Today is Martin Luther King Day and also the 2nd Inauguration for the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, the FIRST African American President. What does this day mean to you? Starting with Dr. King I feel this is a day of remembrance of why we should continue to grow as a people and to never stop loving all men regardless of race, creed, color, or religion. And also to be the change I want to see in the world. Jesus was not a man who just preached about good things and changes, he was the change. Everything he commands us to do, He’s already done. With Dr. King being a Baptist preacher he also followed that same example. He marched, did sit-ins, protest, participated in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and yes at times he was arrested and even hospitalized.
And now, here in 2013 we have witnessed history in the making once again, nearly 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Although there are many Barack Obama supporters, we still have those who question the man he is, his beliefs and his agenda. Not saying we all should agree with every single policy or even that I do, but which one of us will be running for president of the United States in 2016? Even when former President Bush was in office (he made it into office before I could vote) I would hear my mom mention how even though Bush was a very unpopular president it is STILL a hard job for any person to have. No matter who’s president, they will not be able to please every person and pass every bill we want. And let’s not forget President Obama was very active in his community before he was elected to lead this country. And if you don’t know, it’s what we are doing in our communities, in our neighborhoods, in our family, in our own minds that going to move this country either into victory or defeat. Change yourself, change the world.