Any of my posts regarding the election, please note. I am first and foremost an American Enlisted fighting man, sworn to protect this country. I love my God, my country, my Corps more than anything and am willing to do anything to maintain their status.
I’m not excited about the outcome of the election. With that said, I do congratulate and wish President Obama great success and pray he puts America first in all his dealings. For a successful America makes him a successful President. Successful in terms of a prosperous America and an international climate of respect.
I caution you, public, be not beguiled by false measures of success. A president who legalizes gay marriage is not a successful president. A president who legalizes marijuana is not a successful president. A president who makes abortion illegal is not a successful president.
A successful president gives those decisions to the individual states of this great nation and works on repairing our international image. I am disheartened by what I saw during this election.
I saw a fragmented America, shattered into factions and shards of disagreement. Candidates chasing votes of hispanics, indians, jews, christians, dog lovers, cat lovers, gays, straights, crips, bloods, blacks, whites and every other groups who’s vote ended up being worth chasing. Admittedly I doubt the crips and bloods made the list…but maybe next year...
There were sentiments oft repeated, about how important certain topics were and how each candidate was going to ‘fix’ it. Pan out a little bit…hell; pan out a ton-a-bit. It’s sad when as an American, late-twenties, white, healthy, straight, divorced dude; I can’t find a candidate who’s demographic or sights I fit in.
After pondering this while watching the debates I decided that I wasn’t a target demographic because my only concern or platform is the success of America. I don’t have a selfish need that I expect a man I’ll never meet to fulfill for me. Which led me farther into clarity; I’m not a part of selfish America.
I’m willing to work my job. I’m willing to get deployed. I’m willing to pay my taxes as they are levied upon me. I’m willing to vote. I’m willing to watch the news and try to inform myself as best as I can. I’m willing to go to college and pay for it while I work full-time. I’m a willing American. That my beautiful readership, is why I’m not counted when the shards and fragments of our society are taking into consideration- because my platform is America.
My platform is remembering my values and continue believing in what made this country great and why hundreds of thousands of people try to come here annually.
Please, can we refocus on our values and can we meet up on the America platform?
God Bless America, may she always be the fairest, richest and noblest.