Wednesday, November 05, 2008

If you could tell the newly elected president one thing, what would it be?

Dear Barack Obama,

Congratulations on your win!  Even though we don't see eye to eye on all things political, I'm very happy for you. When I was watching news coverage of election day, tears of joy filled my eyes as I saw scenes of African-American voters hugging one another at the poles after they cast their votes for you. Tears filled my eyes again as the throngs of people filled that Chicago park and celebrating commenced. The tears in Jesse Jackson's eyes said it all, and it was truly beautiful. This historic victory has been a long time coming, and it is something I absolutely celebrate with you!

I thought your speech tonight was inspiring and full of hope. Thank you for saying that you would be hearing the voices of all Americans during your time in office. If we were to meet personally, this is what I would want you to hear from me:

During your presidency, you will likely have the opportunity to appoint a few Supreme Court Justices. During this campaign, I heard you voice how important it is for you to appoint justices who will uphold Roe v. Wade. I heard you say that one of your reasons for being pro-choice is because you are the father of two daughters and that if one of them ever made a mistake and became pregnant, you wouldn't want her to be "punished" with a baby.

You will soon be a man with a lot of power in your hands. Please be sober and thoughtful with how you wield it. When it comes to the abortion issue, I ask that you be mindful of the unborn lives that are taken each day because of abortion.  They are the ones being punished when they haven't done anything wrong at all, and that's not right. To quote you with my absolute favorite thing you said at the Tarheel State rally in Raleigh, NC, "Not only is it not right, it ain't right!"

May God guide you and bless America through you during the next four years.




wordnerd said...

Hi Starshine!

Although I would send him a different message, I LOVE this concept...funny how the world is waking up to take notice of the US elections...such a time of hope and optimism!

I hope you are well.

Laura said...

Amen :)

J at said...

We don't agree on this issue, but your point is very well and heartfully made. :)

Autumn's Mom said...

God bless us all :) You are very thoughtful Starshine.

Saucy said...

You write a good letter. I think he would be wise to take you under advisement: to be a prudent listener.

I also had tears in my eyes at the sights of the last 24 hours and that surprised me! Democracy and hope are two wonderful things.

Anonymous said...

Well said, my friend, well said.
Love ya,

Katie said...

I second that emotion!

Jen B said...

Amen, Tracy!

I read an amazing book of fiction recently that dealt with death and facing your sins with Jesus and Mary at your side. One man wasn't a spiritual man and he was forced to look at each of the souls he helped create; he was forced to look them in the eye and realize that his actions (or lack thereof) robbed these souls of God's plan for them on Earth. He was given a second chance in the book and led a very different life after that moment. It was a sobering view of what we will have to face when it is our turn to join Jesus. I pray for all those who don't realize how severe abortion is. If we believe in equal rights, we believe in zero abortions!

I love your letter!

thedomesticfringe said...

That was beautiful. Very generous of you.

dharmamama said...

Starshine - You are the only blogger I read regularly who thinks so differently on the issues than I do. I almost choked when you said you were excited about Sarah Palin! But because you are such a positive, shining writer, I keep coming back! You are really something special - I just wanted you to know!

Starshine said...

Thanks DharmaMama! That means more to me than you know.