I watched in disbelief last night as the votes were counted and the states called in their numbers. This country experienced a record high voter turnout and indeed, history has been made. As Americans, the eyes of the world are upon us, watching with scrutiny. We are commended and criticized at the same time for how far we've come. The burning question in minds around the globe is "what will we do with the blessings and the power that have so graciously been bestowed upon us?"
I did not vote for Obama because I don't believe he is the best man for the position of leader of the free world. However, my fellow countrymen, as delusional as they may be, voted him in as Commander in Chief. The election is over and all I can do is accept what is before me, as an American, and have faith in the unchanging fact that God is in control and everything happens for a reason. There may be hard times ahead, uncertainties, and fear itself for many.
At the end of the day, when it's all said and done, I am American. I was born here, raised here, so are my children and so will theirs be. This is where I'll make my stand. This is where my loyalty lies. We've made some bad decisions and appointed the wrong people to power on more than one occasion, but we are still the envy of the world. My ethnocentricity knows no bounds. I will forever hope in this country and will stand against anyone who does not. And while I disagree with the majority in this election, they are still my countrymen and come what may, we are all in this together. Hope is never overrated.