The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” Most of us have heard this phrase from the famous folk tale “Chicken Little.” After an acorn strikes his head, the startled bird flutters about frantically, trying to warn everyone of impending doom. Versions of the story exist in numerous cultures and go back centuries.
The 2016 United States presidential election has been rife with Chicken Little claims, from both the candidates and their passionate supporters.
“If (insert candidate) is elected, then surely (insert calamity/tragedy) will happen.”
I’ll admit, I’ve had my moments of anxiety throughout this presidential campaign. I am both incredulous and dismayed that the best our electoral process could produce is the two candidates we have to choose from.
I’ve even whispered, “God help us if so-and-so is elected!” Continue reading “Why the election results won’t scare me”