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From Where I Sit

November 5, 2008
by: Jim Birchard

Somewhere up there beyond the pearly gates there very big smiles on the faces of some  prominent figures in American History.
They of course are smiling down at the victory yesterday of Barack Obama and the fact he will become the first African American president in history.
Rosa Parks  who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger in 1955,  today is smiling.
James Meredith who in 1962 becomes the first black student  at the University of Mississippi is also is smiling.
 Martin Luther King  who in  1963 delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech also is smiling on this historic day.
Our neighbours to the south have come a long way over the years.
The victory of Barack Obama  has proven that despite the inequality and mistrust  and animosity that still exists between some black and white Americans, the people of that country still have the capacity to recognize if not pending greatness, at least hope and renewal.
Will Barack Obama be a great President?
The answer to that may lie in Shakespeare play twelfth night.
Be not afraid of greatness.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

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