Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yes We Can => Yes We DID!!!!!

I am kind of at a loss for words right now, but I did not want to let this moment pass without expressing in some way how I feel right now witnessing history.  I was filled with faith and awe (and I'll admit a few tears) as I watched the announcement that Barack Obama was elected President, faith in democracy and the power of the people.  Popular vote worked, first of all, that's a big deal.  Second of all, some of you may know that I have been very inspired by Obama and I am really excited now for our future that has been looking so grim.  I believe that Obama's policies will pull our country back up on it's feet, but that is as controversial as I want to get here.
I have received email after email full of 'inaccuracies' in regard to Obama, and my hope now is that those folks can take a look at the facts and open their minds and hearts and see the change for good that is in store for America. God Bless America!


9 comments:

Kristal said...

I pray you're right.
It is such a big moment in history though, and I AM proud that America is open minded enough to elect a black man for president. I just pray his plans for change really are for the better for families and for upholding the constitution.

Michelle LeSueur said...

I agree with the above!!! I guess americans don't mind working hard to give to people who don't want to work. We are in our 4th generation of people on welfare. It never works when you get something for nothing. Even in our church you have to give to receive. Redistrabution of wealth is wrong, it teaches people to be lazy and expect things with out giving. I pray that as Mr. Obama reviews some of the top secret things he will rethink some of his polocies. Maybe there are people that don't mind living in a socialistic society but if they went to countries that went from a domocracy to socialism they would rethink things. I do agree that changes need to be made I only hope and pray that the changes that are made are really for the better and not be an even bigger nightmare than we are already in!!!

Cheri said...

I think it's important to have open and constructive conversation regarding our country and all that involves our citizenship. I think we all agree that there is room for growth and new ideas in our world today. I look forward to sharing with my grandchildren and great grandchildren what it was like to witness this moment in history. Who would have thought that our country could ever elect a person of color? Putting politics aside; one must admit that this is a momentous time in our history. I'm proud of you for being brave enough to share your enthusiasm.

Cheri said...

Just want to clarify, that I was directing my bravery comment to Destiny. She is definitely a remarkable young woman and has always possessed wisdom beyond her years.

Destiny said...

Thanks Mom! You love me :)
I am so grateful that I grew up in a house where we were inspired to question things and debate things openly. Having to really study the facts and form my own opinions has molded me intellectually, and I owe that to my parents! We have not always seen eye to eye but they have always encouraged me to be open minded, educated, and respectful. Even my moms' comment on my blog is eloquent and thoughtful (as always!) Mom, you are a woman I truly admire.

Clint said...

I agree that there were some inaccuracies in regard to Obama, as there always is in politics. But I'm not sure what stance he has, besides Iraq that squares with the Prophets and the Constitution? I also feel, like you that we should have debate and not make it personal. In the last year I decided to stop backing either major party because I feel like they both have made illegal decisions and have taken away our rights and led us into socialism. I hope we can have a good discussion!

Destiny said...

Speaking of Iraq, I read a great article this morning for anyone interested...
http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2008-11-11-obama-wars_N.htm
I usually try and steer clear of discussing religion and politics, although lines are fading and it is becoming more and more important, just look at California and Prop 8. That is why I am glad Obama said that these decisions should be left to the states. Personally he says he is for civil rights for gays not necessarily 'gay marriage'. I think if people understood that is what the church is concerned with, preserving marriage, they wouldn't think we were being hateful towards anyone. It makes me sad when people think that mormons are trying to take away peoples 'rights' or hating or judging because that is not good representation of our beliefs which are about love! (sorry, I digress) Anyway, most of Obama's policies are morally good. But what we should really look at is that when it comes to protecting families, the sanctity of marriage, and our right to worship how we choose it is our local state leaders we need to look to and stay involved with!
Also, I know what you mean Clint, about all the socialistic decisions that have already been made. To comments made that Obama 'promotes socialism' my Dad just says well, if that was his goal he's too late... it's already happening with Bush, ha! (Of course we know Obama's not a socialist, just to clarify.)
I think we should never take our faith, values OR constitution for granted. I am not threatened by opposing views, I am happy we live in a time and place where we are allowed to choose, I especially always want to enjoy the freedom of my own religion, it is something I am very grateful for!

Destiny said...

I am not allowing anonymous comments any longer. Sorry, but if anyone wishes to post something hateful and ignorant they will at least have to sign their name too it. It is sad that I have had to deal with this from family members and peers at church but especially if you are too embarrassed to leave your name you shouldn't be posting on my personal family blog!

Clint said...

Hey I know this post is over a month old, but with the new baby I was out of the loop! I read the anonymous comment and the truth is as a member of the church your going to get a lot of flack for backing any liberal. (Don't get me wrong I'm not a republican, I'm am a member of the constitution party). I know it sucks, but a lot of members get up in arms over the liberal agenda and see it as a direct attack on the constitution. I'm sure you know that already!