Yesterday I saw a bumper sticker that read "Comrade Obama." I wonder if I will see letters to the editor — like I saw three years ago — calling for respect for the presidency after bumper stickers that said, "Impeach Bush." A worn-out adage has been rumbling around in my head: "United we stand; divided we fall."
I'm not LDS, but I admired the teachings of President Gordon B. Hinckley. I'm paraphrasing here, but he once said, "We must embrace and celebrate what makes us the same and set aside those things that make us different." I think that if everyone — Republicans, Democrats, Independents and others — came together and worked as one, this country would be like a phoenix and rise out of the ashes better and stronger than ever before.