05 November 2008

My Congratulations to President-elect Obama

Dear Sen. Obama,

Congratulations on being the President-elect of the United States.

I will do with you as I have done with all past Presidents: praise you for what I think you do right, criticize you for what you do wrong and seek to ensure that you faithfully carry out the duties of President of the United States within the bounds and limits set by the US Constitution.

That is my duty as a citizen using my rights to ensure my liberty and that of my fellow citizens. Because all Presidents are citizens *first* and President *second*.


A Jacksonian

To the supporters of President-elect Obama,

I have heard the 'racist card' played many times in the past 18 months and seen little evidence of *any* racism in the campaign, save on the Democratic Party side of things.

Now that you have a 'hope & change' leader, the very first requirement for change is within yourself.

Those who see the world through the sole lens of race have a word attached to them by doing that.

It is: racism.

For attacking so many in opposition as being racist without any demonstrable proof of that activity, the one proof that is available, that of an individual who is NOT white being elected to the Presidency of the United States, now, in my mind, burns the 'racist' card to be played against America, entire sections of the political spectrum and, verily, anyone who does NOT demonstrate their racism in an obvious manner. No 'code words' or 'ciphers' allowed.

Those who use some attempt to put 'code words' or 'ciphers' for race into politics are racists, also. In decrying it so much, those now doing the decrying are, themselves, open to that attack of being racist.

Hope, change and atonement begins at home.

Which means everyone who has brought up the President-elect Obama's race in the past 18 months or so.

You might want to note that the rest of the country got over this some time ago. That country cannot be intoned with a 'KKK' in it any longer, save as trying to foster racial hatred by those bringing such a slur on this great Nation up to attack the Nation or individuals.

Care to join the majority?

Or will you cling to your bitter tracts, your useless marches and continue to cling to the hatred of your fellow man that is the guiding principle of racism?

Because a few of those who actually judge a man by the content of his character and not the color of his skin are getting fed up with you who are stuck in the past and who see the world in racist terms.

Because hating whites because they are *white* is also racism.

Just in case you missed the point.

So come on and join the post-racial America that has been before your eyes for a few decades now, the one with no special standards, save that of personal achievement, capability and seeing that the ills of individuals are due to their own lacks and not that of society.

This election killed that portrait of America. Best not try to invert the colors and call it 'equal' or 'fair' in terms of racism, unless you truly don't believe that All men are created Equal. That is not a bad America, out there, the one that elects a non-white individual as President.

That majority that voted for him doesn't need the 'healing' any more.

Those clinging to their hatred and malign views based on race towards America?

Yeah, they *do*.

And I noticed none of those campaigning for John McCain or Bob Barr or Ralph Nader did so.

Just in case you missed that point, too.

Good luck on that hope & change business.

You will need it.

Have a nice day,

A Jacksonian


NEO, SOC said...

"criticize you for what you do wrong"

Enjoy that liberty for now, soon it will be gone.

A Jacksonian said...

I intend to.

And throw the 'criticism is the highest form of democracy' right back in the faces of those who have been throwing it out for so long now.

They *deserve it* so they can witness their own hypocrisy. They are the ones who think they have wounds? Pass the salt and lets just see if they are real or imaginary... my bet is the latter and they can't take criticism of any sort, especially their own.

NEO, SOC said...

Exactly! When we bring our constructive criticism, they will decry "intolerance" and seek to muzzle the real voice and spirit of America. When that day comes, I will log on to blogger and download every post from all my blog pals because they might be wiped before Obama leaves office (if he does not remove the limit of time a president can be in office).

A Jacksonian said...

Best app for that is HTTrack and set it to stay within the subdomain and go down two levels... and pick up images from external sources if you need them. Run it while you are away for large back-ups, it does a very good job, just watch the setting to make sure you stay in the subdomain, and save text and html.

It will be interesting to see what Google will do, if anything, to protect freedom of speech over the next four years. Their track record in regards to that in China have been awful. Ditto Microsoft. The pressure will be on them to muzzle voices that disagree, and just as Jonah Goldberg points out - big business is *protected* by joining in such things and it prevents competition from going after them. That is the big lie of the Left... corporations *prefer* to have their competitionn limited by law, and that is what the Left is all about.

Ted said...

Best explanation (following 2 you tube videos) I’ve seen for the total media blackout of what is the single greatest news event and domestic threat — let’s call it OBAMAGATE — since the outbreak of the American Civil War and for the sincere prayers of the American people that the United States Supreme Court — let’s call it OUR LAST HOPE — now to have the courage to save our great nation as we have come to know it: