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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Yes We Can!

On the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King's most famous speech, Obama has given hope to millions and has shown that the impossible is possible by accepting the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. His speech was legendary, detailing his plan to help America regain it's standing in the world that we have lost during these dark and dreary last 8 years. He attacked McCain forcefully, showing that he IS ready for command and that he has our best interests, and not the corporate lobbyists and the privileged few, in mind. He's taking it this year. And not because, as he said in his speech, this election is about him. This election is about us. What we want. Not being shamed, or afraid, or lied to anymore. Not for the rich to get richer, the poor to get poorer and the government to support failed "trickle-down" economics. This is a new generation.
Obama is not perfect. I don't agree with him on many issues, like the FISA bill and the strengthening of faith-based initiatives, and I wish he was more liberal at times instead of supporting some of the more moderate issues. And namely, I particularly wish his health-care plan was universal and more progressive, namely that every resident of the U.S. receive free, universal health care for life and that health insurance companies be abolished. But he is a good, honest man without lifelong ties to the corrupt Washington machine who can help us achieve the change we demand from our elected officials.
I was seriously planning on moving to Toronto, Canada last year, upset with the direction my country was heading and disillusioned with American politics and the American people. But now, with the nomination of an African American for President, and for him to be the FAVORITE in the upcoming election... I'm so proud of America and the American people now. We have come so far, having fought and rebelled against older generations who would've never allowed this to happen and distancing ourselves from past institutions of hatred, racism and fear. I've never been prouder to be an American in my adult life than I am right now.
Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the next President of the United States.

1 comment:

kendal said...

wow. that was a really fast response. you totally beat me to it. i'm making everyone i can watch that speech.

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