A New Beginning
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Yesterday started a new beginning for the USA.
And not just a new beginning, but the promise for changes. Much needed changes.
For the last eight years, we have dealt with de facto rules and policies that ignored common sense, environmental concerns, financial responsibility, increased funding for stem cell research, expanded sex education, alternative energy solutions, eroding levees, deteriorating transportation infrastructure, the lives of soldiers, the uninsured, regard for laws and by-laws, respect for the Constitution, human rights, United Nations inspectors, experienced scientists, opinions of respected experts, integrity for covert CIA agents and losing the respect of over 70 percent of the world’s populace.
I could go on, but I won’t. Today is a new day to a new administration.
It’s time to move on.
Put aside any differences.
A lot needs to be repaired. It’s going to take some time. We can’t expect any overnight changes.
And while not every decision will be to the liking of everyone, we need to put some trust into the changes that need to be made.
Question any concerns, but don’t always be looking to find fault.
Stop placing all of your efforts into ridiculous red herrings.
Today starts a new beginning. Not just for the nation. Not just for the new Commander-in-Chief. But for each and every person that lives in this country, legal or illegal.
We can make it happen, one day at a time. We all need to look forward to making the United States a place we can be proud of and a nation that is respected world-wide.
Our current and future generations depend on these changes.
We need to be able to look back in four years and see progress.
Together, we can make it happen. Divided, nothing will get done.
The loss of respect around the world is something I hope improves with this new administration. I look forward to seeing America become a citizen of the world again. I was *so* not a fan of the isolationist “we don’t care if you don’t like it, we’re doing it anyway” attitude of the previous administration.
My children and I watched it all yesterday and for the first time, when the first speaker said “..and God bless America!” I actually thought “Yes please!” It’s been a long time coming, but we are all hoping for the best…for all of us 🙂
kevin – I hope it does, too. We need it. We’ve pissed away a lot of respect these past 8 years and it’s respect and honor that we need to earn back. Judging from the reaction of various world leaders so far, it looks like that hope will be possible.
penelope – Yes, it has been a long time coming for everyone. So cool that you and your kids watched the proceedings.
Did you get a chance to read Obama’s first proclamation as president? He declare yesterday a “National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation.” It was really beautiful.
faiqa – I did read that. It was very good to hear someone… a President, that wants to put aside differences and partisan politics and bring everyone together.
I promise to be good.
whall – Hey, even when we disagree on topics, you always try to be good.