My Fellow Americans…

Next week we will be saying goodbye to President George W. Bush and we will be swearing in our 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.

I admit I am actually one of those strange people who likes a good election. I am a very conservative republican. Needless to say my team lost this go around.

I have heard a lot of negative responses about our new President. Frankly I am sick and tired of hearing them and I hope I do not have to listen to 4 years of it.

Right now our economy sucks and our troops are still fighting a war. I honestly believe President Bush did his job to the best of his ability. Good or bad we are where we are.

I truly hope President Obama can fix a few things while he is in the White House and that our economy will bounce back. He will be in my prayers as was President Bush.

My father-in-law put my feelings into words perfectly a couple of weeks ago. He said: “When I was growing up you had your election and when election night was over you had a new President. If your team lost you said “oh well, maybe next time”, and then you went back to being Americans.”

I think it is time for us all, as Americans, to welcome our new President into the White House and to keep him and his family in our prayers.

I would like to add the following:
Thank you President Bush for all your years of service to our Great Nation and President Obama, I wish you well while you start yours. 

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Happy 4th of July

Fireworks over Houston, Texas (© Bob Gomel/Corbis)

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

Ronald Reagan
40th president of US (1911 – 2004)