I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have been ready to see some big changes in our country’s government since the last election. I’m happy that today, we will see a new leader step up and take his place in history. No doubt, the election of Barack Obama is of major historical importance. As our first African-American president, he is a symbol for just how far this country has come in terms of civil rights and just plain valuing people for who they are instead of judging them on the basis of things like skin color, religion, sexual preference, etc.
I, for one, am glad that we have finally gotten to this point and I hope that some of the groups that are still out there promoting the “wrong” kind of behavior will not impede President Obama’s progress as he attempts to lead us to the change we so desperately need in this country. I’ve never been a fan of this kind of hate. I don’t understand it and I don’t accept it. It has never made sense to me that people would judge one another so harshly on the basis of characteristics that are basically just part of one’s appearance. We all know how flawed this type of thinking is and that it has gone on as long as it has is unbelievable to me.
I won’t stay on that soapbox too long. People get a little touchy and what I’m really aiming for with this post is to say that in spite of my initial reluctance to vote for Obama, I am happy that he’s now preparing to be sworn in as our next president. I feel hopeful and I have confidence that he will work to make this country better. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish President-elect soon to be President Obama the best of luck as he embarks on this journey. I can’t wait to see what happens!
Until next time…
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