Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Now Here We Are.

I can still hardly believe it’s true. And sure, I know I’m pregnant and hormonal and all that, but I just can’t seem to stop tearing up every few minutes when it crosses my mind again. We have a black president! We have a president who actually thinks before he speaks, can string a compelling sentence together, doesn’t have a VP who plans to destroy the world from behind the puppet theater’s curtain, has a beautiful family that includes a strong, smart wife, who believes in working hard and pitching in and making the world a more peaceful place…. it’s just such a victory in so many ways.

Even though it’s hard to imagine this administration truly solving all the terrible things going on in the world right now, at least I know that one thing is going to stand very, very strong: civil rights. Among all the problems we have to solve, setting America back on the path to protection of our freedoms is paramount. We have a president who knows that.

Maybe one day soon this feeling of cautious optimism will feel natural again.


Cindy said...

It's a good day. If only our prop. 8 had not passed . . .

Kate said...

I know - revolting! On NPR this morning they were discussing how it violates the equal protection provisions of the CA Constitution - the basis on which they'lll make a legal challenge. Separate but equal is inherently unequal. It was interesting to me how people won't recognize how this is not especially different from denying equal rights to a person because of the color of his skin - it's not a frigging "preference."