I agree with Right Wing Prof. On his blog he cautioned against the name-calling and derangement syndrome against Obama. I wish him the best as president and hope that he succeeds, because if he does America will succeed. He will be my president and I will respect him because I respect America. He has won and that is the system we have. God Bless him.
I don't care for name-calling and I don't want to be involved in it. I am above that and I hope my blogging friends are too. As for our military brothers and sisters, it is instructive to remember that they swear allegience to the constitution not to any elected official. They agree to abide by the lawful orders of the commander-in-chief and their military commanders. Having taken the oath several times in my life, the significance of it is not lost on me. Let's hope that a President Obama commands them with wisdom.
I will support him when he is right and I will vigorously oppose him when he is wrong. I did this with President Bush and I will do it with President Obama. The historic nature of this election is not lost on me, the history teacher. African-Americans did not get the vote until 1870 with the passage of the 15th Amendment. Jim Crow precluded them from fully exercising that right until the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Now we have an African-American president. No other country could have done this and we should rightly be proud to be Americans.
Anyone who doubts American Exceptionalism is someone who denies reality. Americans fought a bloody Civil War over the issue of slavery that cost over 600,000 Americans their lives, and fought for Civil Rights through the courts, proving America is a country of laws. Many disparage our country, but they are proven wrong time and time again because America is truly a fundamentally fair country that decides the leadership of their country not with bullets, but with ballots. Everytime power is peacefully handed over from one group to another we should regard that with wonder. This has played out many times since the election of 1800 and it has played out one more time.
I look forward to the battle of ideas over the next four years. I pledge to do so enthusiastically and fairly without personal attacks. I believe conservatives can stand up to the challenges facing us and we will eventually prevail. I truly believe this or I would not join the battle.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!