Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes We Can

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal...

Today President Elect Obama proved that this statement is true for him and all other African Americans. Unfortunately, my fellow Floridians still believe that there is a segment of our society that is most emphatically NOT equal and that a state constitutional amendment is the best way to ensure that equality is not extended to gays and lesbians. President Elect Obama is right, we as Americans still have a long, hard road ahead of us. That he is hopeful and committed to help bring about the change that is needed is heartening to me. What a shame that after more than 230 years we still cannot claim that we have fully lived up to the promise of our potential as a nation. Let's not sit back on our laurels and forget that this moment is not the culmination of our struggle but rather a battle won. As long as issues of morality can still be legislated and minorities of any kind can still be singled out for exclusion we must still fight. Let's remember that history was made today and can still be made tomorrow. Yes We Can.

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