The first ever peaceful transition of power after bitterly contested popular elections fought by principled partisans occurred in America in the “Revolution of 1800,” after elections that gave the Republican party led by Thomas Jefferson control over both the presidency and congress. Both the Republicans and their opponents, the Federalist party, believed that the fundamental principles of democracy were at stake in the conflict between the two parties.
Sound familiar? And yet America prospered and became the greatest nation on the planet.
Today, once again, the world will watch the peaceful transition of power in the U.S. Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president, OUR President. Let us pray for his success.