Wednesday, November 7, 2012
View From My Window: Election 2012
That being said...now the hard work begins. I think Abraham Lincoln said it best in his Gettysburg Address. We have a 'government of the people, by the people, for the people...' 'Of the people' means we get to choose; that's democracy in action. 'By the people' means we all have a responsibility to do the work of government. 'For the people' means that government is responsible for everyone...rich, poor, black, white, gay, straight...everyone. Last night in his victory speech, President Obama said this again, eloquently. I'd recommend that everyone--Democrat or Republican--listen to him share his vision of America. I listened to it here on CNN. This is the vision our country was founded on and the vision I hold for its future. We've elected the right leader to move America towards its vision. Now it's up to rest of us to help him do the work to get us there.