Post Inauguration Thoughts

by AntPearson

Some of you may remember a piece I wrote entitled "A Revolutionary Fervor". That piece was inspired by the election of then President-Elect Barack Obama on Nov. 4, 2008. In it I spoke of a tone I felt was building among the people. On that day I saw for myself how many people came out in support of this change. Early voting allowed us to see the massive turnouts around the country through the media. It felt as though the people were awaken and decided to finally join in on a process they once disregarded. The electoral college was the same. There was no change in the election process that in 2000 handed the Presidency to GW. Still, the people came out this time and were determined to make their voices heard. And there is where my point begins.

Barack Obama posed a great question during his acceptance speech on 11/4/08.

"So tonight, let us ask ourselves - if our children should live to see the next century; if my daughters should be so lucky to live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see? What progress will we have made?"

This is a question that I have taken very seriously, me personally. What I have yet to see is a substantial change at the ground level of society. What I am not looking forward to is seeing things revert comfortably back into the same old ways of thinking once all of the celebrations are over and Obama settles into his Executive chair. This is one of the reasons why WACS was created, with the hopes that it will inspire change, growth, and awareness among the people, who deserve daily doses of inspiration, not simply seasons of it. We believe that it is our purpose that will determine our destiny.

Now, I have 2 sons, ages 6 and 2, and it is for that reason why I chose this particular excerpt to highlight a thought of mine. So as we celebrate the Inauguration of Barack Obama, let us also look within ourselves and find what inside us needs to be lifted. We put forth this effort as a hand extended. Deep down I cannot help but feel as though electing a President is not nearly enough. There are issues among the people that no administration can fix. We have to make our voices heard in ways that resonate among us and inspires us to be the change we want to see in the world.

Post Inauguration Thoughts by AntPearson

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