07 November 2008

First Family



I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King

10 comments:

Travis said...

He did it. And so did we.

eProf2 said...

Oh, how wonderful the first family looks to me and the rest of the world. And, the words of the "preacher from Atlanta" are so fitting. It's going to be a new day in America!

Mags said...

Amazing, isn't it? Just. Amazing.

Janice said...

Beautiful post, Jamie! And a beautiful 'happening'...I'm happy to have witnessed this time in history.

Dianne said...

I wish Martin was here to see this :)
In a way he is

Anon-Paranoid said...

I cried when they called the winner as President elect Obama.

What a wonderful day in American History.

God Bless.

Julia Smith said...

Hallelujah!

Clay Bowler said...

If all men are created equal, then how can you justify Obama's tax plan? It doesn't treat people as equals. It's just more class warfare. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts about this.

You should be able to post a picture of the future first dog (they aren't quite the first family yet). The Sunday shows keep bringing up the dog.

Jamie said...

A graduated income tax was first proposed in that bastion of right wing economic thought, Adam Smith is Wealth of Nations. Following WW II, the highest tax rate was 90%. JFK lowered this to 60%. Reagan dropped it to 39% and Bush lowered that to 33% while spending the nation into the deepest possible debt to pay for the Iraq war and borrowing from nations that don't like us such as China.

All Obama is doing is cancelling the Bush decrease and returning it to the Reagan level to try to pay off the trillions we have borrowed from other countries not to mention the raiding of the Social Security fund.

If you are going to argue conservative thought, learn what it is in the first place.

carol g. said...

And as for the "first dog" situation... I believe that President-elect Obama stated that one of his daughters has allergies that may curtail having a dog in the White House.