In the past conservatives have used the word "unite" to mean "submit." On the other hand, liberals define "unite" to mean "engage." Obama is reaching across the aisle, across national boundries, and across cultures to solicite engagement. The only things that he has said that will remain in stone with regard to his policies is that they will be shaped from core American values. He's invited anyone with a better plan to submit it. But it seems that the conservatives are more interested in critisizing plans unformed and unwilling to participate in the discussion in the shape that they should take.
I think many conservatives do not understand the language of dialougue and compromise. Yet it is this language the rest of the world speaks. Because of this I think conservatives are envying the success of Barack Obama.
What will it take for us to get conservatives to engage in the change that is both necessary and inevitable?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:28 PM on Jan. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by NorahSethsMommy at 2:34 PM on Jan. 21, 2009
We are asking you to be an American.
Umm, to be American is to hold your elected officials accountable and voice your opinion. Speak Free. I believe in the Constitution, I believe in America. I am an American.
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