As the Declaration of Independence proclaims, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal . . . .” Equality is a First Principle of our republic. Of course, in 1776 that First Principles was just as much of an aspiration as a reality.
Regardless of your political perspective, the election of Senator Obama as President has made that aspiration much more a reality. Paraphrasing yesterday’s victor, today we can all be proud – not as Republicans or Democrats, not as those in Blue or Red States – but as Americans, that we have elected a bi-racial man (whose father was a Kenyan who abandoned him when he was a very young boy) President of these great United States.
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