MORAL LESSONS We Should Have Known Before This Election

Written by Candace Hardin on November 13, 2016

The day after the election of 2016 is a fine example of the many lessons most learned, or should have learned, at the knee of their grandparents, mother or father, or sage person.

The last year has been spent in hatefulness, spite and strife. Most of it caused by one of the seven deadly sins as stated in the Bible.

It is called GREED.

The corporations that own the news networks only reported selective news in regards to the candidates. Why did they do this instead of following the path of journalism, which is a third person, objective report of the facts?

Money, of course, the big corporations were tied into the most profitable, business as usual politics. They were also unwilling to earn the ire of the current administration, which was a very real concern and a repression of the First Amendment. So instead, they pandered, flattered and played the powers that be while urinating down the general population’s back and reporting rain.

Tied to greed, is the desire for something free. Free education, free everything, many younger voters jumped on the promises of those who held out treats supposedly without cost.

Will Rogers once said, “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.”

It is as true today as it was in his time, nothing is free. One will always get exactly what is paid for, and nothing more. It is delusion to think that the government can fulfill all your needs and wants. Even if this was possible, it would be wants and needs according to what the government wanted the populace to have. This may or may not correspond with individual ideas.

Margaret Thatcher, the Great Iron Lady, put it very well.

“There is no such thing as public money. There is only taxpayer’s money.”

What about the Golden Rule? Do onto others as you would have them do unto you?

There were factions that it has been proven were PAID to cause violence and unrest at Trump rallies. People were injured, property damaged and it was a general threat to day to day occupations in the area.

A now classic photo shows a young woman who had been hit with eggs at a Trump rally.

Does anyone find that to be okay, fine and acceptable?

It is a moral corruption to incite harm and assault on a fellow human being for the purpose of political power and monetary gain, yet it was orchestrated.

How many times have mothers instructed children,

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, say nothing at all”?

This year’s Democratic presidential campaign consisted of very little positive substance about their candidate’s plans and ideas, but was rife with “He said, she said,” and sound bites by elected officials and the Republican candidate taken out of context to produce the desired effect.

Sunday school and grandparents taught the young and old two moral lessons.

“And be sure, your sins will find you.”

“Everything done in the dark will come to the light.”

The WikiLeaks distribution of hacked emails from the DNC, The Clinton Foundation and Clinton campaign that they would have preferred to keep hidden and were much worse to the eyes of God.

Finally, and the best one of all would be, “God doesn’t like ugly.”

There is no way that the hateful things said and done by those in the limelight, the press and Democratic Party can be construed in any other way than just plain ugly. Bernie Sanders was deliberately pushed out of nomination to promote a Clinton win.

The irony of this action, is a new Republican Presidential Elect, along with majorities in both the House and the Senate.

Andy Rooney once said, “Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.”

Looks like many servings of crow are on the menu today. Hopefully, the new President Elect will keep as many promises as possible and crow won’t be served up another day.

Whether the election brought joy or sorrow, America has to heal the division brought by the current administration and go forward for the good of all.

Author’s Note:
The author would like to thank ClashDaily, Doug Giles and Steve Pauwels for the opportunity and venue to voice opposition to the situation caused by the last decade of unfortunate events and politics that brought us to November 9, 2016.

The efforts by Clash, many other blogs and alternative news sites are fine examples of the American Spirit. Those who follow and those who contributed to that voice have never quit or given up the fight to return America to her roots of God and Country.

It is with great pride that the author is included in these revolutionaries!

“Endeavor to Persevere!”

photo credit: DonkeyHotey Election 2016 via photopin (license)

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Candace Hardin
Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on and has a blog, Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.