Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A post I wish more people had read...

Let's face it, a day doesn't go by that I wish my children would listen to me.  I feel a teensy bit the same way in my blogging world, too.  It's not that I need a pat on the back for what I write, and I don't mean to get on my soapbox, but a little bit of affirmation is always a good thing.

The post that I wish more people had read, that I wish I could have sent to everyone in the ENTIRE USA, is this one.  I wrote it the day after election day in 2008, and I still remember the way my heart felt clenched up like a fist in my chest.  The words went straight from that clenched up heart and onto the computer screen, just as if I had a USB cable connecting the two.

God Bless America

After the election results last night, my little corner of the country was not celebrating. I wasn't doing a victory dance or high-fiving Andy. I sat and watched John McCain give a very touching, dignified and gracious concession speech, calling for the support of his victor. I sat and contemplated what Barack Obama's election to the highest office of our beautiful country means to me and to my family, my community, our state and the United States of America, and I'm worried.

Don't get me wrong, I have hope-

I have hope that everything will be OK, that the economy will turn around, gas prices will stay down, and that we can grow and prosper. I have hope that President-Elect Obama will do what is best for this country, and not bring us to a liberal, large government, "don't you worry, we'll take care of you now" mentality. I have faith that my Father in Heaven is watching out for me and for this choice country, for which our forefathers fought and brought to freedom so many years ago. I am grateful for a democracy in which everyone has a right to let his or her voice and choice be heard, and I hope the right choice was made.

I guess I will wait and see, just like the rest of the world. I will wait to see if Joe Biden's speculation that the rest of the world will test President Obama will be verified.

I will wait to see if he will reach across the party lines and try to work together with those he views as the enemy.

I will wait to see if he continues to include in the circle of his associates William Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, and others on the left fringe of politics. Maybe he will keep his distance from them. Maybe he has learned his lesson. Kind of like the straight-laced kid in school who likes to hang with the dangerous crowd. He got in trouble for it (although most people don't seem to care much who he surrounds himself by) and maybe he'll toe the line from now on.

But, like I said, I am hopeful. I'm hopeful that this will stay the land of the free and the home of the brave. And I hope that my doubts will be unfounded.

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Tara said...

I always read your posts and I do remember that one. Very good post btw! You have such a way with words :)

Susan said...

I always read them too, I just don't take the time to comment. If you can take the time to write something for me to enjoy, I guess I can do the same.

Anonymous said...

Ironically, most of his team has turned out to be centrists and right of center people, and yet many people keep saying he is socialist or moslem or kenyan or other John Birch fantasies. So what Obama does and who he associates with seems to matter little-- he will be a boogey man to many ignorant and little people regardless. Bush's Medicare drug plan was socialist. Obama could have had a socialist approach to banking reform or health care reform but did not. So the real danger to our way of life is not Obama-- it is people that cannot see reality. But like the craizies in the mid-east, the crazies here will lose in the end. Good riddance.

Annie said...

Why did you post as anonymous? I'd love to know who you are! Unfortunately, Bush was not the answer, either. A SMALLER federal government is what we are in desperate need of. Not a stimulus package that stimulated nothing, and health care "reform" that will penalize those who don't go along with it. All of our representatives are letting us down by not listening to the majority of the people.

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