Hoorah! Let’s uncock our guns for a moment. We now have our new president-elect, and one small piece of possibly overlooked good news is that there is enough difference in each candidate’s tally so as not to drag this country through many punitive weeks of gut-wrenching by the barely-losing side.
The biggest piece of good news is that Barack Obama has now officially removed the shackles on black America by demonstrating that even the highest office on Earth is within reach of each of us. Black America should hold its head up proudly as there is now an example that there is nothing that a dream, hard work, and determination cannot accomplish. Congratulations, may Obama’s victory serve as an inspiration to us all, individual desire is the only obstacle to any American attaining lofty goals. May we now all put down the party banners and work together for the best America possible?
As has been the cycle for over two hundred years, two or four years from now the expectation/reality gap will widen and a renewed and energized body politic will put forth their candidates and try to convince a majority of the need for to stay/change the course. Once again, the citizens of this great country will remind our leaders by speaking up and letting them know just who’s boss.
The 20th century journalist, H. L. Mencken said it best, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”