Change Is Here: Good And Bad

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This is the image of change for the better! Yes, we have a new president-elect, ladies and gentlemen: President-elect Barack Obama. This is certainly a time for us to celebrate, especially for African-Americans! What we have put up with in this country, and what we continue to put up with in this country, is all worth it when a shining figure from our community bypasses all adversaries, surpasses all obstacles, and rises above the petty to take his place as the forerunner for this nation. I salute you, Mr. Obama.

Now, in the past, I have said that this newly elected president may not bring about the change we need, but now I ask, “What one man can?” What can he possibly do?

One thing he can do is steer this country into the right direction; in other words, steer this country away from George W. Bush’s path. But, I suspect he will do more than that. Let’s face it: he’s a Black man, and Black people always have to work 10 times harder to prove themselves. I have faith that he will rise to the challenge. He ran a magnificent campaign that started out with nothing. If he can do that, he has a promising chance of helping to lead this country into an era of prosperity.

This is change for the better.

NOW…change we DON’T NEED…

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This is an image of change for the worse. California…WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING!?!

While the state helped make the right decision for a president, they simultaneously made the wrong decision for the American people. Let me be frank on this issue: how in the hell is my decision to wed a consenting adult, who is the same sex, a THREAT to the institution of marriage? Last time I checked, Christianity is not an official national religion, nor should it be. Furthermore, we have a God-given right to live our lives the way we want to; ideally, this is also the creed of our country: Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness.

Personally, I don’t believe the right to marry should be left up to the government in which we under. Marriage is not solely a Christian institution, however. No one should have a say in what I can do with MY LIFE! State your case, kick, scream, and shout, but know that I also have the right to disagree and ignore you. My lesbian life poses no threat to anyone! I have 9 nieces and nephews, and one great-nephew with a great-niece on the way. I don’t molest kids, and I don’t feed them any kind of point of view that may corrupt their minds. They all know that I am a lesbian, and they still love me unconditionally because they know I will look out for their best interest. They a Baptists, African Methodists, and even Catholics…and they still love me. My life does not, and WILL NOT, tarnish any aspect of my family! the best thing I can do is be honest with them.

True, this country as we know it was built on certain religious ideals, yet the very people who aided in building this nation also came here to escape religious persecution. These are also the same people that views Blacks as chattel…not even human! This country has embraced so many changes-the right for Blacks and women to vote, desegregation, emancipating slaves, and list can go on-and still, this country remains. Granting gays, lesbians, and transgendered people the right to marry, if they so choose to, is the right thing to do.

We’ve elected a president who is not White-that’s a big step up. We’ve also denied naturally born American citizens the right to be betrothed to the ones they love in California-that’s a huge step in the wrong direction.

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