Thankful for peaceful transitions of power

I’ll take a break from writing about governance issues during the Thanksgiving break – although I may occasionally tweet a bit on the subject. 

Thanksgiving presents an opportunity to consider what is going on right now as we move from one administration to the next. Most importantly, there has been a peaceful transition of power. This is happening even though there’s a substantial difference between the EC vote and the popular vote. It’s happening even though there are substantial geographic differences in opinion – even as the coasts, where most economic activity occurs, voted disproportionately against Trump.  

It’s silly for people to claim that the mostly civil disobedience that has happened against the incoming Administration is anywhere near the levels seen in countries that lack peaceful transitions. Instead of baiting by claiming that the “rioters” are “running wild in the streets”, we should be thankful things have changed peacefully.