Obama: President-elect of the United States
Congratulations to Barack Obama and to the American people for this "historic election." I worked today as a Poll Watcher inside of two precincts and was once again heartened by the multitude of Americans who voted today. I got to the first precinct at 5:00AM in preparation for the polls opening at 6:00AM. Already at 5:00AM in the dark, cars were double-parked and American citizens were standing in line, ready to exercise our sacred right to voting. I interacted with lawyers and law students representing "Protect the Vote" as well as with election officials to ensure that ALL Americans were able to vote and to do so smoothly, showing photo IDs, and waiting patiently in long lines to vote. A friend told me earlier in the day that a black American fire fighter said to his white American supervisor, "Tomorrow, I'll own you!" I hope the attitude of racial hatred expressed by that one black fire fighter will soon be laid to rest and that we, as Americans, will once and for all rise to the mantra of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and, once and for all, be judged on our achieved merit and "earned and learned skills" by the "content of our character as Americans" and that we will end once and for all the "institutionalized racism that is affirmative action" based solely on the "color of our skin", demeaning to all of us. I have been unrelentingly against the ideology expressed by Barack Obama throughout the campaign. Tonight, I am willing to step back and give President-elect Barack Obama the opportunity to prove through his actions that he will be the President of ALL Americans and that he will not move us further into Socialism. As Americans, we all need to give our new President-elect the opportunity to prove that he will not end our freedom of speech through the enactment of the Fairness Doctrine, that he will not tax the Coal Industry out of business, and that he will defend our nation from the invasion of illegal aliens; that he will defend us from Islamic terrorists and from the creep of Islamic/Shariah Law which is driven to undermine our American democratic republic. For tonight, we need to stand together as Americans. Virginians were the first to elect a black American, Doug Wilder, as our governor and as the first black governor in the United States. Today, 40% of Virginia's white electorate propelled President-elect Barack Obama into the White House. God bless America; may God lead us as we move forward into the next chapter in the book that is the American ideal expressed in our Bill of Rights. And to my most faithful and loyal friends across the internet, know that should President-elect Obama take actions to stand-up against the far-left Liberalism of Pelosi and Reid, I will support his defense of conservative / constitutional issues; when President Obama takes actions that I believe are destructive to our democratic republic, I will be unrelenting in my fight against such actions. I will not be silenced by the phrase: "ending partisanship." The phrase, "ending partisanship" is Liberal code for conservatives to "shut up" and let the Liberal Socialist "have their way with us." I do NOT equate defending my strong American conservative / constitutionally-based ideals and my belief in the glory and freedoms of our American democratic republic as being "partisan." Partisanship is the mother's milk that keeps our democratic republic nurished, open, and free demanding the OPEN and UNFETTERED exchange of ideas. I believe defending my belief in "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" and our American ideal of "equality before the law" is my duty and my responsibility as an American.