Around the world, from Kenya to California, people celebrated as Barack Obama was named as the 44th President of the United States. The crowds of people, anxiosly awaiting the outcome, could only be compared in number...to the crowds who gathered to usher in the new millineum.
During the presidential campaign, with unprecedented news coverage, Barack Obama captured world wide attention. Last night he secured victory with nearly 63 million votes....the largest total in history.
It is estimated that more than 64 percent of eligible American voters cast ballots, the best showing in at least 40 years....and in one estimate, since 1908.
This is truly an historic event. A victory in the nation's long civil rights struggle. Barriers have been broken. Dreams do come true. Obama's life story is a testiment to the fulfillment of the American dream.
To the thousands of people who gathered at Chicago's Grant Park, the President-Elect stated...
“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
God Bless America!
The United States Of America
Born 1776 Died 2008
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Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul , Minnesota
points out some interesting facts concerning the last Presidential election:
• Number of States won by: Obama: 19 McCain: 29
• Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000
• Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million McCain: 143 million
• Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama:13.2 McCain: 2.
Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was mostly
the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country. Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal's - and they vote - then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.