Monday, January 19, 2009

I gotta say....

My $.02 worth....

I am so proud of my country tonight......

Not because of the color of this man,

but because we looked beyond that, and elected this man....

for his hope, and his promises, and his character.......

As M.L. King said.... (August 28, 1963)

Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.

And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today!

Obama somehow makes me want to be a better person.... Isn't that what a leader is about?

Like I said, I'm proud of US.....

and I'm proud of our Country.....

Because we have a system that can have a quiet revolution.....

and we just had one....

9 comments:

pat said...

Very nicely said. And I agree wholeheartedly!

cindy* said...

agreed! beautifully said.

Anonymous said...

This came to mind as well as the "I Have a Dream" speech:

"We're not where we want to be - but, thank God, we're not where we used to be."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

Shayne said...

for some reason I am always moved when M.L. King is talked about in regards to Obama. Reading your Dream speech quote made me tear up. I wish King could have been here to see this day. I too am proud to me an American for the first time in years.

My 4 and 3 year old children and I volunteered for the Obama campaign and then I took them to vote and now I am proud to say they will remember the day the Obama and the American people made history. then I sat with my daughter and we looked a photos of every president we have had and she said only boys can do it. I told her we will have a woman run our country soon and she said she wanted to be the first girl presedent, I told her 31 years was too long to wait. I love how children think and how they except and dream and know that they can be what ever they want to be.

Thank you.

lettergirl said...

Beautiful post, Ron. We wake up this morning to both hope and history, a rare convergence.

Nicole said...

Beautiful post! Thanks for mentioning it on twitter :-)

Elle said...

Beautiful post!

MorenaTejana said...

I disagree with this statement you wrote "Not because of the color of this man, but because we looked beyond that, and elected this man....for his hope, and his promises, and his character......."

We did NOT look beyond his color. We kept mentioning it by saying that this election was historic b/c of his skin color. Also, I don't know how many articles and people incorrectly called him a black man when he is biracial. If you call him Black, you might as well call him White. Either way, you're ignoring 50% of him and thus half of his family. So, if we had really looked beyond his color, you wouldn't have needed to make such a comment, and we would have acted as if he were any other "crook" coming into office like we have with past candidates. Instead, we are acting like we are such good people for picking a BIRACIAL president. I am guilty of this, too b/c I was always correcting people about his ethnicity. Otherwise, I acted as if he were any other presidential candidate. I don't trust any of them, and I never will. We will always be hypocrites and ignore the reality of our attitudes and words.

Anonymous said...

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