Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Today we awaken as a better nation!

A better people!

We have thrown off the shackles of Empire and reinvented our Republic!

With our pennies, our dimes and our dollars we have wrested the levers of Government from an aristocracy that sought to reduce us to serfdom and told them that we will not accept their crusts when we make the bread! They may own 7 houses if they like, as long as we are allowed one!

That those who jammed the governors and bypassed the safety valves in their melting down of the engine of our economy along with those who have looted the Treasury should be held responsible will be debated. Yet it is a time for forgiveness and unity; not a time for a "reign of terror".

They should, however, be held under continued scrutiny if only to guarantee that their hands are in their own pockets instead of finding their way back into ours!

As we take our first tentative steps on the path out of the wilderness where we have wandered for 40 years, we look around us to see the graves of so many beloved; so many more wounded, maimed and injured both physically and mentally and we must remember that with each step we take into the bright sunlight of a new day, that we must bring each of them with us! There is no "i" in "we"!

We the people!

Yes, we can!

May the day, the week, and the future be kind to each of you!



Green tea said...

Hey Allan..I just posted again.

Yes We Did..

Last night looking down from the balcony at the Crown Royal Hotel in St.Paul watching grown men and woman crying, laughing and hugging each other was a moment I will never forget.
I am glad I lived to see this day.
Now if only we can keep him safe..

Casdok said...

Well said!
History in the making.

Deb said...

What a moment. What a man!

zilla said...

You know how I feel.

But, it cracked me up, during yesterday's "House" marathon on USA, when Dr House said, "There is no 'I' in 'team,' but there is 'me,' if you mix up the letters a little."

Or something to that affect.

I can NOT wait until January 20. Let our good work begin!

Josephine said...

Congratulations to America for turning the corner. I hope you're getting some coverage about the outpouring of support for Obama the world is showing.

This is a huge chance for the US to recover its birthright and its moral power in the world. Everyone is hoping Obama comes through.

von Krankipantzen said...

This Canadian is very happy for you all!

Penny M said...

The most moving thing was the queues to vote. the last time I saw that was in Eastern Europe when the Wall came down and people had the first chance to vote ever. I thought that everyone might be voting to keep a black man out of the White House, but they weren't, they were voting to get him in!!!!

ryssee said...

At last!

*Ange* Life in the PS said...

This is excellent!
And absolutely how I feel or have felt, right down to the French Revolution reference.
Very intelligent and inspired.
Great piece.

Anonymous said...

I was glued to the t.v. last night watching the election. It will be interesting to see what the future brings with this new president! =)

thanks for the great comments on my blog!

Anji said...

I'd like to say congratulations too. I wonder if you heard the giant sigh or relief from the direction of Europe.

MB said...

And to you, too, Alan!

kim said...

I had a permanent lump in my throat watching that night. Never in my life have I felt so empowered by the political process!

Now we just have to overturn Prop


Nancy said...

Hi Alan!

Well said. Exciting huh? I am thrilled to see the country so jubilant!

Hope all is well with you and the family!

Take care!


taza said...

Yay Alan--you are quite eloquent!

A better Future ahead. Let the transformation continue to gather steam!


Calamity Jen said...

Yes, you could; yes, you did. At last!

TaraDharma said...

He is a mighty mighty man! YAY!

I wonder though, of course we don't need a reign of terror, but what can we do to ensure that future administrations don't run right over the constitution and our American ideals? Are we brave enough as a nation, to hold our ex-pres and his administration accountable in some tangible way?

Chandira said...

Well said Alan.

I wish I'd videod my neighbours and us, all out in the street whooping and screeching and cheering.. That was something, realizing that all the neighbourhood had been glued to the TV, and we were all on the same page. Every house.

kath said...

Joy and relief and hope and excitement and pride..
A nation is chansging before our eyes and in our heart.

Lynn Jones said...

A great result! I really hope he does well. America - and indeed the world? - need it.