Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Change AND Hope

Photo from www.barackobama.com

I have never before felt any tinge of pride for my country, but today I do. The full impact of the election of Barack Obama didn't completely set in with me until I spent the day yesterday watching shows on the History Channel about the Civil Rights Movement. I had a moment where I felt how recent those events were in the lifespan of this country. We aren't as far removed from that time as I, living in my liberal bubble, thought we were. For our country to have elected a person who is so innovative in his approach to leadership AND a person of color goes a long way in restoring so many people's hopes for a more just and equitable world. Don't get me wrong, I know he can't fix it all, but I think he will be an amazing motivator that will inspire many people into productive action. I am really excited to see what the future holds as a result of this much needed change of leadership.

Hot damn! United States of America, we got ourselves a smart President!!


  1. Woo-Hoo! Watching the inauguration today made me so proud. Now let's get some stuff done!

  2. Doesn't it just feel AMAZING?


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