Wednesday, January 21, 2009

staying quite

I watched the ceremony last night. It was like watching the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Di. The whole world looks pretty hopeful. I think I had better just keep my mouth shut, I don't want to rain on the parade. I am happy the US has a smooth transition of power. I am also happy that the hopes and dreams of so many (to see all the barriers broken down) have been somewhat realized. All men and women are created equal...or at least this is how it should be. I think that the expectations placed on our President are too high. Realistically, no one person could fulfill what people are projecting on him. But maybe a change will help the confidence crisis the world is facing. That can not hurt. I wish him well!

For me seeing the sea of people was like seeing the number of babies aborted every year in the USA. There are allot of missing faces, missing potential. I pray he does not pass the freedom of choice act.


Meg said...

can he do it alone? absolutely not- but what he can do is inspire the American people to do their part- and I think yesterday his speech was proof that he IS capable of that. I don't think it is anyone's expectation that the President can change our circumstances- not alone anyway. Bush did not make this mess alone and Obama can not clean it up alone.....we ALL have responsibility and the collective American people have been sitting by long enough giving away OUR is time to take back the control and get involved- expect more- more from our leaders and most importantly more from ourselves......the line I say most to my children is so perfect for this "Stop expecting more from the people around you than you yourself are willing to give"......that should be the motto we take into this next term- and then maybe our country will prosper!

Amy said...

I agree with you Meg. We all need to do our part. I also think Obama can inspire many people. This is wonderful! But he has made promises. Do we just stay quite about the things he has promised? You could see the large number of people standing on the mall...1.5 million people. I see the missing babies in America (1.3 million per year). Most people want to close their eyes to this and pretend it is not happening. It is so much easier to protest 4000 people killed in war then 1.3 million per year killed by their own parents! If Obama passes the freedom of choice act, abortions will just get worse. This law will tie the hand of those who would help mothers keep their babies. Sometimes being inspired is not enough! I believe life is a civil right!