Leslie Knope Writes an Open Letter to America About This Election

“The point is: people making their own decisions is, on balance, better than an autocrat making decisions for them. It’s just that sometimes those decisions are bad, or self-defeating, or maddening, and a day where you get dressed up in your best victory pantsuit and spend an ungodly amount of money decorating your house with American flags and custom-made cardboard-cutouts of suffragettes in anticipation of a glass-ceiling-shattering historical milestone ends with you getting (metaphorically) eaten by a giant farting T. rex.”

Thanks to a member of Parks and Recreation, a sitcom that will, we believe, stand the test of time (especially since it sang the praises of being ‘stronger together’), the unfortunately fictional Leslie Knope wrote an endearing letter sharing her thoughts on the election as only she can (after plenty of comforting from her great friend Ann).

For our money, it was one of the things we needed to read right at this moment.

Read the whole letter here.