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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A New Day

Today we witness history.

The inauguration of the first Black President of the United States.

A man who I personally believe will be a President more concerned with the performance of his administration than with ideology.

He will get things done.

He will lead.

Barack Obama has reached the mountaintop, but he did not do it alone and he will not be there alone. We are all in this together.

That does not mean we should blindly follow the pronouncements he hands down from the mountaintop - we already had that president. We, as citizens, need to let President Obama know what we want from him. When we disagree, it is our duty to let him and our other representatives know it.

The last eight years have been, to borrow an understatement from President Bush, a "significant disappointment." However, I believe we had to have a President Bush to set the stage for a President Obama. The Bush years are finally, unbelievably over. The stage has been set for a great revival.

The world is with us again. The onus is on us - all of us, not just President Obama - to use the goodwill we have earned in this last election to make the world a more prosperous, safer place for all people, regardless of nationality or race or class.

The time is now.

God bless Barack Obama, and may God continue to bless the United States of America.

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