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Change Rears Its Ugly Head

April 2, 2009
By MeganBurch BRONZE, Sault Ste Marie, Other
MeganBurch BRONZE, Sault Ste Marie, Other
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Change. For some of us, it's a scary thing, but for others this might very well be the turn of a century.

Recently, President Barack Obama took office in the United States. Now, even though I am not an American, I still pay close attention to the American Political system. Since I was little there have been things that startled me such as 9/11 and now things that astonish me.

To see an African American man live his life to the fullest extent and to literally be on top of the world, blows my mind. For so long now the world has seemed like such a corupt and ugly place but now this one man has made so many peoples' dreams come true.

No doubt, society is still imprudent at times, but the world isn't perfect. We have such high expectations for the young president. We are holding him on a very high pedastal. What will happen if he falls off this pedestal? Will his citizens stay loyal and be there to catch him or will they decieve him in the end for not living up to our riducoulsly high standards?

All I am saying is that we need to be reasonable people. We cannot put so much pressure on him that he finally cracks. We need to believe in his good judgement and faithful nature instead of ridiculing his every move. He is truly our future. But will our future be better?

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This article has 2 comments.

on Dec. 10 2009 at 12:15 am
betterhappyending BRONZE, San Ysidro, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I don't consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin." - Leonard Cohen

The president is supposed to be able to handle pressure. If one cannot handle a little pressure to believe and act on his own promises, then one should not be president. I am an Obama supporter, but so far I have only been disappointed in what he has done. Closing Guantanamo turned out to be more symbolic than substantial, the bailouts were far too lenient, he's refusing to prosecute Cheney, Bush, and other top officials for authorizing torture, etc. I'm not asking for instant gratification, and I don't appreciate being lectured like a child by the rest of the sycophants when I question him; I'm just asking for change.

on Apr. 22 2009 at 3:59 am
BookWorm579 PLATINUM, Elk Grove, California
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Favorite Quote:
"à cœur vaillant rien d’impossible [nothing is impossible to a willing heart]" -French Proverb

Thank you for this article, Megan, it is true that we have high expectations for Mr. Obama, but we are trying to keep them under control. In fact he is, too. He often mentions the difficulty of his goals in his speechs. However, perhaps you're right, we are American and it's in our nature to expect instant satisfaction. We'll see...