In nation's ongoing post-election battle, a call for unity: Readers sound off
What truly makes America great is 'Americans helping fellow Americans'
President Donald Trump was under siege for four years from liberals who despised him.
President-elect Joe Biden will experience more obstruction and push back than Trump and will get far less done in a nation in which more than 71 million people voted for Trump to get re-elected for a second term.
The lack of satisfaction with our electoral process will not go away and that will be an impediment for Biden far worse than any Russian collusion scandal ever could have been for Trump. The party that called Trump voters deplorables, now wants us all to come together and sing "Kumbaya."
The loss of trust in our system is creating a very serious and dangerous situation that won’t be censored or wished away.
— Charles Michael Sitero; Ormond Beach, Fla.
As President Donald Trump's behavior becomes more bizarre and he continues to file one meaningless lawsuit after another, and impedes President-elect Joe Biden's transition, this behavior may approach the point where the 25th Amendment needs to be invoked.
Trump is living in denial and it seems like he is no longer really involved in being president. He appears to have abandoned all efforts to deal with COVID-19 and is irrationally consumed with the loss of this election. He in many ways poses a significant risk to the country and the peaceful transition of power. It is asking a lot of his mostly sycophantic Cabinet officials, but surely at some point they will have to acknowledge the danger posed by an out-of-control president.
—George Magakis Jr.; Norristown, Pa.
I am not celebrating President-elect Joe Biden's win. America remains a deeply divided country. Disinformation deepens the divide and prevents rational discussion. Disinformation presents a grave danger to our democracy.
—Dennis G. Lane; Haverford, Pa.
I hear liberal activists declare that conservatives are horrible people and that they will destroy the nation. I hear conservative activists say the same of liberals. I think both of them are correct because as well as having some really good policies, both sides also have some really bad ones. It's easy to point out the faults and weaknesses of the other side and not look at your own.
This is a charge I could easily level at liberals and conservatives alike and win cases in court all day long, but what's the point?
I'm starting to see our government as a marriage of sorts. Some of us are leaders and some of us are nurturers. Some of us can be brutal and some of us can be hysterical. But at the end of the day it is better to work together with our combined talents instead of blaming each other for our faults and weaknesses, otherwise the home falls apart and the children (the next generation) are the ones who suffer.
—Arthur Saginian; Santa Clarita, Calif.
Watching Americans celebrating the victory of Democracy this past weekend has shown the country and the world the importance of doing what's right for America. It was a breath of new life our country needed and expressed. It was also felt and expressed by the world.
It's said that in times of change, or need, we breathe new life into the situation. It's what's needed now, as we all see and hear millions of Americans crying out for positive change. We need to face our current challenges head-on, put our differences aside, and do what's best for our country. We need to work together to make these changes happen. Forget party lines, we need to just be Americans helping fellow Americans.
America needs to be focussed on the immediate challenge of the pandemic, this is in the best interest of all Americans. I have already witnessed many challenges in our country in my 64 years of life, none more important to our country than now. I've voted in 10 elections. And with each one I accepted the results. Our country needs everyone's support toward the common good in doing the right thing.
That's what truly makes America great Americans helping fellow Americans.
—Dennis Golas; South Hadley, Mass.