Tuesday, January 20, 2009

President Obama pledges a remade America

"We cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lives of tribe shall soon dissolve."

There are many quotes that stick out in my mind from today's inaugural speech.

This one speaks to me as the mother of 4 bi-racial sons - the youngest is 11 years old and is being raised by his Caucasian father - the others are 19, 21 and 23 respectively and were raised by their black single mother for 10 years after the divorce. It is my hope, dream and prayer that they will not know the hatred of racism and bitterness that accompanies it in years to come. It is my hope that they will live the dream of the beloved and departed Dr. King.

Those hatreds must truly and surely pass away if our nation is to thrive. We need each other in this country - black, white, male, female, Jew, Muslim, Christian and everything inbetween.

God is not a respector of persons and we are all created equal in His sight.

President Obama is a man of many facets, spiritually, intellectually and racially speaking to name a few. He is the one who can unite our divided world - he can bring hope to the downtrodden and will lead us into peace and prosperity.

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