Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day


What a glorious day for the United States of America!

We the people in our republic, democratically elected a gentleman of African American, English, and Irish descent. Many of my friends must feel profound joy in helping bring Barack Obama to his position of Commander in Chief, particularly my black friends, who may not have imagined this success possible.

My sister, whom I met October 6, 1986, isn’t much older than I. She remembers having to nurture her thirst from a drinking fountain for blacks only. It’s hard to imagine a world like that, yet prejudice exists. I know.

And though the reflections in Ecclesiastes 3 say…

“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.” [NIV]

…my prayer is that the world will see America’s vision to work hard and in peace toward a loving, sustainable home planet, and we will all work together to plant, to build, to dance, to embrace, to be silent, to love in peace [using more contraception], and in a sense, to be born again.

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2 comments:

  1. Your prayer is nice and those things would be great, but it ignores the reality of America. The history of America is not of peace, but of a country that has been involved in war after war. The materialistic consumer society is among the most wasteful in the world.

    If the Obamessiah does even 10% of what he's promised, he'll be doing good. Hopefully he can turn the country around before it's driven into bankruptcy.

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  2. Though I voted for McCain in 2008 and Romney in 2012, Obama is our president and I choose to work toward cohesiveness, not division. Despite negative press about Obama being a Muslim, Communist, Socialist immigrant, I believe his intention is good and none of the aforementioned bears fact.

    My Republican friends will cringe and groan at my saying that, but after listening to David Maraniss's 20-disc Barack Obama: The Story,* I gained intel on his family, beginning in the 1800s, and on his own history.

    Obama is intelligent, wise, and, for the most, works toward common-ground decisions. I believe he is a good husband and father, and though his first four years showed he is not a great leader, by the end of term two, he might be quite good.

    As with all of life: Time will tell.

    * http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/books/review/barack-obama-by-david-maraniss.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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