America is the most impatient country in this world. On January 20th, 2009, when Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States of America, during his Inaugural Address, he vocalized words of veracity that judging by the criticism and questions he has encountered as of lately, were apparently not heard. At one point in his speech he stated, "Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this America, they will be met". During his run for presidency, Obama's slogans and what he sought to bring to our country was hope and change. Before he entered office, the dilemmas that we see were already amongst us. Wars were already being fought, a recession was already manifesting and health care was not having the impression on the American people, Obama seeks to make on them today. He understood these things existed, and we (the citizens of the United States) must do the same. Rome was not built over night, and neither was this country we live in. Time is needed for progression. If those who listened to or watched his Inaugural speech did not let the words, "they will no be met easily or in a short span of time" dwell within the core of their hearts, then "hope" and "change" was obviously all they heard. If there was ever a time when hearing what we want to hear must cease, then it is now. Jesse Jackson once said "the only justification we have for looking down on someone is that we are going to stop and pick them up". So we must ask ourselves, "where are our helping hands"? If we are really seeking change, then let us end our slandering and begin proposing solutions. Books being written (ie, Jerome Corsi's The Obama Nation, Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality) to denounce and unrelentingly oppose everything our president is doing need to be taken off the shelves of bookstores, and replaced with those that acknowledge the effort Obama is making to bring about the hope and change he spoke so highly of. "Yes we can" rectify our views on the way he is handling the arduous tasks this country is facing. If we posses any faith in his words, then we must believe what he has said will materialize. Just as any house divided against itself will fall, if we continue with our deplorable judgements, then we will surely do the same. We need to understand true support cannot be compromised by impatience. So if you are one of the individuals who endured the difficulty of winning the election with him, then be the same person who endures the tests he will face as this nation's president.
Paul Storey 2010