The year has just started and so has the start of a new U.S. presidency. It’s a person that evokes not the strongest source of pride in everyone’s hearts. When I say everyone, I mean Americans and those that value the American democratic system. But, I digress. Because this post is one I have been meaning to do for awhile but today feels like the right day.
Dear President Obama:
I’m so glad that you were able to be my president these last eight years. Glad doesn’t come close enough, what does is the fact that you were able to be the president that worked his very hardest to stand up for all minorities and age groups. That you went out to a mosque and spoke to a Muslim community, that reached to the larger U.S. Muslim population. You bridged a divide that we refused to acknowledge and encouraged acceptance, hope, and change. Things that we all thought we could do together.
You brought us together. You united communities. But, you didn’t fail to remind us that you’re still human and working hard to keep your emotions together.
You brought healthcare reform. And immigration. And climate change to the forefront. All things that I know need to continue to be at the head of the discussions for the foreseeable future. It’s true that some of your reforms and bills might get reversed, but I won’t forget about you working so hard on them. You and the team. And you and the public (not congress, of course). Because you stood up for the people who didn’t have a voice. And no, not everyone loved that but that never stopped you. You were steadfast and full of strength to move forward in your decisions, despite the rejections and oppositions from the other side.
I know that you’re not going anywhere either and that you will probably do your best to be at the forefront.
I don’t have anything else to say, just thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.