Why a Peaceful, Orderly Transfer of Power Matters
Delay in Smooth Transition Process Harms the Public Interest and National Security.
"The United States has experienced a peaceful and orderly transfer of power between presidential administrations for 224 years. Each transfer of power between individuals and political parties has been achieved because of the decency of the candidates and their commitment to honoring the will of the voters. The American people have come to expect peaceful transfers after an election because it is the right thing to do — and it is the ethical path to affirming our democratic ideals."
John Pelissero, senior scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and professor emeritus of political science at Loyola University Chicago published in The Mercury News.
Nov 12, 2020
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