Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Change...


Today marks the first day of 'change' in America, or so they say. Change. I don't recall anyone clearly defining whether it was good change or bad change. I do know that many gun owners are stocking up on ammunition in anticipation of stricter control laws. And I have had 'wait until Obama is in the White House' thrown in my face more than once. Huh? What is that supposed to mean? Actually I know what it means. There are those who are ecstatic that an African American is president, and then there are those who are angry for the same reason. (yes, I went there) I have no idea what Bush's ethnic back ground is. It didn't matter. What about Reagan, Carter, Nixon... Lincoln, Taft? George Washington? Who cares? We elect people, not races. Obama is 'African American'. So what? That doesn't bother me at all. The fact that he is a democrat, however, is a little troubling (hehehehe).
I am actually hopeful about what the new Presidency can bring. He's young, he's idealistic. He's not really experienced but he has shown a willingness to listen and learn. So long as he keeps what's best for America as a whole in focus I think we will actually do quite well under his leadership. He's not a Republican, but he's not a bad guy.
My only request would be that now, as president, he show his patriotism at all times, not just when he feels like it. Right hand over the heart Mr. President, every time. What are we as Americans to think if our president doesn't raise his hand with the rest of us in respect for our flag? And what are our Armed Forces to think if their Commander in Chief can't show his patriotism in public while they are fighting our battles in distant lands?
Just a small gesture, but it means a lot to any true blooded American. From this day forward Mr. President, right hand over the heart, Okay?
All Hail the Chief.
Welcome to the White House President Obama.

5 comments:

garnett109 said...

Hail To The Chief

Michelle said...

I for one am very hopeful and excited!

REGINA said...

i have to admit, i was a little put off by the fact he did NOT put his hand over his heart. that and the fact that he carries a GOOD LUCK CHARM in his pocket. sorry, sir, but it is going to take more than luck to get this country back on its feet.

but i plan on fully giving him a chance and seeing if he CAN turn this country around. i want to be completely and possitively proud to be an American, again.

regina

Christopher said...

In Response to your entry:

http://cmarlow480.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-thoughts-on-how-republicans-are.html

Traci said...

I'm with you. Are we there yet?! I'm not unhappy or put out with him being pres but he is not the Messiah. Like he is going to get my husband a job in the first 30 days of his presidency...wish he would.