My Family came over on the Mayflower fleeing England for religious freedom. I am an American with mixed bloodlines, carrying the blood of royals, lineages’ to Mary Queen of Scotts and to King Kamehameha. I have the blood if the Pennsylvania Dutch , the English , Scottish, Hawaiian and Blackfoot Indian. I am a redhead with freckles. I look white, but I am a mutt and so are my children. Their father is half Indonesian part Dutch and English. My children look Asian. I believe in the constitution in it’s purist form. I hate bigotry I think it is ignorance and pure stupidity in it‘s purest form. I believe in the creed of Live and Let Live.
I am excited that Barack Obama is our new President Elect. I am beyond glad that the majority voted for change and equality. I am grateful to have a smart, kind, eloquent and diplomatic leader in the greatest office in the world. And I am glad Hope prevailed. More that him being a mutt like me, I believe he is a good man with a good heart and I want to live my principles. Live and Let live. I am prouder now of being an American than ever.
And yes I cried. I remember John ,Bobby and Martin Luther. I was raised in the generation, in my childhood, were the commitment to outcomes was more important than principles. And hope was a bad word in the political sector. In San Francisco I grew up knowing the best days were behind us. It’s here again.
He will make mistakes I am making mistakes. I am trying to accept my own humanity and so I will not expect perfection from him as I try to do with myself. We are human. I am Human and I do not get to say this Human or that Human does not get this or that because of the color of his skin, religious beliefs or sexual preferences. In America we agree to disagree and live and let live. It’s what our constitution promises, thank you Thomas Jefferson for your perfect words and John Adams for your oversight and Ben Franklin for your perfect editing of it. The perfect balance of the original Democrats and Republicans working together. It’s a crazy world we can’t prevail with a split we have to figure out a way to unite again.