In a video released on November 9th, former Republican California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had a message to share with the entire nation. A message and a call to unity, despite the divisive rhetoric that has been characteristic of much of this past election season.
“After yesterday’s election, I have been thinking a lot about this quote from one of my heroes, President Lincoln,” Schwarzenegger said.
He then went on to read the following quote from Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address:
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
“I think it is an important message for all of us today,” Schwarzenegger continued. Isn’t that wonderful? I love this quote. And remember, today the campaign is over, today the election is over, we are not enemies. We are neighbors, we are friends, and most importantly we are friends. And we have a lot of work to do to keep America great. So let’s do it, and let’s do it together,” Schwarzenegger concluded.