazing compared to the rest of the world. There are no good excuses for being bitter to each other. If you read these words and are angry, that’s because your personal pride has made you think that you are entitled to somehow be right. Don’t force your opinion on others, and if they disagree, know that you can move on. If you are not going to be a part of the solution, then you are part of the problem, and there is no better time to get over it!