IT’S TIME FOR THIS…
Today I heard friends in class, people on the news, and many others excited that their choice for our future president. I wasn’t being a sore loser (yes, I voted for McCain), I wasn’t weeping. I didn’t get up this morning and riot as the TPD thought would happen if Obama didn’t win. I didn’t mope around today in class. I didn’t rip posters off the light poles around campus. I didn’t scream at my friends in class, or my fiance who is a democrat…
I decided today to sit back and listen. Here’s three quotes that I heard (one of which I responded to)
#1 – “F*** McCain. I’m so f****** glad Obama won. I f****** hate McCain.”
#2 – (After I voiced who I voted for, because I’m not ashamed…freedom…do you know that word?) “You voted for McCain? Well what do you know…a black man making a white man look like s***”
#3 – “I voted for Obama because if I didn’t, I was afraid my black friends would think I was racist.”
Freedom…yes, they have their freedom of speech. I respect that, and choose my own words very wisely. I don’t respect 90% of the people I know who voted for Obama. Not BECAUSE they voted for him, but their reasoning behind it. Obama — are these the people you really want representing / supporting you? Rude, ignorant, fearful?
I’m not afraid of Obama — I’m afraid of his followers, and what they will do to get their way.
I’m afraid that people are going to take their freedom for granted / take advantage of it. But most of all, I’m afraid freedom is going to be taken from us.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
– Ronald Reagan –
– 40th president of US (1911 – 2004)
Mostly, I hope we can all grow up (this includes Obama supporters) and unite together as a country. I hope that we can stand up for our rights and our freedom, and not be swoon by smooth talking. I hope Obama brings the change he promised…