With the Electoral College, barring a very rapid reform now being advocated by millions, soon to give a losing candidate the victory, America faces a peril not faced since the Civil War. Indeed, the current environment of hate and violence would remind us of the 1840’s debate over slavery…if Americans knew their history. For those who don’t, now would be an instructive time to read a biography of William Lloyd Garrison.
Yet sun shines through the clouds. I stand in awe of the thousands of young people who have organized peacefully to protest the sudden climate of racism and contempt for women stimulated by the election.
Can we, the adults who failed, hold the nation together until those youngsters grow up and create a better society?