Well, today is November 7, 2012. Less than twenty-four hours ago, President Barack Hussein Obama was re-elected President of the United States. Four years ago he spoke to us about hope and change; now our President is talking about moving forward. President Obama’s victory yesterday was clear and convincing; he won the electoral and also the popular vote. America has spoken indeed!

         This nation is facing challenges that could dangerously affect generations to come. Some of those specific challenges are:

  1. A very weak economy.

  2. Our National Debt (Over 16 Trillion Dollars)

  3. Our Budget Deficit (Over a Trillion Dollars for the last four fiscal years; the highest in our history)

  4. High unemployment

  5. Terrorism

  6. Need for Immigration reform

  7. Social Security

  8. Others…

         Like many other Americans, I am making a commitment to pray for our President, the House and the Senate. These guys must learn to work together! They must move away from Radio personalities and get into effectively playing the political game on behalf of the people. After all, that is why they are called Public Servants.  My sincere expectation is that we will be able to indeed move FORWARD. I pray that our President finds the wisdom needed to find tangible and measurable solutions to the issues at hand.

         I believe that it is possible that in four years we could have a stronger America. It is important to notice that history has shown us that good things happen when Republicans and Democrats work together. Harry Truman and Bill Clinton did it successfully with remarkable results!

         For now, I will, as a humble citizen, continue to pay attention to the numbers that count. If our President moves this country forward towards a surplus in our fiscal years to come and if he is able to bring our national debt down in a significant way, without a doubt, President Obama will go down in history as one of the best Presidents in this nation’s history. If he does not…well, may God have mercy on his people as we see, with our own eyes, the beginning of the end of this great nation.

2 responses to “On President’s Obama’s Re-election”

  1. Dennis Owen Avatar
    Dennis Owen

    I woke up this morning with this scripture on my mind: “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.” (Luke 12:48 NRSV)

    An extensive google search produced these timely words, spoken nearly fifty-two years ago. I felt they were worth sharing on this first day after the 2012 election:

    “For of those
    to whom much is given, much is required. And when at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment on each of us—recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state—our success or failure, in whatever office we hold, will be measured by the answers to four questions:

    First, were we truly men [and women] of courage—with the courage to stand up to one’s enemies—and the courage to stand up, when necessary, to one’s associates—the courage to resist public pressure, as well as private greed?

    Secondly, were we truly men [and women] of judgment—with perceptive judgment of the future as well as the past—of our mistakes as well as the mistakes of others—with enough wisdom to know what we did not know and enough candor to admit it.

    Third, were we truly men [and women] of integrity—men [and women] who never ran out on either the principles in which we believed or the men [and women] who believed in us—men [and women] whom neither financial gain nor political ambition could ever divert from the fulfillment of our sacred trust?

    Finally, were we truly men [and women] of dedication—with an honor mortgaged to no single individual or group, and comprised of no private obligation or aim, but devoted solely to serving the public good and the national interest?

    Courage—judgment—integrity—dedication—these are the historic qualities … which, with God’s help … will characterize our Government’s conduct in the 4 stormy years that lie ahead.”

    ~ President-elect John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963). His address to the Massachusetts legislature, January 9, 1961. From the Congressional Record, January 10, 1961, vol. 107, Appendix, p. A169.

    *I added the inclusive language [and women] where appropriate, to include all who currently serve in our government.


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