January 21, 2013 Leave a comment
You’ve done your job and done it magnificently! You said no to the haters and doubters among us; those who preferred division to unity and common purpose and interest. Too many of us wanted to point fingers at evils that didn’t exist or at groups of people who are just like us except in gender or skin color or religious belief or the lack thereof. We too quickly threw off the mantle of our own innate divinity and instead embraced hatred and rancor. Somehow, through all that…..we overcame. Now that we have done what we are supposed to do as a Nation….make Obama do what he’s supposed to do as a President. Hold him to his promises, make sure you call his attention to mistakes in decisions or errors in policy; push your local elected officials to do the same. Your ballots are just the first step in this process called democracy. It doesn’t end with the election of any one official, it is an on going process. Choose the high ground of civility in the national discourse; don’t give in to the forces of darkness, hatred and FoxNews. This is only the beginning. Celebrate it but move on to the real work at hand of re-building America or if you like, improving it. At some point in the very near future…I’d like to think at the end of this week, we’re going to have to roll up our sleeves and get busy. For now, enjoy the moment.