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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Change... For the Sake of Change?

This is the observation of a good friend of mine, M*A:

(I'll paraphrase.)

After the Iowa Caucus, it dawned on her. There were Barrack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Edwards... all of them proclaiming their desire to change America. To transform it into what it should be, because there is something wrong with it.

A woman.

A black man.

And a man who's house is 28,000 square feet.

What's wrong with this picture? One hundred and fifty years ago, one of those would have been a slave. Ninety years ago, one couldn't have voted, much less been a United States Senator and run for President of the United States of America. And the latter, to have risen through his career to have the wherewithal to live in a house so immense that it boggles the imagination of most Americans...

Yes, something must be wrong with America.

What's wrong with celebrating who we are and the promise we hold for our future?

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