Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published on December 16, 2020 in LancasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author.
If you are one of the majority of Lancastrians who voted for Donald Trump for another four years as president, you may be feeling sad or angry or both. Maybe you believe the election was rigged, stolen, or that fraudulent votes were counted illegally. Maybe you are pro-life or believe in Trump’s policies. Perhaps you attended his rally at the airport and heard him tell you he is making America great again and not to worry about getting or spreading the coronavirus.
While I hear your pain, I can agree on one of your concerns but respectfully disagree on others. I do share your concern about unborn babies, but what about immigrant children still in detention facilities and children who are food deprived because their parents are now unemployed.
As for America’s greatness, doesn’t feeding starving children, alleviating suffering, and welcoming immigrant families matter? When have you heard President Trump last urging you to follow public health guidelines and modeling them to slow the spread of the coronavirus now raging?
When all is said and done, Joe Biden won the election, according to certified results, with 306 electoral college votes and over 80 million popular votes. No fraud has been uncovered. Recounts have added to Biden’s popular vote win and almost all of Trump law suits have been dismissed by the courts – the most recent one by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Now is the time to share with others and reason things out or form a “With Malice Toward None” support group through Braverangels.org.
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