Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yes, We, CAN!

Today, despite its rather pitiful ending, was amazing.
I, as well as everyone else reading this right now, was alive for a historic moment in history. And hopefully, most of you witnessed it.

Barack Hussein Obama was sworn into the office of President of the United States. He is the first African-American man to hold the position.

But that's not why we should be proud of America.

We shouldn't be proud of America for electing a black president. Every other country in the world, more or less, has had somebody other than a white man in office. In that respect, we are far behing.

We should be proud of America for choosing hope.

In the words of our new President, we shall be judged on "...what you can build, not what you destroy."

In times of crisis, we panic and run to our weaponry in the hopes that it will make the problem go away.

But hope trumps fear. Always.

I have hope for our country.

Nonetheless I can't help but to feel a bit sorry for our former President George W. Bush.

Personally, I thought he was a moron. But the man has been in office for eight long years, the whole time doing what he believed to be right. I don't think it's right. And I'm not the only one.

But he got basically endless abuse over the course of his past year, and very few people will be sorry to see the back of him.

To know that that's what you're leaving behind, that's how you're going to be remembered...that just doesn't feel good. Your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, all but wasted.

So, from a completely human, non-political standpoint, my heart goes out to you, Mr. Bush. I'm sorry it couldn't have gone better.

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