Message to the winners: Unless you gain the support of those who opposed you last night, your victory will be short-lived.
A Moral Story to Contemplate
Right before the end of WWII when the outcome was known by both sides, a submarine battle took place in a remote area of the Pacific where both subs were destroyed but miraculously a German and American both survived on an island divided by a deep un-crossable chasm. One on each side.
At first, the two soldiers threw stones and spears at each other. Then they threw verbal jabs. But, overtime they learned both were of the same religion, both married, had kids, and just wanted a better life for themselves and their neighbors.
As they contemplated their situation they were likely never to be found, they came to realize they must work together to built a raft together and row together to the nearest habited island. So, they did so.
As they were rowing, the American said to the German, ?Do you know what is really humbling is when you discover you really, really are in need.?
The German asked, ?When did you discover that?? The American said, ?It was when I discovered I needed you, my former enemy.?
Message to those who lost: Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. (Charles Dickens)
At its core, Justice (capital J) is giving to another his due. If you would have desired and expected your opponent and their supporters to support you in the general election, to deny them what you would have expected from them is unjust.
Final Comment: The tradition of shaking hands goes back to ancient times. The Egyptian hieroglyphic of an extended hand means “to give” and then the acceptance of the extended hand means “to accept.”
With humility, in pursuit of Justice, I offer my hand to fellow Republicans to unite toward November so we can do the people’s business.