A new president was sworn into office today. Many people (at least the majority of voters) didn't vote for this president. The official word from Washington is we must accept our new president to be true to democracy. I think the big push for acceptance also has to do with national security and keeping order in place.
I can't help but compare this political situation to a family argument where sides are taken and a line drawn in sand. I have seen so many families fall apart over issues or actions that could and should have been forgiven or accepted by both sides.
Quite often disagreements end in a truce when both sides decide to accept the unacceptable to keep the peace and hopefully move forward.
I don't think the fighting in Ireland would have ever stopped if each side hadn't decided to work things out diplomatically.
What is unacceptable to me is when people turn to violence over problems or situations where diplomacy is the answer.
I hope that in the coming weeks diplomacy wins out over violence. We don't have to accept the unacceptable but there is a peaceful way to express our feelings; a way in which we all can live with.acceptance