Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day Uplift

Sen Obama has once again with his Father's Day speech shown us why he should be the next president. How many politicians have we seen (in our lifetimes, not in historical documentaries) who can extol us to do better while making us feel uplifted instead of berated. This ability to with the force of words and argument call a nation to rise up and be better people and a better people, to strengthen our community and nation by being the people we should be. I watched him last night on C-SPAN and I was again impressed with a politician who does not do the traditional pander. He did not tell us how great the American father is doing. He told us where we need to show improvement. He did so in a way that steels our resolve to rise to the challenge. He used religious language in a way that even an atheist like myself cannot object to. He spoke of peoples religion as a tool to raise themselves up. He did not use it, as all to many have in recent years, as a weapon to beat others down with. He is the leader we need with the skills we need to face the challenges of modern life and once again raise this nation up to new heights and face the twenty-first century as one nation and one people. If you missed it you can see it here. You will be glad you did.

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