It's (finally) over.
Barrack Obama will lead our country for the next 4 years.
There are many things I don't like about Mr. Obama and things I disagree with him on.
But then again, I didn't like McCain a whole lot better.
The next 4 years will be hard for whoever sits in the oval office.
Our country is fighting a lot of tough battles right now. Some literally, but many figuratively.
When it comes down to it. The president actually has less power than it seems like he does.
(But it sure is easy to blame him when things go wrong).
According to one article I read this morning, after all precincts have their final counts and All absentee ballots have been accounted for, it is predicted that 136.6 million Americans will have voted.
This is a 64.1% turnout rate. Meaning that 2 out of 3 Americans who were eligible to vote did.
This is the highest turnout rate since 100 years ago in 1908, when the turnout was 65.7%.
But, if you were awake for any amount of time in your history classes, you will remember that in 1908 Women and Blacks were not allowed to vote.
So in this election the American people cared more, and acted like they cared more, than they ever have in the history of our country.
We could argue about the motivations people had for voting and the amount that they truly educated themselves on the issues. But in the end all of that is moot.
The fact is that this election, the candidates, the issues, the problems our country is facing, got more americans out of their chairs and to the polls than ever before.
And that is something to be proud of.
And while this particular point was something that I did not factor into my personal voting, there were many who did, and I am proud that our country has finally gotten to the point that a black man has been elected by the people to be President.
So whether or not you voted for Obama or for the state representatives that will be representing you, the fact is that we as a people elected these men and women, using a system that I believe was created by the founders of our country under divine guidance.
We have pushed God out of our schools, and too often, out of our hearts, but he still loves us.
He still loves this country and will guide us as long as we give him the chance.
So I will pray for God to guide our President Elect, Mr. Obama, and our other leaders.
And I will thank God every day for the privilege of living in this great country, and the opportunities that come with it.
God bless the United States of America.
And God bless our leaders too.