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Keep Their Feet to the Fire

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Will Barack Obama really be the change we have all begged for the last 7 and a half years?  Can our new President undo the damage that has been done by the current administration and the policies instituted by the secret cabal of powerful bankers, oilmen and arms manufacturers who have pulled the strings for the last 200 years?   Does he have a hope of breaking the ties that bind all of us to the murderous thieves who hide in their boardrooms and determine the fate of the pawns in the great chess game of global control?
In my heart, in my soul, I pray that it is so.  Last night, as I watched the next President of the United States pick up his little daughter and hug his wife, and wave at the people who so fervently believe he is their hope, I cried.  Could it be true?  Could this man really change the course of history? 
I guess in a way he already has, for in my own short lifetime, African Americans did not have the right to vote.  We have progressed so far, that last night, a black man was elected President.  For that I am grateful and proud, and maybe Obama really is proof that anyone CAN become president in this great Constitutional Republic.
But my tears of joy and hope were mingled with tears of despair, for the structure that created this terrible mess is still in place.  Mr. Obama is the face of change, he is the face of hope, but he is just one man.  The people pulling the strings are still behind the curtain.  Why they let him win, I don't know.  We can only speculate, but I sincerely hope it is not to set him up for a fall and us for a terrible test. 
Yes, Barack Obama can work to heal the divisions that have become so bitter in this country.  If people will open their hearts and lay down their mantles of Red and Blue, perhaps he can be the beacon of hope that will bring us together to rebuild this broken nation. 
But he cannot bring back to life the innocent civilians killed in the Middle East.  He cannot cure the broken bodies and spirits of our soldiers who are coming back from a war that never should have been.  He cannot remove the depleted uranium from the land, air, and water that have been forever contaminated by our weapons of mass destruction.  He cannot rebuild the homes and businesses that we destroyed with the awesome, shocking power of the mighty American military machine.
Obama cannot give back to Americans the homes and businesses they've lost in the credit meltdown.  He cannot replenish the savings of those who have lost everything when someone in the family was struck with a grave illness.  He cannot give back the money lost in the manipulated stock market, or stolen by the oil speculators who pushed gasoline up to $4 a gallon.  He cannot make healthy those who are sick, and he cannot mend the broken heart of a child whose father is not coming back from an illegal, immoral war.
No, he cannot do any of those things.  But he can and should do much to alleviate suffering and make this country great again, and we all must hold him to his promise of change.  We must be ever vigilant, and on his case, and on the case of the senators and congressmen who now control the legislative branch of government.  We must hold their feet to the fire and make them do what is right.  They must undo the mistakes, and if they do not, then they must be fired.  Not in four years, but in ninety days.  We all get thirty or sixty or ninety days as trial periods in new jobs, don't we?  Then they should, too.
The Patriot Act must be repealed  The Executive Orders signed in secret by the current President must be torn up.  No more Executive Orders.  No more Signing Statements.  What the legislature passes, the President must abide by.  Our Constitution must be restored.  There must be no more war.
WE THE PEOPLE are the change we voted for.  Do not sit complacently back today and leave it up to those who were elected last night, for they are still working within the system that created every single problem that we face today.  We must hold them accountable at every turn and remind them that they serve at the pleasure of US.
Kate Mucci
November 5, 2008
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Kate Mucci is a producer and host of The Matrix News Network, a weekly, one hour news and interview program airing on America One and AMGTV in the U.S., and on Edge Media in the U.K.  Uncensored.  Unapologetic.  Unrelenting.  The Matrix News.

 

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