If you’ve read my posts, you probably know I don’t trust politicians. I consider most of them traitors to the Constitution. I consider most of them responsible for nearly all of the pain and injustice we have in this world. Wars being nothing more than profits to them. But I have to admit. I really like this Obama guy.
He’s got balls. This morning I watched the Daily Show with John Stewart on Hulu.com. Part of his skit went over the “Obama Express” train ride. It was a 7 hour trip over 137 miles, with no way to properly protect the President. He was in a Secret Service nightmare.
That’s exactly how CNN reported it, They were going on endlessly about the many ways he could be assassinated on this trip. Stewart’s joke was him asking if they could give better instructions on just how to do so. Yet he arrived unscathed.
This man stood up like Cassius Clay on the podium. Unafraid. Then he walked in the open. Exposed to all of the crowd. Unafraid. He understood.
His standing firm and brave is the way to lead a nation. Going into the crowd isn’t a risk when the people want you in office. When you are there to do our will. I hope you are. He has our mandate for his change.
No one’s seen a man of service in that position in well over a hundred years. We need someone as willing to risk their life, as they ask us to risk ours. With pride.
I’m starting to believe he will do the right thing. That there may be an end to all this madness. I hope so. I’m tired of this apocalyptic vision leadership. Everyone rushing to destruction.
I’m tired of following Moses so that we might murder the villagers and call it our home. Read your Bible on that one. I toned it down some. I’m looking for something more than that bloodshed.
I think Obama knows that once he starts this transparency, and walks the walk of fearlessness, that we will soon expand ourselves that way. And then there ain’t no turning back. Maybe we will be that land of the free and the brave.
Turn us to this building and away from destroying, as you promised in your speech. Stop this mad, mad, world of preaching fear, and blood, and hate, and greed. Prosecute those criminals up high.
I don’t trust you yet, Obama. But I want to trust you. And this much I know. You are our President. We all want you for the job. The fact that your breathing proves you can trust us. It took balls to do that. Now get to work.
Rev. Jim Lunsford
First Cannabist Church
Have faith, but be vigilant. Always.