At the risk of alienating some of my readers, I feel compelled to venture into the arena of politics. I understand that many of you are Republican. As far as I can tell, few are Democrat. I am Canadian. I don't seek to offend anyone by saying that I had one opinion or the other as I appreciate that each of you supported the party that you felt best represented the solution to your problems or best reflected your morals. What was right for you and your family was not necessarily right for another American or for the International community. As a Canadian, I do not get to vote in your election, but I am greatly effected by your government and therefore had an opinion as to which candidate would benefit my country and I the most.
As a Canadian who has been effected by the state of your economy and by your government,****I have edited this comment after considering Aunt Krissy's comment. I dont think that is the point I wanted to make and it was inflamatory to do so without justifying the comment. I will address what I said in tomorrow's post.***** I applaud the United States Of America for the decision that they made last night. The opinion of Canadians (and the world at large) towards America and the policy's of its government has been exceptionally and increasingly negative up until last night. Perhaps the McCain government would have taken steps to heal the perception of the world towards his party. I also apprecaite that some Americans may feel that our opinion does not matter. If I were an American, I may agree. But in my humble opinion, no strong, proud and respectable country, such as the great USA, should be content with lacking the respect of its neighbors.... As you have been. If you don't believe that, watch any major news cast across the world and note how each and every single one of them is rejoicing on this day. Note how we much we respect the decision you made and how we speak of our hope to renew positive relations with the US.
For those of you who lost the election last night, I offer you my sincere condolences as I am sure you worry for the future of your family. I do not write this to suggest that you were wrong or ill advised in your opinion of what was right or best for you. I do so merely to offer my thanks to those of you who represented and voted in favor of what benefited my family, a vote that I was unable to cast but will most certainly be effected by.
I would also like to add here that I was moved to tears last night by John McCain's speech. I wish that we had such inspiring men (or women) in politics here in Canada. I don't find it necessary to hate one party to agree with the other. I don't agree with all the policies of either party and am was not a fan of Obama, but did feel that this election would make a statement to the world that the US is heading in a different direction...or maybe more accurately, back to its roots....of prosperity and being an example for and leader in the world at large.