America's new messiah is inaugurated today!
Amid controversy, the biggest inaugural spending in U.S. History, talk of an “extreme makeover” to the White House, Obama seems set to bring about some real change. I have to wonder if Americans are going to like the reality of that change when it actually arrives.
The audacity of hope!
I really do hope that Obama's presidency will not change a majority of moral values that many Americans hold dear. I hope that Obama does not pursue an agenda that if it became apparent, is actually anathema to everything this country has held dear for almost its entire existence. I hope that Obama's presidency doesn't change our nation's resolve to fight Islamic extremism. I hope that Obama's presidency does not vilify Israel, and remove our nation's support of the Middle East's only real democracy.
I hope that our economy can bounce back with Obama's plan. I hope that the American people will not lay a financial burden upon our children that they will have to try to dig themselves out of for many, many years to come. I hope that Obama appoints sensible, non-activist judges to the Supreme Court. I hope that he does not overturn partial birth abortions.
I hope that Americans can remember that this guy is just a man. Their fevered adoration reminds one of the absolute trust and capitulation of free will and thought given by the German people to Adolf Hitler. To be sure, Obama's rhetoric is nothing like Hitler's. But the extreme faith and trust so many Americans are placing in this man are worrisome to anyone who is wary of charismatic leaders who can whip people to an emotional frenzy...gain their support....and then do whatever he wishes.
Obama has spoken openly of making our government's actions transparent. Lets see how transparent his administration is! More importantly though...lets see how accountable his administration will be.
And, honestly...lets see if Americans will even care.