By Edward M. Bury, MA, APR (aka The PRDude)
In the days and months and years leading up to today, did you know that Congress had to officially approve the Electoral College results from the national election held every four years to elect the president of the United States?
Frankly, it was not a subject that ever crossed my mind.
Until today, of course. Until the simmering madness, mounting discontent and outright fabrication of fact swept across the nation as if guided by the director of a low-budget apocalyptic movie. Until thugs and cowards assaulted the very foundation of this democracy — literally and figuratively.
Yes, today should have been a relatively slow news day. But as I write this post, the news keeps changing, seemingly by the minute.
From what I’ve viewed on television, heard on radio and read online, many are outraged by what’s taking place in the U.S. Capitol. But as I noted in a commentary posted in late December, I refuse to become outraged — especially in this space — over news that could assault the very foundation of what keeps me sane.
No, I will hope and pray for solace, and that our leaders — across all parties — remain steadfast in reuniting the United States of America. I will keep communicating thoughts, opinions and observations based on truth, accuracy and fairness.
Realistically, tomorrow and many days ahead that should be perceived as “slow news days,” will be anything but devoid of breaking developments. And, yes, I will monitor the news that ushers in outrage and keep it at a distance.