I address this to my fellow Americans. Those who vote for Obama. Those who vote for Romney. Those that don't vote. Let it be known that who you voted for or if you did not vote does not make you any less of an American in my eyes. America is not one idea. America is not one religion. America is not one economic philosophy. America is not the South, not the North, not the East, not the West. America is all of that and more, too.
I voted for Obama and I have my reasons. You may have voted for Romney and you have your reasons. We are both Americans, doing what Americans have done since 1776. Sure we had a Civil War but out of that we emerged an even stronger America. Today we either are or have the potential to be the strongest, most affluent, most influential society ever to exist on the face of the Earth. We have the potential to lead our World through the coming times of change in social, economic and ecological affairs. Things may never be the same, history may never repeat but we will all still be Americans.
When the election results are in and counted I hope all Americans will join behind the President in order to help America fulfill its destiny. Now is a time for citizenship, not party politics. Now is a time when America needs all of us to put our shoulders to the wheel and move our nation into the future. Divisiveness is not an American trait. Rallying together to solve our problems is. Americans have always come together when faced with external threats. Those threats are easily contained by our modern strengths. It is time we come together to make America shine like that City on a Hill. Let' shake hands and get down to work being Americans together.