Friday, November 7, 2008

Our New President...

This is something EVERYONE needs to hear! No matter who you voted for!

This last election was the first election I have ever participated in. And although I consider myself part of a "3rd party", someone who has mixed views I definitely lean more towards the Republican Party and so this election I voted for John McCain. I have to say that there is a mojor concern that followed the news that Barack Obama was our new Commander in Chief! I heard it on the radio as I was driving and I immediately said a little prayer in my heart for the leaders and citizens of this country. The comfort came to me then and even more as I think of President Packers talk at our Stake Conference.

Ever since Tuesday, however, I was surprise to see how mean everyone had become. There are too many haters on both sides and I feel that it is something that will truly tear our nation apart. But yesterday I read something my friend put on facebook that I felt that it was very well written and something everyone (from both parties) needed to hear.

Here is what Bob Lonsberry, a Republican wrote concerning our new President. I hope we all can follow his advice.

"Barack Obama was not my choice, but he is my president. That is true of all Americans. For the last eight years, there has been an ongoing campaign of destruction meant to handicap and hobble the last president. I refuse to be part of an effort to do the same to the next president. Those who didn't vote for Barack Obama must set a higher standard of civility and citizenship than those who didn't vote for George W. Bush. In defeat, there must still be nobility.

"That doesn't mean silent servility. It doesn't mean differences and principles are ignored.

"But it does mean the new president gets a new chance. It means we all must pray for him and work with him to make our country stronger and safer and better.

"The last eight years have taught us what happens when you set out to destroy a presidency for political gain. You help your candidate, but you hurt your country. That pattern must not be followed with this new president. America must treat Barack Obama better than he treated George W. Bush."

Go to for all his thoughts.