OPINION

Behind the Cole Shed - Everything is going to be okay

Clint Cole - ccole@adelnews.com

On Tuesday, the polls were finally open. It was the final day of this election cycle, which seemed to have lasted an eternity, but I can (mostly) assure you, it is finally over and we can now return to our regularly scheduled lives. 

If you had strong opinions about the two candidates that were vying for the highest office in the United States, I hope you found the time on Tuesday to get out to the polls and cast your vote for the one that mattered and, if you didn't, I hope that next time around you find the time to read up, get informed on the candidates and take part in the Democratic process that we are fortunate to have in this election. 

Writing this before the results of the election have even been announced, I would like to say that I am quite certain that, no matter who won the election, everything is going to be fine, at least in the short term. 

We are going to continue to go to our jobs, our schools and our daily activities. The world will not stop in our country because one candidate or the other won. 

Long term, there may be some negative or positive effects on our country as a whole in terms of the economy, our national security and our education, but overall, we are going to be fine. 

The Senate is going to continue to operate as they do. Congress is going to continue to operate as they do. The Iowa Senate and the Iowa House of Representatives is going to continue to make the decisions that affect us directly close to home and our government will continue to operate as it is intended to be operated. 

The President of the United States may have the highest title and be held in the highest regard in this country, but there are still many groups of people he or she will have to go through to make things happen.

If you are worried about the results of the election, whichever way they may have gone, don't give up hope on this country. Continue to do your part to make a difference in the United States.