All my life I was taught to respect people as people. To judge them by the character they displayed. Not by their heritage, skin tone, or accent. A simple ruled it seemed to me, but as I grew up, I was shocked to discover that others weren't taught that lesson. Even today, in the year 2008, there are undeserving prejudices that still exist. And that continues to baffle me.
So, as I watch the announcement that our next president of the United States will be Barack Obama...I was moved. Not because a democrat was back in the oval office, but because America voted on principle instead of prejudice.
We voted for hope. We voted for change. We voted for a man that we believe in and a man that believes in us and what we can do for our country.
And that, more than anything else has in a long time, makes me proud to be an American.
"I'm asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change...
I'm asking you to believe in yours."