Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Day After...

To all of my Republican family and friends: A Plea for Unity

Every one of you know that I boisterously supported Mr. Obama, but I want to take moment to try to provide you some comfort. I know this is a hurtful time for you right now, and I pray that this Democratic win does not leave you in bitterness, darkness and sorrow.

This man is not your enemy. He is not Satan. He is not Jimmy Carter. He is not a Muslim terrorist. And the world is not ending.

We must come back together as Americans to rebuild this shattered country. If there is one element of Mr. Obama's campaign that struck me most, it was his call for unified and grassroots change. President-elect Obama has never offered government as the solution to all our problems. Rather he asked each of us to make the changes we need starting at home, and in our churches, and in our schools, and in our local government. He called upon us to be better than we were before, to cast aside party labels, gender labels, race labels, social labels, sexual-orientation labels, and to work together as Americans to improve this great land of ours.

The task will be daunting; the challenges are many. But we cannot do it without your help. So, I urge you, as Mr. McCain urged you in his very gracious concession speech, to work with us.

Cast aside your fears. Turn off the TV news. Let us lock hands together and redeem our country.

Help us build a stronger America. For all of us.

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