Sunday, January 18, 2009


Can I talk about politics? If you don't like this topic...I won't feel bad if you pass this one up, I understand! =]

I just want to say that it doesn't matter who you voted for, where you allegiance is democrat or republican or even independent, at the end of the day, we should have allegiance to this country, no matter who is president.

I was on my facebook account reading people's comments on why or why not they would be watching the inauguration on Tuesday...and people are still slamming each other, Obama, Bush and even saddens me, irritates me, angers me, and then saddens me again.

First off I didn't vote for Obama, I have my reasons, and it doesn't matter what they are at this point, because Barack Obama is going to be our president whether I like it or not, whether I complain about it or don't, I had my chance to vote, I did, and now it's over. There have been presidents before that we haven't liked that have done good, some not so good, but we can vote again next time and either way, this can not be changed.

In our household we are grabbing hold of the good things, praying that some things that were said will change, we are praying for wisdom for this man, and will be watching the inauguration b/c history is being made! Whether it's fair or he's the right man for the job these things that people are choosing to dwell just doesn't matter. This is a moment in our country's history that our children will read about in books. How amazing is that?!?!?

I feel like it's most important to embrace this new president and back him up with prayer and respect, b/c I expected it from people for the guy I liked. It broke my heart to see how disrespectful people were toward a man that is damned if he does and damned if doesn't. He did the best he could. I believe he tried his very best and stuck to his morals the best way he could. I'm sure he made mistakes and fell along the way, but when you've never been a president before who isn't going to make mistakes?!?! I believe this country is a media run country, we grab tid bits of information and run with them...we judge and we are quick to hate. Obama is amazing and great and in 4 or 8 years, I'm sure people will be disrespecting him the same they did with Bush and Clinton and so many before them...why can't we understand that we don't have all the facts, that we don't know the half of it, that one man does not determine the outcome of an entire country. He is mostly a face of our country that can say no to a lot of things, beyond's the people that half of us don't even bother to vote for, that do most of the deciding. I'm not claiming to know everything and I certainly don't want a debate with anyone, and I will not feel bad for deleting negative comments. I'm just saying that whoever is in office, we should be praying for him whole heartily, and not verbally smacking him, even if we don't like them. As the president they deserve our respect.

Let's have some class, and lose or win this one gracefully.
Thank you President Bush for all your hard work, blessings to you and your family as you enter your next chapter of life.
Welcome President Obama, may God give you wisdom to handle the upcoming trials correctly, that you won't lose your vision for our country and that God would help you bring the "change" to this country that it needs.

1 comment:

jori-o said...

Well said! Yes, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but it is SO important to maintian unity and show respect for President Obama. I'm cautiously optimistic as well...