A Sun Often Rises

Posted Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 8:16 AM
Comments
View 4 comments
Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. Please note that those who post comments on this website may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.
  • Though not an Obama maniac, I am praying for our new President as he begins his very difficult and often times, daunting new job. I am just reserved to jump for joy and swoon over any man who I have no track record on which to base my faith and trust. I hope we all will remember that just because the media wishes to make you believe this common man is somehow a Messiah-like figure, there is only one Messiah and He is NOT taking the oath of Office today. Good luck to you Mr. President, you are going to need it!

    -- Posted by karenmeister on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 9:09 AM
  • I urge all to listen to the BBC [British Broadcasting] reports of the inauguration. People from around the world took notice of what we Americans have accomplished. No matter for whom individuals voted [I noted Senator McCain in the audience and at the luncheon afterward as though defeated he is still a valued member who continues to be a part of our public servant team], collectively WE have again had a peaceful and joyful transition from one president to another. Something many countries have not yet figured out how to do. It is the democratic process. That alone makes us all special. We have been for many years "a country of multicultural immigrants" [NY Times]. Now we have elected a president who truly reflects that multicultural background. Not only is he both a descendant of whites and blacks by blood. His family also represents a culture of Indonesia, China, and Canada via other family members through various marriages of siblings of various degrees. So black, white, "yellow". Christian, Muslim, and even a relative who is a rabbi, bring the Jewish faith into his family.

    He is a true broad spectrum reflection of the people of the United States. This will give him that unique ability to have empathy for many more and be a true representative of so many more Americans, not only those who are black or white.

    Other countries see this maturing of America into a true melting pot by our ability to have a true representative of the American people and not only the views of the white Anglo Saxon protestant population. This "statement" has proven to the world that by deed and not just by word does America stand for "Liberty and justice for all"

    Even with poor economy and wars, it was a fine day for the United States and the entire world took notice and many joined our celebration. It's been a long time since our allies and our adversaries have done that. Think of what that might mean as far as the possibilities for our future and that of the world.

    -- Posted by Jenny Moore on Wed, Jan 21, 2009, at 8:03 AM
  • Is this President going to represent the truth, we all saw the mess up on the oath yesterday, last night CBS spun it that it was a bungle by Justice Roberts. Later I saw the President say he was responsible and that Justice Roberts actually helped him out, not the reverse. I did not vote for him, however he's definately got my respect for telling the truth and not going with the spin, if this is a true reflection of the man, maybe we will come out of this better.

    -- Posted by Centered on Wed, Jan 21, 2009, at 12:12 PM
  • Is this President going to represent the truth, we all saw the mess up on the oath yesterday, last night CBS spun it that it was a bungle by Justice Roberts. Later I saw the President say he was responsible and that Justice Roberts actually helped him out, not the reverse. I did not vote for him, however he's definately got my respect for telling the truth and not going with the spin, if this is a true reflection of the man, maybe we will come out of this better.

    -- Posted by Centered on Wed, Jan 21, 2009, at 12:12 PM
Respond to this blog

Posting a comment requires free registration: