So, I am watching TV the other night and see an ad for our local hockey team. They are having a "Barack Bobble Head" night. So when in this country did we stop having respect for our presidents? I know many did not respect G W Bush at the end of his presidency, but I say walk a mile in his shoes. But this is our new president who hasn't been in office a week, and we have bobble heads of him!?!?!?
I did not vote for Mr. Obama, but I do feel that as our president I owe him some respect (at least until he would prove me wrong) and have pledged to pray and support him as he attempts to do his best for our country. I often wonder at the type of person willing to take on the challenge of the Presidency. Yes, many talk of the power hungry politicians, but the reality is most of us are not up to this job. Look at the toll that it takes on the lives of those who are in office, physically, mentally and emotionally. Now there are those who scream "Free Speech - Free Speech" and I don't deny anyone the right to speak their mind on what our new president represents or is doing and saying. I am talking about common courtesy and respect for the Office of the President of the United States. Free speech keeps our politicians on their toes. They need to be aware we are watching them and keeping track to see if what they said they would do matches up with what they do. I just was raised a little different I guess.
I choose to teach my son to respect the man that takes on the job of our President. In these trying economic times, he needs our help and support and most of all our prayers. I for one would not switch places with him. So think about it as you go about your day, pray that our country can pull together and continue to be the best place in the world to live.