Thoughts on the Current Presidential Election. I am currently at the Michigan Library Association Annual Conference in Traverse City, Michigan. I am finding it hard to find Internet access so I have missed a few days of blogging.
One thing that bothers me here at the conference is that so many of my colleagues are making claims like, "This country is more divided now than in any point of our history." And they believe this.
Has no one heard of the election of 1860 and the American Civil War? Please do go and check the History of the United States of America. The country was so divided that the election of Lincoln lead to war. In the following four years, hundreds of thousands died.
No matter what happens this year, there will not be another American Civil War ensuing. All things considered, we just are not that divided...