By Stephen Dietrich
For millions of voters, it is morning in America. For the diehard supporters of President-elect Donald Trump, the air will certainly taste sweeter today.
Admittedly, I myself am feeling a little bit of pride — after all, for months my amazing team here at The Horn News defied the mainstream media and predicted these very results. Vindication against the naysayers feels good, I must confess.
Across the country Tuesday, conservatives struck a devastating blow against globalism and identity politics. From the Gulf of Mexico to the shores of Lake Michigan, and from Maine’s stunning forests to Oklahoma’s sweeping plains, Americans collectively broke free from the chains of liberalism.
Take the day to enjoy your victory, fellow conservatives.
But in victory, be humble.
Proverbs 24:17-18 reads, “Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, or the Lord will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them.”
It is important that we remember that Tuesday wasn’t the end; it was the beginning.
Tomorrow the hard journey begins. Because it will be time to reach across the aisle to our neighbors, friends, family and fellow countrymen who are feeling defeated.
That won’t be easy for either side. But it is essential.
We should be reminded that after election day, it’s okay to feel strong emotions. After all, conservatives remember what 2012 felt like.
America has set out on a new path forward, but we can’t make it alone. We know that there are many honest people who worked very hard to win the election — on both sides. Now is the time for us to all come together.
The most important tool for the West and democracy’s continued success is the uninterrupted, peaceful transition of power in government.
Deciding a ruling government has historically been very violent and extremely contentious, far worse than what we saw on Tuesday. America hasn’t had post-election violence since 1861, which any student of history knows is a very remarkable streak.
Together, we can ensure that our great American democracy continues this proud tradition.
Unity is key moving forward. It’s right there in the name: United States of America.
Conservatives and liberals, let’s work together to make America great again.
Stephen Dietrich is the Managing Editor of The Horn News