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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

We can rebuild it. We have the technology.

I'm surely not the first person to draw this connection, but it's been floating around in my head all day.

America is our Steve Austin. Our very nation is at a turning point....we are dying, crippled by the economy, shamed in the eyes of the world that used to look up to us, and overwhelmed by the collective loss of our pride and hope. Our Lady of Liberty is no longer proud. Our country's life is slowing draining away just like Steve Austin.

We can rebuild it. We have the Technology.

Today, THIS day, we began to rebuild our country with a new president who understands Technology. Never before, in the history of our earth, has there been a transition of power which reached out to grasp individuals in such a way. I believe that Obama wasn't entirely elected because of the obvious...not because he's partially African American, or young, or eloquent when speaking, or enthusiastic and full of ideas. I believe he was elected because he INVOLVED his public. For the first time, a candidate harnessed the power of the new technology to touch the young people of this country in THEIR way....through their technology. I'm certainly not the first person to be saying this, but it home to me today as I watched his first day in office unfold. Our global community will never, ever, be the same. Spend one day in a school and you will see that to our young people, technology IS their lives. That genie is out of the bottle now, and Obama has tapped it.

We CAN rebuild this country. We DO have the Technology.

Whether you were for or against him, whether you voted for him or not, whether you even LIKE him or not.....he's ours now. All of ours. It may come as quite a shock to many of you that know me, because I don't normally proclaim how I vote in elections feeling is usually comes to a fight eventually....but I voted for Obama. Not because he's black, or young, or energetic, but because I saw him in what I felt was sincere potential for a change. I came to that realization after a long time of soul-searching, probably the most difficult that I can remember in my years of voting. I gave him my sacred responsibility, to vote as an American, because he has potential to look farther than before, embracing the Technology which will in turn embrace a nation. I will pray, and hope I was a tiny little teeny part of The Rebuilding.


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