3 S.R. Johannes: Once again, it's great to be an American!!!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Once again, it's great to be an American!!!

Holy Crapola - I am so proud of my country! It's so great to be an American. I must admit I too have disheartened and ashamed of alot that has gone on in the past few years. Not that I don't love my country - because I do.

But I have been extremely down on the direction we were headed.

I often found myself kinda jealous at my hubby's ability to proclaim himself from 3 possible countries: Scottish (b/c of his mom), English (because of his dad) and Welsch (for his birthplace).

I am a true American!

Yet, having a international influence and voice in my house, I understand the struggles our reputation has faced in the last few years. Finally, I feel like we are back on track.

I can be openly proud again - as I always was before this war started and we seemed ot get off track.

As Americans, as people, and as neighbors to the world, we have a voice and we have spoken, yelled really, so loud that all have to hear us.

We have come a long way as a country.

No longer will we tolerate war. No longer will we tolerate corruption.

No longer will we sit back and accept a country that does NOT stand for change and opportunity.

The outdated ideals of the past are over. The prejudice and oppression of our people is coming to an end.

And, the hope of a new future is finally here.

As Aaron Neville says to eloquently:

It's been along time comin' but I know that change gonna come - Oh yes it will!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAIBg80R-MY

It is a new day in America and a new day in the World.

This morning as I skimmed through the International News sites, one global source summed it up for me:

"They did it! They really did it! So often crudely caricatured by others, the American people yesterday stood in they eye of history and made an emphatic choice for change for themselves and the world."


Elton A.R. Alwine said...

I absolutely know how you feel.

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

thx for visiting. loved your post on Obama. Good luck to you and your writing.

Anonymous said...

Your comment on "No longer will we tolerate corruption" is on my mind today. Obama is showing his mettle by aggressively disagreesing with a big corp's bonus payouts after the gov bailed them out. I'm sorry, but that takes REAL courage and that makes me proud.