I watched the inauguration yesterday with my kids, and was so proud of my country. We had a transition from one major political party to the other. Peacefully. With a million people in the streets--not to riot, but to celebrate.
Eight years ago, a President was inaugurated who lost the popular vote, but was judged to have won the electoral vote. There was no need for martial law, or suspension of elections, to have the transition.
Now, this is not a political blog, so I'm not going to wax poetic on which inauguration sent me to the moon, but I WILL say how thrilled I am that these transitions take place peacefully.
Four or eight years from now, someone else will be sworn in, and perhaps from the party not in power now. I expect that to go on without hysteria, too.
I am so thankful to live in a country where this can take place. We can vote without fear of violence. We can have transfer of power from one major party to another without civil war. I don't have to fear change. I know my vote counts. I can speak out against politicians and not fear loss of life or liberty.