By: Gretchen Cobble
What a wild, unexpected ride 2020 has been and just when we thought it could not get any crazier, it was time for another election.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris were called president-elect and vice president-elect by the Associated Press (AP) on Saturday, Nov. 7, four days after Election Day.
For most freshmen, sophomores and juniors, this election was their first to participate in, and one most may never forget. Not only is this the first time in 27 years a president has not been reelected to serve a second term, but this election took place amidst a pandemic and a year of intense racial injustice.
“I was happy to participate in this election; we just need to remember that Jesus is the one true King,” said Madison Hemenway, a sophomore from Anna majoring in exercise science. “The election is not over officially until early December. No matter who the winner is of the 2020 election, God is in control of the results and will put into office who He deems right.”
“This was my first year to be able to vote for the president,” said DJ Carter, a sophomore from Benbrook majoring in exercise science pre-PT. “I think from a new voter’s perspective I had a lot to hope for, but in all honesty, I [find] myself very disappointed with where we are as a nation politically. Without even voicing my opinion on who I wanted to be our leader, I think that whoever is elected officially needs to set a new tone for what our nation is.”
Our Gen Z seems to prefer a change in attitude and for collective good and peace all around, no matter who leads the country.
“Right now, we’re divided, and I think the only way we can get better and grow together is to have intentional conversations with people who don’t agree with our own beliefs,” Carter said. It seems safe to say many people would agree with that, no matter where you stand politically.
It is even safer to say, whether Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green Party, Biden or Trump, the Lord is still on the throne. He’s got the whole world (that includes the United States) in His hands.
May God bless America.