Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A New Day for America

An overcast sky and November’s brown and grey landscape cannot dim the brightness of this momentous morning. This day, America reclaims her promise and we stand witness to the victory of hope over fear, of positive action over negativity and lies. Audacity indeed!

This long tumultuous campaign that captured the hearts and minds of the formerly disenfranchised and the “oblivious by choice” populace has ultimately given birth to a new nation. We have done the unthinkable; we have risen above complexion, and seen intelligence and integrity. We have been inspired by confidence and eloquence and commonsense. We have dared to believe that we could collectively take back the reins of power through commitment and the democratic process, to change the course of America,domestically and abroad.

As the financial house of cards comes tumbling down and raw greed and irresponsibility is exposed for all to see, we have chosen a leader committed to tapping the most astute minds across party lines to get us back to fundamentals. A leader to disengage us from wars we never wanted, who will use dialogue and diplomacy instead of unilateral aggression in the complex world we find ourselves in. He will inspire us to seek innovative solutions to finally address environmental issues long ignored and sacrificed for profit.

What a daunting job lies before President-elect Obama. But what a newly roused army of committed citizenry to do what needs to be done to insure a better country for the generations to come. Ask any of us this morning, “Can you possibly do all this?” and hear the resounding reply from across this land,"Yes, we can!”

Welcome back America! We are proud to call you home!

1 comment:

rachel said...

I loved that Obama is telling us we have to have to be a part of the solution. What a change from the paternal, "trust us, we know best, you don't need to know, just go shopping" attitude of Bush and Cheney. Or the "I've got mine Jack" attitude of Joe the not-Plumber. Obama's America is one that I feel a part of; I hadn't realized until last night how wonderful that could be. What an amazing man -- and his gorgeous wife and children -- and the puppy! I can't stand it.
After 9/11 the world embraced America and look what we did. I can't believe we have another chance.
Watch this: for some more feel-good tears.