And Our Challenge Now is to Stand United:
Talk about a nation divided. Half of America is pissed and sincerely disappointed. Of those who are pissed I’m pretty sure the emotions of that group fall on a spectrum somewhere on or between k*** that muslim man or the dammit I should have voted.
I can relate to the intense disappointment and frustration one feels when the candidate you vote for loses. It is similar to how I felt when President Bush was elected the first time…and for that matter the second time. Nevertheless, please notice I said President Bush and not Bush.
People want to act like they can respect the position of President, but not the man. That is immature BS and anyone who feels like it’s ok to disown our President I say “Shame on you and GROW UP!” We run around talking about free speech and democracy in America, but when things don’t go our way all of a sudden there is a problem with the process? How convenient. Extremists start talking about civil war and outraged individuals want to move to other countries. The truth is we all need to look in the mirror.
Some where along the way I think as American’s we’ve lost site of how to make this democratic process work. Every four years for a stretch of six months everyone is plugged in and opinionted about whatever the network news stations are talking about, but where were you when the charter school amendment was being discussed at city council meetings? Where were you when Sam Johnson was going door to door asking for signtures on a petition to get a bill on the ballot?
Exactly, many of us are fair-weather politicians.
The office of President is important, but at the end of the day we are not ALL going to get our way all the time. In fact most of the time we are going to need to work together and compromise to make things work. If you want to see change you need to start participating LOCALLY in your city or county political affairs. Additionally, you need to be the change you want to see in the world.
I’ve learned that even if the candidate you voted for is not elected progress can still be made and your voice can be heard. But it’s up to you to be active and stand up for what you believe in. There are endless resources in America for you to champion a cause peacefully and effectively. The other side of the coin is you might be pleasantly surprised by some of the changes that come about. I never expected President Bush to give a rip about AIDs in Africa, but he gave more support to the AIDs in Africa effort then any other President.
Moral of the story is even if you didn’t vote for President Obama he is our President and he needs your support.
Look at these images:
I understand it’s all fun and games, but there is no need to rub the outcome in people’s faces. I’m not saying don’t celebrate, but at the same time don’t patronize the other side. We all have to come together so what good does it do to pour gas on a fire when we have homes to save.
If you have friends on Facebook talking about I’m deleting all my friends who are XXXX supporters tell them to grow up. Remind them that we’re better then that.
These images are the moderate ones, but I’ve seen some EXTREME images and even more EXTREME comments that I just didn’t feel like sharing on my blog.
Let Faith Guide You:
There are people who prayed for President Obama to be re-elected and there are those who prayed for Governor Romney to be elected. Does it mean that because President Obama won God has foresaken those who prayed for Governor Romney? No! Roman 8:28 states
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason and that above all we have to TRUST God. Often because we are not the author of our lives and we can’t see the beginning and the end it is hard for us to see through disappointments and let downs. I believe that God will let the Devil test us from time to time so he can see how strong our faith is. All I know is that we need to be of good courage and faith and God will give us the desires of our heart.
No matter who you voted for keep God first and trust that everything is working together for our good.
Lastly, regarding faith. I had the pleasure of hearing a sermon at People’s Church in Oklahoma City last year on Authority Issues. I highly recommend taking a listen to the series. It talks about how God operates under authority and how sometimes even if you have a boss that is acting crazy you still need to submit to the authority of that boss and give God time to move on the situation. It’s a tough message to receive at first because the flesh will want to fight you on it, but if you listen through to the end it’s the kind of word that can help break strongholds in your life. Authority Issues People’s Church.
I stand by our President and I’m excited for the next four years. There are some key issues I do not agree with him on though…
Specifically I do NOT agree that we should tax the wealthy more. I think it is wrong to penalize those who are successful and I feel strongly that across the board as Americans we need to pay the same tax PERCENTAGES. Our tax code needs reform from a fundamental perspective and I’d prefer attention was focused on the code and not who should pay more.
Also I am SO tired of seeing Mama’s with fresh weaves, nails done, Jordans on, and food stamps in hand. I want to see major welfare reform.
Aside from those two issues when it comes to foreign policy, education, environment, women’s rights, etc. the President and I see eye to eye. So here we go friends and fellow Americans 4 MORE YEARS!
It’s been a crazy election season and I’m glad it is finally over. My question to you is what are your thoughts now that the decision is made? How do you feel about peoples reactions to the decision? Leave a comment, post a YouTube video response, or tweet me @TrudySusanTV.
Can’t wait to hear what you have to share.
Cheers, ciao, & peace,