Tuesday, January 29, 2013
He's Our President
An article came out in our local paper just a few days before the Inaugural Address. The piece stated how many Washington Republicans were going on mini vacations and laying low during the swearing in ceremonies and celebrations because they found no reason to celebrate. I found the article very disturbing. No matter who you backed or who you voted for, the President is the president of all of us. In this time of unrest, suspicion, and separatist notion that we are this group or that, of all the peoples in the Nation, the politicians should be the voice of solidarity. Of unity. They should be urging us to embrace our brother and sister because they are our fellow American. Not showing their collective backsides as to how petty and self-absorbed they can be. We have reality TV and soap operas for that.
No matter how far left or right the politicians are, it is their responsibility to lead us by example in the manners of being everything that is good about our Country - the strength, the compassion, the power, the belief that we live in the best country in the World. We are one Nation. Not petty, squabbling fiefdoms.
Or are we?