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It's Inauguration Day.  It's not unique or special. It happens every 4 years, almost as often as a Kardashian Divorce.

There have been 58 Inauguration Days so far, and we haven't screwed up the system yet, and I don't see it happening today either.  Sure, there are those upset over the results of the election, but there have been 59 elections in our nation's history, and people have lost their cool at every one of them. Yet, we're still here. Admittedly, some really jacked up things can happen on Inauguration Day. For example, I once worked for a company that used the occasion of Obama's Inauguration to have a mass "Reduction In Force" (that's mass firings, y'all.) That's messed up.

For those who are freaking out over the new President, up in arms saying "IT'S ALL OVER! OUR NATION IS DONE! SQUEEEEEEEE!" May I remind you of the following:

With only one exception, in the past 60 years no party has been in office for more than 8 years. Then, it turns over.

1960: Kennedy (Democrat)

1964: Johnson (Democrat)

1968: Nixon (Republican)

1972: Nixon (Republican)

1976: Carter (Democrat)

1980: Reagan (Republican)

1984: Reagan (Republican)

1988: Bush 41 (Republican) *THE ONE EXCEPTION*

1992: Clinton (Democrat)

1996: Clinton (Democrat)

2000: Bush 43 (Republican)

2004: Bush 43 (Republican)

2008: Obama (Democrat)

2012: Obama (Democrat)

2016: Trump (Republican)

2020: Biden (Democrat)

See the pattern, kids? If it's not working, the ship always rights itself. After 4-8 years, everyone is ready for a change. That's why the system works. It'll happen again, and again, and again... There will be Republican Presidents, and there will be Democrat Presidents. Nothing lasts forever, and if it did...the country would be a very boring place.

Image: Lance Ballance-Townsquare Media
Image: Lance Ballance-Townsquare Media

I wrote this on Facebook, and felt compelled to share it here.

It's Inauguration Day.

Don't freak out.
Don't be stupid.
Don't be a sore winner.
Don't be a sore loser.
Don't change your habits.
Don't let anyone tell you that you are wrong.
Don't quit.
Don't look down on others.
Don't forget to eat breakfast.
Don't get angry.
Don't forget that in 4 years, everything could change again.
Don't forget to floss.
Don't forget to smile.
Don't allow negativity to control you.
Don't leave the house without a purpose.
Don't go to sleep angry.
Don't let anyone who doesn't know you affect your mood.
Don't be a jerk.
Don't believe anyone who says that they are "working for you".
Don't listen to me, only you can decide what's best for you.
I think it makes sense. Go about your day. Go to work. Talk to your co-workers. Have a cup of coffee. Relax. And, know that on every other Inauguration Day, the sun will rise.
No matter who you voted for. May God Bless You...and God Bless America.
Image: Lance Ballance-Townsquare Media
Image: Lance Ballance-Townsquare Media

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