Today we Americans celebrate our own version of the “changing of the guard”. Our new president may be making history because of his race but, it is his intelligence, logic, and pragmatism that has made me and may others hopeful.
President Obama is taking office at a time when our soldiers are fighting wars in two countries, our standing in the world is at the lowest point ever, and our economy is in shambles and slipping further into disaster every day. That is a lot for one man to deal with, even one as capable and talented as President Obama is. It will take all of us in the United States to make this country great again.
With this new beginning, I am hoping that our leaders guide us in a new direction, a direction where greed is no longer the standard for success, where intelligence is no longer considered ‘elite’, and where quality and affordable health care is available to everyone. It would also be great if along the way we could learn that fighting terror can’t be done with guns and bombs and that all natural resources should be preserved.
So America….let’s roll!