Moving on: The solution to this post-election apocalypse

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

It’s been a week since the President-Elect of the United States of America was decided, and the aftermath is unsurprisingly fitting after the whirlwind that was the 2016 election cycle. In a long race fueled by anger, hope, lies and erroneous rhetoric, the results have amplified emotions that have sent us into a true post-election apocalypse.

On Nov. 8, the popular vote left one candidate victorious while the electoral college is set to choose the other.

Social media, the tactful platform used by candidates and constituents of which truly set this election apart from any other, has exploded with tirades of criticism on both sides. Nothing would be different had the results been the other way around.

So, where do we go from here? Do we simply continue this path of social destruction to further separate ourselves from each other? You can if you want, but I’m going to take the easier route and do what I think is best: move on.

If you voted with your conscience last Tuesday, congratulations. You did your civic duty and you should be proud. If the outcome is not what you wanted or expected, sadly there is nothing you can do about it at this point. Your voice was heard when you checked the ballot boxes. If the outcome is in your favor, congratulations as well.

I for one am more excited about nothing else than the fact that the election is finally over. I participated in my first national election and now I’m moving on with my life. There’s so much that I’m looking forward to, which doesn’t include brooding for the next four years.

We can continue this path of hate and destruction that is the post-election apocalypse, but it won’t do this country any good. Voting made our voices heard either way, and now it’s time to sit back and let it be. You made your decision whenever you voted; now it’s time to decide how you’re going to handle the results.

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