Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Nag me if you want, but I liked or was surprised by some of President Obama's inaugural address. I liked that Pres. Obama was willing to blame those that were greedy for this economic crisis and that we as a nation have made some bad decisions to get us here. I believe many commentators used the phrase, "he issued a call to responsibility." This speech was not used as a moment to blow a bunch of wind up our "special parts" about how the economy is just fine or that somehow this is all George W. Bush's fault. Sure there was some of that which is to be expected. I also noticed that President Obama acknowledged that we are fighting a war against a large network of terrorists that can attack our nation. He could have said, that we are fighting a false war, or something that sounds more liberal; but he didn't. I wonder if his short time before taking office introduced to him what is really needed to run this country. I would like to give him the benefit of the doubt. However, I believe Barack Obama has a long trail of pro-socialism speech, and a long track record of talking out of his butt for me to have faith in the words which he uttered. Apart from what much of America believes, Pres. Obama's farts still stink.
I appreciate the truths that he shared in his speech and there was some. I like that in a world where many have sought to eliminate the role of God in the forming and governing of our nation, he still placed his hand on a bible (Abraham Lincoln's inauguration bible for those who didn't know) and had a christian minister give the prayers. While the benediction was given to humor and liberal smack talk, I appreciate that a prayer was still given. I appreciate that there has been reverence and respect for the previous president. This should not be a time of bickering and discontent for the past as much as it can be a bridge to the future. It showed a very welcome level of class from our new president. A class that many in the inaugural crowd were void of.
Pres. Obama campaigned for hope. I choose to have hope. But I choose to have hope in a Heavenly Father who is truly just and truly preserves the cause of liberty. A God who knows war, both from the pre-existence and here on earth.
This is the time for Barack Obama to put aside the garbage his spewed during the campaign and become President of a democracy, not king of Obamaland. I hope he can.