Your Views: Election 2008 - Americans ready to take the high road
Wisconsin State Journal :: FORUM :: B1
Sunday, November 9, 2008
What brought about this manifestation of American spirit?
A huge part was Obama himself, his personality, concern for fairness, ability to communicate and high-mindedness.
The other part was We the People. Our sense of fair play and decency had been rubbed too far the wrong way by the leadership of the last eight years.
There was an erosion of apathy and a groundswell of energy, making people talk about the major issues, contribute money and contribute time. They spent time educating themselves, reading material, paying attention when the candidates spoke on TV and radio, listening to analysis.
And the majority decided America was going in the wrong direction. The pendulum swung; it was time for change, and Obama gave us hope.
It would be a mistake to assume the effort is over now, and our new president will take care of everything. We the People must address the economy, war, threats, energy and the environment, health care.
A healthy economy and a plethora of new jobs will be based on green living and moderating our consumption. The only way to accomplish peace is to treat all with decency and fairness.
This is the high road, and most Americans have stated that we are going to take this path.
- Arlene D. Kanno, Wisconsin Dells