Well, I haven’t written anything since my last article about voting for Barack Obama. After he was elected I felt like I could finally relax. Nothing gnawed at me enough to write an article. That being said, I realized there was a new emotion gnawing at me that has led to this article.
Patriotism. Yes, patriotism. It has been so long since I felt a real love for this country. For the past few years I felt only shame. When I would travel to other countries people would ask , "What are you guys thinking over there?" "Why did you elect Bush twice!?" While I would empahsize my lack of support for Bush, I still remained embarrassed.
Since Obama’s election I have become a real patriot. I am so proud that I live in a country that would elect a Black man President. Every single day I smile when I think about this. And so many of my friends agree with me.
I think I am going to go out and buy an American flag to hang outside my door. That is how happy I am!