Thursday, August 28, 2008


Two hundred and thirty two years after the founding of this great nation, one hundred and forty three years after slavery was abolished across the land, a landmark has occured that truly signals the break with the ways of old, of segregation and discrimination, moving the United States forward into, well, the 20th Century, at any rate.
Many will say we have much work to do, and we do, to be sure, but the Tree of Liberty first grows higher and then spreads its branches out to protect the people beneath it. The Tree has pierced the sky now. It will be only a matter of time before Dr. King's dream is realized. Finally....
Barack Hussein Obama, a freshman senator who defeated the first family of Democratic Party politics with a call for a fundamentally new course in politics, was nominated by his party on Wednesday to be the 44th president of the United States.
The unanimous vote made Mr. Obama the first African-American to become a major party nominee for president. It brought to an end an often-bitter two-year political struggle for the nomination with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, who, standing on a packed convention floor electric with anticipation, moved to halt the roll call in progress so that the convention could nominate Mr. Obama by acclamation. That it did with a succession of loud roars, followed by a swirl of dancing, embracing, high-fiving and chants of "Yes, we can."
No real surprise. This was a carefully orchestrated dance that Hillary and Barack hammered out in the days leading up to the convention. Hillary gets her name entered in the record books, and then calls off the "controversy" herself.
Moreover, in words that ought to give any PUMA pause, no less than the greatest President this nation has ever seen, the greatest peace-time leader in the history of the world, William Jefferson Clinton, came out in full voice and said "Barack Obama is ready to lead America and restore American leadership in the world. Barack Obama is ready to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Barack Obama is ready to be president of the United States."
A more ringing endorsement you could not find from Obama's own family.
The wounds in the Democratic party are bandaged, and are healing. We unite today behind our nominee, our candidate, Barack Obama, the Great Facilitator, the face of America's future. Long may he serve as the guidepost of hope for this nation, and may God bless him in these troubled times ahead that he will lead us through.
In truth, God bless America.