Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The New

The new White House Website is up and running, and many agenda issues are addressed clearly. Many questions can be answered here.

However, the skeptic may scoff, "Let's see in one year's time if any of these promises turn up empty." Many people believe in the power of Obama, but one can't help but wonder if his ideals are rooted in naivete. All that he hopes to accomplish only raises the country's expectations which increases the chances of failure, real or perceived. At the back of all our minds, we fear his and our failure.

Yet, we must remain positive. After all, it is only his first full day as President of the United States. We are equally as responsible to keep on top of this administration, reminding them everyday of the promises not only given on the political stump, but also the ones listed on the new website.

In specific, The Civil Rights Section addresses many concerns of the LGBT community. For the first time in history, we have an administration that is starkly aware that we are not going away and that a movement is birthing and maturing. We are equally responsible as this administration, however, to not become complacent, not to let someone else do the work, and to not let history repeat itself, which is full of promises to capture votes, and when push comes to shove, nothing happens.

Review the website. Memorize those promises. And keep Obama at his word.


  1. We should take a screen shot and print out the page. So when he runs again in 4 years, we can use it as a checklist.