Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Have Faith In President Obama - The U.S. Will "Emerge Stronger"

President Obama gave his first speech to a joint session of Congress last night, where he asked worried Americans to pull together during these hard times, for knows we will overcome our economic struggles.

During his speech, Obama confidently stated that “we will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.”

Obama’s speech was very ambitious and optimistic, as it should be. Sure, we’re in a recession but we Americans worry way too much. It’s easy for me to say because I’m just a college student who happens to be on full football scholarship. But give it some thought; too often we forget that this country has been in many recessions before, including The Great Depression, which lasted from 1929 on into the 1930’s. We didn’t stay in that mess forever did we? No, we did not.

So what makes people think this recession will last forever? Maybe it’s the stimulus plan. Even if you do not believe in it, I find it hard to believe that Republicans disapprove with everything in it. Even if they do, what do they plan to do, just sit around and mope about it?

Obama has said many times before that he is the President for all of the people and that we are the United States of America, not the country of red states and blue states. We need to come together if we are to make change. I’ve seen many people express how worried they are through articles, TV and even Facebook statuses. Some people have too little of faith.

The fact of the matter is Obama inherited the mess that we’re in. The Republicans created it. They didn’t seem to worry much about the economy while we were sinking deep into debt so why are they so up in arms now? Why are they so pessimistic? My guess is probably because their man didn’t win.

But before I make this an all out battle, let me just say that if Sen. John McCain would’ve won the presidency I would’ve supported him and backed his plans to save America. I’d have no other choice. There’s no use in worrying about everything. We forget that there is someone greater who is on our side and will make everything okay in His time. He will never leave us.

So, we all really need to chill out and listen to President Obama. Applaud the man for his ambition and confidence to change America. Many said he’d never become President and he achieved that. So what makes you think he can’t get America out of this mess? Have faith my friends.

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