After several years of turmoil and division, there is fresh hope in the USA with the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as their new leaders. Here’s what one political commentator, Van James, said on CNN yesterday as the news broke:-
‘It’s easier to be a parent this morning, it’s easier to be a dad, it’s easier to tell your kids that character matters, telling the truth matters, being a good person matter. And it’s easier for a whole lot of people. If you’re a Muslim in this country you don’t have to worry that your president doesn’t want you here. If you’re an immigrant you don’t have to worry that the president is going to be happy to have your baby snatched away and you’re sent back for no reason. Vindication for a whole lot of people who have really suffered. You know “I can’t breathe” that wasn’t just George Floyd, that ‘s a whole lot of people who couldn’t breathe. Every day you’re waking up and you read his tweets. And people who have been afraid to show their racism are getting nastier and nastier to you. And you’re worried about your kids and you’re worried about your sister in case she goes to Walmart and getting back into her car without somebody saying something to her. And you’ve spent so much of your life energy just trying to hold it together. And this is a big deal for us just to get some peace, and to have a re-set. And character of the country matters, and being a good man matters. I want my sons to look at this and you know it’s easy to do it the cheap way and to get away with stuff, and it comes back around, it comes back around. And it’s a good day for this country. I’m sorry for those who lost and feel it’s not a good day. But for a whole lot of people it is a good day’.