November 5, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 5

Election day has come and gone and I sit here thinking through the past...

Here are some facts

1865 - the 13th amendment of the United States Constitution made slavey illegal in the united states

1868 - The Great Amendment was passed (14th) which proclaimed and upheld the citizenship of everyone born in the US... including the 'freed' slaves.

1879 - The 15th amendment passed, guaranteeing the right of Blacks to vote

The Republican party was originally set up as an "anti-slavery" party because back then, Democrats were pro-slavery... and did everything in their power to stop blacks from voting introducing things like the poll tax and reading tests. (I wonder if some of that same mentality isnt still going on)

1920 - Women gain the right to vote, guaranteed by the 19th Amendment

2000- Al Gore was erroneously declared the Projected winner by CNN... it all came down to Florida which held 25 electoral votes... The difference for the winner, our current President, was just 5 electoral votes...

We've come a long way... a very long way... no battle was easy... many lives were lost. How easy would it have been for some people to say "This can never happen... why bother... why let blacks vote... why let women vote"...

Today, I am thankful for the right to vote and I am thankful that the right to vote has resulted in Barack Obama becoming the 44th President of the United States of America. More than ever I know this man needs our prayers... we all really need to pray for our leaders.
God bless Obama. God bless each and everyone one of you that voted. God Bless America

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I typed the above post yesterday morning... and I was not ready to change it o... lol
It occured to me that if Al Gore had won as everyone wanted, Obama may not have become president at this time... I believe that God orders our steps and I'm grateful for such a time as this. There is no excuse anymore... This is a man that grew up with seemingly the odds against him and now he is our 44th President... what's your excuse?

I was soooo excited... I woke everybody up in Nigeria and England to tell them the News...
You know it wasnt all about him being black... it was about being an American who also happened to be African American looking to turn things around ... I believe that difference is what helped him... If it was all about being black... what about Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Standing in line for almost 3hours was absolutely worth it.

click HERE to read a transcript of his acceptance speech yesterday or was it early this morning... lol

Below is the video of Barack Obama's acceptance speech and the 2nd is of John McCain



















WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR TODAY?


Psalm 118:22
The stone which the builders put on one side has become the chief stone of the building.

Mark 12:10-11
Haven't you read this scripture: 'the stone the builders rejected has become the capstone';
The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes


4 comments:

mypenmypaper said...

so you woke everybody in Nigeria up and didn't wake me up.
---hahaha

just checking you out.

Today should be a Public Holiday in America - a day that History was made.

Jaycee said...

God does order our steps...

It seems as though everything that happened in the George Bush administration paved the way for Barack to come in...

All in all, I thank God because at the end of the day it is always His will that will be done, He is the one that appoints kings on their thrones...

Harry-Rami Itie said...

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DiAmOnD hawk said...

awww... Thank you kindly sir!