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Saturday November 26th

Some post-election actions haven't been constructive

TO THE EDITOR:

I am sure by now that most of us have seen our fellow students walking around in the conspicuous "STRIKE" T-shirts.

I can honestly say - as a Democrat, a college student and an American - that nothing during the past few weeks has saddened or disgusted me more than these shirts.

I think that the participation, political passion and voter turnout demonstrated by the UNC student body throughout the past months and culminating Nov. 2 has been absolutely amazing.

But the conduct of some of my fellow Kerry supporters following the election has been nothing if not enraging.

Part of democracy - and life, for that matter - is not getting your way, and to turn around and to complain about an incontestable election is simply immature.

Rather, it means that you work that much harder to try to advance the goals that got you involved in the first place.

Whether or not Nov. 2 was a mandate, the simple fact is that George W. Bush is our president, no matter how you voted. Your voices have been heard, and your candidate lost. So grow up.

Christopher Bathon
Sophomore
Political science

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