Wednesday, 20 December, 2000

Election Resolved

Did anybody notice that we now have a President elect?  After five weeks of court battles and interminable news reports, we finally know who the next President will be.  Throughout the uncertainty, nothing happened.  That would not have been the case in many countries, where even a certain outcome sometimes results in the losing party attempting to mobilize the military and taking control by force.  For all of its flaws, our form of government works.  Of course, this country's economic situation is partly (mostly?) the reason for the relative calm.  Even our poorest people live much better than most of the world's population.  Things might have been radically different if the majority of our citizens were barely surviving.