We have spoken. And in doing so, shown that we are both individually and collectively ready to take the next step in social and political evolution. When I heard President-Elect Obama's victory speech. I was very touched by the lack of ego that I heard. The essence that I got was that this was indeed a great and historic day, but now the work for ALL OF US really begins. I feel a sense of responsibility as a citizen that I must admit has been lacking for a good part of my adult life.
I have heard my Father talk about Kennedy. I have heard him talk about how Kennedy made him want to help this country. I have heard him talk about how Kennedy defined what it meant to be patriotic.
I think I may finally understand what he was talking about.