The Roanoke Slant

This file is a very brief journal and scrapbook and LTEs of some examples of the Roanoke Times slant. Comments to: lbhagen@roanokeslant.org

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

 

It’s Not Just Four More Years, It's Much Bigger Than That

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As with any win-loose contest, those who chose the loosing team are now left with disappointment and uncertainty.
At the expense of sounding like Aesop's “sour grapes”, the losers will now have ample opportunity to expound on the reasons for their failure and for the other team’s success.
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For today, the day after, it should be sufficient to simply acknowledge reality and bask in the wonder of the American System in which we the people are empowered to make these choices of our own free will. What an amazing system! What an amazing place!
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Regardless of whom our leaders are, one thing is for certain, we are all in this together!
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It’s clear that our national priorities are now very different than in the past and we have embarked on a new course. These new directions will result in a county looking more like Western European countries than we have in the past. Perhaps this is the result of the personification of the maturing of a society as it goes through its life cycles.
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What is also clear is that the torch has been passed to a new generation whose views and values are very different from those who were part of, or who came from, “the greatest generation”.
The changes in: focus on religion, traditional family life, work ethic, service to country and personal responsibility has been replaced by a new and different culture. JFK’s challenge: “ask not what your Country can do for you, ask what you can do for your Country” was not mentioned in this election cycle. Only time and experience will determine if these changes are positive progress.
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Hopefully our Country will continue to be blessed with the concepts espoused in the words of “America The Beautiful”.
http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/americathebeautiful.html
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Following is a very interesting response to this blog item from a very thoughtful man:
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The sun did rise this morning!!! Nice job on this, much better than the way I am feeling. Thanks for sharing your perspective/thoughts and maybe it will help me modify my "morning after thinking" a little. I think your point about recognizing the change in leadership and values away from the thinking of our generation is very true. Our country is very different today than when we were the young, energetic leaders providing much of direction. The new generations want more from their government and seem to be willing to pay for it. It will be interesting to see how the constraints that come when government gets more involved, play out with the younger generation.
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USA Today:  Behind the Results

http://www.usatoday.com/interactives/news/politics/how-the-race-was-won
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