From the Gettysburg Address to Murphy’s Law

“– and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”—Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863

Perhaps the most famous speech in presidential history was delivered on this date 157 years ago today in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Generations of Americans have valued Lincoln’s words expressing our nation’s devotion to those who serve to preserve and defend the Constitution and promote a government that serves the people…not the person.

Today, one person, Emily Murphy, the Administrator of the General Services Administration, refuses to sign the papers that would authorize the peaceful transition of power from the current president to Joe Biden. Apparently we can add her name to the long list of sycophants enabling the current administration.

A seamless transition is essential in order for the government to not skip a beat as we move into Biden’s term in the White House. A delay is likely to inhibit the national fight against the current pandemic.

The esteemed Dr. Anthony Fauci likens this scenario to that of a track team running a relay. The baton is passed most efficiently when both runners are moving. The race is never won when one runner stops to wait for the other. The consequences may well be severe during America’s battle against the pandemic as lives are likely to be lost.

Luckily for weather enthusiasts like me, most meteorologists work in unison with each other to provide the most accurate forecast possible. They are in agreement that the next three days will be full of mostly sunny skies with daytime high temperatures moderating from the mid 50’s today to the mid 60’s on Saturday.


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