Obama

The Department of Peace idea was voted one of the top 10 ideas at http://change.org. With this the work of The Peace Alliance gains a very powerful advocate in Moveon.org Civic Action. read more »

This is too good to chop in to sound bites. Enjoy. Original posting here: http://www.visionarylead.org/articles/Obama.htm

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There has always been a higher, spiritual hand active in the life of the United States, beginning with its founding in 1776 by one of the greatest gatherings of political geniuses ever seen on the planet. And throughout its 212 year life, at each moment of agonizing need, the United States has seen an inspired leader emerge to meet the crises of the times with vision, strength and the gifts required. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union and ended slavery, Franklin D. Roosevelt acted boldly to help end the Great Depression and defeat the Axis Powers. And now, in this moment of historical crisis, another great leader, uniquely qualified to meet the needs of our nation and the world, has come forth, overlighted by Spirit, as an expression of the soul of the American people. read more »

I am tremendously grateful for the opportunity to have cast this ballot today. The most important criterion, of course, for any cadidate for President of the United States is that he or she is qualified for the job, whatever that means to each of us individually. But for me, the second most important issue in this particular election is race. I was able to cast my ballot for a black man for President. What does that mean?

I am a privileged, white, middle class, male suburbanite. I know that my road has been an easy one. But I also feel the pain of the injustices my race has carried out on people of African descent. My ancestors participated in a culture of enslaving Africans for hundreds of years. They violently tore these people from their homes, families, religions and cultures, and forced them to work for the benefit of the white culture. Then when their conscience caught up with them, they fought a bloody civil war to have them freed. For 100 years after that they were still treated as lessor human beings. Finally they were given equality under law in the United States in the 1960s.

However, there has never been a process of reconciliation. There are still undercurrents of bitterness and distrust that permeate our culture and underlie our civic structures.

When Barack Hussein Obama is elected President of the United States, it will represent an enormous, symbolic step toward reconciliation. Equality under the law can no longer be considered empty rhetoric. The white majority in this country will have offered a tremendous gesture of good will toward the black minority. Structures of racial injustice and privilege that have existed for centuries will accelerate their inevitable collapse.

Obviously, there will still be much work to do. But for now, today, just VOTE!

Senator Obama's speech in acceptance of the Democratic nomination for President of the United States marked a turning point in American consciousness. Not that the speech itself was monumental. Nor was the man giving it himself greater or lessor than any of us. But that is precisely the awareness that has emerged over the past few months. This moment in history is not about grandstanding speeches or extraordinary superhumans in isolation. This moment is about the common, everyday people collectively elevating themselves to a new plane of political power and solidarity. read more »

Yes We Can, Stand For Change We Can Believe In!

Are we finally coming of age
Are the answers within reach
Can we take our Country back
Fight what the corporations preach?

Will it be for, we the people
The way, it was meant to be
Can we stop the loss of our rights
Return to, the land of the free?

One man cannot change it all
He can't take it all apart read more »

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