Friday, November 7, 2008

The Election of a Lifetime!

Wow...To be even a small part of this momentous election was incredible. Never have I felt stronger about voting (all though I do every election) than this year. I was asked why I was so worried about getting my ballot dropped off in time when Obama was solidly in the lead. I realized it was because we were on the brink of making history and I wanted my vote to be a part of it.
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."

-Barack Obama

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi - I work with your friend Debbie and I cannot agree with you more regarding your statement. You very eloquently stated how I have felt about this country and the man we have chosen to run it. I am the wife of a Reservist who has been deployed twice in the past 6 years so I know better than most what Bush and his cronies have done to this country. I just pray that Obama has the strength to do what is needed to get the USA back in good standing around the world. But I believe with all of us behind him "we can do it"!
Thanks for sharing...Carol