Saturday, January 29, 2011
Now, it is a new year! 2011! Which means that there is a new "administration" per say. Sadly, the Republicans took over the House, but Democrats somehow clung on to the Senate. Then here in Ohio, we have a Republican governor.
The Speaker of the house is now John Boehner, and he and those Republicans are getting on my nerves. I think it's healthy to not fully agree with the president, but I think he's taking a lot of heat for the things that Bush caused. Actually, it took Bush 8 years to put us in this mess, who in their right mind would think that it can only take 4 years to get us out of this?! Barack Obama is doing the best that he can to correct the problem, but he told us before his election that the economy couldn't be fixed over night, and that it would take a while. I mean, if the guy gets elected to a second term and things don't get better, then you can talk. Now, from the start, the Republicans have been very stubborn and has opposed many of his policies because they WANT him to FAIL! Well, newsflash, Obama is the president of your country. If you can't work with the leader of your country, what kind of politician are you? Actually, what good are you? It's all right not to agree with him on things, but tell him how to make it better, which is called COMPROMISING. A word that if a Republican is reading this, this will be the first time that they've heard it. They just shoot down everything Obama says if it has to do with money. Money-Money-Money.
Well let me just declare, politics and morals are two very different things. When you are so concerned about money that you don't want to give American citizens free healthcare, what does that say about you're morals? When you say that you want to stop welfare, what does that say about your morals? You can't always confuse politics with what it morally right, and you can't be stubborn to change. I am being completely honest when I say that I do have a love and respect for our first president because as an American, no matter what color you are, you have to admire the leadership and bravery of George Washington. This man was a war hero who wanted what was morally right for the colonies, and that was to break away from Britain, whom were treating them unjust. So he helped us win a fight for our freedom as Americans, but he never lead a fight for our freedoms as African Americans. He knew that it was morally wrong to enslave human peoples, but he knew it would be a political disaster to publicly fight against it, as Abraham Lincoln would soon find out. So he did nothing about it. The way this parallels with what we are going through today is, there is no physical slavery, but I know that there has got to be one or more Republicans out there that know there are a lot of people out here that struggle, and they are not able to afford healthcare. So, who are you to say that you are not willing to spend the money on the people who you swore to fight for? There is no reason why you can't help these people. No reason why you can't help us, but what I want people to take from this is. . .
YOU CAN'T PUT A PRICE ON MORALS so let us all work together to support the president and if you don't agree with something, speak up and help him understand your concerns so we can COMPROMISE (there's that word again)