Think about that title question. Will we preserve our tradition of the peaceful transition of power? Will we maintain the proper precepts of social decorum?
One of the most difficult things any nation ever must do is choose its leadership. Examine the history of the world. This is the subject of the most bloody and catastrophic wars. Thus, one of the marvels of the United States is that every four-eight years we peacefully choose a new president. The winners of the election celebrate. The losers of the election may sulk a bit, but everyone is relieved that the election is over. We don’t have to watch any more presidential campaign advertisements for another four years.
Is the process perfect? Two lifetimes ago, when Abraham Lincoln was elected, we fought a civil war.
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