A New Hope

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No, this post is not about Star Wars.  It’s about the choice the majority of American voters made last Tuesday, a choice for hope over despair, for idealism over cynicism.  It’s the hope that springs from belief in the enduring ideals on which this nation was founded, that a small group of committed citizens can change the world.

Because it’s the only thing that ever has. (with apologies to Margaret Mead)

Sixteen years ago I could barely contain my excitement over the election of a young governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton.  Four years later I was less excited; less and less so over the next two elections.  This time around I didn’t really get caught up in the Obama-nia, though others in my household did.  With this last Tuesday’s election, however, it seems as though we have turned a page, and that there is – more so than for the last several years – cause for hope.

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