We have a new president who is calling ON US for our help and hard work in making the changes this country needs. He is asking us to exercise personal
responsibility, service, resolve, self-reliance, individual liberty, and national unity. He has always highlighted that his presidency is about us,
He has never said that HE
will bring the change we need. He has instead called upon US
to make it happen, because he cannot do it.
It’s our country and we are the ones who elected him. We used our power and our voices to elect him as our president to serve us and help us bring
about the changes this country so desperately needs. And WE are the ones who need to make the changes happen.
So, when people sit back in scorn of Obama, cross their arms and pout that HE
won’t bring any change, they’re right. He won’t. He
can’t. That’s OUR job. And he has always said that. Those people who are constantly deriding Obama because he’s not changing things are copping
out. They are waiting for Obama to fix things (change things), while criticizing other people for doing just that.
It’s time to get off your collective butts and join the rest of us to make the changes in this country that we need. Get away from your TV and
computer and DO something instead of whining and complaining that Obama’s not changing anything yet. It’s not his JOB! It’s OUR job. And if you
insist on sitting on your butt, and doing nothing except crying that “he’s not change”, then look in the mirror. Because this country is made up
of people like you. We’re going to work together to bring about change and it’s up to you
whether you help or sit back and cop out.
Here’s the freedom of choice part. You can choose to accept the reality of our new president and do your best to move the country in a new direction
or you can opt out by copping the attitude that he’s not fixing your life and your country, so you don’t have to do anything.
Either way, the country is going to change. You can be part of it or not. Your choice.
From Obama's Election Night Speech
Renew America Together
This is your victory.
I will ask you join in the work of remaking this nation the only way it's been done in America for two-hundred and twenty-one years - block by block,
brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.
This victory alone is not the change we seek - it is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the
way things were. It cannot happen without you.
So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not
only ourselves, but each other.
Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so
Local action is the first step towards restoring the promise of our great nation. Today people across the country will attend service events in their
communities to answer the President-elect’s call to service.
President-elect Obama’s initiative to Renew America Together begins today, and it’s not too late for you to get involved.
I’m off to serve.
Have a wonderful day.