Historic election lauded
To the editor:
History was made on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, when for the first time an African-American man was elected president of the United States of America.
Barack Obama was raised from meager circumstances to be a leader of this nation. President-elect Obama is not for one race of people but for all people and elected by all races of people. His chant “Yes, we can” inspired whites, blacks, Asians, Hispanics to patriotism.
Who knows who would or could do a better job governing and stopping the plunge of our economic crisis, foreign wars, high unemployment, foreclosure and health-care difficulties. We need a leader that has a vision, foresight and determination to lead the United States into the great country that it is. We hope that all remember that God made us all and this is God’s plan for the United States of America. As a community, our hope is we collectively embrace the charting of a new direction of change for this new age.
We are disappointed this great historical event was not acknowledged in the first edition (of the Chieftain) following the election. President-elect Barack Obama was elected by the people, of the people and for the people including this local area.
Bonner Springs NAACP
Mary Kimbrough, president