Tonight I am proud of America. My country stands tall and valiant, the land of the free, the home of the brave, extending opportunity as does no other land in the world. She has done what a few years ago would have been considered impossible. Barack Obama, a bi-racial man, who refers to himself as black, has been declared President of the United States. I congratulate him on his fortitude, his intelligence, and on his successful campaign. I am sorry his grandmother did not live to see this moment.
Tonight I am proud of America. In his concession speech Senator John McCain spoke with eloquence and with grace, charging us as fellow Americans to support Senator Obama, to come together, and to find ways to bridge our differences.
Tonight I am proud of America, and, although he was not my choice, I will pray for my President-elect that God will direct him and will continue to bless this greatest country in the world.
I am made aware of timely words in the book of 1 Timothy, chapter 2, verses 1-3:
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;”