This post is certainly not a political one.
Politics are NOT my thing.
I keep myself educated on issues, and I always vote... but that's about it.
I sometimes will sign petitions if I feel strongly about issues.
Having said all of that... last night was a bit unusual. Instead of hearing about the State of the Union Address the following morning on the Today Show, I actually tuned in. And I'm glad I did. Our president, who I admit, I have always been critical of... spoke something that really resonated with me. A snip-it:
And tonight, I am announcing that we will launch talks on a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union – because trade that is free and fair across the Atlantic supports millions of good-paying American jobs.
We also know that progress in the most impoverished parts of our world enriches us all. In many places, people live on little more than a dollar a day. So the United States will join with our allies to eradicate such extreme poverty in the next two decades: by connecting more people to the global economy and empowering women; by giving our young and brightest minds new opportunities to serve and helping communities to feed, power, and educate themselves; by saving the world's children from preventable deaths; and by realizing the promise of an AIDS-free generation.
I may not agree with all of your liberal ideals, but THIS statement, I can agree with, and I'm glad you understand it's importance, also! Children deserve to be children.
One other note, during the live speech, President Obama stated that by helping others... we will all be better for it. I didn't see that anywhere in the official transcript, so that was something he added... ad libbed.
I again will say, I'm glad I tuned in, last night.
I am glad the president recognizes there is a need for Americans to grow stronger by helping those in poverty, around the world.