A clear majority of American voters — of all races — voted for Barack Obama. They now celebrate his victory.
Me? Not so much.
Oh, I like Obama’s talk about there not being red states and blue states, urging that we get past partisanship. I just don’t recall him ever bucking his own party.
I like that he talks about reviewing all government programs and ending those that don’t work, expanding those that do. But, after several years in Washington, he’s yet to name the first program he’d scrap. Don’t hold your breath now.
I like his bashing of the corrupt insider games in Washington. And then I see that those around him are insiders who have been running government for decades.
So, I’m still counting on you to save our country. Not Obama.
Yet, the election of a black man to the presidency does seem a fitting time to celebrate just how far we have come, and, moreover, to say thanks to those who risked so much to obtain equal rights and justice.
Let’s hear it for equal rights and justice!
Even in my short 48 years in this great country, I can recall a different day and time. Then, Americans lived in fear over the issue of race; then, black Americans could hardly be said to live in freedom.
We can rejoice in leaving that past far behind — whether we voted for the candidate who to some symbolizes it, or not.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.