Stand together or fail

October 31, 2013 

President Obama was elected by a clear majority although many states reportedly attempted to stymie the Democratic voters.

It seems common to vilify a president we disagree with instead of uniting to find common ground. Many times our country may stumble our way through complicated matters of state. When Americans come together, we do overcome unbelievable obstacles thrown by opposing viewpoints in the political arena. Civil rights, women's rights, judicial rights were admirable battles won when a majority of citizens united to see it happen.

We should respect Obama for his earnest desire to include all Americans in his vision of health care for our citizens. Health care is a necessity for every citizen in a prosperous country such as ours.

Obama may not be an exceptional or great leader, but he is our president. Our country is not blameless in many matters of state, but we should be proud we are a world leader, a union of a diverse group of immigrants "yearning to breathe free."

We, the people, cannot stand strong if we do not stand together. We are the United States of America, and we should support our leaders, warts and all, so we can lead the huddled masses to embrace liberty and justice for all.

Sandy Boshkoff

Granite City

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