Where are the American heroes, dead or alive in the 2012 U.S. presidential election campaign? A commentary
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Central Luzon, Philippines
It is observed that the old centuries rift between White and Black Americans has come to fore during the start of the 2012 U.S. presidential election campaign. Such rift is now synthesized in the hate campaign against President Barack Obama. Election and its accompanying dirty political games bring to mind long time buried, sad and disintegrating; soul and spirit quenching past American experiences.
Where are the American heroes who invested their bloods and lives in order that American harmony and unity be established? Present day Americans fail them because they are again, reviving and reliving the hatreds and animosities their heroes have had fought and died for in order to put them to end.
Presidents George Washington,, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan and others who have gone ahead must be sad looking at the present day Americans raising eyebrows against each other. Present day Americans clinching their fists against one another. They have forgotten the civil liberties and rights the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., had fought and died for.
Past and present day Americans have built monuments for their beloved heroes. They commemorate their death anniversaries and important dates. And Americans of future generations will continue to do the same. Nevertheless, they failed to build monuments in their hearts, minds, souls and spirits of their heroes made of ideals, principles and teachings that made them great forever.
Where are the American heroes in the light of the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign? They are looking and watching over the presidential candidates. They are listening to the candidate who has the most viable programs of government. They are guiding American voters to the best presidential candidate. The American heroes are in the process of selecting the best 2012 U.S. presidential candidate whom they are going to bless as the next president of America.
The American heroes dead or are still living do not allow hate against Obama to divide America. They do not want the Republicans to kill the democracy of America because of hatreds and animosities they now harbor and anchor against Obama. The American heroes do not like 2012 U.S. presidential election to disunite and disharmonize the United States of America.
The American heroes like to see present day Americans to remain as one people of a great and mighty nation after the 2012 U.S. presidential election. They want to see that whoever will assume residency in the White House after January 20, 2013 will be fully supported by the two houses of the U.S Congress. They want to see that present day Americans are going to pray, love and support their president for the next 4 years and beyond.
Will Republicans fail the American heroes after the election? Will present day Americans continue to live by the ideals, principles and teachings of their dead or still alive heroes?