Thursday, August 28, 2008

That Promise...Thoughts on Something Obama Said

Is why I am able to write this blog. That promise coupled with the dreams of the people that live here, are what make America what it is. The place where citizens from all across the world have come seeking a CHANGE from the lives they led in their former countries. A better life for their children, where they could practice the religion of their choice, not be persecuted because of their political views. A place where everyone had a chance for a better life. Where a farmers daughter, or a tailor's son could be a _____ (fill in the blank). Change from the persecution and despotism of the past.

I believe a change is necessary in order for this country to move forward and begin to be again what the founders intended. It is my most earnest belief that they actually meant the promises contained in the Constitution to be for everyone, granted there was the whole slavery issue, with several of the signers having themselves been slave holders, but pish-posh, bygones. Honestly they had the best interest of all people in mind:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." -Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence

That is the definition of change right there. That is what Barack Obama represents to me, the promise that I can affect change in the country that I live in. We are still a young republic, being only a little over 230 years old, so there is still a great deal of room for growth.

I believe that growth is possible with the Obama-Biden campaign. There is strength across the board, with the foreign policy experience of Joe Biden, the ingenuity and ability to inspire of Obama, and their shared accountability to this nation in not being afraid to state their true opinions about the state of current affairs.

No matter what your political view, please register to vote, and do so whenever the occasion rises. That right to choose leadership is one of the founding principles of this country, do not squander it. As always,

Be Safe.

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