First, I would like to thank everyone who has extended congratulatory remarks I really appreciate all of your support. This entire trip would mean less to me if I didn’t feel like I was helping contribute to the community. As I’ve said, we all have an obligation as citizens of NEPA to give back whenever we can, because we aren’t willing to be there for each other, who is going to be?
A few of people also had a few questions regarding the inaugural ball that I will be attending. I must begin by saying that I still have no idea at all who is attending the ball, but I am very sure, (or at least I tell myself that I am), that there will be some significant people from across the country attending the event. The event itself, regardless of the celebrities it may or may not attract, will be wonderful however, because it gives me a unique opportunity to experience some Native American culture, as well as meet many unique and intelligent people from across this nation.
Finally I will address the comments I received concerning my thoughts on the Democratic trifecta. The democratic monopoly , I believe, has the potential to either right the wrongs of the past eight years or create new, compounding issues. I am always concerned when any one voice in this country is underrepresented because it is the minority opinion that so often helps streamline reform. If we look into the not so far past, we can remember a time when the Republicans had a very dominant majority in both the House and Senate, and controlled the executive branch as well as the Supreme Court, and I am certain we can all remember the outcome of the all red government. I do admit, that yes, a lot of the problems stemmed not from the Republican monopoly but from several tremendous mistakes made in the Executive Branch. That is not to say however, that the lack of democratic representation during this time did not hasten the problematic situations this country found itself in time and time again. There is potential therefore, for another bad situation. If the Democrats find themselves to afraid to question a potential piece of legislation submitted by the president we could all easily find ourselves, as I’ve said, in another disappointing time. Now, I will retort my own gloom and doom by saying that I believe Obama is a very smart and competent president elect who I think has surrounded himself with very strong people who will not be afraid to argue with him. That is something we lacked for eight years, and it is this sort of not so much hostile but expressive cabinet that will help right the wrongs that have been done, and ensure that all sides to an issue are looked at. As I said, so long as the minority is represented, which I believe it will be, we will see a push forward for both American Policy and the American people.