Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inaugural Thoughts

I don't know if you have heard, but yesterday, (oh and don't hyperventilate over the fact that I'm posting again... on my own blog this time) but yesterday was Tuesday, January 20th, 2009. You might say, "So what?" Well, the significance to that date is that it just so happened to be the date that our new president was inaugurated or sworn into his new position. had some good coverage of the whole procession. I think they had three stations posted at different areas of the city. Notwithstanding that I don't agree with hardly anything for which Mr. Obama stands, I still thought it was a pretty spectacular affair. Washington DC was one crowded city this past week - I think 2 million people went to see it. I was happy to see that he did place his hand on the burgundy Bible used by Abraham Lincoln in 1861 as he swore his oath of office.

I had no idea that the parade went for so long, from the capital to the White House. I guess it's not that far away, but it sure seems like it when you're there. Watching online brought back memories of my high school graduating class's trip to there in either April or May of 2007. We visited the Capital building, White House, Supreme Court building, Arlington Cemetery, National Archives, and other significant places, names of which I cannot think right now.

I'm glad that we got to the place as a nation where we could elect a black president, (despite the racism that has been here since the times of slavery, or before maybe) but the word, "historical" is kind of starting to get annoying. Apparently it's the drive-by media's All this "cheers and tears" business, though, is getting old.  I doubt the drive-by's will read this, but in case they do, that was my two-cents' worth. To be completely honest with you I never really was overwhelmed with all the historical hooplah. It's not that I have no heart, but rather, it's that I am striving to be counted as one of the few level-headed people left (apparently) in the world who do not lose their head over things, emotionally, whether they be great or small.

Don't misunderstand me, I'm not in any way being unpatriotic - I love my country. I'm also in no wise bashing or demeaning my president. I realize that despite whatever he plans to do while in office, that "promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another." God is setting up the world for his coming. So I'm not worried, however it is kind of saddening to think about the road that our nation is heading down. Oh well, the best thing I can do is keep prayed up.

I'm almost done, but let me say one last thing before I sign off, since it has to do with what went on yesterday. Let me quote from, "Some in that crowd booed when Mr. Bush appeared on the big screens positioned on The Mall during the inauguration ceremony, the AP notes. There was cheering when a broadcaster announced that Mr. Bush is no longer president, and some chanted "Na-na-na-nah, hey, hey, hey, goodbye." " Whatever happened to respect or reverence for authority? That made me sick when I heard that. America is going to pot. I'm disgusted of how the media destroyed our nation's morale by degrading, debasing, and disgracing our previous president, and knit-picking his every action with the sole purpose and intent of ruining his legacy. I, for one, appreciate his leadership. I pray that God blesses him. Now that I think of it, he kind of reminds me of Moses. He too had to lead a people who were stiff-necked, gripers, and complainers.

Oh well, I'm done with my rantings I figured since I hadn't posted a decent post since like, umm, last August, (and that being just a forward I got from my I figured I'd bestow my thoughts. If you actually read this whole post, I commend you for staying awake. If I ever read a post this long on somebody else's, I'd probably go cross-eyed.

So long for now,

 - jb