Tuesday, January 20, 2009

How do we begin?

How do we begin to tackle, what feels like, an insurmountable mountain of problems in this country? Where do we begin?

But begin we will. We will come together, Democrats, Republicans, women, men, children. Because we have to. Because we are Americans.

It is on this day, that for the first time in many, many years, that I can feel our country really coming together. You can feel the energy. It is not about the new president, although he is the symbol, it is about the American people joining in a litany of voices, songs, cheers, ushering in a new era. We are awake and aware. It will be a long-time-coming before we put our livelihoods, our retirements, our families, our military, our future generations, our TRUST, in the hands of any administration, without having a voice. We will no longer trust our economic system to those who have been given free reign to pillage our coffers and our future. We will be watching not only those manipulating our economy, but those that are in charge of watching them. Obama will be held accountable. 

But the most reassuring thing about that? We finally have a president that knows that, is accepting of it, and wouldn't have it any other way.


Jo said...

What a great post! I think the whole world is watching and holding its breath. You guys have had SUCH bad luck in the last eight years, with 9/11, Katrina, the collapsing economy, and so much more. I think it is too much to ask one man to do it all, but together you can.


Rose said...

Amen. He wants all of us to be accountable; just as it should be.