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Peace and Liberty Through Intelligence, Strength and Integrity

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Anyone who has followed my blog or articles at OpEd News has perhaps noticed that I signoff every time with my mantra, Peace and Liberty through intelligence, strength, and integrity.  Today we stand on the verge of a total change in philosophy of how our federal government will behave nationally and internationally.     

I believe that we have elected a new leader in Barack Obama, who possesses the intelligence, strength and integrity to bring Peace and Liberty and I shall add one more condition to this mantra, prosperity, to a nation that has veered so far off course for the last eight years.   

Our new president has many challenges ahead.  We as a people have many challenges ahead so let us put our differences aside and work together at least on the issues that we agree on.       

Least not we forget that we are the heirs of the revolution that formed this great nation the United States of America.  The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans born in the 20th century and their deeds will shape the 21st century.  Let us remain proud of our heritage and remain steadfast in defense of the Constitution.            

Let every enemy foreign or domestic, that wishes us ill know, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, in order to assure the survival and success of our liberty.        

In a world where the instruments of war have far outpaced the instruments of peace, let us begin a quest for peace before the powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in self destruction.        

We dare not tempt the enemies of liberty with weakness.  We must remain strong to the point that any enemy, domestic of foreign who would attack our liberty will know with certainty that they must fail.        

To the world let us never negotiate out of fear but we must remember we should never fear to negotiate.  We must always find what unites us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.   

Let America stand for invoking the wonders of science instead of its terrors.  Let us create clean and renewable energy, eradicate disease, protect the environment, explore the universe, encourage the arts and commerce.   

Let us together create a new world where the rule of law is supreme, where the strong are just and the weak shall be secure and the peace preserved. This may take longer than a lifetime but let us begin now.   

 Remember in the hands of our citizens more than Obama’s rests the final success or failure of the new course.  Through mindful attention to our problems we must struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war.     

We are at a turning point in the history of the world. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will determine its outcome.   

So president Obama I wish you Godspeed and will stand with all who shall support the principles of Peace, Liberty, and Prosperity, through intelligence, strength and integrity.  

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