Needless to say, I'm a bit disappointed with the election this year. Not because a black man is now president, that's beside the point. Unfortunately for many though, it was the point. And the only point of interest for them. It's rather disheartening knowing that so many people voted for him solely because he's black. I mean, yeah, that's great. Very historic. But there's so much more to electing a president than that. It is exciting for a black man to become president. To break down even more racial barriers. But like I posted on my facebook status last night...I think it's just as racist to vote for black man just because he's black as it is not to vote for him because he's black. It's sad that I know numerous people, friends and family included, who voted for him without evening knowing what he really stood for. Who only listened to things like what they heard on "Opera" or "The View" and didn't delve into the issues themselves. Or people who voted because they don't like President Bush and so they used that as a reason not to vote for McCain. There are so many, and I mean so many things I don't agree on with Obama. I won't go into all the details because I'd be typing for days. But suffice it to say that I am extremely pro-life, I think the war is a good thing because good things have come from it, and I think that McCain would have done a better job as President. McCain had passion when he spoke. Passion that hit right to the core of a person, if they only listened. Obama was passionate too...but passionate about being the first black president. Not about saving lifes. Passionate about making a "change". Well either candidate would have provided that. Yes, Mr. Obama and all of your Obama electors, we will have change, but right now it doesn't appear to be good change.
It is a proud day for America to have a black president. But it's also an incredibly, incredibly sad time for America when gay marriage is on the rise, abortion is legal, and race is the deciding factor for a president. Incredibly sad.
As I write this, I am reminded of God's sovereignty and that Obama has no authority, except that which is given to him by the Lord. And that is a comforting fact, not only in the results of this year's elections, but in every situation.