Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It Is Morning in America Again

Today feels like "It is morning in America again." Yes, that is a reference to Ronald Reagan. And yes, I am connecting President-elect Barack Obama to Ronald Reagan.

I am a Republican, but I am weary - let me capitalize and properly punctuate that: WEARY!!! - of the nastiness that has pervaded our political system during the last 14 years. It IS time for a change. Not just a change from one party to another, but a departure from hatefulness; negativity; rudeness; acrimony; bureaucratic inertia; stale ideas; political zealots; dogged ideology; dittoheads who don't think for themselves; and antipathy. We've had too much of it, for too many years, and it's time for it stop.

It is past time for Americans to start thinking for themselves again, to engage, and to become part of the solution by actually participating in their democracy. While I may not agree with all of President-elect Obama's policy ideas, I believe in his core values and I am praying for his strength to foster in our nation the change and civility we so desperately need and deserve. We are fellow Americans and, as John McCain said last night, that is an association that should mean the most to everyone.

5 comments:

Kelly said...

Well said, sister!

Keysgal@QuietWater said...

I am sorry but all I can say is God help us all... I have gotten all the paperwork out of my safety deposit box and am looking into seeing if I can afford to actually retire. Your age group is too young but I remember the JKF and Carter years and it was scary back then with the tax/spend attitude. Now we have a Muslim headed into our white house. A man who will not honor the flag or put his hand over his heart for the national anthem. How in the world can our troops respect this person as commander-in-chief? AS I said: God help us all we are going to need it.

Laura said...

I am trying to have a positive outlook, but there is something nagging at me that just will not relent. I just need Mr. Obama to prove himself to me...one way or the other.

PS. Go Bama has even taken on a political look for me! (smile) I, too, am glad the election has ended.

;D Aunt Laura

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