Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My Inaugural Address

Today I am humbled. History will be made on this day and we, as a nation, will witness it-together. The time has come for us to put away our differences and celebrate the dawn of hope in our country. The tides of change will sweep our shores clean.

In honor of today's historic inauguration of our 44th president, I will re-post the letter I posted on this site to Mr. Obama the day after he was elected on Nov 5, 2008.

Barak Obama
White House
Washington, DC USA

Dear Mr. President-Elect,

Hail to the Chief! Congrats to you and yours on a magnificent Presidential win.
Now that it is all behind you, I think you'll probably be sleeping like Santa after Christmas day.

I wanted to be one of the first ones to wish you good luck on the tough road ahead. I know you of all people know that it's not going to be easy. The best part about today, the day after your win, is that there is no more, "your side, my side,"what's left is the hope that we are all on OUR side. I think our country could handle a large dose of that.

There are just a few things I wanted to ask of you. Could you try your best to be a legendary leader? If anybody can do it, you can. Keep us safe from terror domestically and take our troops home so that we don't loose any more of our great men and women. The time has come.

Make us proud. Proud that we have made history in this great country by choosing our first black president, not just for the color of his skin, but for the power of his message. Let your commanding oration be a beacon for all that is possible in this world.
Lead by example and choose your advisers wisely. Never, even once, compromise what is right and good for the sake of being popular. Show the world the resiliency of our powerful nation and help us to get out of this financial mess we are blanketed in.

I don't expect miracles but where you lead I will follow, trusting that you will point us in the right direction.Be a man of integrity. Both home and abroad. Teach us how to be a father and husband, all the while maintaining the most important job in the country.
Most of all, be safe. There are a lot of crazy people out there who are NOT happy you won the election. I will pray for your safety against ignorance.

Thank you in advance for putting your life on the line for us every day you are in office so that we can be inspired.

God bless and godspeed.

Thanks for listening,



Heff said...

I personally am both hopeful, and doubtful.

Scope said...

I am wearing a stars and stripes tie today. While he wasn't my candidate, I'd decided to give him the benefit of the doubt. A little grey cloud of doubt on things not being business as usual in Washington has crept in with the whole mess over his Senate seat. THAT'S MY SENATOR so I do care deeply about the issue. And the fact that Blago played the race card and they folded really steams me.

But he's my President, and I support him. But I'm watching him, too. He ran on faith and hope. And if he starts to lose them from the electorate, it's going to be an ugly 4 years, and that's the last thing I want.

So, for all our sakes, I have to hope.

Slyde said...

great post! im with you, this is a great day!

Alex Galvez said...

I did no vote for him and am opposed to his liberal tack, BUT I am an American andas former military know that you respect the rank, not the person. God Bless the USA.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

This is why I love Howard Stern. He called Daniel Carver of the KKK to get his views on the inauguration of Barak Obama. HAHAHA! Beautiful.

pistols at dawn said...

I was really inspired for about 10 minutes, and then I wandered away from the TV, never to return.

Joe D. said...

This was incredible to watch

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Cora said...

Well said!! :-)

slopmaster said...

I read this when you first posted it. It's good. Hope for not just the US, but the whole world. It's like the whole world is looking at him for leadership.

Anonymous said...

slopover, it's not so much that the world is looking for leadership, but we certainly hope that he is good for America, thereby rippling through the rest of the world.


Anonymous said...

sorry slopmaster, my bad memory in names.

mrsFAB said...

I thought that I was the only person that worte "letters" to people on a site. That was nice!

TROLL said...

You were joking about the "our side" thing, right? This is the most bitterly partisan divisive White House and Congress in US history. They have nothing but hatred and contempt for the people who occupy 97% of the land-mass of this Nation. One party city-based rule was EXACTLY what the Founders most feared.