Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Day of Hope and Change

The United States of America has seen many changes and firsts in the past and there will be many more to come in the future. Today the first black man in history will be president and the country will celebrate. We will also celebrate when the first woman becomes vice president or president and I guess we will celebrate again when the first black man becomes vice president. The real divisions in this country are a lot more complicated than race and gender. Race and gender are easy to understand and we are well on our way to resolving. The divisions that will grow more complicated and challenging are those that will not be as easy to resolve and the list is long. Hope and Change starts with the individual and our families. We can hope that our government will change for the better but it starts with us We The People. Stay informed on the issues that matter and vote for the best person for the job. I did not vote for Barrack Obama and John McCain was not my first, second or third choice, so I do not feel much like celebrating today but the peaceful transfer of power is something to be thankful for no matter what your political views might be. The first black president will be history after today; I hope the second black president is a conservative.


Janis said...

Today, may all Americans have Hope for a better Future for our children and grandchildren. May God keep his hand on our new 44th president's shoulder and show him what is best for our country.
"God Bless America"

The Church Lady said...

Happy Obama Day! Very nicely said. I am praying for our president, as he has alot on his plate and all of America will be waiting for this Change. I can only hope it is for the better.

Anonymous said...

The stock market WELCOMED Obama by falling over 300 points. This has never occurred before on such a day. Is this a sign of things to come? We'll have to wait and see.