President Elect Barack Hussein Obama

By now, everyone is probably aware that Senator Obama has been elected to become our next commander in chief.

In many ways, this is a testimony of how far America has come. Particularly in regards to two areas. Firstly, race…four decades ago America was a segregated society. People of color were still struggling to gain their freedom and liberty a 100 yrs after the abolishment of slavery. Few imagined that forty years later America would elect its first black President.

Frankly, I believe it could have happened years ago with the right candidate.   Some see this as a testimony of America becoming more color-blind. Sadly, I am not sure I can accept that statement. I think race is much more a non-issue to the white, hispanic and asian communities. However, I know of very few people of color who did not vote for Obama. (Clarification Edit: I believe there is valid reasons to this. And I hope that Obama’s success will show everyone what they can accomplish regardless of skin color , religion or heritage. Remember, it took almost 200 yrs before the first Catholic president was elected.) I look forward to the day that we elect a person of color to office and half the black community will have voted for and the other half against, likewise all the other communities.  Then, I will be over-joyed because America will then be truly colorblind. I believe that day will come, and this election marked a notch in the progress toward that day.

There is a second area in which this election reflects upon. How far America has traveled down the road socialism.  Many people have been accused of not voting for Obama because of race. I think far more were opposed to Obama’s mix of socialism and elitism. The attitude that a) I know better than you do and b) I am going to take your hard work away and give it to someone else, who’s not working.

It’s this latter which is of most significant concern to us gun owners and to the beloved 2nd Amendment protection.  Obama’s viewpoint leads him to believe that the rights of individuals mean less than the whole, that it is acceptable to infringe on the individual in the name of such causes.  Rather, than realize that they way you protect the rights of the “whole” is by ensuring the rights of each and every individual.

To that regard, I hope and pray that President Obama will not pursue some of the more totalitarian agenda he has supported in his political career’s past.

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  1. JUST ABOUT PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA
    By: David W. Johnson, Jr.

    This Presidential Race and Senator Obama’s victory on November Fourth
    Think this is only about the first African American President, you are wrong
    It is about Americans coming together positively with their lives henceforth
    African American Brothers, the message is this, BE MEN and BE STRONG

    Show the World we can stop killing and start building great roads to success
    Help our great young people in colleges to do extremely positive things in life
    If children are to succeed, REAL ADULTS must help them through this mess
    Brothers, we must become MEN helping SISTERS with all the toil and strife

    Stop spending hours on end, just watching sports and playing lottery machines
    It is pass time we spend more hours helping our children with their homework
    Many mothers and fathers today are not MEN and WOMEN but mere teens
    It is not the teens fault but the fault of their parents who have gone berserk

    Come on, stop falling for all the games being played on us on a daily bases
    Adults must take better care of children and stop leaving them to drug dealers
    Our children’s names need to be inside schools and colleges, not court cases
    Instead of all these destroyers, our young people need thousands of builders

    Young people are not reaching out to adults these days for very good reasons
    Instead of inter-acting with our youth, adults are walking around like zombies
    If youth are going to survive adults must start helping them without hesitation
    If adults paid more attention to our youth, they could see they have admiralties

    Reading this message, if you care about our children, start doing something
    We show our young people some real love and support they will surely change
    If we continue to ignore them, nothing but death and incarceration will it bring
    If we do not help children, our enemies will not need to go to the gun range

    You are tired of my messages, good, because I am tired of the young deaths
    There is a need for “REAL CHANGE”, let us help Obama stop the drama
    Children need to be once again enjoy life while taking calm and happy breaths
    Americans must realize, this victory is not “Just About President–Elect Obama”

  2. Dear David,

    “Think this is only about the first African American President, you are wrong”

    First off, I did not ever make such a statement. I did say this election showed how far America has travelled.

    “African American Brothers, the message is this, BE MEN and BE STRONG”

    To this I will encourage all “BE MEN and BE STRONG” and I will further say that being such means both being responsible and being noble in one’s actions.

    “Reading this message, if you care about our children, start doing something”
    Reading your message I unequivacably agree. We all need to be fathers and mothers to our children. We need to put the next generation before ourselves.

    Interestingly, I think I recall Bill Cosby stating this exact same message. And he was demonized by those political hacks that make money off the strife and the struggle. But I believe Bill Cosby’s words were wisdom for all people of all ages.

    “You are tired of my messages, good, because I am tired of the young deaths”
    As am I…as are most people.

    “There is a need for “REAL CHANGE”, let us help Obama stop the drama”
    Yes, but IMHO neither candidate really offered us a real change.

    “Children need to be again enjoy life while taking calm and happy breaths”
    Do you think there is any disagreement on this?

    – N.U.G.U.N.

  3. If mediocrity is the alternative to elitism, I’d choose the latter. We don’t need a president (or vice president) who is no better than the stereotypical average Joe. If being talked down to ruffles your feathers, listening to incoherent babble from one who has access to nuclear codes should ring your alarm bells.

    Elitism as a criticism is overplayed and just silly. I want a president who knows more than I do how to run the country. Look what eight years of incompetence has done to the greatest democracy in the world. Sorry, but I’ll take an intellectual to a dim bulb.

    No wonder the intellectuals in the right abandoned McCain. His veep would make Bush seem like a scholar.

  4. “If mediocrity is the alternative to elitism, I’d choose the latter.”

    Congratulations, you just chose Nazi Germany over the Weimar Republic.

    “We don’t need a president (or vice president) who is no better than the stereotypical average Joe.”

    We don’t need a President who is elitist, oligarchal….sorry, I know how to run my life better than Obama does. Thank you very much!

    “If being talked down to ruffles your feathers, listening to incoherent babble from one who has access to nuclear codes should ring your alarm bells.”

    Sorry, if you weren’t prejudiced and actually listened to what he said rather than what the media said he said, you might have different understandings. Like the war was not going to be a short war. That it wasn’t just for WMDs.

    But hey…if you like someone who sounds perfect, has great speech, is charismatic, will say anything to get elected. And makes tons of gaffes when his tele-prompter isn’t around – congratulations you have him come January.

    “Elitism as a criticism is overplayed and just silly. ”
    Far from it…

    “I want a president who knows more than I do how to run the country. ”
    Gee, you already do. 😛

    That said, I’m sorry, none of the candidates really proved this to me. Frankly, I have far better ideas than most of the candidates running. While some may have better experience and knowledge in certain areas such as economics. The point of the president is not to necessarily have such knowledge but be able to surround himself with people who are knowledeable within specific areas and lead the overall vision.

    Of this, I could do better than either of the canidates we had on the ballot last Tuesday.

    “Look what eight years of incompetence has done to the greatest democracy in the world.”

    Really, well I’ll put it too you this way. The city I grew up in was in shambles during Clinton’s years. Under President Bush this urban city has greatly improved.

    So has my personal state.

    That said, what I will say, is the media has become liberal hawks, unfair, unbalanced, and non-journalistic since President Bush’s election in 2000. And the political scene has become much more divided.

    One can blame the housing market bubble and the economy, but the housing bubble was fostered to absorb the Clinton stock bubble. And President Bush requested numerous times that Congress would address the impending mortgage issue. And the Democrats refused, the likes of Senator Chris Dodd and Senator Barack Obama – recipients of the most donations from Fannie & Freddie.

    “Sorry, but I’ll take an intellectual to a dim bulb.”
    I’ll take the one who will let me live freely.

    “No wonder the intellectuals in the right abandoned McCain.”
    Actually, it was the conservatives that abandoned McCain. McCain was a sucky candidate who won because the main vote was split 7 ways.

    “His veep would make Bush seem like a scholar.”
    Well, gee if we think a 6 minute video of an interview with Katie Couric is validation, when the actual interview was 2 hours. Sorry…

    She truly is far smarter than the “Can’t count to four” gaffe machine known as Joe Biden. And while Palin is attacked with anonymous BS claims that she didn’t know Canada was a country. We have actual factual evidence that our new President Elect doesn’t even know how many states are in the country he’s planning to lead. (Unless he was just accidentally revealing his plan to add Canada & Mexico and a few island countries as additional states.

    ***

    All that said, I did not like McCain or Obama. And neither received my vote.


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