Differences can exist, but civility must win

Freedom New Mexico

Regardless of whether your musical tastes ran to “Yes We Can” or “Raising McCain” this election, there’s one song you weren’t likely to hear on the 2008 campaign trail: “Kum Ba Yah.”

Things got rough and tumble in a few places this year, not only in the White House race but also in some state and local contests.

Although it’s not unusual for elections to feature more mud than a monster truck rally, memories can be short when the wounds are fresh.

Still, the question remains:

Election Day is over. Now what? No doubt, some folks will come away from this election ecstatic and others will feel disappointed. In the end, though, we all have to coexist. That goes not just for the public, but the politicians.

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